Winter Illumination

Winter Illumination was a huge success with thousands of people attending in 2020.  Due to its popularity, several featured installations were selected to be extended into 2021. Installations will be located in Preston, Galt and Hespeler. If you were unable to visit all the displays in 2020, check out this virtual tour video. 

An interactive map is available for this self-guided experience which highlights all the displays so you can plan your own route.  

The community is reminded to keep safety top of mind and adhere to pandemic guidelines on gathering and social distancing.

Winter Illumination Map

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Illuminated CAMBRIDGE letters

Location: Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson Street 

Capture that perfect social media moment in front of the Illuminated CAMBRIDGE letters. 

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Cambridge City Hall Lights

Location: Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson Street

Cambridge City Hall is covered in thousands of lights. 

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Dancing Tree

Location: Historic City Hall, 46 Dickson Street

This tree responds to sound.  Stand under it and clap your hands or play music then watch the lights dance to the noise.

Sponsored by: cambridge farmers market logo

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Craig's Crossing (Pedestrian Bridge)

Location: Downtown Cambridge

Offering exceptional views of the Grand River and a convenient active transportation option, the new pedestrian bridge is a beautiful and functional landmark addition to the downtown. 

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Old Post Office Projection 

Location: 12 Water Street South

Old Post Office Projection runs Thursday – Sunday,  7 to 9 pm (plays every half hour)

These shows have quickly become a community attraction and run nightly (Thursday to Sunday) throughout the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Holiday Season.  Content is scheduled to change seasonally and is appropriate for all ages.

NEW! Tune your car radio to fm 92.5 to listen to the music that has been choreographed with the show.

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Dalton Court

Location: 2 Queen's Square

Dalton Court is located just off the Main Street bridge, within the south parks district.  This parkette provides seating along with a view of the nearby Grand River, and is adjacent to the University of Waterloo School of Architecture.

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Central Park

Location: 615 King Street East

You will be amazed by the gazebo decorated with lights and illuminated trees.

Sponsored by: preston town centre logo   cupe 1882 logo

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Hespeler Town Hall

Location: 11 Tannery Street East

Walk through the magical trees at Hespeler Town Hall.

Sponsored by: hespeler village bia

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Jacob's Landing Park

Location: 30 Milling Road 

Enjoy the pergola decorated in magical lights.

Sponsored by: toyota manufacturing logo


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Jacob's Landing Waterfall

Location: 49 Guelph Avenue

Capture a magical photo moment in front of the beautifully lit up waterfall. 

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Through the Glass

Location: Idea Exchange Hespeler, 5 Tannery Street East

A larger than life snow globe, set against the architecturally stunning Idea Exchange, Hespeler building.

Sponsored by: little electric logo  Event Partner:  idea exchange logo

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Did you know....Christmas in Cambridge is proud to be named one of the top 100 festival by Festivals and Events Ontario. 

Festival and Events Ontario Top 100 logo top 100 award logo for 2020 best promotional campaign logo for 2020