Winter Lights Festival

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Friday, November 18, 2022
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Downtown Brampton

Kick-off the holiday season with the Winter Lights Festival in Downtown Brampton

Experience the joy and wonder of the City’s annual Winter Lights Festival, presented by Fieldgate Developments with family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy!


Tree Lighting and Miracle on Main Street  

Friday, November 18 | 6 to 10 pm | Downtown Brampton 

In partnership with the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation’s Miracle on Main Street, the event will feature:

- Stage performances by local artists in Ken Whillans Square *see stage schedule below*

- Christmas Market featuring retail and food vendors in Gage Park *see vendor listing below*

- Kick off to the seasons winter light displays in Gage Park

- Free Petting zoo and pony rides in Gage Park

- Free amusement rides on Wellington Street

- And more fun giveaways and activations on Main Street South!

Be sure to bring a new unwrapped toy in support of local Brampton organizations and families experiencing poverty. 


Official Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by Alectra

Friday, November 18 | 6:45 pm | Ken Whillans Square 

The annual tradition continues as we light the way for Santa’s arrival. Watch as a 60-foot spruce tree, decorated with over 10,000 lights comes to life in Ken Whillans Square as Members of Council countdown.


Winter Artist Market presented by the Brampton Arts Organization

Saturday, November 19 | 11 am to 5 pm | Alderlea (40 Elizabeth Street South) 

Visit the historic Alderlea and do some unique  holiday shopping from over twenty local artist and artisan vendors at the Winter Artist Market, while enjoying live music from DJ Roshanie.

For more information, visit City of Brampton | Cultural Services | Brampton Arts Organization


Brampton Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 19 | 5 pm | NEW ROUTE: On Bramalea Road 

Presented by Rotary Club of Brampton, the Brampton Santa Claus Parade is back for the first live parade in 3 years! 

Due to ongoing construction in downtown Brampton, the Brampton Santa Claus Parade has a new route for 2022:

Start: Bramalea Rd at Central Pkwy | End: North Park Dr at Jordan Blvd

For more information, visit www.BramptonSanta.com​


Thank you to our Generous Sponsors

Bell, Coke Canada Bottling, Meridian Credit Union, TD Bank Group and Tim Hortons.

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5:15 PM          St. Roch Catholic Secondary School

6:00 PM          Welcome by Emcee: Kiran Rai

6:05 PM          Chinguacousy Swing Orchestra

6:45 PM          Tree Lighting Countdown by Mayor and Members of Council

7:00 PM          Point of Order 

7:30 PM          JHAA Performance Company

7:50 PM          DJ Allen 

Activities

Berry Go Round

November 18, 2022

​Enjoy a free berry go round ride on Wellington Street.

Admission is FREE with a donation of a new unwrapped toy!​

Christmas Market

November 18, 2022

Support local businesses and start your holiday shopping at this year’s outdoor Christmas Market in Gage Park. Discover local food and retail vendors while roaming the stalls to find the perfect unique gifts

Coke Canada Bottling Canadian Holiday Truck Tour

November 18, 2022

​This holiday season, the Holiday Truck Tour is touring the country, safely bringing Canadians together and featuring some holiday magic​

Ferris Wheel

November 18, 2022

​Enjoy a free ferris wheel ride on Wellington Street.

Admission is FREE with a donation of a new unwrapped toy!

Gage Park Light Displays

November 18, 2022

Visit Gage Park to see the winter light installations on displays for the first time this season!​

Miracle on Main Street

November 18, 2022

​The Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation (TJSF) presents the second annual Miracle on Main Street toy drive​.

In attendance will be wrestling’s living legend Tiger Jeet Singh, former WWE Superstar Tiger Ali Singh.

Photos will be available to be taken with members of Peel Police, Brampton Fire and Peel EMS​.

Admission is FREE with a donation of a new unwrapped toy!

Click here​ to learn more

Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

November 18, 2022

​Explore the free petting zoo and take a free pony ride in Gage Park.

Admission is FREE with a donation of a new unwrapped toy!​

Tree Lighting Countdown!

November 18, 2022

Watch as a 60-foot spruce tree, decorated with over 10,000 lights comes to life in Ken Whillans Square as Members of Council countdown at 6:45 PM

Vendors

Additional Information

Saturday, November 19 | 5 pm | NEW ROUTE: On Bramalea Road 

Presented by Rotary Club of Brampton, the Brampton Santa Claus Parade is back for the first live parade in 3 years! 

Due to ongoing construction in downtown Brampton, the Brampton Santa Claus Parade has a new route for 2022:

  • ​Start: Bramalea Rd at Central Pkwy
  • End: North Park Dr at Jordan Blvd

For more information, visit www.BramptonSanta.com​


The Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation (TJSF) presents the second annual Miracle on Main Street toy drive​.

In attendance will be wrestling’s living legend Tiger Jeet Singh, former WWE Superstar Tiger Ali Singh.

Photos will be available to be taken with members of Peel Police, Brampton Fire and Peel EMS​.

Admission is FREE with a donation of a new unwrapped toy!

Click here​​ to learn more

Date: Saturday, November 19

Time: 1:00pm 

Audience: All Ages 

Join arts educator Aisling Dunne for a free guided public art walking tour. On this guided tour, we will focus on the City of Brampton’s public art collection. Sampling a selection of public artworks from the collection, the tour will introduce participants to the artists and the historical and innovative techniques used in their artistic practice. 

Please note this tour will take place outdoors where participants will be led around various locations in the Downtown Core of Brampton. Should it rain, the tour will go ahead as normal. Suitable weather attire is strongly advised.

Please meet in front of the Cenotaph memorial, opposite the Gage Park entrance (Main & Wellington) five minutes before the tour begins. This is a free drop-in tour, no booking is required. 


The following road will be closed from 9:00 am on November 18 to 12:00 pm on November 19:

  • Wellington Street, from Main Street to George Street

The following road will be closed from 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm on November 18:

  • Main Street South, from Queen Street to Wellington Street

Visit bramptontransit.com​ for information. ​

​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 Festival and Events have Gone 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​

​Please note photos and videos will be taken throughout the event which may include your image. 

By entering the event space, you therefore consent to being photographed or video recorded and you authorize the City to use these images at any time without further notification. 

​The Region of Peel is currently working in the downtown Brampton neighborhood. 

They are:

  • Replacing the watermain and sanitary sewers along Main Street (Nelson St. W. to Wellington St.), Queen Street (Mill St. S. to Chapel St.), James Street, Maple Avenue, and Park Hill Court, as shown on the attached map. Watermains are underground pipes that bring tap water from our water treatment plants to your neighbourhood. Sanitary sewers are underground pipes that carry wastewater from your home to a wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater is created when water goes down the drain or is flushed down the toilet. As pipes age and our population grows, we need to replace older watermains and sewers to keep providing high quality water and wastewater services to you.
  • Resurfacing Main Street and Queen Street, and extending sidewalks on both sides of the roadway
Click here​ for more information

Winter Lights Festival is Proudly Sponsored by

​Contact​

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