Ottawa Lights - Check Out IllumiNATION from your Car with your Kids

December 17, 2020

IllumiNATION — A virtual celebration of lights across Canada

Runs every evening from Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 8 pm (ET) to Thursday, January 7, 2021, at midnight (ET)

Let yourself be dazzled by IllumiNATION! The virtual show takes you on a magical cross-Canada journey that will amaze young and old alike. Join in to discover talented Canadians sharing their light upon this special holiday season.

In the company of Gregory Charles, admire numerous artistic performances and "travel" to Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto, Halifax, Moncton, Calgary, Vancouver, Yellowknife and Old Crow, Yukon. Let's discover the most beautiful lights in Canada!

The virtual show will premiere on Thursday, December 17, at 8 pm (ET).

In Ottawa

Every evening, from 5:30 pm to 1 am 

Be charmed by the thousands of dazzling holiday lights that brighten Confederation Boulevard, Canada's ceremonial route that circles the heart of the capital. Follow the route and admire the illuminated sites including the National War Memorial, the Garden of Provinces and Territories and the view from the Alexandra Bridge. 

Map of the Pathway of Lights

On Parliament Hill

An artistic light installation, Entre les rangs, makes its appearance on Parliament Hill this year and is a new addition to the pathway of lights! This sensory stroll through an urban field contributes to the festive holiday season look in Canada's Capital Region.

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