Usually Upper Canada Village is not open during winter. However, during the Christmas season the Village hosts "Alight at Night" from 4:30-9:00 p.m. My young kids enjoyed the wagon ride, the train ride and visiting the bakery (we bought two fresh loaves). The village church was open, anyone could walk in and join the Christmas caroling. The lead singer (very nice lady) would take requests from a 30-page song sheet, signal the pianist and everyone chimes in. The sun sets at 5:00, however there are about 200,00 Christmas lights strung up in the trees and on the buildings in the village. There is a sound and light show where the lights in the trees flicker to the beat of Christmas songs. The kids enjoyed a hot chocolate in the gingerbread house. Also, there was a gingerbread house competition where about 15 creations were on display and visitors could vote for the best house. All of the houses were way beyond anything I could make at home! We also visited the general store which included a cafe and a pantry section where visitors could buy bread and cheese. There is also a small skating rink. I had brought skates for everyone, but by 8:00 my kids were too tired. This event is quite popular - even as we were leaving, people were lining up to buy tickets.
I would definitely recommend this attraction to anyone with young children (3-8).
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