The Lakeside Festival of Lights is Burlington’s longest running festival, lighting up the waterfront from dusk to dawn for 40 days over the holiday season. 2013 marks the 18th year for this special seasonal festival.
Over 60 festive displays light up Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park through the holiday season. Wander through the park with family and friends, or get a full view of the themed displays while driving along Lakeshore Road at the City’s waterfront. It’s a magical sight for the whole family, especially the young at heart.
The Festival of Lights has gained the reputation in the region and beyond as the ‘must-see’ lighting extravaganza for the holidays.
The Festival relies on the generous sponsorship support of community businesses and organizations and the City to cover the costs associated with maintaining and growing the Festival. A dedicated group of individuals volunteer their time to make sure the displays are set up, safely maintained and dismantled each and every year. The Festival of Lights simply would not be possible without the contributions of our sponsors and the hard work of our volunteer crews.