Brampton’s Winter Lights Festival returns with in-person events starting this weekend

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Published November 15, 2021 at 9:36 am

This weekend marks the return of the Winter Lights Festival in Brampton for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

The festival will start with the return of the annual Tree Lighting Countdown at Ken Whillans Square, during which a 60-foot spruce tree will be lit up with more than 10,000 lights on Friday (November 19) at 6:45 p.m.

In addition to the lighting of the tree, Ken Whillans Square will be transforming into a Christmas Market featuring local artists and vendors selling items that would be perfect for those looking to get a jump on their holiday shopping.

The market will be open on Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Also on Friday, a Winter Lights Walk-Thru Experience will be held at Gage Park featuring an array of more than 145,000 sparkling LED lights, transforming the park into a winter wonderland which residents can experience Friday to Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Further, Residents already in the Christmas spirit will be able to enjoy some classic Christmas movies in Garden Square this weekend.

Friday will feature four screenings of from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., while Saturday and Sunday will feature five screenings from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“The holidays come alive in downtown Brampton once again with the annual Winter Lights Festival! After another long year, this event will be really special as we can all safely come together in-person to celebrate the holidays with one another,” Mayor Patrick Brown said in a news release.

“I invite all residents to take part in this year’s events and walk through the Winter Lights experience! Be sure to also shop the Christmas Market to show your support to our local artists and businesses this holiday season. I look forward to seeing you there!”

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