Beautiful GLOW Winter Lights Festival installations are taking over YYC this February

Jan 15 2019, 2:49 am

Downtown Calgary will come alight this February, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The GLOW Downtown Winter Light Festival will feature local, national, and international artists from February 14 to 18, and what’s even better is that the festival is completely free to attend.

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Each night from 5 pm to 11 pm, public spaces throughout the downtown core will be lit with one-of- a-kind installations, projections, theatrical experiences, and interactive light art.


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The installations will be linked to the Festival Hubs where festival goers can find information, refreshments, and special performances.

Some sites will be connected by Calgary’s unique Plus15 skywalk network, hotels, and parking garages to make the experience easy and accessible for all.


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The festival includes nightly events, most of which being located at Olympic Plaza.

Here’s the lineup:

  • Thursday, February 14: Valentines Day Event ‘Love Lights’ at Olympic Plaza
  • Friday, February 15: ‘MakeFashion’ fashion show at Brookfield Place Calgary
  • Saturday, February 16: BassBus presents: Nightlight at Olympic Plaza
  • Sunday, February 17: Glow LIVE at Olympic Plaza
  • Monday, February 18: XL103 Family Skating Party at Olympic Plaza

Music performed by Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, JJ Shiplett, The Static Shift, and Brad Saunders is also planned for the festival.

A map of all art installations and special events can be found on the festival website for you to start planning that perfect winter walk.

GLOW Downtown Winter Light Festival 2019

When: February 14 to 18

Time: 5 to 11 pm

Where: In the heart of downtown Calgary

Admission: Free!

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