Alight At Night attendance sets record

Shawna O'Neill
Alight At Night attendance sets record
Alight At Night at Upper Canada Village. (Submitted photo).

MORRISBURG, Ontario – Alight At Night, an annual tourism staple in the United Counties, lit up the holidays for over 47,900 visitors this season, setting a new attendance record. 

Upper Canada Village’s renowned lights festival earns approximately $5 million in economic impact for the region. The St. Lawrence Parks Commission continually strives to implement imaginative, high quality ideas to foster new and dynamic experiences for visitors. Upper Canada Village and Fort Henry pride themselves as two of the province’s most iconic heritage venues with extended experiences into winter months. The St. Lawrence Parks Commission proudly operates numerous facilities from Kingston to the Quebec border.

“This year, everything worked to our advantage,” said Tracey Ogilby, Manager of Upper Canada Village in a press release. “We had a great family experience with exciting new elements such as the addition of our new Carousel Corner, combined with some of the best December weather; it was a win-win for everyone. Upper Canada Village is proud to be a part of so many families’ holiday traditions.”

Upper Canada Village offers Passports to the Past, which provide annual, unlimited visits to the heritage site, as well as Fort Henry during the fall and winter seasons. To find out more, visit

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