Kick off your holiday season with these family friendly parades and light displays. Experience all the fun and magic, including special appearances from Santa to bring extra Christmas cheer. Bundle up and get into the holiday spirit this November and December with the Family Fun Edmonton Ultimate Guide to Holiday Light Ups and Parades!


Fairmont Hotel MacDonald Tree Lighting

The annual Tree Lighting ceremony includes the unveiling of a 20-foot life-size gingerbread house in the hotel lobby! Come enjoy free homemade cookies and hot chocolate while Frere Antoine Catholic Elementary School entertains with live musical performances.
When: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: 10065 100 Street NW, Edmonton

All is Bright on 124th Street Winter Festival

The 124 Street business community throws a party like no other with music, street performers, fire dancers, a kids area, food trucks, sleigh rides, s’mores around fire pits and much much more. The highlight of the event is the Light Up The Night Ceremony at 6 pm!
When: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: 124 Street & 108 Avenue, Edmonton

Strathcona County Celebration of Lights

Be there as Festival Place in Sherwood Park gets lit up for the holiday season! This fun event includes crafts, a scavenger hunt, pony rides, and a chance to see Santa and his live reindeer! You will also want to be on the look-out for Santa in his iconic red Coca-Cola Holiday Truck!
When: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Festival Place, Sherwood Park

A Very Vegreville Christmas

Head East to celebrate Christmas with the Town of Vegreville. This festive day includes a holiday art show & sale, hay rides and craft giveaways, the annual TELUS candle light up and a Holiday Light Parade down Main Street.
When: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Time: Various times
Where: Vegreville

St. Albert Snowflake Festival

Help light up the downtown Perron District at the St. Albert Snowflake Festival! This family fun event that includes rides on the Polar Express mini train, road hockey, a petting zoo, cookie decorating and the chance to meet Santa! Don’t forget to bring a donation for the food bank!
When: Friday, November 25, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Perron District, Downtown St. Albert

Lights Up! Fort Saskatchewan

Santa Claus will join the fun as the Fort Saskatchewan Mayor lights up City Hall. Plus, enjoy treats like hot chocolate and cookies, pictures with Santa, roaming characters, and a special reading of T’was the Night Before Christmas.
When: Friday, November 25, 2022
Time: 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Fort Saskatchewan City Hall

Fort Saskatchewan Santa Claus Parade

The Fort Saskatchewan Santa Claus Parade is back with its traditional parade route and format winding through the downtown streets. Celebrate the season with exuberant marching bands, beautifully decorated floats, and Santa riding aboard his magical sleigh!
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: Parade start 11:00 am
Where: Downtown Fort Saskatchewan

Leduc Santa Claus Parade

The man in red is coming to Leduc! Enjoy the Santa Claus Parade as part of a full Noon to Moon Moonlight Madness event that includes gingerbread competitions, cookie decorating, caroling, holiday train rides, photos with Santa, and more.
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: 50 Avenue & 50 Street, Leduc

Light Up in Central Park Spruce Grove

Enjoy free hot chocolate & hot dogs, cookie decorating, ice carving, carnival games, crafts, storytime, and more, with countdown for the Light Up and fireworks at 5 pm! Afterwards, join in the disco dance party or skating with Elsa and Anna!
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Central Park, Spruce Grove

Devon Christmas in the Park

Come celebrate the holiday season as Christmas in the Park returns with twinkling lights, a kids zone, sleigh rides, a candlelit story walk, maple taffy, Christmas carols and visits with Santa.
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Devon Lions Society Campground, Devon

Winter Whyte Light Up

See McIntyre Park transformed into a Winter Wonderland under the sparkling lights of the Gazebo. There are plenty of free family friendly activities including crafts, roving entertainment, festive story time, and a visit from Mrs.Claus!
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: 8303 – 104 Street NW, Edmonton

Morinville Lite Up the Nite

The Town of Morinville is celebrating their annual Lite Up the Nite festival on Saturday, November 26. This holiday celebration is jam packed with festive activities including a parade, tree lighting and fireworks!
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Where: Morinville

Kingsway District Holiday Parade

Brighten your holiday season with the Kingsway District Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 26. The parade will make its way from the east Airport Road entrance to Kingsway Mall, where Santa will be waiting!
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm start
Where: Kingsway Avenue Service Road, Edmonton

Williams Winter Wonderland Light Up

Bundle up and be one of the first to see this spectacular outdoor display this season as you make fun holiday memories with the family!
When: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm start
Where: K23115 Sec Hwy 643 (near Gibbons) (map)

Parade of Lights in Gibbons

Head North of Edmonton for the Parade of Lights in Gibbons on Sunday, November 27, 2022! Plan for a full day of fun including a skate with Santa, sleigh rides, crafts, cookie decorating, stories with Mrs. Claus, and the Parade of Lights at 5:30 pm.
When: Sunday, November 27, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Gibbons

Stony Plain Winter Light Up

Join the fun as the switch will be flipped, and the lights go on in Stony Plain, including the giant tree on Main Street. Enjoy hot chocolate, caroling, and get into the holiday spirit with free treats and treasures throughout downtown.
When: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Downtown Stony Plain


Edmonton Holiday Light Up and Parade Guide