Christmas Events in Alberta



Enjoy Light Festival

Enjoy Light Festival, or ELF, offers all kinds of wintery fun, such as an interactive lights garden, festive market, photos with Santa, local performers, a whimsical light tunnel and your favorite YEG food vendors to create an unforgettable experience! Details

November 21st and January 5th, 2020

The Enjoy Centre, Riel Drive, St. Albert



Stony Plain Christmas Light Up

Kick off the holiday season at the annual Christmas Light Up! Watch downtown Stony Plain come alive with the lighting of Main Street and the Town Christmas tree. Part take in the Christmas Treat & Treasure Hunt, visit with Santa Clause, stay warm by sipping on hot chocolate, standing by a fire and snacking on a hot dog prepared by the Stony Plain Kinsmen Club. Details

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 6:30PM – 9:00PM

50 St. and 51 Ave. intersection, Stony Plain



Wetaskiwin Winter Warm Up

Free family three day event for all ages. Start with Firefighters’ Santa Claus Parade on Nov 22nd, then from 10 am to 3 pm lots of indoor and outdoor activities. Pony rides, petting zoo, archery, axe and knife throwing, Growing in Grace huge Christmas craft sale, Christmas photo booth, traditional Indigenous Storytelling by Jerry Saddleback . Details

November 22 to 24, 2019

Santa Claus Parade on Friday | 6:30 PM

Drill Hall, 4519 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin




Lights Up Fort Saskatchewan

Sip hot chocolate or apple cider while you listen to carolers sing. Say hello to jolly old Saint Nick and take a stroll through the Enchanted Forest. The mayor will read “T’was the Night Before Christmas” just before officially switching on the lights of the holiday season! Details

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

City Hall, 10005 102 Street, Fort Saskatchewan


Enchanted Forest

The Enchanted Forest is a favourite holiday tradition in the City of Fort Saskatchewan. Local organizations and business create unique, beautiful, fun Christmas trees that reflect the wonderful colours and themes of the holiday season with a special touch that tells the story of the organization. Fort Saskatchewan celebrates a diverse and vibrant community and the Enchanted Forest reflects this diversity. Details

November 22, 2019- January 7, 2020

Various Locations, Fort Saskatchewan



St. Albert Snowflake Festival

Join us in the heart of downtown St. Albert, the Perron District, to welcome the beginning of the Christmas season with our annual Snowflake Festival. As we light up the Perron District with the warm glow of Christmas lights, you and your family can admire the live ice sculpture display, take a ride in a horses drawn wagon, mingle at the petting zoo, and soak in other unique entertainment and displays in this winter wonderland. Details


Friday, November 22, 2019 | 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Perron St, St. Albert



Green Christmas South Edmonton

Have your picture taken with Santa on a John Deere tractor, build Christmas crafts, enjoy Christmas treats plus save 10% on all John Deere toys, clothing and accessories! Details

Saturday November 23, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Martin Deerline South Edmonton,4630 51 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton



Fort Saskatchewan Santa Claus Parade

Santa is coming to town!! He will once again ride through the downtown streets of neighbourly Fort Saskatchewan aboard his magical sleigh! Local youngsters will again have the chance to deliver their letters to Santa by handing them to one of his elves as his float passes through the streets. Details

Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

99th Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan



Christmas in the Heartland

Welcome in winter with a trip to the country. Join us for a welcome to winter in a self-guided driving tour of the halls and churches of Ward 5, Strathcona County. Steeped in tradition, each stop offers a different experience. From French Canadian to Indigenous traditions, our venues offer a wide variety of interactive learning. Details

November 23 & 24, 2019

Fireworks in Saturday: 6:00 PM

Various Venues, Strathcona County