• WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

    STRATFORD, ONTARIO
  • 2021 THEME: JOURNEY

    "an act of traveling from one place to another."
  • December 17th, 2021 through to January 21st, 2022
  • Come see Stratford in a different light!

Lights On Stratford

Lights On Stratford

"One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."

- Henry Miller

Launched in 2020 during the pandemic, the Lights On Stratford annual winter festival will once again transform Stratford’s heritage downtown core and park system with luminous art and interactive light installations.

Stratford is home to some of the world’s best artists, lighting designers, props builders and creative minds. Lights On Stratford will support and collaborate with these artists to harness this precious resource of local talent, crafting a truly unique experience that can’t be found anywhere else.

The Lights On Stratford 2021 theme is JOURNEY – “an act of traveling from one place to another.” As we emerge from the constraints of having to stay home, missing our friends, family or favourite places; the sense of wonder and delight experienced within a journey will be celebrated anew. This year, Lights On Stratford aims to bring the adventure of travel to the public spaces of Stratford by showcasing exhibits that explore motion, transportation, worldly (and other-worldly) landmarks and multicultural exhibits of light.

Free to the public and designed to be safely enjoyed with physical distancing and on-site staff, Lights On Stratford will light up this winter starting December 17th, 2021 through to January 21st, 2022.

Come see Stratford in a different light!

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2020 HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS

2020 LIGHTS ON STRATFORD
EXPERIENCE

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Planning for the 2021 Lights On Stratford has begun! The 2nd annual Lights On Stratford is set to launch on December 17th, 2021 through to January 21st, 2022

HEALTH & SAFETY

Lights On Stratford is committed to the health and safety of its workers, contracted personnel, volunteers, and patrons. Visit the Health & Safety page for important protocols in place.

2020 CREDITS

Thank you to over 100 professionals involved in creating Lights On Stratford. This festival is truly a community effort.

SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS

This festival is not possible without Stratford’s amazing community support. THANK YOU! Interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2021 2nd annual festival? Visit the Become A Sponsor page for more details.

2020 GOLD SPONSORS

Downtown Storefront Lights Displays

Digital Main Street
Communitech

2020 SILVER SPONSORS

Wightman
The Arden Park Hotel
Vancea Financial Group
Rheo Thompson Candies
Orr Insurance
Neumeister Motors
Tradition Mutual
Leon's
the co-operators
Mornington Communications
Stratford Electric

2020 BRONZE SPONSORS

ED'S CONCRETE PRODUCTS
CLEANFIX
Famme & Co.
Festival City Glass
Stratford Crane Rental Ltd
Arden Park Dental
Magest Building Systems Limited
Uniac Insurance

2020 COMMUNITY SPONSORS

Elliott Motors
Malt Management
MacLeods Scottish Shop
DMDS
James A Rutherford Funeral Home
inSites
Stratford Honda
Bag Supplies Canada Ltd.
Best Windows Doors Siding
Huron Family Dental
Cozyn’s Garden Gallery
Stratford Civic Beautification & Environmental Awareness Committee
Hudsons Stratford Kia
Drummond Brothers Landscaping
Sinclair Pharmacy
Burnt Brydges Wood Company

2020 IN-KIND PARTNERS

Stratford Festival
Bespoke Audio Visual
Stratford Winterfest
IATSE 357
Festival Hydro
Festival City Rentals
Lightform
J. A. Porter Holdings

2020 IN-KIND SUPPORTERS

Stratford Home Hardware Building Centre

STRATFORD

Junction 56 Distillery
TSC Stratford

STRATFORD

Lange Bros.
Feltz Property Care
Stratford Home Hardware Building Centre

WELLESLEY

Factory 163
Georgian Bay Fire & Safety
St. John's Ambulance
Ideal Supply
Hoffmeyers Mill
Allen Building Centre

FOUNDING PARTNERS

City of Stratford
Stratford Tourism
investStratford
Stratford City Centre
Stratford Economic Response & Recovery Task Force

2020 GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

FedDev
Funding provided by the Government of Ontario
OCAF
This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.
Funding provided by the Government of Ontario.

CONTACT

Festival Director

Zac Gribble

Email Zac for media enquiries, tourism and festival-related questions.

General Manager

Kaileigh Krysztofiak

Email Kaileigh for operational questions.

Sponsorships

Lindsey Martchenko

Email Lindsey for corporate sponsor opportunities.