Upper Canada village keeps holiday traditions alive at its 7th annual Alight at Night event - One of ontario's largest and most unique light festivals



    OTTAWA, Dec. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - The popularity of Upper Canada Village's
"Alight at Night" festival was instantaneous when it was launched six years
ago, and the appeal for this must-see event continues to grow. Every night
from November 29, 2007 to January 5, 2008, this recreated 19th century Village
will once again be transformed into a one-of-a-kind lighting extravaganza
where the past meets the present, and there's always a new attraction at the
event to look forward to each season ...
    Visitors are invited to stroll the wintery streets of this 60 acre site
to marvel at over 250,000 lights decorating its historic buildings, trees and
fences. The newest attraction, to be launched this year, will allow visitors
to enjoy skating under the stars, on an artificial outdoor skating rink
located in the heart of the Village.
    Night-time horse-drawn wagon rides will once again take visitors for
old-fashioned tours around the site, and the Toy Train will be offering rides
around Crysler Park to view a delightful display of lights along the way.
Romantic Horse-drawn Carriage Rides for Two will be available by advance
reservation.
    The Village Store will be open for Christmas shopping (plus photos with
Santa on select evenings). The Village Bakery will be making fresh bread
nightly, also for sale at the Village Store. Warm-you-up food and beverages
will be available at both The Harvest Barn Restaurant and Village Café located
on site and at the nearby Upper Canadian Cookhouse Restaurant.
    Admission to "Alight at Night" is family friendly at only $4 per adult
and $3 per child. Skating, horse-drawn rides and train rides cost extra.
Special overnight packages for families and couples at area hotels and B&Bs
are also available for out-of-town visitors or anyone wanting to indulge in a
little holiday getaway.
    For more information visit www.AlightatNight.ca or call 1-800-437-2233 or
locally (613) 543-4328.

    Upper Canada Village is operated by The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an
agency of the Government of Ontario. Upper Canada Village is located 1-1/4
hours southeast of Ottawa (11 km east of Morrisburg), off County Road No. 2
and 24 km west of Cornwall (Exit 758 off Highway No. 401).




For further information:

For further information: Jancis Sommerville, (613) 543-3704, Ext. 2416,
jancis.sommerville@parks.on.ca

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