must do activities at the enjoy light festival

Enjoy Light Festival at the Enjoy Centre, photo by Jill Footz

The excitement builds as you approach St. Albert’s Enjoy Centre – the lights inside are so colourful and bright you can see them as you approach! Our night at the brand new ELF Edmonton was nothing short of magical! If you are adding this event to your holiday to-do list (and I highly recommend you do!), here are 8 magical, must-do activities at the Enjoy Light Festival!

must dos at the enjoy light festival

Play inside a snow globe! Photo by Jill Footz

1. Play Inside a Snow Globe

It’s one of the first things you’ll see inside ELF and an experience you won’t find anywhere else! Kids can go inside this inflatable dome and dance around with giant clear bubbles. It’s a brilliant photo opportunity too!

must dos at the enjoy light festival

Rainbow light tunnel! Photo by Jill Footz

2. Run Through a Rainbow!

One does not simply stroll into ELF – one must run at top speed down the rainbow light tunnel. (and back, ideally.) At least, those are the rules according to my almost-five-year-old dates.

must dos at the enjoy light festival

Say Cheese! Photo by Jill Footz

3. Photo Booth Fun! 

The ELF photo booths are outstanding. Easy to use, quick and with decent photo quality! Simply choose the photo station you want to try (they are clearly marked!), pick your photo style (you can stick with a basic photo or get creative with boomerangs, backgrounds and more!), touch a button, take your pic, and send it off to your phone by text or email!

must dos at the enjoy light festival

Text or email your photo! Photo by Jill Footz

4. Warm Winter Wonderland!

Check out the igloo domes with giant “ice” blocks, the arctic creatures, and see if you can find the place where the snow falls indoors! There’s something magical about getting to play in the glow of Christmas lights without having to wear six layers!

Must do activities at the Enjoy Light Festival

We met a robot! Photo by Jill Footz

5. Make New Friends!

Sit with Santa – he’ll be at ELF every day up to Christmas! You can also meet exciting guests that pop by from time to time. We had the chance to see Mickey, Minnie, Pikachu, Wreck It Ralph and our favourite, the Global Robot!

must dos at the enjoy light festival

Ride the train! Photo by Jill Footz

6. All Aboard! 

You simply must ride the train – and I recommend doing it early to get a good overview of the layout and activities you will want to check out!

must dos at the enjoy light festival

LED Playground, photo by Jill Footz

7. Play All Day

The LED light up swings, teeter totter and glass-block hopscotch course were the favourites among my daughters! Swings are great for sharing, or ideal for little ones who want to stretch out. There are several teeter totters and some are big enough that even grown ups can get in on the fun! The colour-changing hopscotch course was a crowd favourite!

must dos at the enjoy light festival

LED Hopscotch, photo by Jill Footz

8. Burn Off Energy

Still have energy left after hitting the LED playland? You simply must check out Little’s Land! In it you’ll find three bouncy castles, a climbing area, a hopping reindeer corral and many more fun activities! There are plenty of tables and chairs for weary parents to rest – and don’t snooze on the photo opps in this room. The pop-out chimneys were our favourite!

must dos at the enjoy light festival

Always climbing, photo by Jill Footz

This is just our list of must-do activities at the Enjoy Light Festival. What did YOUR family like best?

must dos at the enjoy light festival

Enjoy Light Festival, photo by Jill Footz

Enjoy Light Festival:

When: November 21, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Time: Thursday through Monday 4 pm to 8 pm (closed Tuesdays & Wednesday)
Where: The Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Drive, St. Albert

*The author enjoyed a hosted experience at the Enjoy Light Festival. Opinions, as always, are my own.