Lights at Lansdowne begins this weekend in Ottawa


Although the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group has made the difficult decision of cancelling this year’s Ottawa Christmas Market, the sure-to-be popular Lights at Lansdowne is taking place starting this weekend at Lac-Leamy Plaza.

Giant Christmas tree at Lights at Lansdowne, photo by Julian Lankstead

The existing infrastructure of the Christmas market has shifted to “Lights at Lansdowne,” a magical illuminated Holiday experience, that also includes a spectacular gigantic Christmas tree, which will be the largest of its kind in Ottawa.

Lights at Lansdowne will treat Ottawans and visitors to an impressively beautiful canopy of lights in and around Casino Lac-Leamy Plaza. There will be numerous Instagrammable opportunities, when the square lights up starting November 27 and continuing through the festive season until January 7, 2021.

Illuminated candy canes at Lights at Lansdowne 2020 photo by Julian Lankstead

“The Ottawa Christmas Market, at its core, brings people together to celebrate the holiday season. Unfortunately, that just isn’t possible given our current reality,” said OSEG CEO Mark Goudie. “The experience and magic of the Ottawa Christmas Market this year would simply not be up to our expectations.”

Lights at Lansdowne 2020, photo by Julian Lankstead

But don’t despair, as organisers say the full Ottawa Christmas Market will return to Lansdowne in 2021. And don’t forget, you can also visit the Lansdowne Skating Court if you are visiting Lights at Lansdowne.

by OTT Times staff

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