Where to See Christmas Lights in Calgary 2021

Man and women on a date at Calgary Zoo Lights
Man and women on a date at Calgary Zoo Lights
Christmas Lights in Calgary

Where to See Christmas Lights in Calgary 2021

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

Please note: These events and activities are no longer up-to-date. Check back for updated event listings or explore visitcalgary.com for more great things to see and do in 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.

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Legacy Christmas Light Parade

Location: Legacy Circle

Dates: November 5 - January 10, 2022

The 7th annual Legacy Christmas Light Parade is back and better than ever with over 1-million lights throughout the community. Walk or drive through the lit-up streets, parks, and light tunnels.


Light Up Okotoks

Location: Downtown Okotoks

Dates: Starts November 19, 2021

Celebrate the holiday season and see downtown Okotoks transformed into a winter wonderland at Light Up Okotoks. Kick off the holiday season with wagon rides, selfies with Santa, and watch the virtual tree lighting, fireworks, along with holiday shopping at local businesses.

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ZOOLIGHTS at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

ZOOLIGHTS at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo


Location: Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

Dates: November 19 – January 2, 2022

Experience over 2 million holiday lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, and fun-filled activity zones with a Calgary tradition at Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, with enchanting new themes and special guests. ZOOLIGHTS is open nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Sparkle Sparkle

Location: TELUS Spark Science Centre

Dates: November 25 - January 2, 2022

Sparkle Sparkle will transform the TELUS Spark Science Centre into a spectacular indoor holiday light experience, with thousands of LED lights and Instagram worthy photo ops.


Holiday in the Park

Location: Heritage Park

Dates: November 28 - December 31 

Holiday in the Park at Heritage Park is a new holiday tradition to enjoy with a collection of antiques from more than 40 cities and towns in Alberta, along with lights, decorations, Christmas inflatables, live entertainment, ice sculptures, Santa photos, and more.


Airdrie Festival of Lights

Location: Nose Creek Park, Airdrie, AB

Dates: December 1 – 31, 2021

The Airdrie Festival of Lights is Western Canada’s largest, free, outdoor walk-through Christmas light display that has been a family friendly tradition since 1996.


Rotary Festival of Lights

Location: Malcom Hotel, Canmore

Dates: December 3-31, 2021

Make a day trip of it and enjoy the Rotary Festival of Lights in Canmore, with tree viewing and magical candy cane lane, and gingerbread house contest, along with special events for everyone in the family.

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Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows.

Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows

Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows

Location: Spruce Meadows

Dates: December 10, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Try counting the quarter of a million lights on a drive through grounds with Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows. Open daily starting December 10 and closed on December 25, 2021.


Lions Festival of Lights

Location: 14th Street NW

Dates: Starts November 27, 2021

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. Stay tuned for more details on the Lions Festival of Lights.


Cochrane Light Up

Location: Historic Main Street, Cochrane

Dates: TBD

Cochrane Light Up brings residents and visitors together for bright lights and Christmas cheer. Join the community for a special holiday tradition in Cochrane. More details to come!


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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