Have a dazzling date night in the GTA at illumi – The largest light, sound and multimedia show in the world
Published November 23, 2022 at 1:58 pm
It’s hard not to feel love in the air when checking out illumi – A Dazzling World of Lights, the world’s biggest light, sound and multimedia festival located here in Mississauga.
For those lovebirds who are feeling romantic and planning out their next date, illumi is the ideal place to visit.
Located in the city’s north end at 7174 Derrycrest Dr. (near Hurontario and the 407), the festival boasts over 20 million dazzling lights, separated into 14 universes that each have their own theme, music, and unique attractions. Some of these universes are a must-see for a romantic outing and unforgettable couples’ pictures with your better half!
The universes are dynamic, and new touches are now sprinkled throughout the different worlds to mark the holiday season, including a full thematic universe that you can explore as soon as you walk in!
The ambiance is made even more cheerful with the sound of holiday classics accompanying the out-of-this-world winter scenes.
Here are four ways you and your partner can feel the love at illumi:
Walk through the Tunnel of Love.
Located close to the entrance, illumi’s Tunnel of Love is a 100-foot long walk through a corridor comprised entirely of dazzling lights and delicate florals. The tunnel has a kaleidoscopic effect, making you feel like you’ve been whisked away to a colourful new reality. It’s a gorgeous and intimate experience that’s perfect for a walk with that special someone.
Share a tasty treat from illumi’s food trucks or snack bar.
There’s nothing quite like sharing food with the person you love. Luckily, visitors at illumi can grab food and drinks at a number of food trucks and illumi points of sale throughout the festival. Grab something sweet or savoury and share it with your partner as you both enjoy the sights and sounds of illumi.
Take a ride on the carousel.
iIllumi’s Europea Place is a symphony of colours, where visitors can bask in the glow of the blazing streetlamps in an electrifying European-inspired universe. Embrace your inner child and hop on one of the magical carousel horses. The rocking of the fabulous mechanical carousel — paired with some enchanting music — will make you feel like you’re galloping gently in the moonlight with your lover right by your side.
Enjoy the unique sights and attractions of each universe.
There’s a lot more to discover at illumi, where each and every universe has something to enjoy. Hold your partner tight while walking through the creepy Scarlet Spiders, explore a safari of wild animals together, or gaze up together at the massive Tree of Lights which stretches 154 feet into the sky. The options are limitless!
Before expanding to Mississauga, illumi found massive success in Quebec during the last three years – welcoming over 1.5 million visitors of all ages – and is eager to break that record here.
Interested in visiting illumi with that special someone in your life? Tickets are available now, with free parking available on siteinsauga's Editorial Standards and Policies