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The Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst

Providing beauty and peace through the holiday season.


Maichina Veri, December 02, 2022 // Brantford, Ontario The Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst open December 2 at 7:00 p.m. Submitted photo.


For the tenth year in a row, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant at 20 Ava Rd. in Brantford will be lighting up the winter nights with their event the Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst. The display officially switches on this Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. and will run until New Year’s Day.

With so much to see and do while visiting the Brantford Lights, you can go again and again and find something new each time. On opening night, artisan vendors will be selling their original works at the Merry Little Market from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The gallery itself will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays (with a 7:00 p.m. exception for opening night). You can make a reservation at The Golden Teapot for Twilight Tea. On Friday and Saturday evenings, The Ugly Mug will be serving gourmet hot chocolate. Last, but not least, an interactive children’s program, Santa’s Secret Hideout, runs in the Cottage on the afternoons of December 10, 11, 17 and 18.


A brilliant display of colourful lights at Glenhyrst. Submitted photo.


Ana Olson, gallery director, says that The Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst has become a tradition for many families and many memories have been made at the lights from visits with Santa, birthday celebrations and even engagements. “We hope to provide beauty and peace amongst the lights in our beautiful park,” Ana says.

A unique thing about the Brantford Lights is that it is a free event. That being said, this event raises money by accepting donations to the gallery, as well as collecting non-perishable food items for both the Brantford Food Bank and the Salvation Army Food Bank.


For more information, visit the Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst page by clicking HERE.


Maichina Veri is a writer based in Brantford, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Montreal’s Concordia University and has a background in Journalism – Print from Niagara College.

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