Winter Lights Festival

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Friday, November 20, 2020
5:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Online & Downtown Brampton

Enjoy a flurry of holiday spirit at Brampton’s Winter Lights Festival

This year’s festival will look different due to COVID-19, with drive-thru and virtual events, as community health and safety are the City’s priority. 

New! Drive-Thru Light Experience **SOLD OUT**

Gage Park | Friday, November 20; Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 from 6 to 10 PM​

Drive through Gage Park and see it shine with more light installations than ever before at the Drive-Thru Light Experience all weekend long! Registration is required to participate. Click here​ to book your spot.

Annual Tree Lighting powered by Alectra Utilities 

Friday, November 20 at 5:30 PM

The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, powered by Alectra Utilities, is Brampton’s official kick-off celebration for the holiday season. This year, visit the entertainment section below at 5:30 pm to join a countdown with Mayor Patrick Brown to light over 10,000 Christmas lights on the City’s 60-foot spruce tree in Ken Whillans Square. There will be no in-person event this year.

Brampton Santa Claus Parade presented by the Rotary Club of Brampton

Brampton Santa Claus Parade Facebook page | Saturday, November 21 at 5 PM

The Brampton Santa Claus Parade, presented by the Rotary Club of Brampton, will take place online this year. For the first time ever, residents can enjoy a special online presentation starting at 5 pm on the Brampton Santa Claus Parade Facebook page. The presentation features highlights from past years and new footage of Santa as he travels through Brampton! There will be no in-person event this year. Visit bramptonsantaclausparade.com for more information.​

Christmas Market **CANCELLED**

Ken Whillans Square |​ Friday, November 20, Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22

 

We recognize the situation in Brampton is critical as we work to flatten the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In light of this, based on the recommendations of Peel Public Health, the City of Brampton is cancelling this year’s Christmas Market scheduled for November 20-22. We will consult with Peel Public Health and Market vendors on rescheduling this event to a later date, when it is deemed safe to do so. Initially, the Market was set to run in a healthy and safe way like this year’s outdoor Farmers’ Market, but with cases increasing and new measures from the Government of Ontario and Peel Public Health, we must lead by example as we ask our community to do the right thing and stay home.

We continue to ask residents to stay home when possible and avoid gathering with those outside their household. We know this is difficult, especially during times of celebration, but these sacrifices will help save lives. 

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Activities

Battle of the Chainsaws

Battle of the Chainsaws

November 20, 2020
Christmas cookie recipe by Little Shop of Ice Cream

Christmas cookie recipe by Little Shop of Ice Cream

November 20, 2020
Baking Show by X Events

Cooking Class - Holiday Treat

November 20, 2020
Craft Show by X Events

DIY Art Class - Holiday Ornament

November 20, 2020
Downloadable Colouring Pages

Downloadable Colouring Pages

November 20, 2020
Downloadable Colouring Pages

Downloadable Colouring Pages

November 20, 2020
Story Time

Ice Queen Holiday Stories

November 20, 2020

Entertainment

Additional Information

Location
From/To
Date
Times
Wellington Street
Main Street to Elizabeth Street
Friday, November 20, 2020.
 
Saturday, November 21, 2020.
 
Sunday, November 22, 2020
 
5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
George Street South
Wellington St to City Hall Parking Garage Entrance/Exit


 

Route 502 Züm Main and Route 2 Main will be on detour from Friday, November 20 to Sunday, November 22 from 5 to 11 pm.

For route and schedule information please visit bramptontransit.com​ 

Brampton's Winter Lights Festival is Going Green by implementing the following initiatives:
  • Single-use plastic will not be provided on-site (water bottle, straws, and utensils)
  • Vendors will use biodegradable containers and recyclable utensils for food service

​There are 5 municipal parking garages in downtown Brampton that have free parking for the Winter Lights Festival. Parking is free after 7pm on Friday and all day Saturday. Click here to view the parking garage map for downtown Brampton.

Parking garages:

  • City Hall Garage
  • West Tower Garage
  • Market Lane Garage
  • Nelson Square Garage
  • John Street Garage​

​Brampton's Winter Lights Festival will operate during rain, shine, or snow. Cancellations may occur due to extreme weather conditions. Be sure to check the City of Brampton Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts regularly for updates on inclement weather.

Winter Lights Festival is Proudly Sponsored by

​Contact​

Festival and Events Office
Cultural Services 
2 Wellington St W, Brampton​
905.874.2000