Kick off the festive season at the Downtown Business Association’s annual Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up!
Starting at 4pm, the Square will be abuzz with activities and entertainment for the whole family, including free balloon artists and face-painting, stilt walkers, mascots and carolers. On the main stage some of Edmonton’s best singers, choirs and musicians will serenade with the sounds of the season.
At 6pm Santa himself will wave the magic wand that lights up the majestic 72-foot (22 metres), white spruce adorned with more than 14-thousand LED lights, cascading snowfalls, sparkles and stars. This beautiful tree was donated by Millar Western Forest Products, and installed and decorated by EPCOR. Following the tree lighting, the audience will be treated to spectacular, choreographed fireworks.
4 to 6 PM Holiday Light Up programming begins – entertainment and food vendors in Churchill Square. Main stage entertainment includes Kings University Choir, The Edmonton Rush Cheer Team and local percussionists Booming Tree.
6 PM Santa and Mayor Stephen Mandel will lead the countdown to the official lighting of the tree, and fireworks show.
After The Holiday Light Up, the tree will illuminate Downtown nightly at dusk throughout the holiday season.
Bring the whole family to Edmonton’s favorite holiday tradition, The Downtown Business Association’s Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up. And don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Edmonton Food Bank.