Lumina Borealis in Kingston, ON

Lumina Borealis Kingston Ontario

Hi there! I hope you all had a great winter holidays and new years! Its our first week back to work and we are slowly getting back on our feet and back into a routine! We spent our Christmas holidays driving over 2,000km to visit family in Boston and London, ON, which left us pretty tired at the end. It has also been extremely cold (-40C today with windchill), which has caused us to slow down on photos and bundle up.

However, on New Years Eve we decided to check out Lumina Borealis before the Kingston fireworks. We visited Lumina Borealis last year and LOVED it, but wanted to show my parents this year. It happened to be -30C that night and was VERY cold, but we dressed for the weather and had a wonderful time!

Lumina Borealis Kingston Ontario

Lumina Borealis Kingston Ontario

Lumina Borealis is held in the Fort Henry moat in Kingston, Ontario. You start off by walking through different light exhibits in the moat, followed by a grand light show in the main ground.

Lumina Borealis Kingston Ontario

Lumina Borealis Kingston Ontario

Each of the light exhibits were phenomenal, however the best part was that most of the light shows were interactive – meaning that you could physically or vocally engage with the displays to change them.

Lumina Borealis Kingston Ontario

Lumina Borealis Kingston Ontario

It took us about an hour to get through the light show, but we stopped to take lots of photos and enjoy the show. They also added some new activities this year in the main grounds, which were really fun! We also grabbed a hot chocolate in the main ground and watch the finale several times while we heated up!

Lumina Borealis Kingston Ontario

Lumina Borealis Kingston Ontario

Don’t forget to bundle up warm since it can be cold during the evening and you are doing lots of standing around. We all wore snow pants and big winter jackets to stay warm and enjoy the event.

Lumina Borealis Kingston Ontario

Lumina Borealis Kingston Ontario

We ended the evening watching the New Years Eve fireworks from across the basin. Although we were cold after several hours outside, the Lumina Borealis and firework combination was a unreal way to start our new year! Don’t forget to get your Lumina Borealis tickets in advance!

Thanks for reading! xoxo L

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