Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up
Saturday, November 15, 4:00 - 7:00pm
Churchill Square, Edmonton
Kick off the holiday season at the Christmas on the Sqaure Holiday Light Up! Enjoy an afternoon of free family activities, delicious treats from local food trucks, and live entertainment to celebrate the holidays in Downtown Edmonton. Join Santa and his helpers in a countdown at 6:30 pm to light up the massive Christmas tree and launch a spectacular fireworks display.
Inside City Hall
KIDS AREA: Balloon artists and live entertainment
City Market Downtown open until 6:00pm
On Churchill Square
- Roving choirs, clowns, mascots
- Food trucks
*Please note only licensed and approved vendors are allowed onsite.
Churchill Square Main Stage Schedule
Emcees Kevin O'Connell and Kent Morrison of Global Edmonton
4:00 pm | Vocalists, TBA
4:30 pm | Christmas Choir, TBA
5:15 pm | Singer/Songwriter, Darrel Barr
5:45 pm | Booming Tree Taiko
6:30 pm | Mayor Iveson welcomes Santa for the countdown to the tree light up and fireworks show!
At 6:30 pm Santa himself will wave the magic wand to light up the giant 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 a spectacular, choreographed fireworks show.
After The Holiday Light Up, the tree will illuminate Downtown nightly at dusk throughout the holiday season.
Parking for Event Day
Taking public transit to the event is encouraged. Parking is available on a first come first serve basis in the following areas close to Churchill Square:
- On-street meter parking ($1/hr Saturday rate)
- City Hall Parkade - underground (Click here for rates)
- Edmonton Public Library Parkade - underground (Click here for rates)
- Scotia Place Parkade - underground ($2.50/hr Saturday rate)
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.