Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up
Kick off the festive season at the Downtown Business Association’s annual Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up
When: Saturday, November 16, 4:00 to 6:30pm
Where: Churchill Square
- Free balloon artists and face-painting, stilt walkers, mascots and carolers.
- Live music, choirs & entertainment
- Food trucks on site
- City Market Downtown open till 6pm
At 6pm Santa himself will wave the magic wand that lights up the majestic 72-foot (22 metres), white spruce adorned with more than 14-thousand LED lights, cascading snowfalls, sparkles and stars. This beautiful tree was donated by Millar Western Forest Products, and installed and decorated by EPCOR. Following the tree lighting, the audience will be treated to spectacular, choreographed fireworks.
After The Holiday Light Up, the tree will illuminate Downtown nightly at dusk throughout the holiday season.
The Downtown Business Association thanks its partners Millar Western, EPCOR and The City of Edmonton for their generous and on-going support of this great seasonal event.
Schedule of Events
Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up Mainstage Schedule
(all times are approximate)
4:00 Welcome from emcees, Shane Jones and Kevin O’Connell of The Global Weekend Morning News
4:10 Singer Sean Sonego
4:30 Kings University Choir
5:00 Violinist John Calverly and Vocalist Elizabeth MacInness
5:40 Booming Tree Taiko
6:10 Greeting from Mayor Don Iveson
6:15 The Arrival of Santa
6:20 Official Lighting of the Tree and Fireworks Show!
Food Bank Donations
The Edmonton Food Bank will be on site, along with their mascot "Fill-Up". Help "FiIl-Up" in his quest to help families in our community. Please don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food donation and support the Edmonton Food Bank.
For more information on how your food and cash donations are used, visit EdmontonsFoodBank.com.
Parking for Event Day
Parking is available on a first come first serve basis in the follow areas close to Churchill Square: