One of the unique things to experience in the nation’s capital this time of year is the Christmas Lights Across Canada program. From early December through early January the landmark sites across Ottawa are decorated and lit up with Christmas lights. Over 300,000 dazzling lights will be used throughout downtown Ottawa with over 60 sites on display.
Buildings along Confederation Boulevard in Ottawa and Gatineau attract visitors from all over the country during this time of the year. Many visitors schedule holiday shopping trips to Ottawa in time to see the lights. The lights across Canada program extends to other provinces and territories across the country.
On December 6th, the twenty eighth lighting will be take place in a ceremony on Parliament Hill with residents, visitors and dignitaries all sharing this special celebration. This is one of the most wonderful times to come and visit the capitol. Between the shopping, Christmas décor and spirit, there’s not a better time to come and check out our great city. We’ll provide warm housing and delicious hot breakfasts to get the day started. After experiencing the lights, come back to a welcoming pot of tea or cup of hot chocolate by the fire and then end your day in your comfortable, cozy room.