Kicking off Christmas! Holiday Light Ups and Parades

Holiday Light Ups and ParadesIt’s the most wonderful time of the year! From that magical moment when the switch is flipped at holiday light ups to the classic fun of a Santa Claus parade, you’ll find the best ways to kick off Christmas in your community with this Family Fun Edmonton Ultimate Guide to Holiday Light Ups and Parades!


Downtown Holiday Light Up:

The Holiday season in Downtown Edmonton has never been bigger, better or brighter than it will be in 2019! More than a month of fun kicks off on November 14 with the Light Up event in Churchill Square!
When: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square

Mill Woods Town Centre Christmas Parade:

Be at Mill Woods Town Centre as Santa and his friends march through the mall. Bonus – meet Peppa Pig and her brother George!
When: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Mill Woods Town Centre, 2331 – 66 Street, Edmonton

Winter Whyte Light Up

Holiday light ups don’t come bigger than this one! The Old Strathcona Business Association is hosting the second annual Winter Whyte Light Up in McIntyre Park. See the lights, enjoy treats, entertainment, photos with Santa, and shop extended hours at the Farmers’ Market. The event will kick off a month of fun in the neighbourhood!
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: Wilbert Mcintyre Park, 8303 – 104 Street NW, Edmonton

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Hotel Macdonald:

Enjoy music, hot chocolate, cookies and fun at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald – plus don’t miss your chance to check out the 20 foot tall Gingerbread House in their lobby!
When: Friday, November 16, 2019
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, 10065 – 100 Street, Edmonton

Strathcona County Celebration of Lights:

Enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly activities, like sleigh rides, crafts and more, followed by the community count down to the official holiday light up in Sherwood Park!
When: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park

All is Bright on 124 Street

Check out live music, street performers, fire dancers and much more at this classic holiday light up celebration in the 124 Street area.
When: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 4 pm – 8 pm
Where: 124 Street & 108 Avenue, Edmonton

Gibbons Hometown Christmas & Parade of Lights:

Hometown Weekend is a full weekend of family Christmas fun in Gibbons that includes the annual Parade of Lights!
When: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: Parade of Lights 5:30 pm – 6:39 pm
Where: Gibbons Museum grounds, 4807 – 48 Avenue, Gibbons

Stony Plain Christmas Light Up:

Enjoy hot chocolate, food and treats, caroling, and the Treats and Treasures scavenger hunt, at this event that kicks off the Christmas season in downtown Stony Plain.
When: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Stony Plain, 50 Street and 51 Avenue, Stony Plain

Lights Up Fort Saskatchewan:

Santa Claus will join the fun at the Lights Up event in Fort Saskatchewan. Enjoy carols, hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies and more!
When: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
Where: Fort Saskatchewan City Hall, 10005 – 102 Street, Fort Saskatchewan

St. Albert Snowflake Festival:

From arts and crafts, to entertainers and horse & wagon rides, there will be non-stop family fun at the St. Albert Snowflake Festival!
When: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Perron District, Downtown St. Albert

Fort Saskatchewan Santa Claus Parade:

Santa, Mrs. Claus, and a cast of characters including snowmen, elves and reindeer will make their way along the route, meeting and greeting friends and fans. Bring your letters for Santa!
When: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time: begins at 11 am
Where: downtown Fort Saskatchewan

Christmas in the Heartland:

Enjoy two days of unique country activities in churches and halls East of Edmonton. Don’t miss the fireworks at Heartland Hall Saturday evening !
When: Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time: various (Fireworks Saturday 4 pm to 6 pm)
Where: various (Tree light up and fireworks at Heartland Hall,  55305 Range Road 214)

Brighten Up Beaumont:

Warm up by the fire, enjoy live entertainment, and visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the reindeer at this fun, festive community event that also features fireworks!
When: Friday, November 29, 2019
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Four Seasons Park, 5417 – 43 Avenue, Beaumont

Christmas in Central Park:

Spruce Grove’s community light up event features crafts, activities, and a visit from Santa, before the switch is flipped to illuminate the city’s more than 150,000 Christmas lights!
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Time: tba
Where: Central Park, 450 King Street, Spruce Grove

Christmas in the Park Devon:

Enjoy family-friendly activities, food, ice carvings, caroling and event a visit from Santa at this fun, outdoor event at the Lion’s Campground in Devon.
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Time: 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: Lions Campground, 1140 Saskatchewan Avenue E, Devon

Leduc Santa Claus Parade:

Downtown Leduc will be bustling with the annual Santa Claus parade! Arrive early for pre-parade activities, and to stake out a great spot on the parade route!
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: downtown Leduc, 50 Avenue & 50 Street, Leduc

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