Best Christmas Light Displays in Calgary 2021

Christmas is just a few days away, and many residents and neighborhoods in Calgary have already covered their houses with stunning lights and dazzling decorations. Added to that, many magical events are also planned each year. Here’s a list of the best Christmas light displays in Calgary in 2021 that you can enjoy solo or with your loved ones.

1.       Calgary Zoo ZOOLIGHTS

Presented by the Olympia Trust Company, this light display has been on since November 19, 2021, and will continue until January 2, 2022. It has more than two million lights that you can enjoy with your family. Read more here.

2.       Airdrie Festival of Lights

This annual festival of lights began on December 1, 2021, and will last till December 31, 2021. In addition to enchanting lights, it also has hot chocolate, miniature train rides, Santa visits, and even a bonfire, among other special events. If you like skating outdoor, visit Nose Creek Pond within this festive area. Read more here.

3.       Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows

You can enjoy this stunning light display from December 10, 2021, to January 2, 2022 (except Christmas Day). You can enjoy it from your vehicle as it’s a 2 km drive containing over a quarter of a million holiday light. Read more here.

4.       Lions Festival of Lights

It is one of the largest free drive-by Christmas light showcases that you can find in Calgary. It has been organized for more than three decades at the SE corner of Confederation Park. It began on November 27, 2021. Read more here.

5.       Legacy Christmas Lights

In Calgary’s SE, the community of Legacy has been lit up from November 15, 2021, and will look stunning till January 16, 2022. It will have over a million Christmas lights in a bright free light display. You can walk or drive through the area to see festive lights everywhere, be it playgrounds, parks, or even show homes. The Legacy clock tower needs your special attention too. Read more here.

6.       Home of Lighten UP Calgary

Visit this impressive Christmas lights display at 15003 Deer Run Dr. SE every day from 5 to 10 pm till January 6, 2022. In addition to 30,000 lights, it also has many custom displays, decorations, and inflatables. What’s magical is that many lights are music-controlled so you can enjoy some English and German Christmas songs. They accept donations of non-perishable food or cash via the website. These donations will go to the Veterans Food Bank Calgary and the Calgary Food Bank. Read more here.

7.       Light Up Okotoks

Light Up Okotoks is on November 19, 2021. Okotoks sure knows how to get into the holiday spirit! Join them as they launch their annual light tour as part of Light Up Okotoks. Come out to enjoy the lights and festive decorations. Read more here.

8.       Canmore Rotary Festival of Trees

During the entire month of December, you can enjoy this magical event that includes an indoor forest of Christmas trees that are created and donated by local businesses. You can also participate in some additional activities and events here too. Read more here.

9.       Downtown Calgary

The office towers in the beautiful downtown look breathtaking with lots of lights. You can wander alone or with your loved ones here. We recommend the McDougall Centre, Olympic Plaza, and the CORE. Read more here.



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