It started as a vision of a grand celebration for the Christmas Season. Over 100,000 sparkling lights and growing.  The Light Up the Hills Festival of Halton has been a fixture in Georgetown, Acton and Glen Williams for over 15 years.  

The annual display is free to all and enjoyed by over 16,000 people each year.  

Former President and Founder of Light Up the Hills Gerry Kentner envisioned just this kind of celebration in 2008 when the first trees were decorated in Dominion Gardens park in Georgetown.  She felt that people and families needed something to experience and enjoy in the great outdoors with family and friends. It was important to Gerry that this event be free to all and it has remained that way to this day.

Light up the Hills is now entering into its 16th year and so many look forward this event and return again with family and friends to embrace the spirit of the season.  A community meeting place, a celebration and something to bring hope and joy to everyone.   The “Tree of Hope” with all the other twinkling displays will be illuminated this year in each community from December 1 to January 14.

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Georgetown, as the first site selected for the “Tree of Hope”, is also the location of “Ignition Night”, a family-friendly night of fun held on December 1.

Dominion Gardens Park, the site of Georgetown’s Tree of Hope, has been expanded with lighting displays throughout, the park Bring your family and friends out for a wondrous winter walk through the sparkling lights during the holiday season – we’ll see you there!