Festival & Events


First Light

Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 23-25 and November 30 to December 2 & December 7-9, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring lots of hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Aboriginal performances, and much more. Read more.

Event Time: November 23-25, November 30-December 2 & December 7-9: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Admission: $10.00 per person (with a non-perishable food item - to be donated to the local Food Bank). Children ages 5 and under are free.