Noel spectacle in New Sudbury bigger and brighter

More than 23,000 lights will be turned on this week in New Sudbury, as the Durkac Festival of Lights at 1225 Woodbine Avenue gets underway. Supplied

Share Adjust Comment Print

The Durkac Festival of Lights is once more set to glow — and wow.

“I do my Christmas light display every year so the community can come out and enjoy some Christmas spirit and at the same time help out the Edgar Burton Sudbury Christmas Food Drive,” said New Sudbury homeowner Derek Durkac.

This year’s display is “bigger and better than last year,” Durkac promises, with 23,500 lights ready to brighten his yard, which is also packed with Christmasy characters and decorations.

Visitors are welcome to pop by from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., from Thursday to Sunday, beginning this Thursday. The last night for the display is Dec. 22.

Santa Claus will also be making a special appearance on Nov. 30, Dec. 6-7, Dec. 13-14, and Dec. 21-22, between 6:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

There is no fee to stop in and enjoy the spectacle but visitors are asked to contribute a donation of non-perishable food or cash for the Edgar Burton drive. 

A box will be set up at the end of the driveway to accept donations.

The display can be found at 1225 Woodbine Avenue, off Barrydowne Road near Cambrian College.

You can also check out the Durkac Festival of Lights page on Facebook at