List of Scheduled Events

River Lights Winter Festival events are identified by
our snowflake image and are free to all unless otherwise noted

Other events listed are organized by the group identified in the listing and advertised in co-operation with the River Lights Winter Festival

Watch for 'Blinky the Snowman' throughout the Festival
and bring a 'toonie' to the lights!
Your donation will help ensure we can continue offering
excellent programs in the coming years - Thank you !!


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Friday, November 17th
"Downtown Holiday Night"
- presented by Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce

- sponsored by Libro Credit Union
- click here for details


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
TELUS Connected Playground
- visit the TELUS Connected Playground to see the latest and greatest in tech and accessories
- experience virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR
- create your own personalized holiday wrapping paper just in time for the holiday season

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

THE FESTIVAL BEGINS


Saturday, November 18th

Opening night sponsored by

9th Annual ERCA Super Santa 5K Run/Walk
-
Presented by Essex Regional Conservation Foundation

5:00 pm

"Ignite the Night" Opening Ceremonies
- Watch a Christmas Classic on our Giant Outdoor Movie Screen

- hot chocolate, hot apple cider, popcorn, and other treats for sale
- strolling carollers, costumed actors, children's crafts, and so much more

5:00 pm

Tree Lighting Ceremony
- Town Crier – call to order
- Mayor's Welcome
- Amherstburg Provincial Marine Canon Firing
- "Lights On!" for the ceremonial Christmas Tree

approx. 6:00 pm

FIREWORKS !!!
- set off from Boblo Island
- view them the along the waterfront in the Navy Yard Park

approx. 6:20 pm

TELUS Connected Playground
- visit the TELUS Connected Playground to see the latest and greatest in tech and accessories
- experience virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR
- create your own personalized holiday wrapping paper just in time for the holiday season


5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
- Hot chocolate

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm



Sunday, November 19th

TELUS Connected Playground
- visit the TELUS Connected Playground to see the latest and greatest in tech and accessories
- experience virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR
- create your own personalized holiday wrapping paper just in time for the holiday season

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 6:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm


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Thursday, November 23rd
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans


11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, November 24th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans


11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, November 25th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans


11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Holiday House Tours
- Visit 8 spectacular Homes and Designs and
Christmas Tree Dress Exhibit

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tickets: $25.00 per person

Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm 

Santa Claus Parade
- Presented by Windsor Parade Corporation
- Route: William Street to Sandwich to Richmond to Dalhousie finishing at Toddy Jones Park
- Come visit Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus at the Gingerbread Warming House after the parade

6:00 pm

Sunday, November 26th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans


11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Holiday House Tours
- Visit 8 spectacular Homes and Designs and
Christmas Tree Dress Exhibit

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tickets: $25.00 per person
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 6:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
    

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm 

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Thursday, November 30th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans


11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, December 1st
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans


11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 2nd
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans


11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Horse and Carriage Rides starting from the Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- sponsored by WFCU

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday, December 3rd
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans


11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 6:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
 

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Thursday, December 7th
 
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans


11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, December 8th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans


11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest 
- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 9th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans


11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Horse and Carriage Rides starting from the Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- sponsored by WFCU

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday, December 10th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans


11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 6:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
 

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Friday, December 15th
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 16th
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Horse and Carriage Rides starting from the Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- sponsored by WFCU

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday, December 17th
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 6:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest

 
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Friday, December 22nd
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
- Holiday crafts for kids



5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 23rd
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
- Holiday crafts for kids

- all entries for the Gingerbread House Contest must be picked up. 

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Although specific programming is
completed, the show continues!!

Stop by any evening from 5:30 on to enjoy
the light show and Christmas card displays
till the end of the year.