Benefitting the CHEO Foundation, Magic of Lights Ottawa returns to the Wesley Clover Parks
Campground for the fifth consecutive year.
Ottawa, ON. September 22, 2020: The National Capital Region’s brightest and most anticipated family
holiday attraction, Magic of Lights Ottawa, is returning to Wesley Clover Parks for an extended season from
November 13th, 2020 through January 9th, 2021.
Now in its fifth year, Magic of Lights offers guests a charming holiday experience with festive and vibrant LED
light displays that celebrate the joy of the holidays. Over the past four seasons Magic of Lights has become a
holiday tradition for Ottawa residents and popular attraction for visitors, taking attendees through a dazzling
drive-through light show from the comfort and safety of their own vehicles. Beginning November 13th, the
Wesley Clover Parks Campground will once again open its doors to invite guests to ignite the spirit of the
holidays by touring along a route stretching more than two kilometers and featuring over a million gleaming
lights. This year will feature fan favorite displays including the Enchanting Tunnel of Lights, Snowflake Forest
and Candy Cane Lane along with new displays such as Backflipping Santa!
Supporting the community is a fundamental part of Magic of Lights and is at the core of Wesley Clover
Parks’ guiding principles. Continuing a partnership established last year, Magic of Lights Ottawa will benefit
the CHEO Foundation and has dedicated $100,000 in funds generated by the event to this important local
organization. The CHEO Foundation is responsible for developing, accepting, distributing, and recognizing
philanthropy in support of CHEO, the CHEO Research Institute and Roger Neilson House. Dedicated to the
best life for every child and youth, CHEO is a global leader in pediatric health care and research.
“We are thrilled to partner once again with the team at Wesley Clover Parks,” said Dan Champagne, VP,
Development and Corporate Relations, CHEO Foundation. “This event raises much-needed funds to ensure
patients can live their very best lives. It has been a challenging year in so many ways and it’s especially
heartwarming to see such a beautiful outpouring of support and generosity from our community during the
festive season. Children and youth would much rather be at home during the holidays but when that’s not
possible, funds raised thanks to Magic of Lights will give the staff at CHEO the resources they need to make
CHEO feel like home. We are grateful to partners like Wesley Clover Parks for their dedication to the children
and youth at CHEO and we are thankful that this special event is a safe and accessible option that adheres
to all current public safety guidelines.”
Sharing a passion for the community benefits of Magic of Lights is Executive Director of Wesley Clover
Parks, Karen Sparks, “Providing local events and festivals with a place to gather is one of Wesley Clover
Parks’ greatest purposes. Watching this event grow into the not-to-be-missed family holiday experience has
been a pleasure, and even better has been witnessing the good that is being done in our community with the
funds raised! As we all navigate these challenging times, we are proud to offer an experience that can bring
joy while keeping guests safe.”
Magic of Lights will continue to offer online ticket sales and encourages guests to take advantage of savings
by purchasing their tickets in advance online, allowing for a contactless ticketing experience. All visitors
attending in the same vehicle must be from the same household or part of each other’s immediate social
bubble as per government guidelines.
Helping to bring this holiday tradition to the National Capital Region is media partner Bell Media. Guests
can add to their Magic of Lights experience by tuning their dials to MAJIC 100 and enjoying holiday classics
throughout their visit. ““MAJIC 100 is delighted to celebrate the holiday season through the Magic of Lights.
It is one of our favourite holiday traditions and we are pleased to see this event continue to help CHEO in
a substantial way” said Richard Gray, Regional Vice-President/General Manager, Radio/TV, Ontario and
Atlantic Canada of Bell Media.
As in previous years, Magic of Lights will be located at the Wesley Clover Parks Campground (411 Corkstown
Road, Ottawa ON). The Wesley Clover Parks Campground is conveniently located in Ottawa’s west-end and
can be accessed from either the Moodie Drive or the March Road exits from the 417, west of the junction
of the 416 and 417 highways. The show opens November 13th, 2020 and will run every evening, including
holidays, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm through January 9th, 2021 with extended hours on select evenings.