Winter Lights Festival

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Friday, November 15, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Downtown Brampton

Winter Lights Festival


Kick off the holidays in downtown Brampton with the annual Winter Lights Festival presented by Northwest Lexus. Celebrate the first lighting of the tree in Ken Whillans Square, shop the outdoor holiday market, and enjoy Canada’s largest nighttime Santa Claus Parade presented by the Rotary Club of Brampton.

Tree Lighting

Ken Whillans Square

Friday November 15
The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is the official kickoff celebration for holiday season in Brampton. Together, Bramptonians will count down to light up the City’s 60-foot spruce tree, decorated with over 10,000 Christmas lights, in Ken Whillans Square. Watch the tree light up at 8pm, and enjoy free activities, light installations, and entertainment all evening long.

​Stage Schedule

6:00 pm Event Kick-off
6:05 pm Performances by St. Roch’s Funk In Da Trunk and Jam Clubs
6:45 pm LED Bot Dancers​
6:50 pm Performances by Christina’s Dance and Arts Studio 
7:10 pm Spin Starlets LED Hoop Dancers
7:20 pm Battle of the Chainsaws 
7:55 pm Greetings by Mayor Brown and Members of Council       
8:00 pm Official Tree Lighting
8:05 pm Chinguacousy Swing Orchestra Band​​

Christmas Market

Garden Square

Friday, November 15 from 4pm - 10pm
Saturday, November 16 from 11am - 11pm

Start your shopping and get in the holiday spirit at this year’s outdoor Christmas Market presented by Tire World. Shop for unique gifting items, enjoy a sweet treat, or ride the carousel – this year’s market celebrates the whimsical energy of the holidays by combining the charm of a holiday market with the energy of a winter carnival – all located in Garden Square.

Santa Claus Parade

Main St. North to South
Saturday November 16 at 5pm

Catch the annual Brampton Santa Claus Parade at 5pm on Saturday November 16, presented by the Rotary Club of Brampton. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the annual Brampton Santa Claus Parade is the largest single-day event in the Region of Peel and is considered to be the largest nighttime parade in Canada! The spectacle of twinkling lights, floats, marching bands, and costume characters runs south along Main Street from Sproule Drive to Elgin Drive.

For more details including the parade route, parade history and road closures, visit​​​​​​​​​


There are currently no activities listed for this event.

Additional Information

Roads in downtown Brampton will be closed for the annual Winter Lights Festival to ensure the safety of all attendees. Please note the following road closures.

Friday November 15

  • Main St South will be closed from Queen Street to Wellington Street from 5pm to 11pm
  • Wellington St West will be closed from George St South to Main St South from 4pm to 11pm

Saturday November 16

Main St will be closed for the Brampton Santa Claus Parade. Visit for more details. 

  • Ken Whillans Drive will be closed from Vodden St to Church St East from 10:30am to 6:30pm
  • Sproule Dr will be closed from Main St North to Ken Whillans Dr from 10:30am to 6:30pm
  • Church St East will be closed from Union St to Scott St from 10:30am to 6:30pm
  • Main St will be closed from Vodden St to Charolais Blvd from 3:30pm to 8pm
  • Wellington St will be closed from George St to Chapel St from 3:30pm to 8pm
  • Queen St will be closed from George St to Centre St from 3:30pm to 8pm
  • Elgin Dr will be closed from Mill St South to Main St South from 12pm to 10pm
John St and Beatty Ave will be converted from one-way streets to two-way streets from 3:30pm to 8pm. Peel Regional Police will be on-site to assist with these road closures and changes.

Friday November 15

Brampton Transit lines Route 2 Main and 502 Züm Main will be on detour from 4pm to 11pm. Visit for the route detour map and details​.

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.

​View the event map here​ for information on programming locations, washrooms, and parking.

Winter Lights Festival is Proudly Sponsored by


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