Where to See the Best Holiday and Christmas Lights in Ottawa

Where to See Holiday and Christmas Lights in Ottawa - SavvyMom

The city is lighting up for the holidays and we are sharing some of the best places to enjoy holiday and Christmas lights in Ottawa! The city is turning into a winter wonderland with colorful lights everywhere. From Parliament Hill to the ByWard Market, it’s all sparkling and festive.

Come join the cheerful celebrations and enjoy the magic of Ottawa’s holiday lights, making the winter season extra special.

Where to See the Best Holiday & Christmas Lights in Ottawa

Alight At Night at Upper Canada Village

A little over an hour outside of the city you can enjoy thousands of holiday lights at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg. Bundle up for an evening of joy and creating memories with your family as you explore all of the beautiful lights. There is a craft station set up, games for the kids to enjoy and you can get your picture taken with Santa. There are also a few food options on site (with some only taking cash) and we were very surprised with the food at Harvest Barn with its plentiful servings and fantastic price points. You can also go for a train ride which takes you down around the St. Lawrence. We suggest booking on a Sunday early evening for quiet crowds.


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Magic of Lights at Wesley Clover Park

Until January 6th you can head to Wesley Clover Park and enjoy this drive through experience with lights and music from 5-10p.m. nightly. Purchase your tickets online ahead of time and you can also save a few dollars. The line up to get in can be long so bring some snacks and activities for the car if you are heading out on a Friday / Saturday evening. We always love going right for opening on a Monday or Tuesday evening.

Vintage Village of Lights

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is lit up with over 30,000 holiday lights were you can drive through and travel back in time with a festive soundtrack. Upon leaving this fun filled adventure you will receive a special take away cookie decorating kit, hands on crafts and a special telegram from Santa.

Winter Lights Across Ottawa

Enjoy thousands of Christmas lights in Ottawa that adorn Confederation Park through to the Peacekeeping monument and the Garden of Provinces and Territories. Stop by the National War Memorial, Rideau Canal Park, Jacques Cartier Park, and the Supreme Court of Canada. These lights will run through until January 7th.


Head to Lansdowne to enjoy the Holiday Markets but also take in the beautiful Christmas Tree that is lit in front of Aberdeen Pavilion. The Christmas Tree is absolutely stunning and is a great place to capture some holiday family photos!

Taffy Lane

Taffy Lane in Orleans is a local favourite where you can take the short drive through or park and walk. Houses on this street go ALL IN for the holidays and have homes full of lights and front yards full of holiday decor.


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