Airdrie Festival of Lights illuminates Christmas with a million lights

Nov 29 2016, 6:56 pm

The annual Airdrie Festival of Lights is set to illuminate more than a million Christmas lights in Nose Creek Park again, starting today.

Western Canada’s biggest outdoor Christmas light walk, the Airdrie Festival of Lights will run every day in December from 6 to 9 pm.

For the first time, the free walkthrough displays will be completely LED, cutting energy use by 65% since the festival’s began 21 years ago.

As well, there will be miniature train rides available for $2 and two handcrafted fire pits to gather around.  Much needed cups of hot chocolate will also be $2.

Santa will also pay a few visits to the park during the festival, at 8 pm on the following dates:

  • Saturday, December 3
  • Tuesday, December 13
  • Tuesday, December 20
  • Thursday, December 22
  • Friday, December 23

The festival is run by volunteers, with entry by donation. All proceeds go to the Airdrie and District Hospice Society and their Tree Of Hope Campaign.

At the festival, the Tree of Hope will be illuminated every night in memory of loved ones who have passed and greetings of hope will be left for those suffering.

Airdrie Festival of Lights 2016

When: December 1 to December 31

Time: 6 to 9 pm

Where: Nose Creek Park – 1701 Main Street S, Airdrie

Admission: By cash donation; parking is free

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