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Airdrie Festival of Lights 2020

Western Canada’s biggest free, outdoor walk-through Christmas light display

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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates (view the "External Resources" section below).

Every winter since 1996, the Airdrie Festival of Lights is held in Nose Creek Park in Airdrie, AB, about a 30-minute drive from Calgary. For the whole month of December, this community event provides affordable, family-friendly Christmas entertainment for the people of Airdrie and Southern Alberta. The festival features miniature train rides, hot chocolate, and caroling around bonfires. Santa visits are possible on certain dates. Nose Creek Pond is also a great place for skating.

Airdrie Festival of Lights walk-through 2020
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Airdrie Festival of Lights major highlight is a beautiful holiday display. Altogether there are more than 1000 displays with over 500,000 bulbs. The lights are on from 6 to 9 pm.

Make sure to stop by Santa’s Gift Shop to do some holiday shopping. The little ones can enjoy a Kid's Only shopping section selling locally-sourced handmade, home-based gifts priced under $10 to keep it affordable for a kid's budget.

Special events of the festival include the Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony, Santa Claus Parade, CP Holiday Train, FortisAlberta Onsite With Free Hot Dogs, Kids Activities With Community Links, Airdrie Community Choir performance, Star Bound Dance Company Performance, live music concerts, and much more.

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Hours

6–9 pm

Admission

Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. (suggested contribution is $10–$20 per family and $1–$5 per person on a bus).

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