Christmas Lights Across Canada

November 30, 2020

January 7, 2021


Across Ottawa



Events Description

Bundle up, grab your family and friends and head to Ottawa for the 36th edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada.

In Canada’s Capital Region, the winter landscape glows with hundreds of thousands of dazzling holiday lights. Christmas Lights Across Canada takes place during the holiday season in Canada’s Capital Region and is a perfect opportunity for all Canadians to get into the holiday spirit. Thousands of multicoloured lights will adorn national museums, embassies and other important sites.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Christmas Lights Across Canada has revamped its 2020 program to follow public health guidelines and help Canadians feel pride as the holiday season approaches. This year, the program is expanding to reach across the country. Christmas Lights Across Canada is presented by exclusive sponsor Manulife.

From November 30, 2020, to January 7, 2021, Canadians will be treated to thousands of magical lights that will illuminate Confederation Boulevard, the country’s ceremonial route in the heart of Canada’s Capital Region.

The artistic light installation Entre les rangs will be featured on Parliament Hill from November 30 to January 7. This feast for the senses will have the capital looking festive.


Entre Les Rangs by Rami Bebawi / KANVA, Lewis Cubitt, Kings Cross.

Due to public health guidelines, the lighting ceremony traditionally held on Parliament Hill will be replaced by a nationwide virtual show in December. You can join in no matter where you are. More information will be released shortly.

The multimedia projection show will not be presented this year due to public health guidelines.

Who is it for?

All ages – Family

Free Event


November 30, 2020, to January 7, 2021


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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