Celebration of Lights – 31st Year
November 20th to December 31st, 2015 – 5 pm to 10 pm


The Celebration of Lights is a spectacular display in which Sarnia-Lambton is set aglow under a blanket of illuminated lights.  Both local residents and the thousands of visitors who come here each year to view the Celebration enjoy this magical festival.  Due to the revamping of Centennial Park, lights will be displayed in the south part of the park (by London

The Celebration of Lights began in 1984 with 650 lights and 9 displays.  As a result of the popularity of the event and the community participation, the Celebration has snowballed in the following years to thousands of lights and 160 displays.

Incorporated in 2002, the Celebration of Lights is run by a voluntary Board of Directors.

1988, recognized locally on the Mayor’s Honour List for outstanding service to the people of the City of Sarnia.
1988, received the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Presidents Award.
1991, received the Ener$en$e Award for energy conversation.
2000, recognized as one of the top 50 events from Festivals & Events Ontario.
2001, received the Website Award from Festivals & Events Ontario.
2002, recognized as the runner-up in the Canadian Government’s Canada Winterlights competition following the extensive judging of festivals across the country.
2013, nominated for the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Award in the Environmental Category.

Photography – courtesy of Lou Sprenger – Celebration of Lights Photographer

Community Set Up
Opening Ceremonies
Community Tear Down
Fundraising Dinner
Mystery Dinner
Lighting Competition
Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)
Sponsors for 2014 and Award Winners
Environmental Initiatives


Celebration of Lights
P.O. Box 2684
Sarnia, Ontario
N7T 7V9

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