What do you love about the holidays? One of my favourite things is the abundance of Christmas lights that help cast off the gloom of cold, dark days! Brighten your nights and warm your hearts with our handy list of Where to See Christmas Lights in Edmonton and area. Whether you like to view the lights from the warmth and comfort of your vehicle, or prefer to take it in during a stroll in the cool winter air, there are plenty of fun and festive options for your family to discover!
PLUS find even more holiday fun with Holiday Light Up & Parade Guide, and stay tuned for our Family Fun Edmonton Holiday Event Guide featuring all the best family friendly activities and events this season!
Major Light Displays and Attractions
FEATURED EVENT: Glow Edmonton | Indoor
Edmonton EXPO Centre – 7515 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton
Join Santa and some very special fairytale friends at this spectacular indoor lights experience with over 100,000 sq ft of twinkling holiday displays to discover. Come swing on the ever-popular moon shaped LED swings, enjoy a stroll through the brilliant light tunnel, ride the Glow-comotive, and strike a holiday pose in one of the hanging pictures frames!
Borealis Lights Christmas Drive-Thru Light Display | Drive-Thru
St. Albert Kinsmen RV Park – 47 Riel Drive, St. Albert
Start a new holiday tradition with the family as you enjoy over 800,000 twinkling lights in this brilliant drive-thru display. It is affordable festive fun for everyone from the comfort of your warm car!
Canadian Tire Magic of Lights | Drive-Thru
RAD Torque Raceway – Highway 19, Nisku
Take a “Slow Ride On a Fast Track” with this magical route along the racetrack complete with over 1.5 MILLION twinkling lights, animated displays, and a stunning 200 foot light tunnel.
Zoominescence Festival of Light | Outdoor
Edmonton Valley Zoo – 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton
See the Edmonton Valley Zoo in a whole new light! Book your evening visit in December to see the zoo transformed into a magical and bright winter wonderland, complete with artistic light displays, roaming fairytale characters, and all your favourite zoo animals.
Enjoy the quiet beauty of thousands of glimmering candles along the pathways of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, or take a ride through the forest on the Woodland Express train. As you make your way through the Gardens, warm yourself with a free apple cider and keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of the whimsical Snow Sprites or the captivating Snow Queen.
McIntyre Park in Old Strathcona | Outdoor
8303 104 Street NW, Edmonton
As the central part of Winter Whyte Light Up, McIntyre Park is decked out in a beautiful display of lights.
Alberta Legislature Grounds | Outdoor
10800 97 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Marvel at the 200,000 twinkling lights and the 40 ft Christmas tree!
Festival Place LED Tree | Outdoor
100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
Throughout the holiday season, you can drive by Festival Place to enjoy the LED tree and lights display set to a special holiday soundtrack.
Central Park in Spruce Grove | Outdoor
450 King Street, Spruce Grove
See the trees in Central Park lit up thousands of colourful lights! You can even bring your skates and enjoy gliding through the beautifully lit park.
Leduc Country Lights | Outdoor
49541, Range Rd 260, Calmar
Take a family stroll to enjoy some fresh country air at the popular Leduc Country Lights presented by the Kinsmen Club of Leduc. You can even bring along your beloved four-legged family member (as long as they remain on leash!).
Neighbourhood Light Displays
Candy Cane Lane | Outdoor/Drive-Thru
148 Street between 99 Avenue to 92 Avenue, Edmonton
Take a festive stroll or drive down Edmonton’s iconic Candy Cane Lane… and don’t forget your food bank donation
Summerside Grande Boulevard | Outdoor/Drive-Thru
Summerside Grande Boulevard SW, between 88th Street and 70th Street, Edmonton
There are plenty of lights, decorations and fun inflatables to see all the way up and down this street in Edmonton’s Southeast neighbourhood Lake Summerside.
Williams Winter Wonderland | Outdoor
23115 Sec Hwy 643 (map)
Just outside Gibbons is a special spot, filled with Christmas magic!
Dombrowsky’s Christmas House | Outdoor
4220 124 Avenue NW, Edmonton (map)
This impressive display is made up of more than 57,000 lights and done in honor of the homeowner’s family member who was recently diagnosed with ALS. There’s a train, a light tunnel, a moose, some reindeer and a couple of happy penguins.
Griswold House Re-Creation | Outdoor
63 Briarwood Point, Stony Plain (map)
If you love National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, check out this house in Stony Plain decorated to pay homage to the Griswold family, complete with Uncle Eddie’s RV! The whole neighbourhood has done a great job lighting up their homes for the holiday season, earning the title of “Stony Plain Lane”.
Sturgeon County Holiday Light Tour | Outdoor
Throughout Sturgeon County (interactive map)
Use the interactive map to find some of the best decorated homes in Sturgeon County.
Light-Up Leduc | Outdoor
Throughout Leduc (map)
The third Annual Light-Up Leduc is another great chance to get out and see some spectacularly decorated homes this holiday season. With 4 finalists chosen in each city quadrant, it is now up to the public to choose the grand prize winner to be announced on January 3, 2023!
Beaumont Twinkle Tour | Outdoor
Throughout Beaumont (map)
Tour all the best decorated homes in Beaumont! Use the map to create your route, grab a hot chocolate and spend the evening touring all this fantastic light displays. The Twinkle Tour map will be available online from December 1, 2022 – January 1, 2023.
Edmonton Area Christmas Lights | Outdoor/Drive-Thru
Throughout Edmonton & Area
Check out this Facebook page to see user-submitted neighbourhood displays all around Edmonton.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all our Family Fun Edmonton readers!
A Fairytale Christmas adventure awaits as Glow Edmonton returns on December 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023! Join Santa and some very special fairytale friends to experience all the magic of this popular indoor Christmas lights display. This festive experience has become a holiday tradition for many Edmonton families, with over 100,000 sq ft of twinkling holiday displays to discover at the Edmonton EXPO Centre!
The theme of this year’s Glow light festival is A Fairytale Christmas and includes some exciting new activities and character appearances alongside all the usual festival favourites. Be sure to check the full schedule to discover special events like a Glow Idol singing competition, Super Hero Day, Princess Ball, and a Glow without Limits sensory-friendly day.
Glow Edmonton offers something for everyone to brighten the Holiday Season! Bring your camera charged and ready to snap selfies in the light gardens, swing on the ever-popular moon shaped LED swings, take a stroll through the brilliant light tunnel, and strike a pose in one of the hanging pictures frames. The kids will love riding the Glow-comotive, playing in the Magic Castle playground, and helping Santa hunt for his lost presents while you shop for presents in the Merry Makers Market and enjoy live entertainment from the Glow Stage. Book your tickets now to enjoy all the fun, food, and festivities!