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River of Lights 2021

River of Lights presented by Canarm event logo over a photo of the event grounds. Funding provided by the Government of Ontario. Photo credit: Adam Parker

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario

Funding Provided by the Government of Ontario

Event Details:

The full light and sound show operates each night from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, with an additional hour before and after where we showcase the static lights (without the music and flashing lights).

Every night until Sunday January 2, 2022 (weather permitting). Join us at this FREE, family friendly daily event throughout December 2021.

Location: Blockhouse Island Parkway, Brockville (at the base of Market St. West at Water Street)

River of Lights is a COVID-19 safe holiday light display on Blockhouse Island which includes thousands of twinkle lights and flood lights set to music. Set your car radio to 88.1FM and enjoy the show from the comfort of your vehicle. The first and final hours each night display a static light show (no music), while between 6:00pm and 10:00pm each night the light and sound show will run in a loop, making the trees dance with lights as a mix of contemporary music and classic holiday tunes entertain you.

Please practice all necessary health and safety guidance while on the event grounds.

City of Brockville / River of Lights
Contact: 613-342-8772

Restaurant add-on:

Wish you had a warm drink and some snacks? Check out our car combos for two from our restaurant partners

Want to enjoy a warm drink and snacks in your car while you watch the show? Click here for details on our River of Lights restaurant add-on program!

Complete our survey to enter our weekly contest!

We will be doing a draw each week for a $50 Downtown Brockville Gift Certificate that can be used at any downtown business. Complete our survey each week for a new chance to win! 

Listen in to the program audio at 88.1FM at the River of Lights to find out each week's Codeword.

Weekly River of Lights Contest and Survey Link

Click here to complete this week's survey and contest entry.

Didn't go this week, but you went previously? It would help us out to get as much user data as possible. Take our earlier surveys here:

Don't miss these other holiday events from our local partners:

Shop Where Your Heart Is

Shop locally this season and be rewarded for it! Each month from October to the end of January, shop from at least 3 Brockville businesses and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

Find out more at

Curated Brockville Holiday Gift Boxes

Support local businesses and get your holiday shopping done in a snap! 18 local retailers have put together curated gift boxes to make gift shopping easy. Each one comes in a Brockville-themed wrap ready to go under the tree, and comes with a Brockville greeting card. Part of the "Shop Where Your Heart Is" local campaign.

Check out our curated holiday retail boxes for easy gift-giving.

Holiday Guides

Support Local this holiday season by shopping locally for gifts and ordering from or dining in at local restaurants.

To help you generate some ideas, the Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce has put together a Holiday Gift Guide and a Holiday Restaurant Guide through their Shop Where Your Heart Is program. Click here to access the guides.

Many Thanks to our Generous Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor


Canarm Ltd. Logo

Platinum Sponsors

Cogeco and YourTV logos

Gold Sponsors

Ketchum Manufacturing Inc. Logo

Gerr Audio logo

Silver Sponsors

Giant Tiger Logo

ACF electric brockville logo

Brockville Home hardware building centre logo River West Co. logo

Planet Fitness Brockville logo


Bronze Sponsors

Northern Cables Inc. logo

Funding Provided by the Government of Ontario

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario

Our Partners:

Brockville Arts Centre
Downtown Brockville (DBIA)
Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce
City of Brockville

Opening Night Showcase Video (2020)

Our thanks to Mitchell Beattie and Beattie Films for producing this amazing video of our 2020 opening night.

Check out our live web cam!

See lights across the river? Morristown has put together a Christmas Festival at Bayside Park startingon December 5th that we can see at night when we look across the river.