Bright Lights Windsor
December 6, 2019 to January 7, 2020
Jackson Park, 125 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor
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That's a Wrap!
Bright Lights Windsor dazzled thousands throughout the holidays once again this year, this time with a strengthened focus on inclusivity ensuring that families and friends could share the experience like never before. Tam offers thanks in our final video and introduces our highlight reel:
What makes for a great tradition is how it gets better ... every year. And Bright Lights Windsor is no different. This year, the spectacular backdrop of thousands of lights, stunning displays, the holiday market … it’s all bigger, brighter and more awe inspiring than ever before. Windsor’s winter wonderland is back for the holidays and ready for you to share it with family and friends.
Your free experience includes:
Giant illuminated tree in the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Gardens
Thousands of lights and a host of iconic holiday characters throughout the park
WE Made It: Holiday Market sponsored by Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island in partnership with the Urban Art Market, Rose City Etsy Team and Windsor Eats, food vendors and festive performances on special programming dates.
Bright Lights Insider Map
Find your way through our new themed areas and displays for 2019-2020.
(Click below to enlarge.)
What's New for 2019:
In addition to the new accessible pathways and the Bright Lights Windsor train, we introduced last year, our newly renovated washroom building will now offer heated and accessible facilities throughout the festival.
New illuminated signage will help guide you to the show from our main parking area, which can be found in our south side parking lot, accessible from either Dougall or McDougall. We’ll once again offer parking as well at Kennedy Collegiate and our Parks Field House and Main Office on McDougall.
The WE Made It: Holiday Market, which is sponsored by Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island in partnership with the Urban Art Market, Rose City Etsy Team and WindsorEats will have more booths and more hours of operation: the market will now be fully open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and we’ll offer a partial market for food and beverages during the week now as well.
New this year, we’ll offer sensory friendly “Silent Nights” on Monday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in partnership with Autism Ontario Windsor Essex. The lights will be on, but sound will be muted, strobe elements paused and light dulling glasses available, so the display can be enjoyed in a peaceful environment that is accommodating to sensory sensitivities.
We’ll also be opening the park to walkers and joggers on Sunday mornings from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. This will be a great opportunity for fans of daytime visits to enjoy the popular park simply as a park (with a little enhanced scenery, of course).
Sparking Windsor’s well known charitable spirit will be a priority again this year, and we’ll be hosting a number local charities, including Operation Keep Windsor Warm, Autism Ontario Windsor Essex, Windsor Essex Care for Kids Foundation (W.E. Care for Kids), Unemployed Help Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association and the Salvation Army.
Best of Windsor Essex Award Winner
2018 Best Local Festival – Community Holiday Event
2019 Best Festival – Community Holiday Event
Thanks to our Sponsors!