Bright Lights Windsor

Logo for Bright Lights Windsor at Jackson ParkBright Lights Windsor Returns to Jackson Park

The City of Windsor is excited to invite residents to join in the celebration of Bright Lights Windsor 2023.

Bright Lights Windsor will once again illuminate Jackson Park (125 Tecumseh Road East) with thousands of lights and stunning displays!

December 1, 2023, to January 7, 2024:

  • Open nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Admission is free!

See our news release, Bright Lights Windsor: Tradition Shines Again on December 1!

Official Tree Lighting and Opening Ceremonies

Join Mayor Drew Dilkens and guest emcees Mike and Lisa from AM 800’s Morning Drive:

  • December 1, 2023
    Jackson Park in the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Gardens
    125 Tecumseh Road East
    Opening Ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. sharp.
    Free admission.

WE Made It: Holiday Market

The WE Made It: Holiday Market returns, sponsored by Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island in partnership with the Urban Art Market, Rose City Etsy Team and WindsorEats. New this year, the market will be complemented by a convenient seating area where you can enjoy a sip or a bite and relax in the glow of the lively shops nearby. The full holiday market will be open Fridays and Saturdays, with a partial market for food and beverages operating during the week. Along with the market, several excellent local food and beverage options will be available.


Yes, dogs are allowed, and regular park rules apply (e.g. dog must be on a leash; please clean up messes, etc.), but we recommend a little extra caution, as the heavy traffic, lively displays and noise can be stressful for some dogs, and dogs can be intimidating for some passersby as well.

Bright Lights Insider Map

Find your way through our new themed areas and displays for 2023-2024. Also see our parking map and details.

[Click map to enlarge.]

2023 Bright Lights Insider Map

Thank you to our sponsors

Tim HortonsOLG

Creative HomescapesSt. Clair CollegeUniversity of Windsor Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

 RE/MAX Care Realty Team GoranSt. Clair College Alumni AssociationWindsorEssex Community Foundation Windsor Premier CruisesDetroit-Windsor Tunnel



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Best of Windsor Essex Award Winner

2022 Best Holiday Event
2021 Best Festival - Community Holiday Event
2020 Best Festival - Community Holiday Event
2019 Best Festival - Community Holiday Event
2018 Best Local Festival - Community Holiday Event

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Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO)

Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario for 2023

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Canadian Event Awards Finalist 2022

Best Outdoor Event
Most Outstanding Event

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