Holiday Lights

Buckingham, North of Adstoll

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2022 Holiday Events and Parades

There are numerous holidays and observations in December and January. To remain inclusive we are continuing to refer to our list collectively as ‘holiday’ rather than cast focus on one celebration or observation over any other.  For a list of celebrations, holidays, and religious or civic observations, please scroll down the page.

2022 – Holiday Lights Yard Displays
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Decorated Holiday Yards

3219 Academy Dr
3220 Academy Dr
3230 Academy Dr
9790 Asgard Rd
1886 Aubin
9572 Avery Lane
1300 block Bouffard (LaSalle)
2400-2500 blocks Buckingham
2478 Buckingham
1060 Cherry Ave (Kingsville)
3015 Dominion
Drouillard (at Tecumseh Rd)
6060 Catherine Duransky Dr (Harrow)
2000 block Ferndale 2000 block
873 Front Rd. N (Amherstburg)
885 Front Rd N (Amherstburg)
1388 Gladstone
4466 Grand Marais E. (West of Pillette)
990 Greendale Dr
1700 block Lincoln
2230 Lincoln Rd
2600 block Lloyd George Blvd
Longfellow (at Cabana)
2705 Mark
24 Marshwoods Blvd. (Kingsville)
1290 Mathew Brady
3800 – 4300 blocks Mount Royal Drive
4013 Mount Royal Dr
4049 Mount Royal Dr
4388 Mount Royal Dr
2471 Norman Rd
2500 block Olive
1375 Partington
4298 Pearleaf
Pillette (at Adstoll)
5640  Queen Elizabeth
3400 Rankin Ave.
680 Revland Dr (Tecumseh)
2519 Rivard
2515 Rivard
7858 Shorain Grove (off St Paul)
1039 Silverdale
1040 Silverdale
2895 Skyline Drive
2948 St Clair Ave (off Grand Marais)
1015 St Mary’s Blvd
2452 Westminster Blvd
3964 Whitney Ave


 

Windsor

Bright Lights Windsor – Jackson Park
https://www.visitwindsoressex.com/event/river-lights-winter-festival/

Downtown Windsor Holiday Village
Saturday, November 26, December 3 & December 10 from 9am-1pm
The Downtown Holiday Village includes Santa in a Snow Globe – a socially-distanced Santa Claus photo opportunity; Carolers on the Corners; holiday arts & crafts stations for kids; live entertainment; and pop-ups by local retailers, artists, crafters, artisans, hobbyists and confectioners.  Downtown Windsor Holiday Village


Amherstburg

Amherstburg River Lights Winter Festival
November 19, 2022 till January 8, 2023

Santa Shout Out
December 16th, 2022 6-8pm
Downtown Amherstburg
Santa will be in the snow globe to talk to all the kids about their Christmas wish.

Kingsville

 

Colasanti’s Christmas Open House and Arts & Crafts Night Market
Nov 16, 17

KINGSVILLE FANTASY OF LIGHTS
https://www.kingsville.ca/en/explore-and-play/fantasy-of-lights.aspx

Watch the Kingsville Santa Clause Parade

YouTube/ThatKingsvillePodcast

Christmas Artisan Market
Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lakeside Park Pavilion

Crafts with Santa
Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Lakeside Park Pavilion
Dress in holiday attire and join us for crafts, pictures with Santa, and other fun festive activities. This is a free event, but registration is required. Visit Kingsville Click & Play to participate.
https://townofkingsville.perfectmind.com/24860/Clients/BookMe4?widgetId=15f6af07-39c5-473e-b053-96653f77a406

Paws and Claus
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Lakeside Park
Bring your pet to get their “howliday” picture with Santa. You can also browse pet-friendly vendors while you’re at it. Entry to Paws and Claws is by donation.

Photos with Santa
Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens 1550 Road 3 East, Kingsville, ON
Dec 4 & 11
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Photos with Santa

Toddler Tuesday Craft & Santa Visit
Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens 1550 Road 3 East, Kingsville, ON
Tuesday, December 6
$5+tax/person
Participate anytime between 10am-11am
This week our Toddler Tuesday event includes one festive foam character, a colouring page and a visit from Santa.
Foam character choices include a Santa or Elf or Reindeer.
All children who visit Santa will receive a goodie bag.

Toddler Tuesday Craft & Santa Visit

 


LaSalle

LASALLE HOLIDAY LIGHTS

LaSalle Holiday Lights & Heritage Nights


Essex

2022 Holiday Lights (txt)

2021 Holiday Page (pdf)

2022 – Holiday Lights Yard Displays

There are numerous holidays and observations in December and January. To remain inclusive we are continuing to refer to our list collectively as ‘holiday’ rather than cast focus on one celebration or observation over any other.

December Holidays, and Celebrations

St. Nicholas Eve
Bodhi Day
Santa Lucia Day
Hanukkah (Chanukah)
Yule
Christmas
Kwanzaa
Ramadan (not all years)

Boxing Day (UK)
Festivus
New Year’s Eve


How Did Boxing Day Start?
The specific origins of Boxing Day are not universally agreed upon, but various origin stories help us unpack its history and original meaning.

BBC explains that Boxing Day got its name when Queen Victoria held the throne in the 1800s, and is borne out of the tradition of wealthy families boxing up gifts to give to the poor. Since servants of aristocrats were required to work on Christmas, the following day became the time when their employers filled up boxes with gifts, money, and Christmas leftovers for them, much like a holiday bonus. Servants could then go home to share the gift boxes with their families.

Another theory, according to History.com, is that the name arose from alms boxes placed in churches for the collection of donations for those in need. On December 26, clergy members would give these funds to the poor in honor of the feast of St. Stephen, a Christian martyr known for charitable acts. St. Stephen holds so much significance that in Ireland, Boxing Day is referred to as St. Stephen’s Day.

Yet another clue to the holiday’s moniker can be found in the song “Good King Wenceslas.” TIME explains that this carol tells the tale of the Duke of Bohemia in the 10th century. On St. Stephen’s Day, he observed a poor man on his land, struggling to gather wood in the middle of a snowstorm. He was so moved by this sight that he gathered up food and wine and delivered it to his door, inspiring a tradition. (Source)

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