2019 Holiday Adventure, Dec. 7

holidaySanta Claus is coming to town – Three magical events, one special night.

Join us as we kick off the holiday season with a magical night on Dec. 7, 2019.

Start your adventure with the Santa Claus Parade followed by a walk through the Airdrie Festival of Lights and end the evening with the CP Holiday Train that will pass through Airdrie on its way south!

Check out our holiday adventure map to see where the festivities will take place.

We anticipate this evening to be very busy.
Please use the information below as a guide to plan your night.

Urgent Care Access:

Main Street will close at 4 p.m. and reopen around 6 p.m.
The Alberta Health Services (AHS) Urgent Care Centre at 604 Main St. SE will remain OPEN during the evening.
Starting at 4 p.m., three access points to Urgent Care (Allen Street and Main Street, First Avenue north and Main Street, and Veterans Blvd and Main Street) will be manned by Emergency Responders who can provide a preliminary patient assessment and/or escort to the Urgent Care Centre during the Santa Claus Parade.
Main Street will reopen at 6 p.m.
Road closure details and Urgent Care access map.
 

Event details & road closures

EventTime and locationDetails
Santa Claus Parade

4:30 p.m. start time.

Main Street Airdrie

Santa Claus will make his way down Main Street starting at 4:30 p.m. then jingle his way to the Festival of Lights  and end his Airdrie holiday adventure with the CP Holiday Train arriving in Nose Creek Park at 5:45 p.m.

 

Road closures will begin at 4 p.m. View our road closure map for details on road and Urgent Care access.

CP Holiday Train

Train arrival: 5:45 p.m.
Showtime:

6 p.m.
Nose Creek Park

The CP Holiday Train will set out once again to entertain residents as well as collect food and raise funds for food banks across North America.

 

Due to Main Street Closures for the Santa Claus Parade, access to Nose Creek Park will ONLY be open going from Yankee Valley BLVD.

 

Airdrie Transit will be offering a shuttle service from the South Transit Terminal (2985 Main St S.) to Nose Creek Park from 5 - 8 p.m. running every 15 minutes.

 

Check out our Holiday Adventure map to plan your outing.

Airdrie Festival of Lights Glowing nightly from Dec. 1 – 31

The Festival of Lights will have free hot dogs supplied by Fortis Alberta, kids activities, the Airdrie Community Choir and a visit from Santa on this particular evening.

 

Visiting the Airdrie Festival of Lights is free, however a cash donation is appreciated as you visit.

 

For details of activities running all month at the Festival of Lights visit their website here.

 

Getting to the events

Please be aware that we anticipate the evening to be very busy with limited parking options. We encourage residents to access events by walking or using our Shuttle Service to Nose Creek Park for the CP Holiday Train.

EventImportant walking, shuttle service and parking details ...

Only going to the parade?

  • We’re closing Main Street from Veterans Blvd to Allen Street starting at 4 p.m. on Dec. 7 with the parade starting at 4:30 p.m. A map of the parade route can be found here.
  • If you’re heading home after the Parade is over, we recommend avoiding the area south of Allen Street to Yankee Valley Blvd. This is due to the large amount of traffic that we anticipate south of Allen Street for the arrival of the CP Holiday Train.
  • Santa Claus Parade map.

Only going to the CP Holiday Train?

  • The CP Holiday Train is set to arrive around 5:45 p.m. in Nose Creek Park. A map of where the train will be located can be found here.
  • Main Street will be closed from Veterans Blvd to Allen Street at 4 p.m. and won’t open up until after 6 p.m. to accommodate the Santa Claus Parade
  • To limit the amount of traffic congestion, we recommend walking (if possible) or using our shuttle bus service that will start at 5 p.m. from the South Transit Terminal (2985 Main St S.) and will run until 8 p.m.

  • If you’re planning on parking on site at Nose Creek Park, we suggest arriving quite early as spaces will fill up quickly and parking will be VERY limited. You will only be able to access the Nose Creek Park entrance heading north up Main Street from Yankee Valley Blvd as north of Allen Street will be closed to accommodate the Santa Claus Parade.

  • Holiday Adventure map

Going to BOTH events?

  • We’re closing Main Street from Veterans Blvd to Allen Street starting at 4 p.m. on Dec. 7 with the parade starting at 4:30 p.m. and will reopen around 6 p.m.
  • The CP Holiday Train is set to arrive around 5:45 p.m. in Nose Creek Park.
  • This night will be VERY busy. We recommend (if possible) following Santa on foot from the parade through the Festival of Lights at Nose Creek Park and ending your evening with the CP Holiday Train.
  • If walking isn’t a possibility, we suggest using our shuttle bus service that will start at 5 p.m. from the South Transit Terminal (2985 Main St S.) and will run until 8 p.m. every 15 minutes.

  • Holiday Adventure map

 

Did you know?

  1. Airdrie Transit is offering a SHUTTLE SERVICE as an option to get to Nose Creek Park for the CP Holiday Train. This will run out of the South Transit Terminal located at 2985 Main St S and drop off outside of the Nose Creek Park Museum. Shuttle service will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. running every 15 mins.
  2. The Airdrie Food Bank accepts donations the night of the Santa Claus Parade.
  3. Washrooms for the events can be found here:
  • City Hall open for pubic access from 3 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Nose Creek Park Washrooms open for public access.
  • Nose Creek Valley Museum open for public access during the CP Holiday Train event.
 

Contact us


Community Development

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