Bright Lights Windsor Named a 2023 Top 100 Award Winner

The City of Windsor is proud to announce that Bright Lights Windsor has been recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) as one of the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario for 2023. The award recognizes Bright Lights Windsor for its outstanding achievement in the festival and event industry, highlighting its excellence in creativity, community engagement, and overall event experience.

Bright Lights Windsor has been a staple of the city's holiday season since it began in 2017. The festival transforms Jackson Park into a winter wonderland with over a million brilliant lights, an enchanting collection of interactive displays, a variety of fun activities for visitors of all ages, and an opportunity for community giving. The event has grown in popularity each year, attracting over 100,000 visitors in 2022.

"We are thrilled and honoured to receive this award from Festival and Events Ontario," said Mayor Drew Dilkens. "Bright Lights Windsor is a celebration of our community, bringing people together to enjoy the holiday season in a beautiful and engaging way. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our City staff, community partners, vendors, artists and artisans, volunteers, and everyone who visits the event and makes this festival a success each year."

The FEO Top Festival Award is a highly sought-after recognition in the festival and events industry. It is judged by a panel of industry experts from across the province, with winners chosen based on their ability to provide a high-quality festival experience for visitors while also contributing to the local community.

The 2023 Top 100 awards were given out on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, during FEO’s “Celebrate” Conference Awards Gala in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Bright Lights Windsor will return in December 2023, and planning is underway for even more spectacular light displays and exciting activities for the whole family!

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