OTTAWA, Sept. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Immerse in holiday traditions every night
from November 29, 2007 to January 5, 2008, as UPPER CANADA VILLAGE, the
award-winning 1860's village, will once again be transformed into a magical
one-of-a-kind holiday lighting extravaganza. The "Alight at Night" festival is
truly unique --- the charms of the past are complemented with fresh surprises
to delight visitors. An instant success six years ago, the "Alight at Night"
festival has become Canada's most popular "must-see holiday festival"!
Visitors are invited to stroll the wintry streets of this 60 acre village
to marvel at over 200,000 lights decorating its authentic 19th century
historic buildings, trees and fences. The newest attraction, an outdoor
skating rink (artificial ice), will allow visitors to enjoy skating under the
stars, right in the heart of the Village.
Old fashioned Christmas caroling and night-time horse-drawn wagon rides
will put visitors in the Christmas spirit as they take in the magic of 200,000
twinkling lights. The Toy Train will offer rides around Crysler Park and along
the St. Lawrence River plus romantic Carriage Rides for Two (also drawn by
horses) will be available by advance reservation. Visit
The Village Store will be open for Christmas shopping, featuring photos
with Santa on select evenings. The Village Bakery will be making fresh bread
nightly, also for sale at the Village Store. Visitors will be delighted by the
old fashioned treats at the Village Candy Shoppe. Warm-you-up snacks, meals
and beverages will be available at both The Harvest Barn Restaurant and
Village Café located within the Village. Full holiday dinners will be served
across the road at the Upper Canada Golf Course Restaurant.
Admission to "Alight at Night" is family friendly at only $4 per adult
and $3 per child (children ages 4 and under are FREE). Skating, horse-drawn
rides and Toy Train cost extra. Special overnight packages are available at
area hotels and B&Bs for anyone wanting to indulge in a little holiday
Upper Canada Village has earned the coveted 3 star (highest distinction)
rating by the Michelin Guide. Operated by The St. Lawrence Parks Commission,
an agency of the Government of Ontario, the Village is on Country Road 2 in
Morrisburg, just minutes south of Exit 758 off Highway 401, about an hour
southeast of Ottawa.
For further information:
For further information: Jancis Sommerville, (613) 543-3704, Ext. 2416,
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