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New Additions Announced For Bright Lights Windsor

Wednesday November 15th, 2023, 1:47pm


Bright Lights Windsor returns to Jackson Park to light up the night and bring the holiday spirit to life starting on December 1st, and there are lots of new things this year.

This year’s theme is “Bright Lights Windsor: Where Tradition Shines,” and the path this year takes you through a series of seasonally themed zones: The Enchanted Children’s Village; Wish Upon a Star; W.E. the North; Candy Cane Lane; Merry and Bright; Santa’s Workshop; Winter Wonderland and Peace and Love Around the World.

New for 2023

  • Chair Swings – New LED chair swings that bring enchantment to life as they illuminate the night with a vibrant array of colours.
  • Step n’ Lights – New mesmerizing light-tile area turns each step in your path into a magical experience. With vibrant colours and patterns responding to your every move and lighting your way, it’s a captivating spectacle for all ages.
  • New Train Station – This year, the children’s train ride is getting a charming new addition: a storybook train station. Make your family’s visit even more memorable as your little ones enjoy a whimsical journey through the magical light display with a stop at the brand new Libro Express Station.
  • Santa’s New Bench – Join Santa as he unveils his brand new bench! Step into a world of holiday magic as your little ones have the chance to sit with Santa in the most magical setting. This stunning new area is designed to make your child’s visit with Santa more special and memorable than ever before.
  • Singing Trees – Get ready to be enchanted by the new singing light trees. As you stroll through our wonderland, these trees come alive with harmonious melodies and dancing lights, creating a mesmerizing show that embodies the true spirit of the season.
  • Games Tent – Step into the Bright Lights Windsor world of LED-lit games. Inside our festive tent, you’ll discover a magical blend of traditional carnival fun, illuminated with captivating lights and colours that enhance the enchantment. It’s the perfect place for families and friends to share in the joy of play and embrace the magic of the season.
  • Adirondack Chairs and Fire Tables – Cozy up in our welcoming Adirondack chairs and fire tables. These inviting spots provide the perfect pause in your journey, offering a chance to relax, chat, and soak in the seasonal ambience.

Opening ceremonies take place this year at 6:30pm on Friday, December 1st, 2023, after which the event runs every night from 5:30pm to 10:00pm until January 7th, 2024.

The WE Made It: Holiday Market returns, sponsored by Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island in partnership with the Urban Art Market, Rose City Etsy Team and WindsorEats. New this year, the market will be complemented by a convenient seating area where you can enjoy a sip or a bite and relax in the glow of the lively shops nearby. 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.

Sensory friendly “Silent Nights” are offered again 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.

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