List of Scheduled Events for 2016

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 !!


Wednesday, November 16th
Turkey Dinner Fundraiser
- held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 281 Dalhousie Street, Amherstburg

5:00 pm and 7:00 pm seating available
Tickets: $15.00 adult / $10.00 child under 10

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Friday, November 18th
"Downtown Holiday Night"
- presented by Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce

- A night promoting local commerce, our beautiful historical town, and the holiday season featuring:

 

 

- 12 days of Christmas scavenger hunt with grand prize worth $1000.00
- Horse and Carriage Rides
- Ice Sculputre Artists
- Carroling and Actor Vignettes
- Outdoor Holiday Market
- Specials in Resturants and local Businesses
- Hands on Heritage events at the Park House Museum and the Provincial Marine Commisariat building
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

THE FESTIVAL BEGINS


Saturday, November 19th

Opening night sponsored by

8th Annual ERCA Super Santa 5K Run/Walk
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Presented by Essex Regional Conservation Foundation

5:00 pm

"Ignite the Night" Opening Ceremonies
- Watch "Frosty the Snowman" on our Giant Outdoor Movie Screen
- Giant "Frosty the Snowman" makes his debut at the River Lights Festival!

- hot chocolate, hot apple cider, bear paws, popcorn, and other treats for sale
- strolling carollers, costumed actors, children's crafts, 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 20th
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 6:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest


5:30 pm to 8:30 pm


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Thursday, November 24th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, November 25th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
TELUS Connected Playground
- visit the TELUS Connected Playground to see the latest and greatest in tech and accessories
- experience virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR
- create your own personalized holiday wrapping paper just in time for the holiday season

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
- Holiday crafts for kids


5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 26th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
TELUS Connected Playground
- visit the TELUS Connected Playground to see the latest and greatest in tech and accessories
- experience virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR
- create your own personalized holiday wrapping paper just in time for the holiday season

11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
- Holiday crafts for kids


11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Santa Claus Parade
- Presented by Windsor Parade Corporation
- Route: William Street to Sandwich to Richmond to Dalhousie finishing at Toddy Jones Park
- Come visit Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus at the Gingerbread Warming House after the parade

6:00 pm

Sunday, November 27th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
TELUS Connected Playground
- visit the TELUS Connected Playground to see the latest and greatest in tech and accessories
- experience virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR
- create your own personalized holiday wrapping paper just in time for the holiday season

11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 6:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
    

11:00 am to 9:00 pm

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Thursday, December 1st
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, December 2nd
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans

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 3rd
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans

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: $25.00 per person
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 4th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans

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: $25.00 per person
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 6:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
 

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Thursday, December 8th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, December 9th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans

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 10th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans

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 11th
Christmas at the Gibson Gallery
- featuring unique creations from over 40 artists & aritsans

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 6:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest
 

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Wednesday, December 14th
Christmas at the Museum
- at the Amherstburg Freedom Museum - 277 King Street, Amherstburg
- to purchase tickets call 519-736-5433

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Tickets: $30.00 per person

Friday, December 16th
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 17th
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 18th
Story TimeSundays
- at the Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park
- stories will begin at 6:00 pm
- display of entries from the Gingerbread House Contest

- all entries for the Gingerbread House Contest must be picked up. 
 
5:30 pm to 8:30 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