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Light Up Airdrie

Text saying Light Up Airdrie with bright lights around itDec. 1-3, 2023
Various locations across Airdrie

Join in celebrating the holidays with Light Up Airdrie as a kick-off weekend on December 1 - 3. Airdrie is moving forward in full swing for the start of the holiday season with a weekend filled with many activities and events hosted by community, and inviting you to come together as we celebrate the magic of the holidays. 

Do you have a holiday-filled event to celebrate during this weekend? Please email to add your event to this list. 

Airdrie Festival of Lights - Fortis Alberta Light Up The Night

Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. onwards
Nose Creek Regional Park

Hosted by the Airdrie Festival of Lights Society

The Airdrie Festival of Lights Society non-profit organization is excited to announce the FortisAlberta Light Up the Night celebration. It will involve a giant “switch” that will turn on the Community Tree lights and then “magically” the rest of the park will follow and light up display by display.

With the illumination of a grand Christmas tree, it signals the start of the holiday season, accompanied by carols and the Airdrie Fire Department supporting the tradition of a Candy Cane Run. This is the kick-off weekend for the amazing non-profit organization, AIRDRIE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS and runs to December 31.

Moonlight Madness

Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 | 6 - 10 p.m.
City-wide locations

Hosted by Local Businesses

Don't miss Moonlight Madness on Friday, Dec. 1! This city-wide annual holiday shopping extravaganza features extended shopping hours at local stores, discounts and deals, door prize draws, and a unique holiday shopping experience. Stores will be open across the city to help you complete your holiday shopping, while supporting local businesses. View the map and details of participating businesses and enjoy your evening on the town. 

Holiday Market

Dec. 2-3, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
200 East Lake Crescent

Hosted by the Airdrie Boys & Girls Club

A delightful and festive artisan market with local crafters showcasing their talents. Enjoy shopping through a diverse selection of handcrafted items, local products, and holiday specialties to find the perfect gifts. Visit AIRDRIE BOY'S & GIRLS CLUB for more information.

December Market

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Town & Country Centre

Hosted by the Airdrie Farmers Market

Take part in the bustling atmosphere of a holiday market, exploring an array of stalls offering unique gifts, handmade crafts, and delicious treats. This market is an excellent place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family.  Visit AIRDRIE FARMERS MARKET for more information.

Makers Market

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 | 10am - 2pm.
The Yoga Junction 

Hosted by the Yoga Junction

Swing by the 3rd Annual Makers Market to experience an afternoon of community and connection meeting local makers. This is a great place to start your holiday shopping for that special someone, while supporting local artisans. Come shop, connect and stay for tea or coffee. Visit The Yoga Junction for more details! 

Santa Claus is coming to Town

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 | 12 - 4 p.m.
City Hall, Downtown Airdrie

Hosted by the City of Airdrie

Visiting Santa Claus is a magical moment and tradition! Seeing Santa brings smiles and laughter, with the feeling of hope, joy, and love for all. 

Be sure to come by City Hall in Downtown to drop off a letter, take your own photo and share your wishes in the spirit of the season. It will be a jolly experience to see him just at the beginning of the holidays. 

Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 | 5 p.m. onwards
Main Street, Downtown Airdrie

Hosted by Airdrie Parades

Visit the parade by bringing main street alive with the spirit of the season, showcasing vibrant floats and enjoying the festive atmosphere. With the procession of twinkling lights and holiday music, the night is illuminated by holiday magic, bringing together the community to celebrate the holidays. Grab hot drinks and dress warm! The parade is hosted by the non-profit organization AIRDRIE PARADES.

Enjoy free hot chocolate on stands at:

  1. Outside the Airdrie Public Library
  2. Outside Discover Airdrie; at the corner of Main Street and Centre Ave.
  3. Outside HairBenders Salon; at the corner of Main Street and 2nd Ave.

Starting at 5 p.m. and presented by the Girl Guides, Advocates for the Airdrie Public Library Society and Second Airdrie.

Road closures will start at Veteran’s Blvd. and end at Ridgegate Way from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Alberta Health Services (AHS) Urgent Care Centre at 604 Main St. SE will remain open during this time. Road closure barricades will be manned by Emergency Responders to escort individuals to Airdrie’s Urgent Care Centre. If you have an emergency, please call 911.

View the Santa Claus Parade route, detours and road closures for 2023 (PDF)

SINGfest 2023: A Night of Christmas Music

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 | 6 p.m.
Bert Church Live Theatre 

Hosted by Airdrie Community Choir

Come and experience the beauty of the holidays at SINGfest 2023: A Night of Christmas Music brought to you by the Airdrie Community Choir!

All proceeds are raised for the Holiday Hamper program with the Airdrie 1st Club. Visit Airdrie 1st Club for information and purchase tickets through the Bert Church Live Theatre.

Mrs. Claus's Cookies and Cocoa storytime

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 | 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Airdrie Public Library

Hosted by the Airdrie Public Library

Cookies and sprinkles and frosting for you. Marshmallows, cocoa, and candy canes too. Join Mrs. Claus for a special storytime. About Santa and elves and the reindeer nine. 

Visit the Airdrie Public Library to reserve your spot! 

FIRE vs RCMP Charity Hockey Game

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 | 2 - 4:15 p.m.
Ron Ebbesen Arena - Blue ice

Hosted by Airdrie FIRE and Airdrie RCMP

The Airdrie Firefighters will once again face off against RCMP officers in the 5th Annual Charity Hockey Game in support of the Airdrie 1st Club Christmas Hamper Program. This competitive and entertaining game will include guests - Calgary Flames Alumni and Olley & Jacob from "On the Bench". Come cheer them all on!

Game entry will be by donation of gift cards, cash or items which would make great stocking stuffers!

Prior to the event, bright red donation boxes are located in the main vestibules of all three fire station locations (Veterans, King Heights & Chinook Winds Fire Headquarters) to collect any generous public donations of gift cards or stocking stuffers.

Holiday Auction

Friday, Dec. 1 - 3, 2023 I starting at 8 a.m.
Online (virtual)

Hosted by Airdrie Puppy Pals and Community Links

Many local businesses and organizations have donated products and services towards an online auction in support of the Airdrie Food Bank and Community Links. 

There are over 65 local items to bid on to raise funds for community! Auction bidding starts on Friday, December 1 at 8 a.m., and closes on December 3 at 8 p.m.