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Upper Canada Gets Ready for Alight the Night


"Saint Nick’s Merry Mansion and New Ferris Wheel sure to keep families entertained."

Morrisburg, Ontario – Upper Canada Village is quickly transitioning from another successful Pumpkinferno into its award winning winter lights festival Alight at Night. 

Despite a rainy and cool fall, Pumpkinferno hosted over 35,000 visitors, performance that puts the event close to its target for 2014. Over 1,000 children from the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario painted real pumpkins that were part of the Children’s Pumpkin Patch exhibit.  Pumpkinferno showed its appeal as it travelled across the province with a new installation at Dynamic Earth in Sudbury.  Fall visitation to Dynamic Earth rose by 30% with the added appeal of 15 of Upper Canada Village’s artistic pumpkin exhibits.

“We had a slow start this year due to the very rainy fall weather, but traffic really picked up each week.  Feedback from our guests has been really positive.  This year we were able to respond to requests for new exhibits and we introduced about 50% all new this year” said Geoff Waycik, Manager, Upper Canada Village.  “Our team is now quickly dismantling and storing our Pumpkinferno displays to get ready for an exciting Alight at Night event that will open on Friday, December 5.”

The ever popular holiday lights festival Alight at Night is introducing two exciting new experiences this year, a new Ferris Wheel and transforming Crysler Hall into Saint Nick’s Merry Mansion.  Imagine the spectacular view of over one million lights decorating Upper Canada Village from 50 feet high up in a Ferris Wheel!  The Ferris Wheel set in the Village fairgrounds will provide visitors to Alight at Night with the most spectacular view ever.  Rides on the ferris wheel will be available on a first come – first served basis and will be included with regular admission.

Families will love stopping by Crysler Hall newly decorated as Saint Nick’s Merry Mansion to visit a Victorian themed Santa Claus.  Dressed in a luxurious red suit with rich brocade, Santa will be available to hear your Christmas wishes until Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Visitors will be able to get a keepsake family photo with Santa in his finest Victorian attire.  Saint Nick’s Merry Mansion is sponsored by Leon’s.

Santa will also host a special ‘Fun and Lunch with Santa' event at the Harvest Barn on Saturday, December 13 starting at 1:30 p.m.  Space is limited and reservations are required.  Call Customer Service at 800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328 for more information or to book your place.

Complete festival details including dates, times and pricing can be found at Alight at Night or by calling the Customer Service Unit at 613-543-4328 or 800-437-2233.

St. Lawrence Parks Commission

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0
Tel: 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328
getaway@parks.on.ca

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