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Lambert’s Lights Thanks YOU - on the Verge of Breaking $100,000 Donation Mark

If you live in Halton Hills, you’ve probably been to see Lambert’s Christmas Light display.


Located at 14 Johnson Crescent in Georgetown, the light display has been running since the family moved to Georgetown in 2002. It started with 10,000 regular Christmas lights from Canadian Tire and grew every year. Today there is synchronized lights to music (using Light-O-Rama), too many lights to count (as they move to pixels), a radio station (104.9 FM) and over 5000 feet of extension cords.


Acton UP reached out to the Lamberts. Kathy says they started collecting donations 10 years ago with a donation box at the end of the driveway. “At first we didn’t think people would donate but thought even $100 would help the hospital. We were shocked. We raised $1000 that year!” “There is over 20 hours of programming per song” says Lambert. “Set up begins in September and we aim to be fully running by December 5.” Her husband, Darryl, has built each piece himself. And where do they store everything in the off season? “In the backyard, beside the house, in the basement and garage. There hasn’t been a car in our garage for years.”


“We thought about not doing it this year because of COVID but it seems people need this now more than ever, something to look forward to.” The Lamberts belong to a group of like minded Canadians called “Crazy for Christmas Lights, Eh". They normally meet 3 times a year to discuss things like logistics. While some things needed to be adapted for COVID regulations, all the shows have chosen to go on.


The Lambert’s cover all costs for running the show, about double a normal day for the month of December. Proceeds go to various charities with the major benefactor being The Georgetown Hospital Foundation. This year the money is split between the hospital and Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills. The light show has generated over $98,000 for Georgetown Hospital over the years. “We always said we would stop once we raised $100,000” says Kathy. She and Darryl want you to know that “Lambert’s Lights hasn’t donated $100,000, the community has! We thank you, the community, for your generous support.” And Kathy assures us that this is NOT their last year.


A donation box is available at the site. If you are exiting your vehicle you are asked to wear a mask and physically distance. This year they have added an online donation option at www.lambertslights.com/online-donations/


The show runs from December 5 to January 6. The hours are 5:30 to 10pm Monday -Thursday, 5:30-11pm Friday and Saturday, and 5:30 to 10:30pm Sunday. Hours are extended Christmas Eve and Christmas Day until midnight, and New Years Eve until 12:15am.



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