World’s largest light show set to stay in Mississauga until spring


Published January 18, 2023 at 1:08 pm

Last illumi shows in Mississauga until later in 2024

Editor’s note: illumi organizers contacted to say the attraction will now run until March 19 instead of March 26. We have updated the story to reflect this new information. 

If you haven’t had time to check out what’s been billed as the “largest light, sound and multimedia show” in the world, don’t despair–illumi has extended its run in Mississauga until March 19, 2023. 

illumi–A Dazzling World of Lights, the outdoor light exhibit that features 14 “universes” celebrating everything from rural life and winter to spiders (yes, spiders), will remain open in the 407 and Hurontario St. area until the spring. 

The attraction, which spans 600,000 square feet, boasts more than a dozen themed exhibits comprised of thousands of light structures made up of 20 million+ LED lights. The “universes,” which all feature carefully-curated music, include The Cavalia Horses, The Infinite Poles, The Happiest Farm, The Magic Lanterns, The Europea Place, The Crazy Boulevard, A Kid’s Paradise, The Land of Frost, The Colourful Animal Kingdom and more. 

“The Cavalia Horses, where a herd of 200 sparkling stallions, inspired by Cavalia’s white show-horses, take people on an epic imaginary ride filled with beauty, mystery, majesty, and horsepower,” organizers said in a news release. 

“illumi in winter is a completely unique experience that’ll excite the senses. Young and old are sure to grab a hot cocoa, breathe in the fresh air, soak in the lights, and engage with a playful sense of wonder like never before.” 

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Illumi will feature “luminous structures in the colours of love and romantic soundtracks” from Feb. 2 – 20.

The attraction also features a hallmark installation, the Tree of Lights.

Standing 154 feet tall, which is three feet taller than the Statue of Liberty, and made of 28,000 interactive luminous spheres, the Tree of Lights has been lit up each night since its unveiling and will continue to be throughout the attraction’s stay in Mississauga.

General admission tickets will only be $15 for the nights of Feb. 6 and March 6. On other nights, tickets range in price from $14.95 to $21.95. Children two years of age and younger can attend for free. 

The attraction is located at 7174 Derrycrest Dr. 

Parking is complimentary. 

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