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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Downtown Holiday Light Up:
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Check out our list of everywhere you can find Santa this year in Edmonton for socially distanced photos here.