Kingston, Ontario – One of Ontario’s most magical winter events, Lumina Borealis at Fort Henry in Kingston will open on Friday, November 30, 2018.  Lumina Borealis is an unforgettable, multi-media, night-time experience that engages all of your senses and is a sure way to create lasting family holiday memories.  

Lumina Borealis is open Friday through Sundays until December 23, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and open nightly from December 26 to January 5, 2019.  Tickets are on sale at www.LuminaBorealis.com.  Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as there is limited capacity.  Ticket pricing:  adult (13+ yrs) $16, youth (5-12 yrs) $12, children 4 years of age and under are free.  Overnight package are available through local hotels.  Go to www.visitkingston.ca for details.

New in 2018 is a Victorian Father Christmas who will hear Christmas wishes until December 23.  Families are encouraged to visit Father Christmas early to get a photo in a unique and magical setting.  The creative artwork of local schoolchildren will be on display in Snowman Alley located in the lower fort adjacent to the Frost Parade area and near Father Christmas and an indoor shopping area.  Warm up cabins can be found along the tour route to provide shelter on cold nights.

Lumina Borealis draws you into an interactive, colourful and captivating experience that will awaken your love for winter. A self-guided walking tour, it engages your senses through spectacular, interactive visuals and animation complemented by a compelling and original soundtrack. Helping to tell the Lumina Borealis story this year, are enchanting Spirit of Winter characters who share winter’s secrets with guests along the way. As always, Lumina Borealis features amazing animations plus a grand interactive finale in the Frost Parade area.  

At the start of the tour, grab a hot chocolate at the new beverage cabin just before Iceberg Alley.  Afterwards, guests can stop in at the Borealis Bakery or Canteen for snacks and warm-you-up beverages and then relax in warming areas with fire pits and shelters.

After your tour, stop by Magazine M in the Upper Fort and try out the new ‘Elf Yourself’ game by Improbable Escapes.  Players have 30 minutes to test toys, string lights and race to capture the ultimate elf honour – a place in Santa’s workshop. Price is $7.00 plus HST per person.  

Lumina Borealis engages all of your senses.  It is accessible but due to uneven terrain, all-terrain tires are recommended for wheelchairs.

Lumina Borealis is sponsored by OPG.

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kingston Penitentiary Tours, Skywood Eco Adventure, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 14 campgrounds and beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and 1000 Islands Parkway.

Susan Le Clair,
Acting Director of Marketing & Customer Experience
St. Lawrence Parks Commission
TEL 613-543-3704 extension 2496
Email:  susan.leclair@parks.on.ca

St. Lawrence Parks Commission

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0

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