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Fri, Feb 02



2024 Annual Candlelight Walk

Embark on a captivating journey as the Maitland Woods is transformed into a glittering forest!

2024 Annual Candlelight Walk
2024 Annual Candlelight Walk

Time & Location

Feb 02, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Goderich, 390 Parsons Ct, Goderich, ON N7A 4K3, Canada

About the event

Embark on a captivating journey as the Maitland Woods Trail is transformed into a glittering forest. The trail will come alive with the flickering of over a hundred candles, creating a fairy-tale atmosphere complemented by artful lantern installations hidden throughout the woods.

Join us for a magical evening and enchanted forest experience.

The Maitland Trail Association organizes this magical family event as part of

Goderich Winterfest (

If you have your own candle lantern, handmade or bought, bring it along and place it along the trail!

DATE:  Friday, February 2, 2024

TIME:  Participants may start at the Trail Entrance any time between 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (trail closes at 9:00 pm)


LOCATION:  Maitland Woods behind Columbus Centre, 390 Parsons Court, Goderich. Participants will set out from the trail entrance at the southwest end of the Columbus Centre parking lot.

VOLUNTEERS: If you’d like to help light candles or assist with other aspects of this event, including lantern workshops, please contact Con Melady at 519-524-8730 or send us an email. About 30 volunteers are needed for this event.

REFRESHMENTS: Available at the Columbus Centre after the walk (donations welcomed)

WASHROOMS: Available at the Columbus Centre

ATTIRE: Trail surface and boardwalk conditions vary according to snow or ice accumulations. Dress warmly and appropriately for the weather, including winter footwear.

Visit the Candlelight Page on our website for more information about the event, lantern-making workshops and the Maitland Woods Trail.

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