List of Christmas Festivals and Light Displays In and around Edmonton

It’s the holiday festival season, check out a list of safe family-friendly events and most beautiful light displays you are going to want to see this year with the kids



Christmas Glow, Edmonton:

Half a million twinkling lights, interactive displays, magical play park, train rides, LED swings, Santa and more. Ticket prices vary.

When: November 28, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Where: Edmonton Expo Centre – 7515-118 Avenue, Edmonton

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Strathcona Celebration of Lights:

Wear your ugly sweater and come on down for this year’s drive-thru celebration of lights. The 2020 display will include an LED tree show, interactive lighting, holiday music, blow-up inflatable displays and a visit from Santa. Cost: free! Donations for the Strathcona County Food Bank will be accepted on site.

When: Sunday, November 29 – 5 pm to 8 pm

Where: Festival Place – 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park

Please note this year’s event is drive-thru only with no on-foot access

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Magic of Lights:

Come see different Christmas themes come to life in light displays through this 2 km drive close to Leduc.

When: November 20, 2020 to January 2, 2021

Where: Castrol Raceway

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Lights Up, Fort Saskatchewan:

Check out the model train, warm up at the fire pits, take photos at the custom photo booth & warm up with some hot chocolate. Pre-registration is required. Cost: free

When: Friday, November 27 – 5 pm to 7 pm

Where: City Hall and the Public Library – 10005-102 Street, Fort Saskatchewan

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Leduc County Lights:

Lawn display spans over 8 acres at it’s new location close to Leduc. Admission is $2 per person.

When: December 1, 2020 to January 3, 2021 – 5-10 pm (Except Christmas Eve – closing time this day is 8 pm)

Where: Leduc West Antique Society – 45941-Range Road 260

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Merry & Bright Parade, Devon:

Parade line up includes Santa, the Grinch, Glow Dancers & more.

When: Saturday, November 28 – 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: See map of parade route on their website

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Zoominescence: Festival of Light:

Lights at the zoo – fire dancers, hot chocolate, light displays and more.

When: Thursday to Sundays from November 26, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo – 13315 Buena Vista Road,Edmonton

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Candle-lit paths, hot chocolate, Capella singers, ice sculptures and more. Cost: $10-$20 – tickets must be purchased in advance. They sell out every year so get yours soon!

When: Every night in December aside from December 25.

Where: Kurimoto Japanese Garden, University of Alberta Botanic Garden – 51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove

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Winter Wonder Forest:

Drive-thru 115,000 sq ft holiday light experience. The area will be transformed into an enchanted Winter forest. Get 30% off if you buy tickets in advance for opening day!

When: November 27, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Where: Next to the Snow Valley Ski Hill in Edmonton – 13204 Rainbow Valley Road

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Candy Cane Lane:

Candy Cane Lane will be back for the 2020 season! Drive the iconic street in West Edmonton this year – no sleigh rides or walking the lane this year due to Covid, sorry!

When: December 11, 2020 to January 1, 2021

Where: 148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue Edmonton

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Downtown Holiday Light Up:

Cost: free!

When: TBA

Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton

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See Santa:

Check out our list of everywhere you can find Santa this year in Edmonton for socially distanced photos here.

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