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2020 Festival of Lights Details

Posted on Tuesday November 17, 2020


 Candlelight Ceremony
 2020 Candlelight Ceremony

Streamed on Facebook Live

In the joy of the season, we take time to remember and honour those who are no longer present with us.With the poems, prayers, music, the reading of names and with the lighting of three trees:
The Angel Tree ~ for children who are no longer with us
The MADD Tree ~ for lives effected by impaired driving
The Forget-Me-Not Tree ~ for lives touched by Alzheimer's Disease
We take time to reflect and remember.
These three trees will remain lighted throughout the season keeping a silent vigil.

 Festival of Lights Kick Off

Festival of Lights Kick-off Event

Streamed on Facebook Live

Join us on-line on Saturday, November 21 at 7pm as we celebrate “Let Your Light Shine!” Hear messages from our Mayor along with a countdown to the lighting of the lights in Courthouse Square Park.

Santa Claus "Driving Tour"

 Santa Claud Driving Tour

It wouldn’t be the holidays without a visit from “Old St. Nick” so Tourism Goderich has arranged for Santa Claus to drive throughout the Town of Goderich to bring cheer.  Thanks to the Goderich Kinsmen Club and Murray’s RONA Goderich, Santa will be touring around town on Saturday and Sunday, November 21 and 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Keep a sharp look out for him and give him a wave.
(The route is “top secret” to avoid crowds and comply with regulations.)

Let Your Light Shine Map
 Let Your Light Shine Festival of Lights Map

Brighten your life by experiencing our Festival of Lights 2020 “Let Your Light Shine!” Self-Guided Tour.  See all the wonderful light displays throughout the Town of Goderich.  From our own municipal parks, store front displays, individual homes and businesses, to outdoor displays created by service and non-profit groups.  Whether you are walking or driving, there are lots of sparkling sites to see!

 WIN with #GoderichShines

Festival of Lights Contest

Hashtag your light display with #GoderichShines and have your chance at winning a gift certificate from one of our local businesses!

It is really hard to judge everyone’s efforts, so to encourage people to just join in and have fun, Tourism Goderich will be putting the name of everyone who participates into two random draws – one for the light tour and one for the submitted photos. There will be several gift certificates to local restaurants for people to win.

Other Events

Online Fundraising Concerts

Special Shopping Days

Shear Talent’s 26th Cut-a-thon for the Christmas Bureau




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Goderich Town Hall: 57 West Street, Goderich, ON N7A 2K5, Phone: 519-524-8344, Email:
Tourism Goderich: Phone: 519-524-6600, Toll-Free: 1-800-280-7637, Email:

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