Taking a walk or a drive around Simcoe County, it doesn’t take long to realize that we’ve got holiday spirit in abundance here. From organizations to citizens, everyone is always overjoyed when it comes time to once again light up the night with Christmas Light Displays (let’s just not go overboard like a certain Clark Griswold).
123 Violet Street, Barrie
It’s probably a silly question…but are there any music fans out there? The light display at 123 Violet Street combines some amazing illumination that flickers in real-time to music!
36 Shalom Way, Barrie
Not to be outdone, the display at 36 Shalom Way also uses both sights and sounds to create a dazzling array of lights. We’re not going to even try and decide which is best, we’re just happy there’s more than one!
4 Berkar St, Angus
If you can only check out one display (but why would you want to do that?), you might want to make it the Greene Family Lights. Every year they host one of the most amazing Christmas light displays you will ever see. This year, they ask that everyone enjoys the show from the warmth of their car and instead of collecting donations, they ask that you donate directly to local food banks instead. We think it’s the least we could do!
Passing by the Barrie Lakeshore, it’s hard to miss the wonderful light display that dots the park. What you might not know is that the display there isn’t actually put on by The City of Barrie, but is instead hosted by The Rotary Club of Barrie!
Luma Light Trail
While this one does carry a price tag, the nearly one-kilometre long trail of lights that run throughout Friday Harbour is so beautiful it is definitely worth it. There’s even a special Starbucks Hut at the end of the Luma Light Trail to get a hot beverage to warm yourself up with!
While all the Christmas lights displays we’ve mentioned should definitely be at the top of your list, you can see some amazing lights pretty much everywhere you go!