Upper Canada Village’s
winter light festival ‘Alight at Night’ is not just one of Ontario’s
premiere events, it is a holiday favourite with families. As it
enters its final two weeks, if you haven’t already visited, now is
the time to make plans to feast your eyes on almost a million
lights. The festival is a great place to start your holiday
celebrations with family and friends, create memories, be active or
start a new tradition.
‘Everything old is
new again’ - Carolling at Christ Church - Make special
memories doing quaint activities like singing Christmas Carols in
Christ Church. Sing-a-long or grab the mic yourself and lead the
gathering singing your favourite carol. It creates a wonderful warm
ambience of community spirit. Then hop on one of the horse drawn
wagons and take a tour around the Village. You will literally
‘jingle all the way’ to the sound of the bells on the horses’
How much turkey?
Almost 4,000 pounds! During the Alight at Night festival, B
& A Foods roast over 150 25 lb. turkeys to serve up in delicious
turkey dinners at Willard’s Hotel and the Harvest Barn restaurants.
While other menu options are available, turkey dinners are by far
the favoured dinner request. Reservations are recommended for
Willard’s Hotel and can be made by calling B & A Foods at
613-543-0660. Turkey dinners will be served right through New
Year’s until January 5.
Got a sweet tooth?
Nothing will satisfy your craving for a tasty treat like one of the
Village Bakery’s homemade cinnamon rolls. The Village bakers make
the dough from scratch with Village ground flour. They add brown
sugar, cinnamon and then bake them to golden perfection in the
Village bakery’s wood-fired brick oven. They are absolutely
scrumptious! The cinnamon rolls can be purchased at The Village
Store Pantry, Cook’s Tavern and The Kettle Corner.
Alight at Night is closed
Christmas Eve, December 24 and Christmas Day, December 25 and then
operates nightly December 26 through January 5. Advance
ticket purchase is recommended. Visit the website
for tickets. For more information call the Customer Service Unit at
800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328 (locally).