Spending time in Ottawa's capital over the holidays is something everyone in Canada should do at least once in their life. From skating on the infamous Rideau Canal to eating warm, sugary beavertails as fluffy snow falls all around you to tons of holiday markets, there's really no shortage of magical winter activities to take part in here!
But it's another event that is held every year in Ottawa that really steals the show during the holidays. It's called Christmas Lights Across Canada and it's the magical holiday light show you've been waiting for!
Christmas Lights Across Canada will officially start on December 5th and run every night from 5:30-11pm until January 7th. This winter lightscapes multimedia show is projected onto the Parliament Buildings to create a unique sight!
The light show is inspired by Canada's nature, climate, and culture to create a 13-minute fairy-tale show that plays on a loop for the allotted time frame. This event brings in huge crowds for the holidays who want to see and experience the amazing magic of a Canadian Christmas projected onto our historic Parliament Buildings!
This unreal multimedia light show isn't the only Christmas lights display you can enjoy in Ottawa during December and January! During the Christmas Lights Across Canada event, thousands of dazzling holiday lights are strung up throughout downtown Ottawa from 4:30pm-2am every day.
You can wander through the downtown area, past historic buildings in Ottawa all lit up with twinkling lights! This is the perfect spot to come for a romantic stroll in the evenings to admire some of the most beautiful Christmas lights displays in the entire country!
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