Holiday Light Up

Holiday LIght Up

Dec 3 | 3 – 8 pm | Rice Howard Way

Celebrate on Rice Howard Way!

Join us Saturday, December 3 for one of Edmonton’s favourite holiday celebrations — Downtown Holiday Light Up. This free event is open to all and is bringing the festive spirit with new art installations, great music, a Christmas market, donuts, maple taffy and hot bevvies. Make it your festive mission to visit Rice Howard Way and make the most of gathering with friends, shopping, in-store events and more.

Park for free at Edmonton City Centre East Parkade (10020 102A Avenue) on December 3 from 10 am – 8 pm .

Schedule of Events

Here’s what’s happening throughout the day from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm:

New art installations on Rice Howard Way created by local artists Tessa Stamp, GABS, Sokaris Studio, Vignettes and The Works
Hang your paper lantern with Pandoric Production stilt walkers on Rice Howard Way
Live painting by Nathan Panousis and The Works in Rice Howard Way, Alley of Light
Live music and GlamCam in the lobby of Enbridge Centre
Free snacks – Chestnuts at Dalla Tavola Zenari, maple taffy from Canadian Maple Shack on Rice Howard Way, donuts at Enbridge Centre,  hot beverages at Credo Cafe, hot chocolate at OEB Breakfast Co. and mulled haskap Mockup Mocktail at NEXT by PoHO *while supplies last*
Discounts like 10% off at CRAFT Beer Market and 15% off select product at NEXT by PoHO
Giveaways on Rice Howard Way
Park for free at Edmonton City Centre East Parkade (10020 102A Avenue) on December 3 from 10 am – 8 pm .


Keep this handy! Here’s the event schedule:  

3:00 – 6:00 PM – Free lantern building workshops with GABS, hot chocolate from Craft Cafe and donation station for The Mustard Seed at The Warming Hut, Edmonton City Centre, street level
3:00 PM – Live music with Kokopelli Choir on Rice Howard Way
3:00 – 5:15 PM – Magic with Jay Flair on Rice Howard Way
3:00 – 4:30 PM – Live music with Dan Davis Trio at Enbridge Centre
4:00 – 5:00 PM – Live music with Twophonium on Rice Howard Way
4:30 – 6:00 PM – Live music with Kim Gates at Enbridge Centre
5:00 PM Watch the Edmonton Oilers game at Sherlock Holmes Pub, CRAFT Beer Market or District 102
5:00 – 6:30 PM – Live music with Kokopelli Choir on Rice Howard Way
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Hula Hoop Circus performs with light up costumes on Rice Howard Way
6:00 – 8:00 PM – Live music with Jivin’ Belles at Enbridge Centre
6:45 – 7:45 PM – Live music with Kim Gates on Rice Howard Way
9:00 PM – Live music by Ben Williams at Sherlock Holmes Pub

Lights, music, art.

and a whole lot of holiday cheer

Don’t Miss This

Location: A

FREE Lantern Workshop

Create your own paper lantern with artist GABS

Edmonton City Centre, Street Level
10025 102A Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 2Z2

Location: B

Free Maple Taffy

Roll your own maple syrup snow candy

Rice Howard Way
10174 100a St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0R6

Location: C

Live Music

Catch performances from local musicians

Enbridge Centre, Rice Howard Way & Sherlock Holmes
10175 101 St NW Suite 1800, Edmonton, AB T5J 0H3

Location: D

A Mano Holiday Market

Get all your shopping done at the pop-up holiday market

Dalla Tavola Zenari, 10166 – 100A Street NW
10166 100a St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0R6

Meet the Artists

Tessa Stamp

Born and raised in Edmonton, Tessa Stamp is a multi-disciplinary artist who has made a career of making big ideas come to life. A dancer first, Tessa has made her career in technical theatre. This global industry took her out to sea for six years and allowed her to run away with the circus. The last 15 years have been spent back in Edmonton where she is an award-winning designer and builder in and out of the theatre, always making something different than the last project.


GABS is an Edmonton-based artist that has been creating glowing creatures over the last half decade. Her experience includes the creation of a 30ft baby humpback whale, a life-sized 10ft by 18ft woolly mammoth, now on display at the Royal Alberta Museum and her most recent personal piece Bryson The Sightseeing Bison, who travels the city on roller skates.


Sokaris Studio

Sokaris Studio is an interdisciplinary design team that uses state of the art technology to create memorable experiences. With offices in Edmonton, Canada and Shanghai, China their multicultural team is a creative force in the arts and technology scene. Sokaris’ projects include using cutting edge technology and software to create 3D worlds and activations, motion detecting sensors that allow guests to manipulate digital art, and programable lighting and projections that turn spaces into experiences.

Holiday LIght Up

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