17th Annual Bright Lights Festival: Friday & Saturday, November 17-18

Posted on : Wednesday, November 01, 2017


2017 Bright Lights Festival Expands to a two-day festival!

Friday & Saturday, November 17 - 18

The 17th Annual Bright Lights Festival will kick off the holiday shopping season in downtown Lethbridge on Friday and Saturday, November 17-18. The festival has been expanded to a two-day festival this year with even more family-oriented activities than previous years. 

The Downtown Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) is excited to be partnering with Visitlethbridge.com and the Heart of Our City on this year’s festival. For the first time, as a result of the generous support of our major partners, we are able to expand this popular community event into a two-day celebration for our community!

The weekend activities will kick-off on Friday evening shortly after the arrival of Santa at 6:30 p.m. in Galt Gardens Park. A variety of Classic Christmas movies will be shown from approximately 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., courtesy of the King of Trade. The traditional hayrides, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, coffee, and popcorn will be available (free-of-charge) courtesy of downtown businesses and our other event partners. New to the festival will be the Solar Flare public art exhibit. Once again, the London Road Neighbourhood Association (LNRA) will be on hand to sell hot dogs, hamburgers and to take donations for the Lethbridge Shelter & Resource Centre Soup Kitchen.

Saturday’s activites will start at noon and will include free hayrides, full-length Christmas movies, ice-carving demonstration courtesy of Foster & Sons Jewellers, Gingerbread house display, Santa’s reindeer paddock and other family-oriented activities.

Midnight Madness will also be taking place in conjunction with the Bright Lights Festival. Participating businesses will be providing Midnight Madness Special and keeping their doors open late into the evening. We encourage Christmas shoppers to keep their holiday spending dollars within our community, by shopping local this holiday season. 

Make sure to pick up your Downtown Holiday Shop & Win Bingo card at the Bright Lights Festival or at participating downtown businesses.  Downtown shoppers will have an opportunity to play bingo and be entered into a chance to win some great prizes! 

Held in conjunction with Downtown Lethbridge BRZ Bright Lights Festival, Christmas at Casa is Lethbridge's premiere holiday sale. Artists, Artisans and Crafters are juried and selected during the summer to present an exciting selection of one-of-a-kind items for holiday shoppers. As well, seasonal entertainment and a pop-up coffee shop plus treats! 

Admission is FREE 

For more information, please contact Ted or Melissa at 

(403) 327-9002 or visit www.downtownlethbridge.com.