Every year many people love to do some Christmas decorating, and some like to put their decorating on display for the public to enjoy as well. Businesses, private residences and even cities themselves will get involved, and London is no different.
I remember growing up, hopping in the family mini-van, and touring around Sault Ste. Marie looking for lights and displays. Then visiting my wife’s hometown of Sarnia, doing the same thing with her family leading up to Christmas (especially seeing the houses that looked like Christmas threw up on them). Now we are seeing television shows about Christmas decorating and the best decorated outdoor displays across the US. If you are looking to get out and spend some time with the family in London touring around looking at lights, you can head out on your own. Or, you can hop on the internet, and find handy interactive maps like the one I found at AM980.
You can also head downtown, to Victoria Park, and tour around to see Santa’s house, do some skating, and see the park all lit up and pretty up close. Or, you can head to the promenade deck on the 12th floor of City hall and overlook the entire park. Probably a nice way to see it, and open most days leading up to Christmas from 7-11pm. Especially nice to see now that we have some snow to cover up the leaves, and mud and other end of autumn sights.
If those aren’t enough lights to satisfy your hunger for decorating, you can head down the 401 to Kitchener and check out Bingemans Gift of Lights. Check out the link for more details, what you are looking at is 2km of light displays including a 200+ ft light tunnel you drive through. Merry Christmas light viewing!