A Festival of Lights in Waterloo Park

Over 100 colourful and fun displays with over 100,000 light bulbs light up Waterloo Park from Opening Night through all of December until midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Thanks to all of you who came out to enjoy another wonderful season at the Wonders of Winter 2016. And a special thank you to all of the sponsors and volunteers who made it all possible!

Join us on December 2nd for our 2017 Opening Night Celebration! Complete with a spectacular fireworks display, a candlelight ceremony and the moment when we turn on the more than 100,000 lights in Waterloo Park! A Festival of Lights in Waterloo Park.

Hours – Support – ‎About Us

  • Hours
    The lights come on at 6:00pm Opening Night and from 5:30pm to 10:30pm every evening through the month of December. They are then turned off for the season on New Year’s Day. Do join us for the...
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  • Support Us
    Support Us
    Sponsorships from local businesses help cover the majority of the costs of running the Wonders of Winter, but annual operating costs continue to increase. New displays cost money, older ones need constant maintenance and there are always...
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  • Opening Night
    Opening Night
    Be on hand for Opening Night – Saturday December 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm and join in the FREE community candlelight ceremony. At 6:00 pm ‎be amazed at the massive fireworks display in celebration of Canada’s 150th...
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  • About Wonders of Winter
    About Wonders of Winter
    In 1994, Bill Weiler, a creative citizen of Waterloo asked for a loan from the City of Waterloo to install the first underground electrical service in Waterloo Park to power the first 5000 lights in imaginative displays....
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  • Image Gallery
    Image Gallery
    Check out all the beautiful images of the Wonders of Winter - a festival of lights in Waterloo Park...
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  • Sponsors & Volunteers
    Sponsors & Volunteers
    Thank You to our Many Generous Sponsors and Volunteers: Community Service Clubs K-W Civitan Club Waterloo Grand River Kinsmen Kiwanis Club of Kitchener Waterloo Kiwanis Club of Waterloo North Waterloo Lions Club Optimist Club of Lakeshore Village...
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