Located in Airdrie’s Nose Creek Park, the Airdrie Festival of Lights is a beautiful, outdoor walk-through lights experience, with about a million dollars worth of displays and other special features. It offers a miniature trains rides to carry the whole family around preset paths, open bonfires to savour that cup of hot chocolate, treats and and even do some Christmas shopping in Santa’s Workshop.
Treat yourself to a feast for the senses at Opera Brunch, featuring delectable brunch fare and an intimate recital by the artists starring in each upcoming opera.
Get thee to a festival that brings the works of the Bard into the realm for everyone from kids to scholars during the Freewill Shakespeare Festival.
Calgary’s favourite magical tradition is back with ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company. All the magic of the season is here for the 23rd year! You’ll enjoy music, an interactive light display, skating, warming fire pits, a visit with Santa, and more family-friendly activities than ever before – including the all new Wizarding Wonderland, the Wishing Tree and Sensory Sundays. Play games on animal habitats that teach you about conservation all while having a festive good time. Knowing your visit contributes to animal conservation is the greatest gift of all. Whether you are creating a new holiday tradition or continuing a cherished one, your whole family will love the magic of ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo!
As fall retreats and winter emerges, so does the wonder and joy of Christmas in the Canadian Rockies. At dusk, the streets come alive with the magic glow of the Santa Claus Parade of Lights as a procession of floats, performers, and Santa himself traverse Banff Avenue. The parade begins at the Banff Avenue and Elk St intersection and continues down Banff Avenue until the Buffalo Street Intersection.
Be a part of the largest holiday celebration in Okotoks as downtown is transformed into a winter wonderland! Celebrate the start of the holiday season with a visit from Santa, lighting of the Christmas tree, downtown shopping and festive activities all through downtown! Craft sales, choirs at the Municipal Centre, horse-drawn wagon rides, arts & crafts, cookie decorating, free hot chocolate, food trucks, book sale at the library, and much more.