Join us on Friday, November 24th, 2017, from 6pm-10pm for the 33rd Annual Festival of Lights, Markham Village’s traditional kick-off to the holiday season.

Performances and entertainers you can look forward to seeing this year include:

  • A Fire show
  • Jack Frost and Bella Snow
  • The Candy Cane Carolers
  • The Beresfords
  • Phil & Debbie, and
  • The Markham Concert Band!

Opening ceremonies will begin at 8pm with Santa, the tree lighting, and an announcement for the winner of the Best Dressed Storefront Window contest. Fireworks to follow!

Best Dressed Window Contest

Vote for your favourite decorated Main Street Storefront and be entered for a chance to WIN $150!

As part of the festivities for our 33rd Annual Festival of Lights on Main Street Markham, you could Win $150 to spend at your Favourite Main Street Markham Business, in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday! Vote for the Best Dressed Window on Main Street Markham using this ballot, and return the ballot to any participating business or to the Markham Village BIA office at 132 Robinson Street, or by filling out our online voting form at By participating you are automatically entered to win a $150 gift certificate to your favourite Main Street Business, and the winner of the Win $150 contest will be announced at the Opening Ceremonies of the Main Street Markham Festival of Lights on Friday, November 24th, 2017. Voting ends at 12pm on Friday, November 24th, 2017.*

*Contest Rules:, 2017. One vote per person. Must be 18 or over to enter. Votes must be received by Friday, November 25 by 12pm to WIN $150 TO YOUR FAVOURITE MAIN STREET BUSINESS. Winners to be announced at the opening ceremonies in the evening of Friday, November 24, 2017. Prize must be redeemed before December 30, 2017. Contest not open to BIA members, staff, their immediate families, or advertising and promotional agencies. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Available only at participating Main Street Businesses

If you would like to become a SPONSOR or a VENDOR for this event, please email our office at or call 905 472-2462.