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 2022.

From December 2, 2022, to January 8, 2023, Bright Lights Windsor will once again light up Jackson Park with thousands of lights and stunning displays.

This event runs nightly, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

See the news release, Take It All In: Bright Lights Windsor Returns December 2.

WE Made It: Holiday Market

As part of the 2022 festivities, 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. 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.

Holiday Train

The Holiday Train runs daily from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. There are four passenger cars, which can each fit two adults and two children. The train picks up passengers in the Enchanted Children’s Village sponsored by Libro Credit Union, and the ride takes approximately eight minutes. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and reservations are not accepted.

Holiday Train awaiting passengers at Jackson Park

Sensory Friendly "Silent Nights"

Sensory friendly “Silent Nights” are offered on Tuesday evenings. The lights will be on, but sound will be muted and strobe elements paused so the display can be enjoyed in a peaceful environment that is accommodating to sensory sensitivities.

Dogs?

Yes, dogs are allowed, and regular park rules apply (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 2022-2023.

(Click below to enlarge.)

Thank you to our sponsors and partners

Tim HortonsLibro Credit Union University of Windsor St. Clair CollegeTeam Goran LogoTourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island St. Clair College Alumni AssociationWindsorEssex Community Foundation WFCU Credit Union

Media

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Best of Windsor Essex Award Winner

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

 Best of Windsor Essex Awards logo ​​​​

Canadian Event Awards Finalist 2022

Best Outdoor Event
Most Outstanding Event

Canadian Event Awards 2022 Nominee badge

 

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