The Festival of Northern Lights in Owen Sound is a spectacular display of Christmas lights that is fun for the entire family. The event began in 1987 as a few displays near the Sydenham River. It has now expanded to include 350 displays – made up of 18 kilometers of tree lights – located on both sides of the Sydenham River, in downtown Owen Sound, and into Harrison Park.
There are many returning favourites such as the dinosaur display just south of the library. The committee is also adding some new light displays. As a tribute to Canadian soldiers, large yellow ribbon and a large copy of the famous poem In Flanders Fields is being added next to the cenotaph while in Harrison Park there are more yellow ribbons, five airplanes and a Canadian flag.