The Celebration of Lights will be going forward this year thanks to the generous support of the community. We still need to raise donations to bring everything back in 2017 but for this year we will have the lights up in the park.

Lighting Competition Displays

Below is a map of the current entries in the 2016 lighting competition. If you would like to enter, click here. Entries close at 5 pm on December 9th.

Initiative for 2016 Celebration of Lights

We are asking anyone in the community who has any outdoor Christmas Lights that they do not use anymore, or if anyone would like to pick a few sets up at local stores if they would consider donating them to decorate the park for the Celebration of Lights. We have several groups coming forward such as schools and other community groups offering to decorate tree’s in the park and this would help in a big way to have many lights in the tree’s this year. We are asking that they be only LED lights due to power limitations in the park and to be environmentally responsible.

If you can help us in this way they can be dropped off at the following locations:

Royal Lepage office on Christina St
Magic Realty on Christina St
Remax on Exmouth St
Philly Cheese Jakes on Confederation St.
Exit Realty office on Michigan Ave
Tourism Sarnia-Lambton 1455 Venetian BOULEVARD Point Edward


November 5th, 2016 Displays will be moved to the park from storage, any help with trailers to assist with this would help greatly

November 10th, 2016 Major displays requiring crane lifts will be set up on this day, students from AMSS will be there to assist as well as the Sarnia Firefighters.

November 12th, 2016 will be our community set up day. Volunteers will be needed to help with the displays and will be looking to decorate as many tree’s as possible. Need anyone with man lift and fall arrest training to help with this.

November 18th, 2016 Santa will be down to turn on the lights, will arrive shortly before 7pm and will turn the lights on at 7pm. A draw will be done for the Kinsmen Santa Clause Float raffle and Santa will visit with the children afterwards. This will be a scaled down opening from previous years.

January 1st, 2017 Lights will end this day

January 7th, 2017 community tear down day, all displays to be disassembled, tree lighting-decorations removed and returned to storage. (Weather and condition dependant) We will need help to take everything down and trailers to help transport everything back to storage.

For any more information or details please email

Donation Request Letter

If you are interested in making a donation to Celebration of Lights, download this letter