Presented by Okotoks GM
Since 1992, Light Up Okotoks has been the kick-off celebration of the holiday season and the annual lighting of the community Christmas Tree. Join us on Friday, November 17, 2023 for festivities throughout the downtown core including wagon rides, warm fire pits, choir performances, late-night shopping, markets and so much more.
One of the biggest traditions, the lighting of the big tree, will happen at the Old Towne plaza at 7 as well as the fireworks show finale at 9 p.m. at Lineham Park.
New this year will be access to the event by bus! Southland transportation will be available from the Foothills Centennial Centre and Seaman Stadium/Okotoks Dawgs to make getting to and from Light Up Okotoks a breeze! This service is completely free and will run continuously until 10:30.
Light Up Okotoks is a free event, however, we encourage you to bring a donation! The Okotoks Food Bank has partnered with the RCMP for the Cram-a-Cruiser drive, where locals can donate money and non-perishable items—located at the corner of Veterans Way and McRae Street.
Also available is the Christmas Charity Truck collecting funds and toys in support of local children's charities located beside the Landmark Site (OKOTOKS letters).
Sponsorship opportunities are available now!
As our community grows, the need for opportunities for businesses and organizations to connect face-to-face with residents and visitors grows too. Events provide an incredible platform for these valuable activations with attendees. Contact the events team for more information.
Getting involved is the first step and it starts with a quick conversation. Let us know how we can help you benefit by being in the action, providing support, or showcasing your brand in front of thousands!
Arts and Learning Campus Plaza Party
New this year is the "Party at the Plaza!"
We are activating the Arts and Learning space with a DJ, Lights, Dancing and a mini-market while you watch the wagon rides go by! This spot is a perfect location to watch the fireworks with the family!
Interested in being a vendor?
Contact the events team for more information.
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
2023 Event Sponsors:
Title Sponsor: Okotoks GM