One of the businesses participating in the Reverse Santa Claus Parade is Burman University. This tree is part of their display. (Alannah Page/ Lacombe Express)

One of the businesses participating in the Reverse Santa Claus Parade is Burman University. This tree is part of their display. (Alannah Page/ Lacombe Express)

Lacombe’s Light Up the Night has officially begun

The light displays will be available all weekend

Lacombe’s annual Light Up the night began yesterday Nov. 26. The festival has moved mainly online this year but there are still many light displays to be enjoyed all over town.

After the Provincial Government announced the public state of emergency on Tuesday, some in-person events had to be cancelled.

This included the Under $100 Art Market, Skate with Buddy the Elf as well as the free movies and swimming.

Many retail businesses have extended their Moonlight Madness sales to accommodate the new restrictions.

The Reverse Santa Claus Parade has been created in place of the traditional parade that would normally take place. This will now be a drive-by display for residents to view from the safety of their vehicles.

The light display has 22 participants this year including five businesses and 17 residental homes. The participating businesses are Blindman Brewery, Breath Massage and Wellness, Vesta Energy, Joe Social Media and Burman University.

A full list and map is available on the Lacombe Regional Tourism website.

 

Outside the main building at Burman University is a display that includes two poinsettias. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Outside the main building at Burman University is a display that includes two poinsettias. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Many homes are participating in the annual Christmas light contest. This home on Ebony Street features a fun inflatable display. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Many homes are participating in the annual Christmas light contest. This home on Ebony Street features a fun inflatable display. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Another home participating in the light contest is located on Erica Drive. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Another home participating in the light contest is located on Erica Drive. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

In total there are 17 homes participating in the Christmas light and display contest including this home on Estella Crescent. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

In total there are 17 homes participating in the Christmas light and display contest including this home on Estella Crescent. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

The lights at the LMC really stand out at night. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

The lights at the LMC really stand out at night. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

This year there isn’t currently a skating rink at the LMC but the snow is slippery so there are signs cautioning visitors. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

This year there isn’t currently a skating rink at the LMC but the snow is slippery so there are signs cautioning visitors. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

The display downtown will be available to view all through the holiday season. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

The display downtown will be available to view all through the holiday season. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

On Thursday, Nov. 26, there were a few people enjoying the light display outside the LMC despite the cold. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

On Thursday, Nov. 26, there were a few people enjoying the light display outside the LMC despite the cold. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Light Up the Night will run from Nov. 26 until Nov. 29 and fireworks are scheduled for Dec. 18 on Cranna Lake. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Light Up the Night will run from Nov. 26 until Nov. 29 and fireworks are scheduled for Dec. 18 on Cranna Lake. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)