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Signature Holiday Experience “Alight at Night” Returns to Upper Canada Village for 22nd Season

Tickets Available for the Enchanted Winter Wonderland Beginning Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Morrisburg, ON — he most wonderful time of the year returns to Upper Canada Village beginning December 1! 2022 marks 22 years of holiday tradition at Alight at Night, one of Ontario’s largest outdoor light festivals with more than a million lights. Tickets sales begin today, Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Alight at Night transforms the historic village into a captivating winter wonderland, providing a fun, festive and family-friendly experience for all ages. The multi-sensory experience creates a one-of-a-kind evening stroll through a picture-perfect postcard setting steeped in holiday magic.

“Alight at Night has become an annual tradition for many families, friends, businesses, and couples,” said St. Lawrence Parks Commission Historic Sites Director, Geoff Waycik. “Last year, Upper Canada Village welcomed more than 46,000 guests to Alight at Night. This represents significant economic benefits to our local community at a time of the year when it is needed, while playing a special role in our guests’ holiday celebrations. It’s one of our favourite events of the year.”

This year guests can celebrate with the return of old-fashioned carol singing, a sound and light show with hundreds of colourful lights flashing to the beat of holiday songs, a visit with the Village’s Victorian St. Nick (until December 23) and much more.

“Alight at Night is a fun-filled festival that is sure to bring holiday joy to all who attend,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “I encourage everyone to visit Upper Canada Village with their friends and families to experience this unique event. Those who stay overnight can claim up to 20 percent of eligible travel accommodation expenses through our Ontario Staycation Tax Credit.”

There are many accommodation partners ready to welcome guests to the Dundas, Glengarry and Stormont area.

Ticket Information:

  • Tickets go on sale at on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 and are available to purchase online only at www.AlightatNight.ca.
  • Pommier Carriage rides (30 minutes for up to four people) can also be purchased online including admission.
  • Availability on the ticketing website appears in real-time. When the website shows sold out for a specific evening or timeslot, tickets are no longer available for that evening or timeslot.
  • Accessibility night reservations need to be made by appointment.

Event Dates:

  • Thursday through Sunday from December 1 to December 18, 2022 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. (last entry at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Seven nights a week from Wednesday, December 21, 2022 to Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. (last entry at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Closed December 24 & 25
  • Accessibility Nights will be offered December 6 and 13

Pricing:

  • General Admission: $15.00 per person plus HST
  • Children: Aged 4 and under are free
  • Military (with ID): $14.00 per person plus HST

About Upper Canada Village

Depicting life in a rural English Canadian setting during the year 1866, Upper Canada Village is one of the largest living-history museums in Canada. It was founded in 1961 and features more than 40 historic buildings, many of which were moved to the Village from the “Lost Villages” to preserve them prior to the flooding for the St. Lawrence Seaway development project. Talented historical interpreters bring these buildings to life every day, recreating traditional trades, farming, music and 19thcentury social life – creating an immersive guest experience that makes every visit to the Village different from the last.


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Katie Forrester
Communications and Media Relations
St. Lawrence Parks Commission


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