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The Ultimate Guide to Illumi Mississauga


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Illumi Mississauga is the world’s largest light show with 13 incredible interactive experiences to explore including Jurassic Encounter, Europea, Animal Kingdom and more. 20 million LED bulbs light up Illumi Mississauga, which opens after dark and takes approximately 75 minutes to explore. The Illumi Mississauga experience is perfect for all ages, and if you have a four-legged buddy, some nights Illumi Mississauga is pet-friendly so check their website for scheduled dog nights. While Illumi is one of Mississauga’s most popular attractions, there are so many other great things to do in the area. So before or after your visit to Illumi make sure you hit up the activities and restaurants we share below! And check out our other post This Unique Mississauga Hotel is Perfect for a Girls Weekend.

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See below for the most common questions about Illumi Mississauga.

What are the Illumi Mississauga hours?

Illumi Mississauga is an evening event that starts at nightfall. Opening hours vary, so checking their “Schedules and Rates” page before your visit.

What is Illumi Mississauga’s address?

Illumi Mississauga is located at 7174 Derrycrest Dr, in Mississauga, Ontario. The closest major intersection is Hwy 407 and Hurontario St.

Is Illumi Mississauga accessible?

Yes, Illumi Mississauga is accessible with a walking path that has frequent snow removal in the winter months so visitors with reduced mobility can enjoy the exhibits.

Can you bring your dog to Illumi Mississauga?

Only properly identified service animals are allowed except on specified pet nights which will be listed on their “Schedule and Rates” page.

When is the best time to visit Illumi Mississauga?

Illumi Mississauga is an evening event that needs to be booked ahead of time. Because they are strict with the number of visitors they allow in to not overcrowd the exhibits, buy your tickets online ahead of time and enjoy the experience!

Things to do near Illumi Mississauga

Celebration Square

Skate at Celebration Square, a large outdoor skating rink that is free for everyone. There are even skate rentals on-site! Visit after December 11th and view the World Premier of Biolumen by Radha Chaddah x Raw Design, the latest art installation at Celebration Square.

Experience a moment of tranquility at Kariya Park, a serene Japanese garden in downtown Mississauga. The park is open daily and in the spring you can catch the most stunning cherry blossoms blooming!

Take a stroll on the Riverwood Trail, a 3 km hiking loop with a boardwalk, river and lots of tree’s to give you a serene escape from the city.

Square One Shopping Centre

Go shopping at Square One. A massive shopping centre in the middle of Mississauga, there’s not much you won’t find here. The perfect place to finish your holiday shopping, plus there are many amazing restaurants so invite a friend and enjoy a meal after you’re done your shopping!

Give back to the local community over the holidays. Volunteer your time, or donate to Food Banks Mississauga, a local organization working towards a city where no one goes hungry. Right now Food Banks Mississauga is running their Holiday Drive with a goal to raise $2 million by January 8. If you can, please help them reach their goal by donating here.

Where to eat near Illumi Mississauga

Best dinner spots:

Habitat Social. Newly opened in the heart of Mississauga’s Port Credit district. It’s contemporary cuisine with a subtle asian flare!

Farzi Cafe – photo courtesy of Trip Advisor

Farzi Cafe. A Michelin-star globally known Indian restaurant that has recently opened in Mississauga. Make sure you experience the incredible Chaat Live Experience Dish, where they build the entire dish next to your table. The highlight was watching them create the frozen yogurt from a large bowl of dry ice. Speaking of dry ice, you may also find some served with your premium cocktail which takes the presentation over the edge. It’s an incredible place for a birthday or anniversary celebration, we had so much fun!

Best healthy options:

Raw Aura Organic Cuisine. An organic restaurant serving plant-based and gluten-free meals.

HEAL Wellness. An incredible spot to get smoothies and smoothie bowls.

Dai Bi Chay. An amazing vegan Vietnamese spot.


Nourishmoi. Organic meals made from scratch. The avocado toast, smoothies and wellness shots are our go-to’s!

Best lunch spots:

Earls Square One. Located inside Square One Shopping Centre, this is a hot spot for grabbing lunch with friends.

Sushi Omigoto. A Japanese and Korean fusion restaurant. They serve amazingly fresh sushi, sashimi and teriyaki dishes.

Where to stay near Illumi Mississauga

Glenerin Inn

Glenerin Inn. This centrally located unique Mississauga hotel and spa is a little slice of heaven tucked inside a bustling city. It’s such a nice, quiet place to escape to. The history of the building isn’t lost; large stone fireplaces, beam ceilings and original stained glass adorn this unique Mississauga hotel adding to its charm.

For more on the Glenerin Inn check out our post THIS UNIQUE MISSISSAUGA HOTEL IS PERFECT FOR A GIRLS WEEKEND.

You don’t want to miss checking out Illumi Mississauga, the largest light show in the world. With so much to see and do nearby, plan a visit to one of these Mississauga hotels and spend a few days exploring the city.

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