Winter Lights Festival 

The Winter Lights Festival is a glow!

2023 Festival dates to be determined

To celebrate the start of the winter holiday season, join us at John Peake Park for the illumination of the winter lights display and a variety of fun outdoor activities for the whole family. 
 Residents and visitors can expect to see some Winter Lights favourites (Lil Toot train rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, vibrant entertainment, fire pits, food trucks) and some new additions (Holiday/ Festive Market, etc.) to this year's event.
 Don't forget to bring your loonies and toonies in support of Gifts of Kindess.
 To end the night, we will be setting off an incredible fireworks display. So, get your hats, gloves and family ready and we will see you there!

2022 Event/Activity Schedule

*2023 Schedule to be announced*

Activity Time What you need to know:
Winter Lights Illumination Ceremony 6 pm Join City Council under the Pavilion as they officially light up the winter lights display and celebrate the holiday season.
Storybook Lane
(Chestermere Public Library)
4 - 8 pm Travel down Storybook Lane at the Chestermere Library for crafts and family photo opportunities.
Fire Pits & Food Trucks 4 - 8 pm Warm up by the glow of the fire and/or grab something from one of the food trucks.
Lil' Toot Train Rides - Candy Cane Lane 4 - 8 pm Children can hop on this train ride located on the South end of John Peake Park.
Holiday Market - City Hall Lobby 4 - 8 pm New this year is the indoor holiday market, located in the lobby of City Hall. The proceeds of the table rentals go towards the Chestermere Public Library and the City's charitable Gifts of Kindness fund.
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides - Sponsored by EPCOR 4:30 - 7:30 pm Take a fun ride around with your family! The last ride will be at 7:15 pm.
Chestermere High School Jazz Band - City Hall Balcony 4:30 - 7:30 pm Music will fill the air as the jazz band performs from the balcony.
Winter Ice Queen & King 5:30 - 7:30 pm Look up to catch this royal duo as they make their way around the event.
Fire Spinners - Pavilion 7:15 pm Prepare to be dazzled by the performers as they play and dance with fire.
Fireworks 8 pm To cap off the evening we will be celebrating with a fireworks display over the lake. Please note, parking is limited so we encourage everyone to carpool, walk or bike to the festival.
Winter Lights Festival
Gifts of Kindness Logo
Chestermere Public Library Logo