Cobourg Christmas magic

This town near Toronto is going to become a winter wonderland

It's that time of year, my friends, when the sun becomes shy and our cities turn into a gloomy grey mess of frowns and despair.

November is the worst, but don't fret – it can also the best. An explosion of beautiful, twinkling lights will soon transform spaces all over Toronto and beyond into colourful Christmas photo-ops.

And what better way to kick off the season of lights than with a whopping 100,000 of them in a waterfront park?

Cobourg's Christmas Magic will once again light up the shores of Lake Ontario this November, turning the town's waterfront and Rotary Park into a fantastic spectacle of holiday cheer.

It's about a 90 minute drive from downtown Toronto, but a perfect distance for decompressing with some Christmas tunes in the car on a cold November night.

This year's lighting ceremony is scheduled to take place November 24 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., but the lights will be up for everyone's enjoyment between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. every night until January 5, 2018.

Lead photo by

Cobourg Tourism


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Sports & Play

This forest in Ontario is home to the longest suspended canopy boardwalk in the world

Find the perfect pumpkin patch and farm near Toronto

You can explore this incredible glowing tunnel in Ontario

GoodLife Fitness trainers say gyms are not following COVID-19 safety protocols

Toronto restaurant lets Fred VanVleet eat for free so he'll re-sign with the Raptors

10 ways to escape the city without leaving Toronto

This is what sporting events used to look like in Toronto

This skydeck in Ontario comes with unreal views of fall colours