Making Spirits Bright: Where to see Holiday Lights in Waterloo Region

The streetscape lights at St. Jacobs Sparkles (Photo: Christine Dainard)

The holidays are set to shine in Waterloo Region with these special light displays and events. It’s a perfect opportunity to bundle up, head outdoors, and get into the spirit of the season.

Light up your holiday nights with a visit to any (or all!) of these local displays.


Wonders of Winter

Enjoy the sparkle of the lights and the excitement of the holiday season in Waterloo Park Saturday November 28, 2020 to Friday January 1, 2021.

Stroll through over 100 colourful, fun displays designed with over 100,000 light bulbs!

There’s no cost to take in the light displays at this volunteer-run festival; however, donations are gratefully accepted.

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Old Post Office Light Show

Visual effects transform the Old Post Office in Cambridge every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night! Watch the 20 minute show from your vehicle, or while standing outside (distantly of course).

The special Holiday themed light show runs from November 15 to December 27, 2020.

Dates and Times

Christmas Fantasy

Bring the whole family out to Victoria Park in Kitchener to see the spectacular display of festive lights that adorn  buildings, trees and bridges during Christmas Fantasy. The lights turn on beginning December 5th, and remain on through the New Year.

This year look for even more displays and light installations throughout the park and around the boat house as you stroll through the park with your family: it’s the perfect way to spend a winter evening!

Winter Illumination

Cambridge will be illuminated with up to 20 light installations placed around the city from Nov 23 to Jan 2.  This new addition to the annual Christmas in Cambridge festival combines some of the best-loved features of Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night, Candyland and Music and Lights in the Village but without the crowds.  An interactive map will be provided for this self-guided experience. Installations will be set up in Preston, Galt and Hespeler. Several local artists will be showcasing their work.

Winter Illumination Map

Christmas Tyme in Wellesley

This annual event in the village of Wellesley is changing for 2020 to become a Parade of Lights.

Homes and properties will be lit up and on display; just jump in your car and head out on a self-guided tour to see them (a map of where to find the lights will be available Dec. 11). Prizes are being awarded – you can even help choose the winners!

Map and More Information

Looking for other ways to enjoy the holidays in Waterloo Region? Check out Get Your Jingle On! 2020 Holiday Happenings in Waterloo Region