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Light Up Okotoks Celebrates 30 Years

Save the date! Light Up Okotoks is back for its 30th year. Since 1992, Light Up Okotoks has been the kick-off celebration to the holiday season and the annual lighting of the community Christmas Tree. Join us for festivities throughout the downtown core including wagon rides, warm fire pits, choir performances, late night shopping, Spirit of Christmas Artisan Market and so much more. A visit from Santa with photo ops for the kids and kids at heart is always a highlight and a spectacular fireworks display will round out the evening.

Wagon Ride Sign Up Is Now CLOSED

Wagon rides sign-up is now closed and all confirmation emails have now been sent out. We apologize that the registration process was frustrating for some and we will look into an improved system for next year.

We had 574 applications, with 190 of them being submitted within the first hour that registration was open. Applications were approved on a first-come, first-serve basis and we did our best to accommodate as many as possible!

We recommend stopping by the wagon ride check in tonight to see if any spots have become available if you were unable to get an online booking. 

No rides are confirmed unless you have a received an approved confirmation e-mail.

Event Schedule

5:30 p.m.Light Up Okotoks festivities begin!Okotoks Downtown Core
5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Pictures with Santa (After Tree Lighting at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Spirit of Christmas Market
  • Tree of Warmth
  • Gingerbread Station
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Take away crafts
Okotoks Art Gallery
5:30 to 9:00 p.m.Old Fashioned Christmas ExhibitOkotoks Museum
6:00 p.m.Choir Performance StartsTowne Plaza Main Stage
6:00 p.m.

Performances by:

  • Trinity Drake and Jaden Stewart
  • Brettyn Rose

Games, Treats & the Wishing Tree

  • Goodger Pink Family Theatre

Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC)

6:00 - 8:15 p.m.Wagon Rides (Last ride at 8:15 p.m.)South Railway Street
7:00 p.m.

Tree Lighting & Visit from Santa

Towne Plaza Main Stage
7:30 & 8:30 p.m.Fire Dancer PerformancesTowne Plaza Main Stage
9:00 p.m.Firework ShowLineham Park
9:00 p.m.Light Up Okotoks festivities end.Okotoks Downtown Core


Event Map

Light Up Okotoks Map

Artisan Street Market

Explore the artisan street market, courtesy of our partner, Okotoks Market Square. Market booths will be set-up at Elks Hall on Friday evening and Saturday.

Event Day Road Closure from 4 - 10 p.m.

Elizabeth Street, McRae Street, and North Railway Street from Northridge Drive to Lineham Avenue South Railway Street, East of Riverside Gate to Lineham Avenue

side image photo credit - the Eagle 100.9

Event type
Downtown Okotoks Throughout downtown