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!

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 20, 2021
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 reindeer!
When: Saturday, November 20, 2021
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 special stationary walk-through Holiday Parade.
When: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Time: Various times
Where: Vegreville

YEG Downtown Holiday Light Up

See the enormous Christmas tree lit up at Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton! Every second Saturday, there are Downtown Holiday Light Up festivities from noon to 8 PM, including train rides, live music, outdoor shows, and family friendly winter activities.
When: Saturday, November 20, 2021, December 4, 2021 and December 20, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton

Gibbons Parade of Lights

Grab a spot on the parade route and afterwards head over to the sports ground in Gibbons for a dazzling fireworks display.
When: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Time: Parade of Lights 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Gibbons

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 and a special reading of T’was the Night Before Christmas.
When: Friday, November 26, 2021
Time: 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Fort Saskatchewan City Hall

Fort Saskatchewan Santa Claus Parade

Stay warm and cozy in your vehicle with this unique reverse format Santa Claus Parade in Fort Saskatchewan. After seeing Lights Up! Fort Saskatchewan, take a drive down 102 Street to see all the brightly lit and decorated floats taking part in the Santa Claus Parade.
When: Friday, November 26, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Fort Saskatchewan

Merry & Bright Parade in Devon

Christmas in the Park in Devon is hitting the streets this year is the Merry & Bright 2020 Light Parade. Grab a spot on the route and catch a glimpse of Santa Claus, the Grinch, and more!
When: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: 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, photo stations and a visit from Mrs.Claus!
When: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: 8303 – 104 Street NW, Edmonton

Leduc Santa Claus Parade

The man in red is coming to Leduc! Come early to stake out a good spot and to take part in some of the pre-parade activities and entertainment.
When: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: Main Street Leduc

Christmas in Central Park Spruce Grove

The City of Spruce Grove gets into the Holiday spirit with Christmas in Central Park. The free family focused event will begin with the lighting up of Central Park, followed by a multitude of activities including crafts, free skating in the Agrena, Indigenous dancing and and music, and a winter market.
When: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Central Park, Spruce Grove

Morinville Lite Up the Nite

The Town of Morinville is celebrating their annual Lite Up the Nite festival on Saturday, November 27. This holiday celebration is jam packed with festive activities including a parade, tree lighting and fireworks!
When: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Where: Morinville

Kingsway District Holiday Parade

Brighten your holiday season with the Kingsway District Holiday Parade on Sunday, November 28. The parade will make its way from the east Airport Road entrance to Kingsway Mall, where Santa will be waiting!
When: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM
Where: Kingsway NW, Edmonton

Edmonton Holiday Light Up and Parade Guide