Winter has this reputation for being cold, dark, and lonely. But GLOW, Calgary’s only winter festival, is bringing warmth, light, and laughter to our winter nights! Downtown Calgary wants to help you embrace winter and get outside this February. From February 14 – 16, 2020, you can stay warm during a crisp winter’s night with delicious food, cozy drinks, and fun activities for the whole family.
GLOW is a FREE family-friendly winter festival where the worlds of art, music, entertainment, and winter fun will unite under the lights on Stephen Avenue. The festival is spread across four blocks of Stephen Avenue, between 1st St. SE and 3rd St. SW. Plan a date night with your sweetheart, meet up with friends, or take the kids out for some fun. With live music, dancing, outdoor lounges, and stunning light show installations, kids and adults alike will find something to celebrate this winter.
How will you spend the evening? Take a ride down the hand-crafted, illuminated ice slide and check out the live, international ice carving competition. Enjoy a trackless 18-passenger train and dance in the streets to live music, before joining the live drawing project that offers an interactive artistic opportunity for guests to project their drawing onto the historic buildings of Stephen Avenue. Don’t forget to check out the ice patios, operated by four of your favourite Stephen Ave restaurants: The Metropolitan, The Local, The Guild, and Milestones! Through it all, you’ll marvel at the brilliant light installations.
You know what they say about winter: if you let it steal your joy, you’ll have the same amount of winter, but a lot less joy. Let the GLOW Winter Festival bring some joy to your winter nights! The dazzling lights, cheerful music, and just plain fun will add sparkle to your February! It’s the perfect place to enjoy your friends and family and appreciate the best the season has to offer.
GLOW – Calgary’s Winter Festival:
When: February 14 – 16, 2020
Time: Friday & Saturday: 4 – 10 pm; Sunday: 4 – 7 pm
Where: Stephen Avenue Walk
Address: 8 Avenue between 1 Street SE and 3 Street SW, Calgary, AB
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.