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City of Brampton kicks off the holiday season with annual Winter Lights Festival

BRAMPTON, ON (November 2, 2023) – Kick off the holiday season with the City of Brampton at its annual Winter Lights Festival, presented by Fieldgate Developments, on November 17 and 18. 

Join the City for a weekend of free, family-friendly activities including stage performances, the annual Tree Lighting ceremony, amusement rides, holiday markets, and more!  Admission is free on Friday with the donation of a new unwrapped toy in support of local Brampton organizations, in partnership with the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation’s Miracle on Main Street.

What’s Happening

Friday, November 17
Miracle on Main Street
6 – 10 pm
Main St. South, Wellington St., Gage Park
The event will feature winter lights displays, amusement rides, food vendors, and fun giveaways and activations for the whole family.

Market on Main 
6 – 10 pm 
Main St. South 
Shop unique and handcrafted items from local businesses. 

Official Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:45 PM
Ken Whillans Square
Experience the magic of the holiday season Friday night with the official tree lighting ceremony, presented by Alectra. In Ken Whillans Square, residents are invited to experience the 60ft spruce tree come to life with more than 10,000 lights.  

Saturday, November 18
Winter Artist Market hosted by the Brampton Arts Organization (BAO)
11 AM – 5 PM
Springdale Library 
Shop one-of-a-kind works from Brampton artists and arts organizations. Enjoy live music and free, festive activities for the entire family. 

Brampton Santa Claus Parade, presented by the Rotary Club of Brampton
5 PM
Bramalea Road (parade starts at Bramalea Road and Central Park Drive)
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The City thanks its generous sponsors, Coke Canada Bottling, Meridian Credit Union, TD and Tim Hortons.  

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“Winter Lights is such a special event in our community. I invite all residents to come out and experience the magic of the holidays at the Official Tree Lighting at Ken Whillans Square on Friday evening. There is so much to do throughout the weekend including the Market on Main and Santa Claus parade. Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy for free admission to the festivities!”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“Winter Lights is one of my favourite events of the year in Brampton. Watching the tree come to life during the Official Tree Lighting ceremony, and the magic that it creates is so beautiful. I encourage residents to get a head start on their holiday shopping and check out the Market on Main, and to come out Saturday as we welcome Santa Claus to Brampton as he stops by before heading back to the North Pole!” 
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton


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