There's a 500,000 bulb light display coming to Calgary this weekend

Nov 26 2019, 12:15 pm

There’s just something about colourful lights that signify Christmas is here at last.

This year, the Lions Festival of Lights is back for their 33rd year to brighten up Calgary’s 14th Street NW with over 500,000 shining lights.

The display is put together by volunteers who spend thousands of hours creating the shining assortment of Christmas figures and decked-out trees.

This year’s festival is now 99% green as it is created using LED bulbs connected by nearly three kilometres of power cords.

Festive Calgarians can check out the drive-by display starting on Saturday, November 30, all the way until January 8, 2020 – because the spirit of Christmas doesn’t have to leave after the 25th.

Grab a hot chocolate, bring along some family and friends, and enjoy the free display to get yourself into the spirit of the season.

The celebration kicks off at 5 pm this Saturday, and the donation of a non-perishable food item will be much appreciated (on the opening night only).

Lion’s Festival of Lights 2019

When: Saturday, November 30 to Wednesday, January 8
Time: 5 pm on opening night, 6 pm to midnight daily
Where: Confederation Park – 14th Street NW, north of 24th Avenue, Calgary
Admission: Free