Holiday Festive Events and Lights

Experience the wonder of sparkling holiday lights at these festive events in Vaughan

Prepare to be dazzled this winter with your pick of holiday light events across Vaughan. Whether it’s a soft glow or a full-blast LED extravaganza, you’ll be able to find a light display to share with your loved ones this season.

City of Vaughan’s Festival of Lights

Are you the house on the street with the amazing light display and tons of festive cheer? Here’s your chance to shine! Festive lights and decorations are a hallmark of the holiday season and a meaningful symbol to get the community in the festive spirit. The City of Vaughan is introducing a new Festive Lights program this winter to recognize residents who go above and beyond to decorate their homes and properties with exceptional pride in their light displays. This is a chance for you and your neighbours to celebrate each other’s cultures and Vaughan’s diversity.

It all kicks off on Friday, November 10, 2023, – you won’t want to miss this free event which will include the unveiling – and first illumination – of a new Vaughan sign at City Hall. The kickoff event will also feature official remarks from Mayor Steven Del Duca, an interactive DJ and free hot chocolate.

Festival of Lights

City of Vaughan’s festive celebrations

The City of Vaughan is hosting these festive celebrations that are sure to brighten your season with sparkling lights. Celebrate special moments with your community at one or all of these events.


Kleinburg tree lighting

8 Nashville Road, Kleinburg

December 1, 2023 | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The annual Kleinburg Tree Lighting event is a wonderful yearly tradition. There will be offering hot coffee, hot chocolate, tea, popcorn, pictures with Santa Claus, and more—all free of charge.


Smart Centres City Lights and Tree Lighting 

100 New Park Place

If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it’s like to walk under a massive Christmas tree, be sure to put this experience on your list! The tree was unveiled in November 2022 at a ceremony at 100 New Park Place, kicking off the City Lights at SmartVMC festival. Last year’s unveiling of the 114 ft tall Christmas tree was mentioned in BlogTO as being “…the country’s tallest walk-through LED tree experience…”

Located at the SmartCentre Bus Terminal at VMC subway station, this high-tech dazzling display of lights will make for fantastic photo opportunities! The tree features over 70,000 LED lights that can be programmed with animated displays.

Cozy Fire

Black Creek Pioneer Village

1000 Murray Ross Parkway, North York

December 2 to 16, 2023

Go on a moonlit adventure and stroll back in time when you visit Festive Nights at the Village. Live entertainment, holiday treats, professional storytellers and a whimsical country dance make this an experience you’ll never forget. Warm up with the famous peppermint hot chocolate and don’t forget to check out traditional holiday activities like candle dipping, a puppet show and holiday crafts.

Vaughan offers some spectacular light shows and festivities for you to choose from – but who says you have to choose? Visit them all! Create some new memories and traditions and share the magic of a festive celebration with your loved ones.


Vaughan is a great one-day trip, but it’s an even better weekend getaway! With so much fun in store and places to explore, 24 hours simply isn’t enough. Find your perfect stay now.


As you explore all that Vaughan has to offer, don’t forget to tag us at #VisitVaughan and follow us on Instagram at @visitvaughan!

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