Lots to see and do at Light Up The Night Festival

Lacombe’s annual event a family favourite

HOLIDAY SPIRIT - There’s lots to see and do at this year’s Light Up The Night Festival in Lacombe. file photo

Lacombe’s annual Light Up The Night Festival is back for its 7th year.

And it has continued to be loved by the community according to Guy Lapointe, community economic development manager with the City of Lacombe.

The festival began Nov. 22nd and runs until Nov. 26th, and has increasingly grown since its inception.

“When we started it, the idea was that we should have one night where we brought in a parade and lined it with what was going on at that point, which was the Farmer’s Market and the Moonlight Madness that was happening in town,” said Lapointe.

He added that because they received such positive feedback, the festival went from being a three day festival to a five day one.

“It’s a big kick off to the whole holiday season,” said Lapointe

Tonight the Tim Horton’s Santa Claus Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place.

There will also be some ice sculptures available for people to observe and take some photos. That has been moved to Nov. 27th due to the forecast of warmer weather.

“On the Friday we have the Black Friday sale,” he said, adding that they’re doing the family Christmas skate that day too.

He said a new item added to this year’s event is a radio play of It’s A Wonderful Life, offered by Homegrown Theatre. The performance will take place Nov. 24th and 25th.

On the Saturday the annual Lacombe Christmas Faire will take place at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, which will feature lots of tables with homemade crafts, gifts and more.

There will also be a free movie of The Polar Express in 3D on Nov. 25th.

“That’s new. You actually get to see it in it’s original 3D format, which is not very common, and it’s all free,” said Lapointe.

On Nov. 26th the festival closes off with a Christmas Brunch. There will also be Selfie with Santa, a photo opportunity for families and their children, hay rides and an entertainment performance in the evening.

For a list of dates, times and locations visit www.lacombetourism.com.

todd.vaughan@reddeerexpress.com

Like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RedDeerExpress/ and follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/RedDeerExpress.

Just Posted

Lacombe Police Service investigates multiple crimes in April

LPS continuing to investigate stolen vehicles and break-ins

Lacombe Police Service says illegal passing of school busses increasing

School busses cannot be passed from either direction when red lights are flashing

City of Lacombe’s Encore Art Sale celebrates 20 years

Event runs April 26th until April 27th and features many different new and returning opportunities

Ellis Bird Farm celebrates Arbour Day near Lacombe

Charlie Ellis’ trees are the ‘star attraction’ on May 4th

Aquatics program registrations to get easier in Lacombe

New software intended to steamline process

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

Robbery in Leduc County estimated at $40,000

Leduc RCMP investigate break and enter and theft of firearms

Singh says childhood abuse steeled him for scrutiny and stress of politics

He recounts the assaults for the first time in his book Love & Courage

Despite five extra weeks’ parental leave in Canada, dads still face stigma: survey

One reason people said dads don’t need leave is because they can just bond with their kids at weekend

Calgary’s public school board responds to Syrian child’s suicide after bullying

Amal Alshteiwi, a newcomer to Canada from Syria, took her own life several weeks ago

Child, 11, accidentally shot in the chest at Alberta religious colony

Child taken from Hutterite colony to nearby hospital

Woman in critical condition after motorcycle crash on Edmonton highway

Police say both women were thrown from the bike, and the van continued forward, hitting a Nissan Altima

Ceremonies, vigils planned in Toronto to honour victims of deadly van attack

Many of those who helped that day — first responders and Good Samaritans alike — still affected

New study suggests oilsands greenhouse gas emissions underestimated

New study is the first to use actual field measurements taken from aerial overflights, or top-down measurements

Most Read