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Magic of Lights 2020

Wind through the sparkling tunnels of one of Ottawa's best light displays

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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates (view the "External Resources" section below).

The Magic of Lights Ottawa takes place annually at Wesley Clover Parks Campground from mid-November through early January. This magical display is a favorite for many of Ottawa's residents and visitors, attracting 230,000 people every season. Thousands of LEDs illuminate a drive through a magical route loaded with animation and popular holiday characters. The park's highlight is the Candy Cane Lane, an enormous 200-foot (61-m)animated display, and the Snowflake Forest, a twinkling winter spectacle. Apart from being fun for the whole family, the Magic of Lights Ottawa has donated over $78,000 to the Ottawa Senator’s Foundation. The Magic of Lights Ottawa runs every night from 5 pm to 10 pm.

In case you want to get out of your car and experience some natural beauty, Wesley Clover Park also offers great winter activities. Here you can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or skijoring, which is a mix between cross-country skiing and dog sledding. With over 11 miles (18 km) of park trails, plenty of beautiful winter views are guaranteed.

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