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Schedule of Events

November 30

GRAND OPENING of the 8th Annual Alexandria Festival of Lights. Opening festivities begin at 4 pm at The Sandfield Center. With GIAG sponsored “Freezing for a Reason” event. Followed at 5pm by a tailgate party & BBQ. Hosted by the Gaels football club. Entertainment on main stage with "Bang On The Ear". Opening ceremonies to begin at 6pm with our invited dignitaries followed by the official “Lighting up of Island Park” at 6:30pm.

December 1

Bring the whole family to Club Richelieu's Annual Santa Claus Parade. Starting at 6:30 pm on Main Street and finishing at Island Park.

December 6

Visit with Santa between 5 pm and 8 pm. Have your picture taken and receive a free gift bag for the kids

December 14

IT'S FAMILY DAY! Prizes, Trivia Hunt, Snowman Contest and a barbecue. 1 pm to 4 pm

December 14, 15, 21, 22

Take a ride on the Green Valley Short Line Railroad. Experience the fun of riding on a scale version of the real thing.

December 31

Closing Ceremony. Fireworks and barbecue at 6 pm. Lights out at 10 pm.

Tour Groups:

Christmas in Glengarry (Daytrip Fri-Sun)

Arrive at Santa’s Village Dalkieth and tour the charming rustic setting. Take a sleigh ride, pet and feed live reindeer. Then your off to Alexandria where you can visit the Glass Blowing Shop followed by dinner at the Georgian House Restaurant. Then just a few minutes away is Island Park home of the Award Winning Alexandria Festival of Lights. Tour the exhibits, take a wagon ride, and visit Ginnette’s Village and souvenir shop.

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Ontario Trillium Foundation


  • Admission is FREE! Spread the word
  • Open nightly from 5 pm to 10 PM
  • FREE nightly Wagon rides, Island Park
  • FREE Hot Chocolate
  • Pictures with Santa
  • Trivia Hunt for kids of all ages
  • NEW YEAR's EVE Fireworks
  • Munro & Morris Memorial Tree
  • Arrange a group tour
  • Vote for your favorite Display
  • Home and Business Winter Lights Decorating Contest.
  • Snack Shack Canteen nightly.

Enjoy with the whole
family and Friends!

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