Experience the Magic of the Season
with Lights by the Lake
Lights by the Lake will return November 18, 2023. 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 their store front with Holiday cheer. Christmas trees and old fashioned lamps grace the village square.
Is the Starlight Skating Rink Open?
The Starlight Skating Rink is closed for the year 2023.
Where does the display start?
The displays will start on St. Alice Street and go to the 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?
The Lighting Ceremony will be on Saturday, November 18th, 2023.
Where are the washrooms?
Public Washroom Facilities are located at the Boat Launch Parking Lot and by the Civic Centre Plaza.
Hours: Boat Launch Public Restrooms will be available during operating hours.
The Civic Centre Plaza Washrooms are open until 5:00, 4 days a week, and open till 10:00PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Is there live entertainment?
Yes, there will be live entertainment. Please check back for updates.
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 (Mid-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 8th, 2023. 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 be closed in 2023. 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
The Starlight Skating Rink will be closed for 2023. Please see the Village of Harrison Hot Springs website for more details.
For the current status of the Starlight Skating Rink, please contact [email protected].
Harrison Plaza Public Restrooms will be available during operating hours.