Join the Festival of Lights

Since the first festival in 2020, WILD Winter Festival of Lights has been able to donate over $75,000 to local charities and collect over 25,000 lbs of non-perishable food items, filling food bank pantries across Durham Region. 

Our success is attributed to our loyal community members, corporate sponsors, and amazing volunteers.

There are lots of ways you can get involved to help us create a magical and successful festival, from decorating and entering your own display, to sponsoring one of the ready-made displays we have for you, to bundling up and volunteering your time, to help us make this year a success! Don’t see something that suits you? That’s okay!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us using one of the forms below and we’ll help you!

Submit a Display

Want to add to the magical experience?  You simply need to supply your display and set it up, provide extension cords and ensure it is secured.  Then, just show us what to do!

Things to know:

  • Displays can be as large or as small as you wish.
    Either way, we would love to have you!
  • Incorporate your organization’s banners, mascots and assets to bring recognition to your brand.
  • We will provide an illuminated sign with your logo in front of your display.
  • Your logo will also be predominantly placed on our Sponsors page, with a clickable link.
  • Displays do not have to be manned.
  • In the week following the festival, you will need to return to dismantle your display and clean up your area.

There is no cost for entering a display, but we want to make sure every spot is lit!  Unfortunately due to several no-shows last year, we have had to implement a $100 deposit which will be required to reserve a spot for your display.*

*NEW in 2022*  We have a judge coming out to award the best displays with a custom trophy!

Become a Sponsor!

Want to become part of the magic?  Become a WILD Winter Festival of Lights Sponsor!

We have several options to meet your budget; take a look below, and choose whatever works best for you.  Choose from Small, Medium or Large sponsored displays for investments over $1,500.  All you need to do is supply your logo and the minimum investment, as listed below. *

REGISTER EARLY to sponsor your favourite display before someone else does!

* All displays are available on a first-come, first-served basis!

Become a Volunteer

The 2021 WILD Winter Festival of Lights was made possible by over 250 volunteers who donated their time to help check in guests, wave to the attendees, collect, sort and deliver donations just in time for Christmas! 

This year’s Festival is once again going to be BIGGER and BETTER, and we need all the help we can get to make this a spectacular and memorable event for our guests of all ages!

Want to join our team of volunteers? Please fill out the form below!

You may also copy & paste this form into an email and send it to

You may also copy & paste this form into an email and send it to

You may also copy & paste this form into an email and send it to

Looking for volunteer positions between festivals?
Check out Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue!

Holiday Lights graphic

Proudly Presented By:

Special Thanks To:

Province of Ontario
The Province of Ontario for funding this event
canadian tire msp logo
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for hosting this event

And Sponsored By: