Christmas Lights in Canada: Five Best Cities
December 15, 2017
Christmas is just around the corner – we have finally reached the ten day countdown! With all of the hustle and bustle of buying gifts for family and friends, stocking up on ingredients for Christmas meals, sending Santa the kids lists, and booking your holiday travel, it can be hard to find time to slow down and actually enjoy the holiday spirit. One of the best ways to spend time with your family while savouring the Christmas climate is also one of the simplest. Christmas light viewing! So without further ado, check out five of the best cities in Canada for stellar Christmas lights.
1. Vancouver, BC
This Western city boasts the world`s largest Christmas maze with millions of holiday lights, plus a marketplace to boot. Check out Enchant if you`re in the area, it has something for the whole family! There`s ice skating, hot chocolate, Santa`s palace, and a kid`s mini maze. Tickets sell out quick, so book them while you can!
2. Toronto, ON
Toronto is home, once again, to the world`s largest Christmas tree this year! Enveloped in lights, this 100-foot bright and sparkly tree is a wonder to behold for kids and adults alike. Located in the Eaton Centre, this tree is free to view. If you`re shopping for Christmas gifts anyway, bring the family along and take some photos with this gorgeous tree.
3. Montreal, QC
Located in the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, the house on avenue Jean-Bourdon is hard to miss: Set up by the owner, there are $50,000 worth of Christmas lights adorning the beautiful home. In total, the house boasts 30,000 individual Christmas lights, and 30 inflatable characters. A drive or walk by is sure to delight anyone with an ounce of Christmas cheer!
4. St. John`s, NL
In the Botanical Garden, located at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John`s will hold it`s second annual Merry & Bright Holiday Light Festival. In addition to the caterpillar of lights, there is opportunities for family photos, hot cocoa, gift shopping, and more!
5. Niagara Falls, ON
The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights is held until January 31st, 2018 – in case you miss out on the lights in the madness before Christmas! This festival has 8km worth of lights in one of the most beautiful places in the country – the Niagara Parks, and surrounding areas. No wonder they have nearly 1 million visitors every year. The best part? Admission is free.
Whether you`re on a budget (who isn`t come Christmas time?), or looking to indulge, there are incredible light displays throughout the country to view with your family and friends. Take time to enjoy the holidays, take a break from the chaos, and soak up the beautiful seasonal lights with those close to you. Happy holidays, everyone!