Walk Through and Drive Through Christmas Lights Displays

Enjoy the season by going to drive-thru Christmas light festivals and walking through light displays. We recommend a visit to the spectacular light show in Niagara Falls or taking in a local lakeside stroll at Burlington’s Festival of Lights. No matter which of these Christmas light experiences you choose, you will agree that Ontario is all glowing with magic during the Holiday season.

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Christmas Lights in Burlington and Hamilton

Winter Wonders At Royal Botanical Gardens

Winter Wonders At Royal Botanical Gardens

Walk-thru light festival in Burlington

This outdoor experience guides visitors through Hendrie Park decked out with festive Christmas lights, light and sound installations, and displays that celebrate the magic of the winter season. Stroll through the garden to the rhythm of festive music while indulging in the warm tastes and fragrances of the holiday season. After your walk, head indoors to the Botanical Train display.

Pricing: Kids under 2 are free, kids 3-12 years old are $16 and adults are $20. Discounts for RBG members.

Dates: Thursday to Sunday, November 23 to January 7, but not December 24, December 25, December 26, December 31, January 1. Ticketed entry times.

Tickets required; get yours today at Winter Wonders – Royal Botanical Gardens

Holiday Lights by the Lake at Coronation Park

Holiday Lights by the Lake at Coronation Park

Drive thru light show and walk through lights in Oakville, Ontario

Starting on December 1, Coronation Park will be transformed into a spectacular light experience with the Holiday Lights by the Lake light display. The lights will be on display throughout the winter season through to February. 

Special Event: The Town of Oakville in partnership with the OPFFA will host the drive-thru Toy Drive on Friday, December 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. Drive-thru Coronation Park, enjoy the festive lights, drop off an unwrapped toy donation or gift card, and enjoy special appearances from visual performers, Sparky the Fire Dog, members of the OPFFA, and wave to Santa as you pass by his sleigh! 

This event and drive through light display is free.

Coronation Park address: 1426 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville

Niagara Falls Winter Festival Of Lights

Drive thru light show and walk through lights in Niagara Falls

The most enchanting of Niagara Falls attractions, the 40th annual Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival. Experience the spectacular displays with millions of lights and larger than life displays across the tourism districts.

  • 40 nights of FREE indoor family entertainment at multiple host venues every weekend and nightly throughout the December holiday period
  • Special illumination of the Falls every night
  • Niagara Falls Hot Chocolate Trail
Safari Lights at Safari Niagara

Safari Lights at Safari Niagara

Drive through light show in Niagara

Make this holiday season a special one by driving through our dazzling holiday lights drive-thru adventure! There is snow-much to see! Immersive light tunnels, luminous motion lights, whimsical animal light displays you won’t see anywhere else! This awe-inspiring 3 km drive will immerse you in luminous colour changing motion lights and winding light tunnels, complete with your favourite holiday scenes and displays.

2023 Pricing: Tickets range from $24.95 – $29.95 per car, with weekends being more expensive.

Dates and times: Open from November 19th through January 7th. Time slots are from 5:30 till 8 pm nightly.

Visit Safari Niagara’s Website to purchase tickets.

Drive Thru and Walk Thru Christmas Lights in Kitchener and Cambridge

Jingle Bell Rock at Bingemans

Jingle Bell Rock at Bingemans

Walk through light display in Kitchener

Experience the magic and delight of Jingle Bell Rock. Walk thru this outdoor display of dazzling light features surrounding a 40 foot dancing tree illumination, sequenced to holiday music. Walking tunnels, sparkling lighting decorations and immerse yourself in the beauty of the season. Relax at the open fire pits with s’mores, decorate cookies in Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen or listen to live entertainment on featured nights.

Dates and Times: November 17th thru January 6th, time slots vary depending on the day of the week you want to visit.

Visit Jingle Bell Rock | Gift of Lights | Bingemans for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Gift Of Lights at Bingemans

Drive-thru light festival in Kitchener

Gift of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru holiday light festival with two tunnels and over 300 animated and static Christmas light displays! Enjoy this holiday spectacle from inside the comfort of your own vehicle and tune into Gift of Lights Radio at 103.3FM.

Dates and Times: November 17th thru January 6th, time slots vary depending on the day of the week you want to visit.

Visit Jingle Bell Rock | Gift of Lights | Bingemans for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Winter Ice And Lights

Walk-thru light festival in Cambridge

Enjoy the City wide self-guided experience with friends, family or on your own time! Installations are bright and lit every night through the month of December for your leisure. Some installations can be viewed by driving past, while others are best enjoyed by being on foot and walking up to them.

Friday December 1, 2023 to Monday January 1, 2024

Find additional info on their website here.

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