Q: Is there a cost to see the
A: There is no admission fee to see the
many illuminations, however donations
are gratefully accepted. We are currently
suggesting that you bring
a 'toonie' to the Lights! Families
may wish to donate more.
What are the donations used for?
A: The money collected is allocated for
improving programming and activities for
next year’s festival.
Who collects the donations?
A: All proceeds are collected by the River
Lights Winter Festival, which is a registered
for 'Blinky the Snowman' throughout
a 'toonie' to the lights!
Your donation will
help ensure we can continue offering
excellent programs in the coming
years - Thank you !!
How long are the lights on?
A: The illumination of the displays in
Toddy Jones Park, Navy Yard Park and along
Dalhousie Street. The lights are on from
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm from Opening
Night to the end of the year.
When are your various events occurring?
A: To see a complete list of events and
activities visit our Events
How do I purchase event tickets?
A: Many of the Festival Events are provided
free to our guests. However, some events
do require tickets. The prices for these
events are indicated in the listings on
the Events Calendar.
Tickets can be purchased at each event
or, in advance at the Festival office
in the Gordon House, 268 Dalhousie St.
- phone: 519-736-4642.
How do I volunteer?
A: We always have the need for volunteers
and we’d love to accommodate you.
the Festival office at 519-736-4642 and
we will be happy to help you find the
best activity and the best time for you.
Where are the lights and displays located?
A: The light displays are located in Toddy
Jones Park (childrens’ ,
car and sports themes) and
Navy Yard Park
(nautical themes in NYP south, angel
memory garden in central NYP, and
historic and musical in NYP north).
4'X8' dickens//historic themed Christmas
card displays are located in Toddy Jones
Park, the Navy Yard Park Square and various
locations within Downtown
How can my company become a River Lights
A: To discuss sponsorship and advertising
opportunities contact the Festival office
How can an individual or a family become
involved as a sponsor?
A: Usually individuals or families choose
to sponsor a light display or a Christmas
card display. Some individuals have chosen
to participate in other ways. To discuss
individual or family sponsorship/participation
opportunities, contact the Festival office