Upon learning of the cancellation of Alexandria’s Festival of Lights, members of Clan Donald Canada’s (CDC) Glengarry-Stormont branch have stepped up to form a committee and work with festival founder, Ron Aubin, to ensure the Festival of Lights will continue for the 2017 holiday season.

The festival takes place during the month of December, open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly. Visitors can enjoy free hot chocolate on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Opening night is December 1, at 6 p.m., and will feature music and a community BBQ.

On December 12, a memorial night will be held at 6 p.m., sponsored by the Monroe and Morris funeral homes.

On December 15, from 5 p.m. 8 p.m., kids can visit Santa for a picture and gift, sponsored by Caisse Populaire de la Vallee.

The grand finale on December 31, at 6 p.m., will feature a fireworks display. 

The Clan is looking forward to this year’s edition and its continuation for many years to come. Anyone interested in helping out can contact the Clan’s community outreach team at 613-668-9254 or [email protected]