Amherstburg welcomes the holiday season

Ryan Jones
By Ryan Jones December 1, 2017 12:51

Amherstburg welcomes the holiday season

By Ryan Jones


In the town of Amherstburg, people are celebrating the Christmas season through colourful lights.

It was a soggy Saturday when the annual River Lights Winter Festival kick-off was postponed to Sunday, Nov. 19. Despite the postponement, the weather did not put a damper on the number of people and their holiday spirit.

Each year, the festivities started with the Super Santa Run, Nov. 18. People dressed as Santa Clause to run along the streets of town. The following evening, people gathered to the courtyard of the Navy Yard Park where the Christmas tree, as well as many other lights, were illuminated. A holiday movie was then played on a projector for the crowd to watch.

Although the event takes place in Amherstburg, River Lights attracts people from areas such as LaSalle, Windsor and Kingsville.

Without the collaboration of local museums, galleries, not-for-profits and sponsors, the festive night could not be successful.

A gingerbread warming house will be open to the public in Toddy Jones Park every weekend from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It will remain open until just before Christmas. Free carriage rides are also offered starting Dec. 2 and will continue to Dec. 9 and Dec. 15.

For more information about the town of Amherstburg and their holiday festivities, visit

Ryan Jones
By Ryan Jones December 1, 2017 12:51

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