In no particular order, here are some of our favorite Christmas Lights:
Burlington Festival Of Lights
A yearly tradition for my family, and most families in Burlington, is the Burlington Festival of Lights. The city of Burlington puts up decorations at the waterfront and for many it marks the beginning of the holiday season. There is nothing like walking among the decorations with your family and loved ones sipping on a hot chocolate and enjoying the season.
The festival runs from December 1st to January 8th. If you want to get involved, they are looking for sponsors and volunteers.
For more information, please visit their website at: http://burlingtonfestivaloflights.com/
Christmas At The Stonehouse Of Campbellville
Have you ever been driving up Guelph Line and noticed Santa looking back at you? If you have, then you know where The Stonehouse Of Campbellville is. I have to admit that he has caught me off guard a few times and I have always wondered what was there. Now known as “that shop with all the windows”, it originally started back in 1976 offering Canadiana (Canadian Heritage and Cultural products). To drive by it today, you will notice stained glass windows and of course, Santa climbing a ladder.
For several years now they have put out an amazing light show and people come from all over just to view it. This year the lights are turned on November 19th and will run until December 31st. You can see them from 5:00pm until 10:00pm every night.
There will be a donation box out front with all donations going to Halton Women’s Shelter – Children’s Programs.
The Stonehouse Of Campbellville is located at 8565 Guelph Line, Campbellville. For more information please visit their website: https://www.thestonehouse.ca/christmas/
Musson’s Famous Christmas Lights
**Doug Musson died in 2017 after he fell from a ladder while tending to his famous light display. 2017 may have been the last year for this display of lights**
If you are looking for a “Christmas Vacation” type of thing, the Musson’s house will fit the bill. They have been decorating for over 30 years now and the show has grown year by year.
It was the father who first began the tradition in Calgary, Alberta with a few decorations. The family moved to Burlington in 1976 when the father seemed to loose interest. Thankfully the son Doug (a full grown man now) picked it up and ran with it. As he put it, they would add a new string of lights every year. Then when people started to notice, they decorations became a little more involved.
There is a special decoration on the lawn that you may want to keep an eye out for. An outline of a Harley Davidson motorcycle with “Cam” written on the fuel tank. It is a dedication to their son Cam who was killed in a car accident in May of 1998. He is sure to be bring smiles to many visitors and be part of the family tradition every year.
Keeping this tradition running is becoming expensive so if you would like to donate they are happy to accept any amount through a PayPal link on their website.
Where is the Musson House? 3360 SPRUCE AVENUE in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. The lights go on December 1st and remain on weekdays between 5:00pm and 10:00pm and weekends between 5:00pm and 11:00pm. If you are interested in seeing them, make sure you visit before the last day of the weekend after New Years Day (Sunday January 7th this year).
For more information, please visit their website at http://christmasdisplay.ca/