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Magic of Lights 2024-2025

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

Dates: late November–early January (unconfirmed)

The Magic of Lights Ottawa takes place annually at Wesley Clover Parks Campground from mid-November through early January. 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. The Magic of Lights Ottawa runs every night from 5 pm to 10 pm.

This magical display is a favorite for many of Ottawa's residents and visitors, attracting 230,000 people every season. Apart from being fun for the whole family, the Magic of Lights Ottawa has donated over $78,000 to the Ottawa Senator’s Foundation.

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.

Magic of Lights Ottawa directions

Wesley Clover Parks is tucked in Ottawa’s west-end, which is actually between Ottawa and Kanata. You can get to both sites from either the March Road or Moodie Drive exits, situated just west of the 416 and 417 highways' junction.

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Magic of Lights Ottawa address

Wesley Clover Parks Campground, 411 Corkstown Rd, Ottawa, ON K2K 0J5, Canada Show more

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