Christmas Lights & Decorations in Edmonton- 2020
List of ‘Christmas Lights & Christmas Tree Light up events across Alberta Capital Region.
Walk through the serene candle lit paths of the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, explore Candy Cane Lane, drive through magical light tunnel in Nisku, or join for the various lightup the season events and fireworks.
Explore Alberta Capital Region through Christmas lights. All the places mentioned are great venues to see X-mas lights. Lights will remain till the season is over, unless otherwise mentioned.
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The Magic Of Lights
The Magic of Lights is comprised of festive and vibrant LED illuminated displays celebrating the joy of the holidays. A 2km “drive through” experience from the comfort of your own car. Details
Highway 19 & Highway 2 (2 kms West); Nisku
Zoominescence, a Festival of Light, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, stages a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Details
13315 Buena Vista Road,Edmonton
Winter Whyte Light Up
Join us for the annual Winter Whyte Light Up! The Old Strathcona Business Association is lighting up McIntyre Park. Details
8331 104 St NW, Edmonton
Downtown Edmonton Holiday Light Up
Downtown Holiday Light Up has been expanded to include six outdoor light installations designed by local artists. Six installations will be rolled out at different Downtown locations and lit every evening until January 8, 2021. Details
Enchanted Forest – Fort Saskatchewan
Come enjoy the splendour of the holiday season as we transform The Dow Centennial Centre, The Shell Theatre, City Hall and Fort Saskatchewan Public Library into Enchanted Forests. Details
Winter Wonder Forest
Come Explore an enchanted holiday experience.
The Winter Wonder Forest, presented by True Start Foundation in partnership with Snow Valley, is Edmonton’s Enchanted Drive Thru Holiday Light Experience. We will be transforming over 115,000 sq feet of campground into a stunning and breathtaking Holiday light display to look at from the warmth of your own vehicle.
Celebration of Lights
Throughout the holiday season, you can drive by the display (located at Festival Place) and enjoy the display and soundtrack daily from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Details
Christmas Light-up – Stony Plain
Downtown comes alive with the lighting of the Town’s holiday lights, including the beautiful Christmas tree set in the centre of 50 Street.
The tree lighting ceremony is virtual this year. There will be ticketed free drive-in fireworks for New Year this year.
50 St. and 51 Ave. intersection
Stroll through the breathtaking candlelit paths. sip hot apple cider beside the bonfires, enjoy the seasonal sounds of strolling a capella singers and catch a glimpse of the magical “snow sprites” and glittering ice sculptures. Light a candle in memory of a loved one in a special memory lane. Details
Located in Parkland County, 5 kms north of Devon on Highway 60.
Country Christmas Lights
Enjoy a winter wonderland of Christmas lights. A breathtaking display of Christmas lights, spread over 8 Acres. Set up with community support from the Kinsmen Club of Leduc, and Leduc West Antique Society. Details
December 1, 2020 to January 3, 2021 | 5PM to 10PM.
Celebrate the SeasonThis year due to COVID-19 there will not be any official ceremony or festive performances. The Legislature Grounds will feature festive lights again this year.
Guided Legislature Lights Segway Adventure– December 5 to January 31, 2021 | 06:00 PM or 8:00 PM depending on dates
Candy Cane Lane – Drive-Thru
Join in Edmonton tradition and revel in the spectacle of colourful light displays and unique decorations installed at the Candy Cane Lane. Details
Griswold themed Home Based Attraction
Stony Plain resident Jon Harringa has turned his home yard into a scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation with 33,800 lights.
Christmas 2020! Griswold theme. Post edited. Aerial photos & videos courtesy of Dylan DeBlois. Thanks Debs.
Christmas at Bobs
Explore this home-based magical Christmas wonderland with more than 150,000 lights. Details
Map of Home Based Displays
Compiled by Edmonton Area Christmas Lights Facebook Page.
2019 Events Yet to Announce 2020 Dates/Cancelled due to COVID-19:
Bring together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play under the twinkle of half a million lights. Explore interactive light sculptures, Stroll under 50,000 lights, Shop for unique gifts from 20+ local vendors, Enjoy delicious treats from local food trucks and breweries. Details
All is Bright on 124
The businesses of 124 Street and High Street light up the community with our annual light up festival, a unique event that celebrates the coming of the winter season in Edmonton and lighting up the night through illumination, fun, and live entertainment to patrons of all ages. Details
Enjoy Light Festival – St Albert
Enjoy Light Festival, or ELF, will transform the Enjoy Centre into an enchanted winter wonderland with whimsical lighting displays that will create an interactive and unforgettable experience for all guests! Details
101 Riel Drive, St. Albert
Snowflake Festival Light Up
Light up the holidays with a traditional Christmas celebration you won’t want to miss! As we light up the Perron District with the warm glow of Christmas lights, you and your family can admire the live ice sculpture display, take a ride in a horses drawn wagon, mingle with live reindeer, and soak kin other unique entertainment and displays in this winter wonderland. Details
Festival of Trees
In this season of giving, participate in the annual holiday tradition of the Festival of Trees, which is in its 31st year. The event is a valuable fundraiser for the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic. See over 100 decorated trees and displays, join in the kids activities, Santa’s breakfast, Luncheon & Fashion Show and the Glamorous Gala Evening. Details
Brighten Up Beaumont
Horse drawn sleigh rides, music, skating, hot chocolate, crafts, live entertainment a visit from Santa are all included in this fantastic event! Bring your family or friends and come join in the spirit of the holidays! Details
Beaumont Christmas Elves
Christmas in Central Park
Embrace the start of the festive season with the magical transformation of Central Park. Join for an afternoon of fun and the official “light up” of Spruce Grove’s Christmas lights. Crafts, games, a visit from Santa and fireworks are all part of the festivities. Details
Light Up Heartland
Come out for food, festive activities and kids’ entertainment! Meet and take photos with some of your favourite princesses and a superhero! Experience the Christmas tree light-up and incredible fireworks display. Details
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
The Canadian Holiday Train embarks on its three-week journey from Montreal, Quebec, finishing up in BC. Each event features a boxcar stage, a lineup of great musical talent and a contribution to the local food bank. The whole train is lit up like a christmas tree. Details
ETS Christmas Tours
In spirit of the holiday season, ETS will offer Christmas Lights Tours to thank transit riders. Tours will begin at the Alberta Legislature where guests will be able to view the display and listen to the choirs. Next, tours will depart to Candy Cane Lane and return to Churchill Square and City Hall. Details
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