Parc Downsview Park Inc.

Parc Downsview Park Inc.

December 18, 2008 09:25 ET

School's out! Holiday fun at Downsview Park's Trail of Lights

Kids can find fresh air and holiday activities at Canada's largest walk-through light show

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - Dec. 18, 2008) - While the kids are off school this holiday season, you might consider keeping them off the couch for a while by taking the whole family on a two kilometer winter stroll at Downsview Park's first-ever Trail of Lights festival.

Downsview Park's Trail of Lights is Canada's largest walk-through light show, and remains open every night throughout the holiday season, up to and including New Year's Eve.

Experience the mesmerizing walking trail that features over 400 illuminated displays made up of 400,000 energy-efficient LED lights. The displays, over half of which are animated, are arranged into 16 different themed areas, including 13 walk-through themed arches. Warming stations are set up along the walking trail, as well.

"The Trail of Lights offers a fun way for families to stay active over the holidays, enjoy the sights and get some fresh air - all while spending quality time together," says Tony Genco, President and Chief Executive Officer, Parc Downsview Park Inc.

After strolling through the illuminated displays outdoors, visitors can warm up while enjoying holiday music, free photos with Santa, and a cup of hot chocolate.

Upon arrival to the Trail of Lights, visitors will witness the incredible sight of Canada's largest walk-through illuminated Holiday Tree, one of many enchanting event attractions.

Downsview Park's Trail of Lights will welcome visitors right up to the end of 2008. Families who are looking for festivities prior to midnight are invited to ring in the New Year at the Trail of Lights.

- Downsview Park's Trail of Lights opened to the public on November 28 and runs to December 31, 2008 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly, including holidays.
- Tickets are available at the gate, online at or by calling 416-952-2222.
- Admission to the Trail of Lights is $10 from Sunday to Thursday, and $12 on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays (including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve). Kids 2 years old and under are free.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes or boots.
- Free parking is available in the Trail of Lights parking lot, located on Carl Hall Road in Downsview Park.

Downsview Park consists of 572 acres of land in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. Formerly a military base (CFB Downsview), the site was designated by the Government of Canada to be developed as "a unique urban recreational green space for the enjoyment of future generations." The Park attracts more than a million visits annually and is home to numerous enterprises, including the Toronto Aerospace Museum, the Downsview Park Merchants Market and Farmers Market, GrandPrix Kartways, The Toronto and Region Conservation, Treble Clef Music School, The HoopDome, The Toronto Wildlife Centre and Downsview Park's The Hangar, which offers indoor ball hockey, beach volleyball and indoor/outdoor soccer within the larger Downsview Park Sports Centre. Downsview Park also hosts a roster of community and school programs and events year-round to create a vibrant resource for the national community. All these attractions and a host of other business relationships and opportunities help set the stage for the future development of an internationally significant sustainable community at Downsview Park. For more information, visit, email or call 416-952-2222.

Debra Douglass, Pilot PMR for Parc Downsview Park Inc.
Office: 416-462-0199 Ext. 24
Mobile: 416-526-8988


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  • Debra Douglass, Pilot PMR for Parc Downsview Park Inc.
    Primary Phone: 416-462-0199 ext. 24
    Secondary Phone: 416-526-8988