CORNWALL, Ontario – One of the most popular wintertime attractions in the region celebrates a 15th anniversary this year – and has added some new fun to its roster of treats.
Upper Canada Village’s Alight at Night kicks off next Friday and will be open on select nights (5 to 9 p.m.) through Saturday, Jan. 2.
New for 2015 is the addition of an 8,000 square metre Mistletoe Maze constructed from giant bales of reindeer hay.
Returning by popular demand will be the 50-foot tall Alight at Night Ferris wheel where visitors get an unprecedented view of the spectacular lights. Saint Nick’s Merry Mansion at Crysler Hall will greet visitors with a Sound & Light Show featuring lights dancing to some of your favourite holiday songs.
“As we celebrate the 15th enchanting edition of Alight at Night, new innovations continue to be added,” said Geoff Waycik, manager of Upper Canada Village. “This year the Mistletoe Maze is sure to be a fun new activity for everyone to enjoy. Our team is delighted that a visit to Alight at Night is part of so many families’ holiday traditions.”
Complete festival details, dates and times can be found at www.AlightatNight.ca or by calling the Customer Service team at 613-543-4328 or 800-437-2233.
Tickets: Adults (13 yrs +) $14; Senior’s (65 yrs +) $12 and Youth (6-12 yrs) $10; Children 5 yrs and under FREE. Pricing is plus HST.
Special Needs Night on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 is an evening where groups of people with special needs can ride in the comfort of their own vehicle to view the Village adorned in lights. Only “special needs” vans or parabuses are allowed. Coaches and school buses cannot be accommodated due to their size. For safety, Upper Canada Village will provide a trained and licensed staff person familiar with the Village roadways in the dark, to lead these vehicles through the site. Reservations are required, admission is $14 per person (plus tax.)
Fun & Lunch with Santa will be held at the Harvest Barn restaurant starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. Saint Nick will be available to meet families and hear everyone’s special wishes. Enjoy a hot sandwich combo (drink and fries plus hot turkey sandwich for adults/hot dog for children) and decorate gingerbread men. The Village Store will be open for shopping following lunch. Fun & Lunch with Santa includes evening admission to Alight at Night. Reservations are required. Adult (13-64 yrs) $37.50, Senior (64 yrs+) $34.50, Youth (6-12 yrs) $27.50 and Children (5 yrs & under) $7.00. Prices are plus HST.
Romantic Pommier Carriage rides are an ideal way to have a private tour of the lights and make engagements, celebrate anniversaries, or simply to spend time with that special someone! The Pommier Carriage ride is $80 (tax & administration fee extra) which includes admission for two, a half hour romantic tour of the lights, and a gourmet departing gift. Pommier Carriage rides are very popular and book up quickly. Reservations are required.