Light Up Okotoks! presented by Okotoks GM

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
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Below is information from 2018.  Please stay tuned for 2019 information!

Light Up Okotoks is brought to you in part by


Fireworks Sponsored by:



Join us for the kick off to the holiday season. Festivities typically include a visit from Santa, wagon rides, sugar shack, cookie decorating, craft sales, late night shopping, fireworks & much more! Don't forget your Food Bank donations for the 18 Wheels of Christmas.

Event day road closure:  Elizabeth Street, McRae Street, and North Railway Street to Lineham Avenue will be closed to vehicles from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 16.

Download a copy of the map and take it with you (or take a screen shot of it so you can see it on your smartphone).

At the Downtown Plaza Stage

  • Live Choir Performance beginning at 6 pm and running until 6:45 pm
  • Mayor and Council arrive-Welcome Ceremonies 6:45 pm
  • Visit from Santa, 6:50 pm
  • Lighting of Community Christmas Tree, 7 pm
  • Foothills Philharmonic Choir performance, 7:10-7:40 pm

At the Landmark Site next to the Plaza

  • Candy Cane Lane, by Okotoks GM -   5:30-9 pm

Triangle Park

  • S’mores Station by Save-on-Foods - 5:30-9 pm 
  • Light the Night illuminated float zone, 5:30-9 pm
  • Blazing Fire Fountain- NEW
  • Girl Guides Cooking Sales

Along Elizabeth Street

  • Christmas Market, Elks Lodge, 4-9 pm
  • Sugar Shack, Prairie Management & Realty - maple toffee on a stick ($1), 5:30-9 pm
  • Miniature Ponies, McBride Career Group, 6-8:30 pm
  • Free Glow Sticks, Dreams Car Wash 5:30-9 pm 

At the Okotoks Art Gallery & Museum

  • Photos with Santa (bring own camera), 7:10-9 pm
  • Hot chocolate & crafts, 5:30-9 pm
  • Spirit of Christmas Artisan Market, 5-9 pm
  • Gingerbread Station with live voting!
  • Museum Exhibits, 5-9 pm

Other Downtown activities

  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, 5:30-8:30 pm; 4 teams of horse-drawn wagon rides west end only by Elks Hall
  • Fire Pits, 5:30-9 pm
  • Roaming Carollers, 6-9 pm
  • Food Trucks! El Churro Treats & Il Forno Vagabondo, 5:30-9 pm
  • Western Wheel Cares 50/50 & Photo Booth\
  • Late Night Shopping until 9 pm
  • ​Fudge and Kettle Corn for sale until 9 pm​

Old Fashioned Christmas Party at the  Okotoks Public Library

  • All ages welcome! 
    • 4-6 pm Celebrate the days of yore with crafts and fun from the past.  Snacks will be provided.
    • 4-6 pm The Friends of Okotoks Library will be selling holiday gift bags in support of the Library.
    • 5-7 pm Members of the Okotoks Library Board will be handing out chocolate milk and cookies


from Lineham Park @ 9 pm!

Incident Command Centre 

Should you need assistance at any point during Light Up, the Incident Command Centre will be located beside the Municipal Centre on Veterans Way to serve as a central point for:

  • Lost children or separated family members
  • First aid    
  • Lost and found
  • General information

Support those in Need!

  • Drop off food/cash donation for the Food Bank at the 18 Wheels of Christmas! 
  • Okotoks Fire Dept Charity BBQ
  • Western Wheel Cares 50/50 for local charities
  • Drop off NEW scarves, mitts, toques and baby items at the Okotoks Art Gallery to decorate the Tree of Warmth for local charities
  • Drop off food Bank donations for the Okotoks and Veterans Food Banks at the Elks Lodge. They are also accepting pet food and toy donations for Heaven Can Wait.
  • Drop off new, unwrapped gifts and gift cards for children ages 18 & under at the Library--in support of the Salvation Army Foothills Community Ministries.

Thanks to our sponsors

S'mores Station brought to you by:

Wagon Rides

Fire Pits

  • Okotoks Montessori School
  • Lube Town
  • Drake Landing Dental
  • RE/MAX


Free Glow Sticks

Dreams Car Wash


Sugar Shack

Prairie Management & Realty


Boom Truck

Sun Belt Rentals


  • Bold Electric
  • Bone and Biscuit
  • Classic Source for Sports
  • Cobs Bread
  • Cornerstone Dental
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Gentlemen Electric
  • GM Mechanical
  • Goodlife Fitness
  • Hometown Dental
  • INFINITE Chartered Accountants
  • Magnussen Real Estate
  • Okotoks Dawgs
  • Pet Valu
  • Prairie Tattoo & Blunt Hair Studio
  • Redline Real Estate
  • Royal Lepage
  • Southern Alberta Law Offices
  • Spectacle Blue
  • Sterling Homes
  • The British Chippy
Community Event
Family, Free
Downtown Okotoks
Throughout downtown
Light Up Okotoks, photo by The Eagle 100.9