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Toronto Lightfest: How To Experience The Winter Magic

Shake of the winter blahs and check out all the magical art displays at the Toronto LightFest. This art collection will be sure to warm your heart.

A woman in a red Canada Goose Jacket looks down an alley under a web of green light at the Toronto LightFest in the Distillery District

Adding Some Warmth to Winter at the Toronto Lightfest

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Taking place during January and February of 2017, the Toronto LightFest is a showcase of art in the historic Distillery District. The display snakes throughout the beautiful red-bricked buildings and features creative light art by several imaginative artists. The Artists on display are both local and international. The artwork is designed to bring some joy to dark winter days and spark imagination and cerebral adventure to those who visit.

Date Night at the Toronto LightFest

Thanks to my amazing mom, Christina and I got a rare night away from the boys to take in the beautiful artwork and the scenery of the Distillery District. Here are a few shots from our visit.

These concentric circles were designed so that each circle, when viewed from the right angle, can be seen nesting each other.

Concentric cirlce light art at the Toronto LightFest
The circles of this display are lined up and when you stare down the center, they nest inside one another.

Even the beautiful buildings of the Distillery District were lit up and beautiful. Near the giant pacifier is a tasty soup stand to help warm your insides.

Giant pacifier in the Distillery District during the Toronto Lightfes
The giant pacifier against the stunning backdrop of the Distillery District

Simply wandering around the district is enough to inspire some creativity. You can also check out some of the unique stores selling handmade shoes, local handicrafts, and antiques.

Gooderham and Worts sign in the Distillery District during the Toronto Lightfest
Gooderham and Worts Distillery District

The angel wings were a popular exhibit, with many visitors crowding for the perfect snapshot. Gooderham and Worts was a liquor company that helped establish the area back in the 1800s.

Angel wings and the Gooderham and Worts sign in the Distillery District during the Toronto LightFest
The angel wings were a hot attraction during the Toronto LightFest

The flame lanterns are a stable of the Distillery District, but the illuminated parkour animation made for a fun feature.

Flame lanterns in the foreground and light art of a parkour artist in the background of the Distillery District during the Toronto LightFest
The lanterns are a staple of the Distillery District

Even the Toronto LightFest logo display made for a beautiful piece of artwork. Underneath the artwork is an indoor display where you can interact with lit-up mirrors to create your own live artwork.

A woman in a red Canada Goose Jacket looks at Light art of the Toronto Lightfest in the Distillery District
Checking out the Toronto LightFest logo

The webs of light crossing the alleyways make visitors feel like they are part of the display. They make for a perfect place to sip a hot chocolate. Don’t forget the whipped cream!

A woman in a red Canada Goose Jacket looks down an alley under a web of green light at the Toronto LightFest in the Distillery District
Checking out the web of lights that cross over the main alley

The Toronto LightFest is worth checking out if you are near the city. The best part? It’s free! You can check out more information on their website.

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