Popular festival of lights will take on spooky Halloween theme in Mississauga
Published September 29, 2023 at 4:55 pm
Mississauga’s huge, popular festival of lights will jump into the Halloween spirit starting next week after concluding its summer run this weekend.
The renowned illumi–A Dazzling World of Lights, which attracted several hundred thousand visitors during its first run in Mississauga from last September through this past April 10, wraps up its well-attended All Summer Long show in the city on Saturday (Sept. 30).
Then, starting Oct. 6, the ghouls, witches, monsters, pumpkins and ghosts arrive in town to occupy several of the attraction’s “universes” at its massive north Mississauga site at Hurontario Street and Highway 407.
Organizers say visitors should be prepared to have more than 3,000 jack-o-lanterns of all shapes and sizes “smile back” at them as “they take in the fresh fall air and the spooky sights.”
They add people of all ages can also “wander through a mesmerizing pumpkin patch filled with thousands of jack-o-lanterns and hundreds of playful neon skeletons.”
A larger-than-life skull is among the many other scary Halloween treats the attraction will offer in the coming weeks.
The illumi attraction is set up on a 600,000-sq.-ft. site — the equivalent of 10 football fields — at 7174 Derrycrest Drive.
An illumi spokesperson said earlier this year that the company is working closely with the City of Mississauga to keep the attraction in town “potentially until 2026-27.”
Scheduled to come to Mississauga on several occasions since late 2021, the illumi festival of lights finally opened in the city on Sept. 14, 2022.
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