Here are 10 YEG & area events to help you get in the Holiday Spirit!

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With December just a few days away and as decorations and Christmas songs linger in the air – it’s time to get in to the holiday cheer! There are a ton of events happening around Edmonton and the Edmonton area guaranteed to help you get in the spirit of the season.  

Magic of Lights

When: On now till January 6th

Where: Castrol Raceway

The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights is 2kms of festive and vibrant LED displays celebrating the holidays! Drive through from the comfort of your vehicle and enjoy all the different light displays and sparkling lights!

Magic of Lights at Castrol Raceway

VIA Magic of Lights at Castrol Raceway

 

Edmonton’s Festival of Trees

When: Nov 27th – Dec 1st

Where: Edmonton Convention Centre

The 35th annual Festival of Trees.  A weekend of fun and festivities including the Gala, Luncheon & Fashion Show (which our own Morning Show host Cruise will be emceeing), Silver Bell Soiree for adults only and Santa’s Breakfast. There’s definitely an event that will fit your needs! Festival of Trees is an annual fundraiser for the University of Alberta’s Hospital Foundation.

 

 

Glow  Gardens Edmonton:

When: November 28th – Jan 4th

Where: Edmonton Expo Centre

Experience the indoor winter wonderland as you “Glow Around the World.” A family-friendly indoor event where you follow Santa on his journey to deliver presents in 6 different countries. There’s the interactive light gardens to check out, illuminated structures, festive drinks, food and daily live entertainment all under millions of twinkling lights.

 

Brighten Up Beaumont

When: Friday, November 29th 6 to 9pm

Where: Town of Beaumont – Beaumont Composite High school – Four Seasons Park & Fireworks over Don Sparrow Lake.  

Lot’s of family fun activities happening this Friday night in Beaumont. Horse drawn sleigh rides, hot chocolate, crafts, skating, live entertainment and a visit from Santa all included this night. It’s free to attend but they are asking you bring a donation for the Beaumont Christmas Elves. Fireworks start at 9pm.

 

Leduc Country Lights

When: November 30th to January 1st

Where: New location this year – Leduc West Antique Society

After 14 years, Leduc  Country lights was set to be retired by Dog and Yvonne Ruel last year. The Leduc Kinsmen & Leduc West society teamed up to make sure that the Leduc Country Lights would continue to be on display. There will be a fantastic display of Christmas decorations and lights set up for charity. It’s $2 to get in and the money goes towards maintaining the event and they ask that you bring a donation for the Leduc Food Bank.

Leduc Country Lights

Leduc Country Lights

Christmas in the Park in Devon

When: Saturday, November 30th from 4 – 8pm

Where: Lions Campground, 1140 Saskatchewan Avenue

Cost: $15 for a family of 4, $5 per person, kids under 3 get in for free

Every year at this time Lions Park will be transformed in to a winter wonderland, featuring family fun activities like horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice sculpture carving, bonfires and Christmas Carols. There’s a Kids Zone and delicious treats to be enjoyed. Santa is scheduled to make a visit.

No parking available on-site other than handicap parking. Park and Ride service is available from 17th Athabasca Ave. Tickets can be purchased on site.

Devon Christmas in the park

VIA Town of Devon

Christmas in Central Park Spruce Grove

When: November 30th

Where: Central Park – 450 King Street

Cost: Free

Bundle up and enjoy a great afternoon of family activities like Christmas crafts, get a photo with Santa, horse drawn wagon rides, maple syrup on a stick and public skating. Tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5pm and end with a mini fireworks show.

Christmas in Central Park

Via City of Spruce Grove

Leduc Santa Claus Parade:

When: November 30th 6 – 8pm

Where: Main Street Leduc. Route starts at the Bank of Montreal, goes West, turns North on 50th street and ends at 52nd avenue.

What: Santa Claus is coming to town! Parade starts at 7pm. DBA Activities running before hand from 6-7pm. Parking available at the end of the parade route at Willow Park School.

 

Zoominescene

When:  Running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December  + the 26th from 5 – 9pm

Where:  Edmonton Valley Zoo

Hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, Zoominescene is a festival of light! A spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations in the unique setting of our Zoo. An evening of light, animals, skating, hot chocolate and family fun.

 

 

Candy Cane Lane

When: Opens Dec 7th – Jan 1st

Where: 148th street between 100th Ave to 92nd Ave

The committed neighborhood of the Crestwood community decorates the exterior of their homes in celebration of the holiday season. Aside from seeing the beautiful displayed decorations and getting in the holiday spirit, Candy Cane Lane is also the second largest contributor to the Edmonton Food Bank.

 

- Katie Stanners