Christmas Lights Across Canada

December 4, 2019

January 7, 2020


Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington St, Ottawa



Events Description

Bundle up, grab your family and friends and head to Parliament Hill for the Illumination Ceremony of the 35th edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada.

In Canada’s Capital Region, the winter landscape glows with hundreds of thousands of dazzling holiday lights.

The ceremony officially starts on Wednesday, December 4 with an illumination ceremony but you’re encouraged to arrive earlier to enjoy free BeaverTails® pastries and hot chocolate — while supplies last. Music, surprises, thousands of sparkling lights and Christmas enchantment will enlighten the evening at Confederation Park in Ottawa.

Opening Night:

Kiesza, winner of several Juno Awards, Damien Robitaille , a key figure in French-Canadian music
Tomson Highway, award-winning playwright, novelist, pianist, composer and song writer
Interactive public pianos
Free BeaverTails® pastries (while supplies last)

Multimedia projection show: Follow the exciting journey of Grizzli, Fox and Snowman on their quest for light through imaginary landscapes. Inspired by Canada’s nature, climate and culture, this fairy tale combines digital projection technology, lighting and an original soundtrack with the architectural splendour of the Parliament buildings. A harmony of sound and light that will amaze young and old!

Who is it for?

All ages – Family

Free Event


Illumination Ceremony: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Confederation Park, 100 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario

Confederation Boulevard will be illuminated daily from 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. until January 7, 2020

Multimedia projection show: From December 4 to 31 | Every evening, from 5:30 pm to 11 pm (presented in a 15-minute loop) @ On Parliament Hill, downtown Ottawa


In Canada’s Capital Region, the winter landscape glows with hundreds of thousands of dazzling holiday lights that brighten Confederation Boulevard, Canada’s ceremonial route circling the heart of the Capital. The Boulevard encompasses Wellington Street, Mackenzie Street, Elgin Street and Sussex Drive in downtown Ottawa, as well as Laurier Street in Gatineau and the Alexandra Bridge.

Some of the best places to experience the lights include the front lawn of Parliament Hill, Confederation Square and the Alexandra Bridge.

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