Local communities are celebrating the holiday season with Santa Claus parades, fireworks, and tons of treats. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the central Alberta area this holiday season.  

Light Up Lacombe 

When: November 24-26  

Where: Throughout the downtown area of Lacombe 

The Echo Energy Santa Claus Parade will start at 6:00PM on November 24th as well as several other events throughout the weekend. For more information click here.  


Light Up Blackfalds 

When: November 26, 2022 from 5:30PM  

Where: Tayles Park  

Join the Town in celebrating the holiday season with hot chocolates and local entertainment.  


Red Deer’s four weeks of holiday celebrations  

Highlights include: 

Light displays at City Hall Park, Ross Street Patio, and Capstone 

Rare and Remarkable Art Market – November 25 and 26 at the Imperial Block building 

North Pole Plaza Party – December 1 at Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza 

Winter Nights event – December 2,3,4 at Canada 150 Square in Capstone 

Santa’s Bus Tour – December 9, 10, 16, 17 – On four different December evenings, Santa and his crew will tour city neighborhoods in a Red Deer Transit bus, sharing Christmas joy through the city. 

For more information click here.   


Sylvan Lake’s Light Up the Lake  

When: November 25-26, 2022 

Enjoy the Yuletide Festival Holiday Market and Live Music, lighting the winter village, breakfast with Santa, the Santa Claus Parade, and fireworks.  

Click here for more information.  


Penhold’s Community Christmas  

When: November 25, 2022, 6:00PM- 8:00PM 

This year the Town of Penhold will be lighting up the Muliplex lobby at 6:30PM and celebrating with local performances by the Penhold Elementary School Christmas Choir and Penhold Crossing Band.  


Town of Bentley - Main Street Park - Outside event 

When: December 3, 2022 

Visit with Santa, go on a horse drawn wagon ride, and warm up with a hot chocolate by the fire. Don’t forget your letter to Santa.


Village of Clive Turkey Draw  

When: December 15, 2022 

Enter to win a turkey at several local businesses within Clive.