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

Streetscape in the Village of St. Jacobs (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 November 27, 2021 to  January 1, 2022.

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 throughout the month of December 2021.

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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 4th, 2021 and remain on through the New Year.

Look for displays and light installations throughout the park and around the boat house as you stroll through the park: it’s the perfect way to spend a winter evening!

Christmas Fantasy

Winter Illumination

Cambridge will be illuminated with more than 20 light installations placed around the city from Dec 1 to Jan 2.  Winter Illumination is part of Cambridge Celebrates Winterfest – a series of seasonal community events.  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

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Gift of Lights

Gift of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru holiday light display with two tunnels and over 300 animated and static light displays!

Enjoy this holiday spectacle from the comfort of your own vehicle and tune into Gift of Lights Radio 103.3FM and sing along to the festive tunes!

Gift of Lights 

Looking for other ways to enjoy the holidays in Waterloo Region? Check out 10 Things To Do in Waterloo Region this Holiday Season