World’s biggest festival of lights in Mississauga gets spooky for Halloween

Published October 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm

World’s biggest festival of lights in Mississauga illumi is getting spooky for Halloween

Halloween is almost upon us, and illumi – A Dazzling World of Lights in Mississauga cranked up the spooky factor to celebrate.

The massive outdoor event, boasting 20 million dazzling lights at 7174 Derrycrest Dr in the city’s north end, has added some Halloween touches that will delight visitors of all ages.

It all starts when you enter the festival. illumi’s thematic universe has been decorated with thousands and thousands of whimsical glowing Jack-o-lanterns. Visitors will also see hundreds of skeletons, tombstones, ghosts and even a giant witch along their journey!

As they walk the two-kilometre path guests will pass through The Scarlet Spiders, a mainstay attraction at illumi. In this part of the festival, hundreds of creepy, crawly, and not to mention huge, glowing red tarantulas light up the night while eerie music plays in the background.

Go in far enough and see the biggest spider by far – the monstrous matriarch that is sure to give people goosebumps.

Other mainstay universes have also gotten a touch of Halloween spirit, complete with spooky additions and iconic soundtracks from classic Halloween movies. Check out the skeletons and pumpkins adorning the houses in The Crazy Boulevard, or go on a haunted carousel ride in The Europea Place.

All the while, you’ll be watched over by the towering Tree of Lights that’s been taken over by the Halloween spirits!

Halloween festivities are on now and will continue into early November, so for those who love a scare, now’s the perfect time to book your visit.

For those who aren’t thrilled by Halloween scares, illumi is still an enchanting walk through 14 universes, all of which have their own theme, soundtrack, and breathtaking displays. Walk with a partner through The Tunnel of Love, witness a herd of 200 sparkling stallions, enjoy a safari among majestic wild animals, and SO much more!

Along the way, visitors can stop at a number of food trucks and illumi points of sale to enjoy food and beverages before resuming their journey through the festival.

illumi also has a number of heated tents, perfect to warm up as you walk or to book for private events.

illumi is open until January 8th.

Tickets are available now, with free parking available on site. Have a spooky Halloween!

For more information and latest updates on the festival, visit illumi’s websiteFacebookInstagram, Twitter and Tiktok.

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