The lights went out on the 14th annual Alight at Night Saturday, January 3, 2015, ending one of the brightest seasons yet for the Upper Canada Village attraction.
“This year was an amazing year for Alight at Night,” said Susan Le Clair, manager, customer service and corporate communications with the St. Lawrence Parks Commission. “We had almost 40,000 visitors in this our 14th year.”
That’s about 5,000 more visitors than the next best attended Alight at Night season.
Le Clair credits a number of factors with this season’s success.
“For sure, great weather provided us with the perfect backdrop,” she said. The Ferris wheel and Saint Nick’s Merry Mansion, were a couple of new additions to this year’s event.
Also, the success of Pumpkinferno has helped spread awareness of Upper Canada Village and Alight at Night.
Le Clair was not yet willing to share any details that could be in the works for next winter’s Alight at Night, which will be the 15th annual event, but says the team is already thinking about it.