PHOTOS: Take A Look Inside Bright Lights Windsor 2021

Thursday December 2nd, 2021

Posted at 8:15pm

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Hundreds of people came out to Jackson Park, Thursday evening, for the lighting of the fourth annual Bright Lights Windsor.

The City of Windsor’s unique display features a giant illuminated tree in the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Gardens, thousands of lights, and a Holiday Market.

Interested in checking out the displays? Here’s everything you need to know:

The park will be lit every night until January 9th. Here is all you need to know to join the fun.

New This Year

  • Over 2 million lights
  • 12 displays in the Peace & Love Around the World section
  • 15 new photo ops
  • 15 new displays:
    • Walk-thru wrapped present
    • Photo frames
    • Giant wreath
    • Illuminated 17-foot snowman
    • New and improved sunken garden display
  • YQG Hearts for Hope interactive installation

Hours:

The park will be lit every night from 5:30pm to 10pm.

Sensory friendly “Silent Nights” are offered on Tuesday evenings. The lights will be on, but sound will be muted and strobe elements paused so the display can be enjoyed in a peaceful environment that is accommodating to sensory sensitivities.

Parking:

Kennedy Collegiate Parking

  • 245 Tecumseh Road East: This primary parking location is offered thanks to our friends at Kennedy Collegiate.
  • Kennedy Collegiate parking is available and can be accessed from McDougall Street.
  • A limited number of accessible permit parking spots are available at the south end.

Near Parkside Tennis and Windsor Lawn Bowling

  • Near Parkside Tennis and Windsor Lawn Bowling. A limited number of accessible permit parking spots are available.
  • Bright Lights displays extend right to the entrance from this parking lot.
  • Accessible via McDougall through Parks Yard or Dougall Avenue.
  • A limited number of accessible permit parking spots are available.

Additional Parking

  • Parks & Recreation Field House, 2365 McDougall Street
  • Parks & Recreation Main Office, 2450 McDougall Street

Entrances:

  • Tecumseh and Ouellette
  • Tecumseh Road
  • McDougall near Kennedy Collegiate
  • Memorial Drive Parking Lot (near Parkside Tennis and Windsor Lawn Bowling)

Holiday Market:

As part of the 2021 festivities, the WE Made It: Holiday Market returns.

The full holiday market will be open Fridays and Saturdays, with a partial market for food and beverages operating during the week. Along with the market, several excellent local food and beverage options will be available.​  Learn more here.

Map:

Photos:

Bright Lights’ new giant wreath

A 17-foot tall snowman

A walk-thru present

The donation area

A new red, white, and green tunnel

One of the new peace signs

One of the new photo-op areas

One of the new displays

A new display

COVID-19 directional signage at the event

Crowds wait for the Christmas Tree lighting

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens led the countdown

The tree is lit!

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