Ottawa Is Getting A New Holiday Show On Parliament Hill & A Pathway Of Lights

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Ottawa Is Getting A New Holiday Show On Parliament Hill & A Pathway Of Lights

Get ready for some free festive fun as Christmas Lights Across Canada returns to Ottawa. This holiday season, you'll be able to see the brand new projection show at Parliament Hill and explore a pathway of thousands of lights.*

The new 15-minute show will run at Parliament Hill every evening from December 8, 2021, to January 7, 2022, in a loop between 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

It will be a mix of multimedia and music, and you'll get to see sparks travel across Canada's breathtaking landscape.

Then you can go for a stroll to see the sparkling Pathway Of Lights, which runs the same nights as the projection show.

It will illuminate multiple streets and landmarks around Ottawa and Gatineau, including Confederation Park, National War Memorial, Elgin Street, Supreme Court Of Canada, Rideau Canal Park, Portage Park, Garden Of Provinces And Territories, and Jacques-Cartier Park.

There is no fee or tickets required to visit either the projection show or the Pathway of Lights, so it makes for the perfect last-minute adventure.

Christmas Lights Across Canada

Price: Free

When: December 8, 2021, to January 7, 2022

Address: Projection Show at Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON

Pathway Of Lights (multiple locations)

Why You Need To Go: You can get a cup of peppermint mocha and go for a walk downtown to see the trail of lights and the new festive projection show.


In Ontario, a vaccine passport is required to access some events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

*This article has been updated.

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