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The River of Lights committee, formed by the Downtown Wallaceburg BIA in March of 2023, is a group of community volunteers working to design and fundraise for new holiday decorations in the downtown core. The theme for the decorations is “River of Lights” and this is expected to be a multi year project.

In 2023, the group fundraised and accomplished their phase one goals of updating the holiday wreaths, adding 13 banners showcasing local artist’s work, and having three large commercial light structures created and installed in Civic Park by Schepens Ltd. In November 2023 the River of Lights Committee planned and executed the first ever Frost Fest event in downtown Wallaceburg. This event was a great success, and featured a lighting ceremony, horse and carriage rides, Santa Claus, live music, downtown stores open late, and vendors on the street. 

The goals for 2024 are to increase the number of banners, and install custom built lighted snowflakes on the light posts downtown.



  • 13 banners featuring local artists
  • update wreaths
  • large lit tree over fountain
  • River of Lights arch
  • large snowflake photo piece


  • 15 more artist banners
  • another commercial light structure
  • 20 lit snowflakes for light posts

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We are happy to accept donations by etransfer at All money collected goes towards the improvement or maintenance of the holiday lights and decor in downtown Wallaceburg. We are always looking for volunteers to help with this project, so please get in touch if you are interested in volunteering.