Ideal weather brings out record breaking crowds

Morrisburg, Ontario –Upper Canada Village’s award winning winter lights festival Alight at Night is seeing record crowds in its 15th season and it is being acknowledged far and wide as a ‘must-visit holiday event’.  The event was recently recognized by the Huffington Post Canada as one of ’12 breathtaking sights to see in a Canadian winter’, by the Globe and Mail as one of the ‘Ten reasons to stay in Canada for your winter vacation’, by Canada AM’s Travel Expert Loren Christie as one of his suggestions for ‘Getting in the Christmas spirit across the country’ and by Ottawa Life Magazine as one of Ottawa’s ‘Top 10 Activities to Get You into the Holiday Spirit’
Clearly visitors agree with the accolades as over the first two weekends the event has seen record crowds; this past Saturday evening alone saw 5,600 visitors!  Entry tickets to get into the grounds of Alight at Night are family-friendly: Adults (13 yrs +) $14; Senior’s (65 yrs +) $12 and Youth (6-12 yrs) $10; Children 5 yrs and under FREE.  Pricing is plus HST.  Once inside, you will discover a roster of FREE, fun-filled activities, including horse-drawn wagon rides, Toy Train tours, visits with Santa at Saint Nick’s Merry Mansion, rides on a Ferris Wheel, a Mistletoe Maze, and carolling at Christ Church. 
Saturday evenings are the busiest nights to visit Alight at Night.  Mid-week evenings tend to be quieter and purchasing tickets online at UpperCanadaVillage.com in advance will let you take advantage of express entry through the ‘Pre-paid’ line.  Alight at Night is open nightly (closed Christmas Eve & Day) through to Saturday, January 2, 2016.


Over 15 years Alight at Night has been the chosen venue for countless couples to become engaged.  The romantic backdrop of the Village magically lit in over one million lights, often paired with a ride in a Pommier Carriage, creates the perfect setting for couples.  As a way of sharing this aspect of the festival, Upper Canada Village is inviting couples who got engaged at Alight at Night over the past 15 years to share their engagement stories.  If a story is selected and posted online, the couple will receive two complimentary tickets to visit Alight at Night.  More details are on the website www.UpperCanadaVillage.com.
For more information or to make reservations for romantic Pommier Carriage rides, call the Customer Service team at 1-800-437-2233 or locally 613-543-4328.
Alight at Night would like to recognize its generous event sponsors:  Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation, Nav Centre, Pommier Jewellers, OPG, BMO and Hydro One.

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