Every year in December, Upper Canada Village becomes a Christmas wonderland called Alight at Night. From December 5th until January 3rd, you can bring the entire family to take in the sights and sounds of Christmas at Upper Canada Village. Over one million lights decorate the buildings, fences and trees at Upper Canada Village and it is truly a beautiful sight to see.
Alight at Night turns Upper Canada Village into the most picture-perfect Christmas village, where all the heritage buildings are decoated with millions of lights. You can enjoy the sounds of Christmas music as you sip hot chocolate and enjoy a carriage ride. Families can also stop by Crysler Hall, where they can see a Victorian themed Santa Claus in his Merry Mansion.
This year, you can also see all the dazzling lights and sights of the village from 50 feet high on top of the new ferris wheel. Rides on the ferris wheel are included in the admission price. (Admission fee also includes a wagon ride, train ride and parking.)
Things to do at Alight at Night at Upper Canada Village:
Take a Pommier Carriage Ride for two! Make your visit extra romantic and book a horse-drawn carriage ride. The ride is 30 minutes and the private tour takes couples through the Village streets. Couples will leave with a gourmet departing gift which includes Village made bread, cheese, and sparkling apple cider. (Reservations are required. Call 613-543-4328.)
Hop aboard a life-size toy train, perfect for children and adults, too.
Have lunch with Santa.
Enjoy the holiday music and listen to the carolling at Christ Church.
Get ready to feast! There is a bakery, a tavern, and a restaurant where you can enjoy fine holiday dining.
Finish up with some shopping at the big store store where you do all your Christmas shopping, and so much more.
Here are the days and times you can enjoy Alight at Night:
DEC 5 – 7 (5:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
DEC 11 – 14 (5:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
DEC 18 – 23 (5:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
DEC 26 – JAN 3 (5:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Enjoy the festivities at Upper Canada Village!