If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit during this pandemic year, check out the Merry & Bright Festival at the Lindsay Exhibition fairgrounds at 354 Angeline Street South in Lindsay.
The drive-through festival of lights, which opens Friday (December 18), features more than 30 decorative displays from area businesses and organizations as well as videos projected onto the fairground’s barns.
Presented by the Lindsay Agricultural Society and the 2021 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo, the festival is a joint fundraiser for the Lindsay Agricultural Society, United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Lindsay Lions, the Lindsay and District Curling Club, and Heritage Christian School.
The festival runs from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly until Thursday, December 31st (except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day). On the final evening of the festival, there will also be a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
Admission is by donation, with a minimum of $20 per vehicle. Group tickets are also available.
Tickets must be purchased in advance at shop.lindsayex.com/merry-bright-festival/, where you can select your preferred date and arrival time. Each ticket is valid for one entry during the one-hour window on the selected date and time.