The time has come, Christmas is coming, which means everyone is looking for cool and winter-friendly activities. Well, the annual Alight at Night Festival at Upper Canada Village is everything you are looking for and more. There is something special about taking a trip during the holiday season — though not all of us can afford a lavish getaway. That is why this road trip is ideal for anyone looking to escape the city and explore somewhere new and exciting.

Upper Canada Village, which is less than a 2-hour drive from Montreal, is postcard perfect.

With close to one million lights and the charm of an 18th-century colonial settlement, this winter wonderland is a one of a kind backdrop that can put even the biggest Grinch in the holiday spirit.

But more than a picturesque setting, this romantic destination also has a slew of things to do for visitors, from horse-drawn wagons, carolers, and even a Victorian-style mansion on select evenings.

For the kids, or the kid living within you, there is a life-sized toy train and a vintage merry-go-round!

Alight the Night is "eastern Ontario's biggest outdoor light festival." 

"Close to one million lights adorn the heritage buildings, trees, and fences of Upper Canada Village creating a one-of-a-kind magical backdrop for its annual Alight at Night Festival," the website explains.

 

Bundle up and take a walk through a beautiful and enchanted village beginning on November 29, 2019, and going all the way until January 4, 2020.

That means you have an ample amount of time to experience this breathtaking festival of lights for yourself.

 

This real-life fairytale location has everything you will need for a night out with the kids, a date night with that special someone, or even a girls night with friends!

Whomever you go with, just make sure that you dress warm because this is an outdoor activity. This event was designed to bring a little holiday light into visitors' lives! 


Alight at Night Festival at Upper Canada Village

 

Where: 13740 County Road 2; Upper Canada Village

When: November 29, 2019 – January 4, 2019

Why: To escape the winter blues and light up your spirit!

Cost: $16

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