2020 version of Alight at Night starts this Friday, Nov. 27

Above, Christ Church lit up during Upper Canada Village's annual Alight at Night. Courtesy photo

MORRISBURG — Great news! Everyone’s favourite winter event in South Eastern Ontario returns for the 2020 season at Upper Canada Village. Every winter, the living history park transforms into an enchanted winter wonderland lit with over a million lights. This year, Alight at Night is getting ready to captivate guests once again — starting this Friday, November 27th, and operating on select days until January 2nd, 2021.

While the Christmas and holiday season will undoubtedly look different this year, Upper Canada Village is continuing its annual tradition with the assistance of public health to ensure the safety of visitors. Alight the Night tickets are pre-booked and time-specific, so guests can enjoy a more private experience while maintaining physical distancing protocols.

Additionally, Alight the Night will feature Victorian Saint Nick in his winter workshop preparing for Christmas, while he greets guests from afar; a great photo opportunity for the whole family. After December 26th, once his work is done, guests can still see the jolly old elf in a more relaxed mode.

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission says that there have been some changes to Alight the Night, as some activities have been paused. These include the life-size toy train rides, visits to the bakery, horse-drawn wagon rides, and old-fashion carol singing at Christ Church. However, they have been replaced by new and returning attractions like the popular Sound and Light show at Crysler Hall, and visual storytelling illuminations at the Village Cheese Factory and Christ Church, accompanied by holiday tunes.

Staggered-entry tickets are now available for purchase at www.AlightatNight.ca. A limited number of tickets will be available each night. Face coverings or masks are mandatory upon arrival at admissions and in indoor spaces.

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