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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Ontario's festive holiday events from Festivals & Events Ontario



Awaken your sense of wonder during this magical time of year
ONTARIO (Nov 8, 2016) When the air gets colder and the days get shorter, communities in every corner of the province turn on the lights! Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) is excited to share with you 2016 Top 100 Festivals and Events and Best New Festival award winner celebrating the Holiday Season. Get cozy with a mug of something hot and sweet and tour through seasonally lit parks and streets taking in all the season has to offer!

NOVEMBER’S HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
OPG Winter Festival of Lights    Nov 19 – Jan 31 (Niagara Falls)   
www.wfol.com    Awarded FEO “Festival of Distinction”. Visit North Americas premier illumination festival, enjoy dazzling light displays along its 5+km illumination route - Niagara Parks, past the Falls, through Dufferin Islands and surrounding areas!

Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade    Nov 19  (Niagara Falls)   
www.niagarafalls.ca    Parade at 11am from Victoria Ave. To Armoury St. Travelling north along Victoria to Valley Way, right onto Valley Way, right onto Queen St. Ending at City Hall.


River Lights Winter Festival    Nov 19 – Dec 18  (Amherstburg)   www.riverlights.ca    Visit one of the prettiest towns in Ontario for a winter wonderland experience!  2 delightfully decorated parks and warm up at the new Gingerbread House at Toddy Jones Park. Victorian and Children's themed LED light displays, period costumes, horse drawn carriage rides and carollers bell ringers

First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons    Nov 24 – Dec 10  (Midland)
www.saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca    (Thurs to Sat Evenings) A 17th century holiday season celebration. Under the magical glow of 5,000 candFles, enjoy an enchanted evening on the historic site, with First Nations drumming and singing.

Village Noel Temiskaming    Nov 24 – 26  (Temiskaming Shores)   
www.villagenoel.com    Awarded “Best New Festival”.  Local artisans will excite your senses with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. The Village Noël will remind of you of a European cultural gathering. A unique winter experience that is well worth the trip to New Liskeard!

DECEMBER’S HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Christkindl Market    Dec 1 – Dec 4  (Kitchener)   
www.christkindl.ca     Every Christmas, since medieval times, towns & cities across Germany come alive with the sights & sounds of Christmas. Kitchener City Hall is home to Canada's original Festival of German Christmas.

Alight at Night Festival    Dec 2 – Dec 31  (Morrisburg)   
www.uppercanadavillage.com    Over a million lights transform historic Upper Canada Village into Ontario’s largest outdoor light festival, with horse-drawn wagon rides, Toy Train, ferris wheel, Saint Nick & holiday festivities.

Discover why Ontario is the place to celebrate this delightful festive season!  Visit
www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca  to find a complete listing of this year’s Top100 Festivals and Events in Ontario and more.
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About Festivals & Events Ontario
Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) provides education, marketing and advocacy services and operates Canada’s largest dedicated festival and event Conference. FEO publishes and distributes an annual 250,000 circulation (plus on-line exposure) consumer guide to Ontario festivals & events, a second guide to promote its industry supplier goods and services, facilitates industry-leading marketing research, oversees an industry leading awards recognition program, manages a dynamic on-line website, markets a weekly festivals & events industry news-brief with a distribution exceeding 4,500 email recipients and advocates at the provincial and federal level for an improved operating environment within which its members can successfully conduct their business. Visit
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