Experience the Magic of the Season
with Lights by the Lake
Lights by the Lake will return November 20, 2021. Our Village will light up our quaint lakeside in true Holiday fashion. As you stroll along Harrison’s promenade delight in the warm glow of Christmas lights and charming winter window paintings. Each business has decorated has decorated their store front with Holiday cheer. Christmas trees and old fashioned lamps grace the village square.
Should I be travelling to Harrison Hot Springs?
Let’s do our part by following provincial health orders and continuing to support local businesses in accordance to the latest health orders. Masks are mandated in all indoor public spaces and vaccine passports will be required at all restaurants. Learn more about the Provincial Health Order.
Is the Starlight Skating Rink Open?
No. The Starlight Skating Rink will not be open in 2021.
Should I wear a mask or face covering in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs?
Yes, it is recommended to wear a mask, scarf or balaclava to protect your face while visiting Harrison Hot Springs. For more information on what to expect in Harrison Hot Springs during COVID-19, please visit our Know Before You Go Page.
Where does the display start?
The displays will start on St. Alice Street and go to the Starlight Skating Rink- Public Boat Launch Area. Directional signage will encourage visitors to maintain the flow of traffic by going West to East along the paved promenade in front of the displays and looping back, East to West on the gravel path behind the displays.
What is the best time of day to go see the Lights?
The lights will turn on a dusk each day and turn off at 11 pm. Dusk at this time of year is typically between 5:00 – 5:30 pm.
When is the Lighting Ceremony? There will be no lighting ceremony in 2021.
Where are the washrooms? Public Washroom Facilities are located at the Starlight Skating Rink and by the Civic Centre Plaza. Hours: Starlight Skating Rink Public Restrooms will not be open in 2021. The Civic Centre Plaza Washrooms are open until 5:00, 7 days a week.
Does the Lights on the Lake have a concession stand?
We will keep you updated on the status of the Starlight Skating Rink. Typically the Starlight Skating Rink offers a concession during its open period. Please check back for more information. You may also visit one of our many cafes and restaurants to enjoy the view of the Holiday display while you dine.
Is there live entertainment?
Due to restrictions within the Public Health Order, we cannot provide live entertainment for Lights by the Lake in 2021.
Are the lights and displays easy to access?
Yes. The walkways along the beach are paved and flat and there are 5 wheelchair ramps which are easily accessible to those with mobility issues.
Can we bring our dog?
Dogs on leash are welcome on all of Harrison’s trails and beach walkways. For your convenience, dog waste bags and receptacles are available throughout the Village and along the beach walkway.
Where is the Plaza?
The Plaza is a paved, open air gathering place that is located at the end of Hot Springs Road where it meets Esplanade Avenue at the beach.
What about Parking?
Parking in the Village of Harrison during the fall, winter and spring seasons is free (Mi-September – Mid-May). Larger vehicles and RV’s can use the overflow parking area on the corner of Hot Springs Road and Miami River Drive, only 340 meters from the Plaza.
Please check the following link for access to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations:
What days can I go see the Lights by the Lake
Our displays are custom built and will be lit from dusk to 11:00 pm, 7 days a week until Sunday night of January 9th, 2021. The Lights by the Lake Holiday display lights up 2 km waterfront of Harrison Hot Springs along the promenade and compliments the many thousands of lights that are displayed each year by the Village, local businesses and residents.
Is there an outdoor skating rink in Harrison?
The Starlight Skating Rink will remain closed in 2021.
Visit the Village of Harrison Hot Springs website for more information
Can we just drive around and see the lights?
There are many lights throughout Harrison that can be seen from your vehicle, however, to experience the full effect of the Lights by the Lake displays that incorporate motion, being on the beach walkway provides a vantage point that is impossible to achieve from a vehicle.
Harrison Hot Springs Synthetic Skating Rink
For a complete winter experience try the synthetic skating rink! The Starlight Skating Rink is temporarily closed. Please see the Village of Harrison Hot Springs website for more details.
For the latest updates on the Starlight Skating Rink please contact [email protected].
Concession and Skate Rental Hours:
Not Available 2021
Public Skating Hours:
Not available 2021.
Public washrooms in the Boat Launch building will not be open.
Adults $ Not Available
Children $ Not Available
Helmets $ Not Available