Christmas Lights in Calgary

Spruce Meadows Christmas Lights Photo credit: Andy Young
Spruce Meadows Christmas Lights Photo credit: Andy Young
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Christmas Lights in Calgary

Light up the holiday season with Christmas lights in and around Calgary.

Tour holiday light displays from the comfort of your car or explore the attractions and neighbourhoods that are lighting up this holiday season. Bundle up and embrace the holiday spirit with Christmas lights in and around Calgary.

Photo credit: Andy Young

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Light Up Okotoks

Location: Downtown Okotoks

Dates: November 15 – December 31

Celebrate the holiday season and see downtown Okotoks transformed into a winter wonderland at Light Up Okotoks. Kick off the holiday season with live music, a visit from Santa, and lighting of the community Christmas tree on November 15, 2019.

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Cochrane Light Up

Location: Historic Main Street, Cochrane

Dates: November 23 – December 31

Celebrating 35 years, Cochrane Light Up brings residents and visitors together for bright lights and Christmas cheer. Join the community for Cochrane's largest street festival on November 23, 2019. 

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Tuscany Candy Cane Lane

Location: Tuscany

Dates: TBD

The community of Tuscany celebrates the holiday spirit with bright lights and collects donations for the food bank at Candy Cane Lane.

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ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo

ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo

ZOOLIGHTS

Location: Calgary Zoo

Dates: November 22 – January 4, 2020

Experience over 2 million holiday lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, and fun-filled activity zones with a Calgary tradition at Calgary Zoo, with enchanting new themes and special guests. ZOOLIGHTS is open nightly from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Noel Indoor Light Park and Christmas Market

Location: Nutrien Centre at the Stampede Grounds

Dates: November 28 - December 31, 2019

Experience the wonder of the Noel Indoor Light Park and Christmas Market, Calgary's only indoor Christmas spectacular, with artisan gifts, craft beer, and plenty of Christmas spirit. Explore the 250 ft Interactive Light Tunnel and four themed light parks.

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Rotary Festival of Lights

Location: Malcom Hotel, Canmore

Dates: December 6-31

Make a day trip of it and enjoy the Rotary Festival of Lights in Canmore, with a gingerbread house competition, kids holiday extravaganza (December 21), breakfast with Santa (December 15 & 22), seniors Christmas tea & reception (December 18), and wine, beer, and whisky tasting (December 13).

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Airdrie Festival of Lights

Location: 1701 Main Street South, Airdrie

Dates: December 1 – 31

Train rides, fire pits, and kids only shopping experiences, make the Airdrie Festival of Lights Western Canada’s largest, free, outdoor walk-through Christmas light display one not to miss.

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Lions Festival of Lights

Location: 14th Street NW

Dates: November 30, 2019 - January 8, 2020

Enjoy the largest free drive-by Christmas lights showcase in Calgary with this annual tradition that includes over 500,000 bulbs on 16,000 strings of lights. The 33rd annual, Lions Festival of Lights display is open nightly from 6:00 p.m. to midnight.

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Mahogany Parade of Lights

Location: 29 Masters Park SE

Dates: December 8

Get into the holiday spirit with the second annual Mahogany Parade of Lights as the neighbourhood brightens up the season. Each street in the neighbourhood comes together to create a float the represents their street.

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Christmas in the Coulee

Location: Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, East Coulee

Dates: November 30 and December 6-7

Thousands of lights are strung inside the Atlas Coal Mine tipple for a truly unique holiday experience. Santa will make an appearance, along with baked goods, live music, games, crafts, and the Polar Express train.

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Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows

Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows

Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows

Location: Spruce Meadows

Dates: December 8, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Try counting the quarter of a million lights on a drive through the Spruce Meadows grounds with hot chocolate and snacks in Founders Plaza. Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows is open nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., excluding December 25.

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Drumheller Festival of Lights

Location: Downtown Drumheller

Dates: November 16

Enjoy live entertainment, fire pits, late night shopping deals, photos with Santa, wagon rides, and cookie decorating with the Drumheller Festival of Lights. This free, family-friendly event kicks off November 16, 2019.

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Lightfest: Fireworks in the Badlands

Location: Badlands Amphitheatre (Drumheller)

Dates: November 16

Experience an unforgettable night of fireworks at Lightfest: Fireworks in the Badlands, as the team from GlobalFest brings a special holiday fireworks show to the Badlands Amphitheatre. Site opens at 7:00 p.m., fireworks show begins at 8:30 p.m. Adults $15.00, youth $10.00, children under 9 are free.

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Lighten Up Calgary Map of Residential Light Displays in Calgary

Take a drive through the neighbourhood to see some of the best Christmas light displays in and around Calgary. Lighten Up Calgary creates a helpful map of Calgary neighbourhoods with must see displays across the city that are free and family friendly.

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