List of Scheduled Events for 2015

River Lights Winter Festival events are identified by
our snowflake image and are free to all unless otherwise noted

Other events listed are organized by the group identified in the listing and advertised in co-operation with the River Lights Winter Festival

Watch for 'Blinky the Snowman' throughout the Festival
and bring a 'toonie' to the lights!
Your donation will help ensure we can continue offering
excellent programs in the coming years - Thank you !!


THE FESTIVAL BEGINS


Saturday, November 14th

Opening night sponsored by

7th Annual ERCA Super Santa 5K Run/Walk
-
Presented by Essex Regional Conservation Foundation

5:00 pm

"Ignite the Night" Opening Ceremonies
-
at Navy Yard Park Square
- Giant Movie Screen showing a classic holiday movie
- Giant "Bumble" makes his debut at the River Lights Festival!

- hot chocolate, hot soup, popcorn, and other treats for sale
- strolling carollers, costumed actors and so much more

5:00 pm

Tree Lighting Ceremony
- Town Crier – call to order
- Mayor's Welcome
- Amherstburg Provincial Marine Canon Firing
- "Lights On!" for the ceremonial Christmas Tree

approx. 6:00 pm

FIREWORKS !!! ( set off from Boblo Island - view
..them the along the waterfront in the Navy Yard Park

approx. 6:20 pm

Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
- Hot chocolate

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday, November 15th
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in
Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 5:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest


4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Friday, November 20th
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest

- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, November 21st

Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest

- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday, November 22nd
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in
Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 5:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
    

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Thursday, November 26th
Holiday Art at the Gallery
- at the Gibson Gallery in Amherstburg
- come Christmas shopping in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space.
- the Gallery will be full of a wide variety of unique creations- find original gifts.
- admission is free.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, November 27th
Holiday Art at the Gallery
- at the Gibson Gallery in Amherstburg
- come Christmas shopping in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space.
- the Gallery will be full of a wide variety of unique creations- find original gifts.
- admission is free..

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest

- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, November 28th
Holiday House Tours
- Visit 10 beautifully & professionally decorated homes
.. and historic sites

10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tickets: $20.00 per person
Holiday Art at the Gallery
- at the Gibson Gallery in Amherstburg
- come Christmas shopping in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space.
- the Gallery will be full of a wide variety of unique creations- find original gifts.
- admission is free.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest

- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Santa Claus Parade
- Route: William Street to Sandwich to Richmond to
.. Dalhousie finishing at Toddy Jones Park
- Presented by Windsor Parade Corporation

6:00 pm

Sunday, November 29th
Holiday Art at the Gallery
- at the Gibson Gallery in Amherstburg
- come Christmas shopping in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space.
- the Gallery will be full of a wide variety of unique creations- find original gifts.
- admission is free.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Holiday House Tours
- Visit 10 beautifully & professionally decorated homes
.. and historic sites

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Tickets: $20.00 per person
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in
Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 5:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
 

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Thursday, December 3rd
Holiday Art at the Gallery
- at the Gibson Gallery in Amherstburg
- come Christmas shopping in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space.
- the Gallery will be full of a wide variety of unique creations- find original gifts.
- admission is free.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, December 4th
Holiday Art at the Gallery
- at the Gibson Gallery in Amherstburg
- come Christmas shopping in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space.
- the Gallery will be full of a wide variety of unique creations- find original gifts.
- admission is free.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
 
- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 5th
Holiday Art at the Gallery
- at the Gibson Gallery in Amherstburg
- come Christmas shopping in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space.
- the Gallery will be full of a wide variety of unique creations- find original gifts.
- admission is free.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest

- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

River Lights Holiday Village in Toddy Jones Park
- Children's activity emporium
- Provincial Marine historical encampment and hot apple cider
- Night Village on Dalhousie St. between North and Rankin with market vendors
- Entertainment - Choral ensembles, Period costumed actors, and Windsor Diplomats Drum Corps


5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
- around
Toddy Jones Park

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 6th
Holiday Art at the Gallery
- at the Gibson Gallery in Amherstburg
- come Christmas shopping in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space.
- the Gallery will be full of a wide variety of unique creations- find original gifts.
- admission is free.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

River Lights Holiday Village in Toddy Jones Park
- Children's activity emporium
- Provincial Marine historical encampment and hot apple cider
- Entertainment - Choral ensembles, Period costumed actors, and Windsor Diplomats Drum Corps
- Santa Shout Out
.

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
- around
Toddy Jones Park

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in
Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 5:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
 

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Thursday, December 10th
Holiday Art at the Gallery
- at the Gibson Gallery in Amherstburg
- come Christmas shopping in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space.
- the Gallery will be full of a wide variety of unique creations- find original gifts.
- admission is free.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, December 11th
Holiday Art at the Gallery
- at the Gibson Gallery in Amherstburg
- come Christmas shopping in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space.
- the Gallery will be full of a wide variety of unique creations- find original gifts.
- admission is free.

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
 
- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 12th
Holiday Art at the Gallery
- at the Gibson Gallery in Amherstburg
- come Christmas shopping in a boutique setting within our lovely traditional Gallery space.
- the Gallery will be full of a wide variety of unique creations- find original gifts.
- admission is free.


11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest

- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday, December 13th
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in
Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 5:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
 
 
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Wednesday, December 16th
Christmas at the Museum
- Join us for this holiday tradition as Renee Jackson King performs Christmas music
.. in the Nazrey A.M.E. Church.
- A dessert buffet will be served.
- at the Amherstburg Freedom Museum

 

Friday, December 18th
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest

- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 19th
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest

- Holiday crafts for kids


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday, December 20th
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in
Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 5:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
 

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Although specific programming is completed,
the show continues!!


Stop by any evening 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
until January 1st, 2016 to view
the light show and christmas card displays