Where to see the best Christmas lights displays around Calgary (MAP)

Nov 1 2021, 9:17 pm

From subtle and sophisticated to sensational and entirely over the top, Christmas lights are starting to go up around Calgary, and Daily Hive wants you to know where to find the best holiday lights, displays, and events around the city.

In addition to our Christmas lights map, we’ve put together a list of the best holiday events around the city. Keep an eye out, as more spots will be added as we head toward the holidays!

Using the map below, you can submit homes or businesses where you see twinkling holiday displays and festive events to help other people around the region get into the spirit.

Events List

Spruce Meadows 2021 International Christmas Market

When: November 26 to 28, December 3 to 5
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Spruce Meadows (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary)
Tickets: $12 for adults, $6 for children and seniors

Market Collective 2021 Holiday Edition

When: December 10 to 12 and 17 to 19
Time: 4 to 9 pm on Friday, 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday
Where: BMO Centre Hall B + C (20 Round Up Way SE, Calgary)
Tickets: $6 for the weekend

ZooLights

When: November 19, 2021, to January 2, 2022
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Calgary Zoo (210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary)
Tickets: $21.95 for adults, $14.95 for children

Merry & Bright Christmas Market

When: December 4
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 3214 28th Street SW, Calgary

Aspen Crossing Christmas Market

When: November 20 and 21
Time: 10 am to 5 pm on November 20 and 10 am to 3 pm on November 21
Where: Box 30, Mossleigh, Alberta (one kilometre west of Mossleigh on Highway #24)
Tickets: Free admission

Find Christmas Downtown at the CORE Shopping Centre

When: November 15 to January 1
Time: Varies by activity, extended holiday hours for the shopping centre can be found on the CORE’s website
Where: CORE Shopping Centre (333 7th Avenue SW, Calgary)
Cost: Varies by activity

Heritage Park Historical Village’s Once Upon A Christmas

When: Saturdays and Sundays from December 4 to 19, plus December 20 to 23
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
Tickets: $19.95 for adults, $14.95 for children

Millarville Christmas Market

When: November 4 to 7 and 11 to 14
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Millarville Racetrack (306097 192 Street, Millarville)
Tickets: $5.95

Holiday in the Park Christmas Light Festival

When: Sunday to Tuesday from November 28 to December 21, plus December 22, 23, and 31
Time: Two time slots available nightly: 5 to 7:30 pm or 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary)
Tickets: $22.50 for adults, $17.50 for youth (age 10 to 15), and $12.50 for children (age three to nine)

Inglewood Night Market: Holiday Edition

When: November 12, 19, and 26, and December 3
Time: 4 to 11 pm
Where: South Bank Building (880 9th Street SE, Calgary)
Tickets: $5

TELUS Spark Science Centre’s Sparkle Sparkle

When: Wednesday through Sunday from November 25 to December 19, daily from December 20 to January 2 (closed December 24, 25, and 31)
Time: 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre (220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary)
Tickets: $19 for adults, $13 for youth (ages three to 17)

Aspen Crossing’s Polar Express Train Ride

Where: Box 30, Mossleigh, Alberta (one kilometre west of Mossleigh on Highway #24)
When: Starting the last weekend of November, and throughout December. For available dates and times, visit website for details
Tickets: Available online now, starting at $66.67 per guest

Frozen Fairways mini golf on ice

When: November 17 to 21
Time: Various time slots available; reserve yours online now
Where: CF Chinook Centre (6455 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary)
Tickets: $5 to reserve your tee time

Peak to Prairie Holiday Market

When: November 13
Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park (88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary)
Tickets: $8

Etsy Calgary’s Click & Collect Christmas Market

When: Shop online from November 19 to 22; pick up your purchase in person on November 27
Time: Pick up 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Order online; pick up at Golden Acre Home & Garden (620 Goddard Avenue NE, Calgary)

Light Up Okotoks

When: Kicks off on November 9
Time: 4:30 to 9 pm
Where: Okotoks, Alberta

Airdrie Festival of Lights

When: December 1 to 31
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Nose Creek Park, Airdrie
Tickets: Free; donations gratefully accepted

Rotary Festival of Trees

When: December 3 to 31
Time: Varies by event/activity
Where: The Malcolm Hotel (321 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore)
Tickets: Varies by event/activity

Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows

When: Weekends from December 10 to January 2
Time: TBA
Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary

Bowness Holiday Craft Fair

When: November 13
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Bowness Community Association (7904 43rd Avenue NW, Calgary)

Marda Loop MADE Holiday Market

When: November 13 and 20
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Marda Loop Community Hall (3130 16th Street SW, Calgary)

The Holiday Market at Deerfoot Inn & Casino

When: November 21
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Deerfoot Inn & Casino (#1000 – 11500 35th Street SW, Calgary)

A Christmas to Remember at Granary Road

When: Saturdays and Sundays from November 27 to December 19
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Granary Road (226066 112th Street West, Calgary)

Weihnachtsmarkt Christmas Market

When: December 4 and 5
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Century Downs Racetrack and Casino (260 Century Downs Drive, Calgary)

Little Modern Market DECEMBER Edition

When: December 11 and 18
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: #120 – 221 10th Avenue SE, Calgary
Tickets: $5

Chestermere Christmas Market

When: November 12 and 13
Time: 3 to 8 pm on November 12 and 10 am to 3 pm on November 13
Where: 201 West Chestermere Drive, Chestermere

Shawnessy Christmas Craft Fair

When: November 13
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Shawnessy Barn (224 Shawmeadows Road SW, Calgary)

Art Market: Art & Craft Sale

When: November 18 to 21
Time: 10 am to 9 pm on November 18 and 19, 10 am to 6 pm on November 20, and 10 am to 5 pm on November 21
Where: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (136 8th Avenue SE, Calgary)
Tickets: $12

Century Hall Christmas Market

When: November 20
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Cranston Century Hall (11 Cranarch Road SE, Calgary)
Tickets: Free; food donations for the Calgary Food Bank requested

In Search of Christmas Spirit illuminated experience

When: Wednesday through Sunday from November 24 to December 18, daily from December 22 to January 1
Time: Departures every 10 minutes from 5 to 10:30 pm
Where: Collect a lantern from Banff Park Museum (91 Banff Avenue, Banff), then head to the nearby Cascade of Time Garden (Cave Avenue, Banff)
Tickets: Complimentary; reservation required

Bear Street Holiday Market

When: Friday to Sunday from November 19 to December 24
Where: Bear Street, Banff

Banff Christmas Market

When: November 19 to 21 and November 26 to 28
Where: Warner Stables (100 Sundance Road, Banff)
Tickets: $7.50 for those age 13 and older, tickets must be pre-purchased

Legacy Christmas Lights Parade

When: November 15, 2021, to January 16, 2022
Where: Throughout the community of Legacy in southeast Calgary

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