Whitby Lights’ the Night



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From spectacular illuminations that transform Celebration Square, Grass Park or Whitby Civic Park - Whitby is all aglow with close to 100,000 magical lights.

Starting November 27 to mid January experience the magic of the season and enjoy the holiday lights spectacle from the comfort of your car or a physically distanced evening walk.

Starting December 16 residents can also get in the holiday spirit and plan their own tour of the community lights.

Holiday Lighting Locations:

Grass Park, 41 Baldwin Street
Celebration Square, Whitby Public Library, 405 Dundas Street W.
Whitby Civic Park, 575 Rossland Road East and 555 Rossland Road East

 The lights will be on nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Community Lights Competition & Tour

We want to see your festive lights display. Residents and businesses are encouraged to embrace their inner Griswold and compete in the Town’s first annual Community Lights Competition, powered by Elexicon. Once the contest closes an online map will be available for residents to plan their own Whitby holiday lights tour to experience the luminous displays. 

Who Can Participate:

The contest is open to residents and business owners in Whitby, Ontario. The winners of each category will be selected by a panel of judges and announced via the Town’s social media channels the third week of December.
Click here for contest Terms and Conditions.
Limit of one (1) entry per Social Media account per contest.

How to Get Involved:

It’s easy to get creative and participate.
Follow these three simple steps for your chance to win great prizes
• Register online here 
• Snap a photo of your garden, front porch, business or balcony
• Share your photo on Facebook or Twitter tagging Town of Whitby (@TownofWhitby) using the hashtag #whitbylightscompetition 



 Entrants are eligible to win the following gift certificate prizes by category:

1. Classic Christmas
• 1st Place – $200.00
• 2nd Place – $100.00
• 3rd Place – $50.00

2. Best Business
• 1st Place - $200.00

3. Celebrate Your Inner Griswald
• 1st Place - $200.00

4. Best Apartment Balcony
• 1st Place - $200.00

Contest Period and Deadline:

The Community Lights Competition opens on Thursday, November 14, 2020 and continues until 4:30p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2020 .
Once the contest closes a mapping feature will go LIVE so that residents can plan their own tour of Whitby lights.

Plan your tour(Available Starting December 16)

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