Christmas and Holiday Lights in Calgary 2018 - 2019

Photo Credit: Spruce Meadows Lights

Enjoy the best time of the year in all its glory with your Family. A list of places to enjoy Christmas and holiday light displays in Calgary.

1. Sparkle Sparkle

Telus Spark will transform into a shimmering wonderland of over 270,000 LED lights! An indoor path experience will lead you through the cosmos in holiday style. The Calgary science centre warms up the darkest winter nights with an original and delightful holiday light experience. Sparkle Sparkle

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November 27, 2020 to January 3, 2021 | 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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Telus Spark

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$12.95 to $18.95

2. Zoo lights at Calgary Zoo

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Come experience how 2+ million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, and fun-filled activity zones, transform the Calgary Zoo into a magical winter wonderland. Zoo Lights

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November 20, 2020 to January 3, 2021, excluding December 25 | 06:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Calgary Zoo

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$14.95 to $19.95

3. Noel Christmas Light Park

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Credit: Noel Christmas Light Park & Market

Noel Christmas Light Park & Market is transforming the 100,000+ square foot Nutrien Centre, located in the heart of the Stampede Grounds, into a magical holiday wonderland.

Noel features an immersive 250 foot light tunnel, two 50 foot Christmas trees, larger than life arctic animals and unique displays, illuminated with nearly one million twinkling bulbs.

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November 26, 2020 to January 3, 2021

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BMO Centre, 1410 Olympic Way Southeast, Calgary

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$14.99 & up

4. Lions Festival of Lights

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Credit: Lions Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights is the largest FREE drive-by Christmas Lights showcase in Calgary. It’s comprised of over 105,000 lights along 14 th St NW. Details

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November 29 to January 8, 2021 | 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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Confederation Park in NW Calgary. The display can be viewed along 14 St NW, North of 24 Avenue.

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Free

5. Legacy Christmas Light Parade

Legacy’s 6th annual Christmas Light Parade is back! With over 100,000 lights, all December, Legacy will be lit up with lights for you and your family to enjoy. Details

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November 16 to January 10, 2021

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15 Legacy Glen Manor, – Legacy community Calgary

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Free

6. Christmas at Spruce Meadows

During Christmas time, Spruce Meadows is adorned with Christmas decorations. The 2 kilometer drive through the grounds includes Tournament Lane, The Courtyard, Traffic Circle, the Nations Flag Park, Congress Hall, Riders Chapel and the Pond with strings of lights measuring 72 kilometers. Details

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November 27 to January 3, 2021

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Spruce Meadows, Calgary

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FREE

 

7. Lighten Up Calgary

Every year many Calgary residents and neighbourhoods cover their houses with festive Christmas lights and other great decorations, they bring Christmas spirit to the local communities. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it just wouldn’t be Christmas time without twinkling lights. Go on a driving tour of the best residential Christmas light displays in and around Calgary.

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During the season

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Various Locations across Calgary

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Free

That concludes the Top 7! But since we're in the Christmas Spirit. Here are 3 more great Christmas Light displays for the season.

8. Lougheed House

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Credit: Dan Kim Photography/Lougheed House

Enjoy 14,000 square feet of 20 rooms and nooks, 11 fireplaces, 30 stained glass windows, turrets, bannisters, stair cases, hardwood floors and decorative high ceilings, vintage pianos and an organ, all aglow with Christmas trees, lights, wreaths, nutcrackers and decorations. Lights

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November 26 to January 3, 2021

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Lougheed House, 707 – 13 Ave SW, Calgary

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Regular Admission

9. CORE Christmas Tree Lighting

Get into the holiday spirit with The CORE. The night culminates with the lighting of The Core’s famous 45-foot tree. Lights

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Tree Lighting: TBA

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The CORE Shopping Centre, Downtown Calgary

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Free

10. Christmas Lights Themed Evening out – A free walking tour to enjoy the season.

The best place to enjoy Christmas lights in Calgary, free of charge, is to go for a downtown Calgary walking tour.

Start the day with skating at Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave SE, Calgary). Then walk the pedestrian only Stephen Avenue (8 Avenue SW between 4 Street SW and 1 Street SE) decked with artistic lights and window displays.

Take a break, visit CORE, grab a bite/shop and enjoy decorated Christmas trees + 45 foot Christmastree at CORE.

Continue to the historicMcDougall Centreall aglow in Christmas lights.

Prince’s Island Park is your final destination. Cross the twinkling pedestrian bridge, revelling in the glistening icicles on the trees. You can also start the tour at Prince’s Island Park: start your trip at the island lagoon (skate here if you like) and retrace the tour described above.

Make sure you are dressed for the weather!! Best to visit after 1st week of December.