Five of Calgary’s best Christmas light displays to check out in 2022
It’s about to get very bright in the city! Light festivals are popping up everywhere and there are so many colourful options for everyone to explore. The last couple of years have been difficult, especially around the holidays, so it is very exciting to have these events back up and running. Enjoy walking or driving through these festivals to experience the glowing lights with hot drinks, treats, activities and more. Bundle up and have fun!
Legacy Christmas Lights is back for its 8th annual show until Jan. 15 with over a million lights to explore. This is one of the largest light displays in the city that you and your family can enjoy for free. Along with exploring the seemingly endless amount of dazzling lights, you can also strap on your skates and glide around on one of the two public skating rinks nearby.
For the first time ever, Glow is coming to Calgary for Christmas Around the World. Based around the shimmering lights of the holiday season, this is the perfect place to enjoy the displays, shop, eat, drink, and celebrate the holidays! Visit the Nutrien Western Event Centre until Dec. 31 to experience the holidays in a whole new light.
Starting on Dec. 9, Spruce Meadows is lighting up again for its holiday light display. You can either bundle up and walk through the sparkling winter wonderland, or you can enjoy the heat of your car while driving around the grounds. With a quarter of a million lights, this show is sure to dazzle everyone, young and old.
A longtime tradition, the Lions Festival of Lights is celebrating its 36th annual display at the Confederation Park Golf Course until Jan. 8. This light display is put together by many different people involved with the Lions as a way to say thank you to Calgarians for their donations of time and money throughout the year. With hot chocolate, treats, fireworks and more, this light display is not one to miss.
Just outside of Calgary, Airdrie hosts an annual light festival from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 at Nose Creek Regional Park. It’s free, but donations are appreciated. Walk through the magical grounds and enjoy the beautiful displays or take your whole family on a miniature train for a tour around the park. There are tons of fun activities to check out at this event.