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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

16164 HWY 12 E

Midland, ON L4R 5E3

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First Light

November 21-23, 2019 *Fireworks on Thursday Nov 21

November 28 - 30, 2019 *Fireworks on Friday Nov 29

& December 5-7, 2019 *Fireworks on Saturday Dec 7

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Admission $10.00 per person, with a donation of a non-perishable item,

Kids 5 and under are FREE!


Now in its 20th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see Ontario Top 100 event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles.

The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission. Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities.
The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie samples available for tasting. Historic blacksmithing will also be demonstrated, and you can find animals in the stables near the Farmer’s Dwelling. Always popular with little ones, corn husk doll making will be offered in the Brébeuf Event Centre.

“First Light” has strong ties to community groups, and many will be involved in this year’s celebration, offering special “hands-on” children’s crafts and historic demonstrations. An abundance of music will also fill the air, every evening will boast a different combination of entertainment including things like Indigenous drumming and singing, lively Franco-Ontarian folksongs, and delightful community and school choirs performing seasonal music.

For some early holiday shopping, over 40 exceptional artisans will be in the Sainte-Marie museum, and the all-new Flint & Timber Co. Sainte-Marie gift shop will be open each night.

Experience the Light of Christmas at Martyrs' Shrine! Journey along the lit trail under the highway to the National Shrine to the Canadian Martyrs and get your photo taken with St. Nicholas himself after making a Christmas craft with your kids. Discover the beauty of the historic Church illuminated by candle light exclusive to the festival when you see inside the Church of St. Joseph.


**PLUS**: First Light lights-up the historic site, now watch it light-up the night sky! Fireworks are on Thursday November 21st, Friday November 29th, Saturday December 7th


Please be advised that with the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed on the historic site for this event.

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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

16164 HWY 12 E

Midland, ON L4R 5E3

Canada

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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