Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see Ontario Top 100 event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles.The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission.
Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities.
The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie samples available for tasting. Historic blacksmithing will also be demonstrated, and a Nativity crèche will be on display in the stables near the Farmer’s Dwelling. Always popular with little folks, corn husk doll making will be offered onsite.
There will be special “hands-on” children’s crafts and historic demonstrations, Enjoy the music filled atmosphere including Indigenous drumming and singing, lively Franco-Ontarian folks ongs, and delightful community and school choirs performing seasonal music over the nine evenings.
For some early holiday shopping, over 40 exceptional artisans will be in the Sainte-Marie museum, and the all-new Flint & Timber Co. Sainte-Marie gift shop will be open each night.
Tickets : $10.00 per person. Donation of a non-perishable item appreciated. Kids 5 and under are FREE!
How to get tickets?
At the door
Online via Eventbrite
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
November 21 to 23 | 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
November 28 to 30 | 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
December 5 to 7, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fireworks | Thursday November 21st, Friday November 29th , Saturday December 7th
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
16164 HWY 12 E, Midland
No parking at the shrine. A free shuttle bus will run on a loop from the Walmart parking lot (to Sainte-Marie, between 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm, every evening.