Goderich Tourism News ~ Festival of Lights
~ November 4th to December 20th, 2023 ~
Goderich, ON – Illuminate your season at Goderich’s Festival of Lights from November 4th to December 20th, 2023. Join the enchanting festivities and embrace the holiday spirit!
Santa is coming to town!
Did you know that the Festival of Lights and Santa Claus Parade is already in the works for Saturday, November 18th? Where did our summer go?!
It seems like every year we sit down to start getting ready for the Santa Claus Parade, long before we feel ready. And here we are, just a few short weeks away from Saturday, November 18!
Yes, it’s time for the 2023 Festival of Lights and Santa Claus Parade! This year, we are celebrating the season in Downtown Goderich beginning at 6:30 pm on the Courthouse Performance Stage. John Powers & Family will take to the stage as a hot chocolate treat is provided by Tim Hortons of Goderich. If the weather holds, we might even have a few brave food trucks join us with some warm treats to make the night special! Funnel cakes from BYOB and Cookies & Treats from Sweets by Mardell will have your mouth watering.
Then at 7pm the Festival of Lights will kick off! Mayor Bazinet will help us count down to the official lighting of the lights. These beautiful displays will remain on in the evenings through the holiday season and will remain lit until mid-February. New to the display this year is our HUGE holiday tree. Positioned in the Town Hall courtyard, this 21-foot golden pre-lit Shinto Tree will become your new favourite holiday display.
Once we have the lights on, Santa will finally know how to find us, and this means we get to kick off the 2023 Santa Claus Parade! After we light the lights, we welcome the holiday season with our nighttime Santa Claus Parade.
Floats from businesses all over Huron County will be lit up and on display as our Santa Claus Parade makes it way up West Street to Courthouse Square, Courthouse Square clockwise to South Street, south on South Street where it will disperse at Elgin Avenue.
Be sure to bring your non-perishable food items as a couple of floats in the parade will be gathering donations for our local food banks.
If you are interested in entering a float in the parade, please visit EXPLOREGODERICH.CA to access the fillable parade form, as well as a complete list of all the events taking place this Festival Season.
We might love our summers in Goderich, but no other event in Goderich will bring out a crowd in all types of weather! Show us your true Goderich spirit and help us celebrate the Season in Downtown Goderich.
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