TOURISM. For the winter season, the Illuminated Village will offer its visitors free sleigh rides, an activity that aims to add a touch of magic to the festivities of the holiday season.
“Obviously, considering the current context, the Village has had to show resourcefulness and creativity in order to adapt the visitor experience and still offer them memorable memories,” says Paul Gagné, General Manager of Caisse Desjardins de Drummondville, main partner of the event.
Some iconic characters will be on site to entertain families. They will have to help young and old to solve an investigation concerning the playful elves.
In addition, outdoor fireplaces will be available to visitors to warm up when the weather is particularly chilly. The donut shop and the general store will be open for the sale of various products, including hot drinks… and the famous potato candies. Note that access to houses will be prohibited.
It will be possible to order a traditional holiday meal from the Village québécois d’antan (VQA). While no food can be served directly on site, the organization will provide boxed lunches that people can reserve and pick up at the box office.
Once at home, it will suffice to prepare the meal according to the instructions provided in the box. The full menu of boxed lunches is available on the VQA website.
Remember that the 2020 edition of the Illuminated Village will be held on December 4, 5, 11 and 12 as well as from December 18 to January 2 inclusive (closed on December 25 and January 1), from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This year, it will be possible to purchase a day ticket, but the VQA will also offer a season pass, like the one available in summer.
Walkers in the Rivia will be able to access the VQA directly from it. Indeed, the dairy which connects the site to the promenade will be a second point of sale for entrance tickets.