Celebrate winter with light displays, live music, street performers and a variety of winter activities at the All is Bright Festival.
“We’re going to have Santa sitting in a carriage so people can take a selfie with him and still maintain that distance,” says Luwam Kiflemariam, executive director of the 124 Street Business Association. “We’ll also have some cookie decorating stations for kids, maple syrup taffy and fire pits around the area. There’s going to be multiple areas of fun.”
For the first time, the festival will have two locations on 124th Street. The main activities are taking place at Helen Nolan Park. Guests can enjoy live performances from Good Vibes Acapella, SkirtsAfire, Bliss Band, Trincan Steel Drum Band and Big City Band.
The second location is the Indigenous Pavilion located at the Impark Lot at 124th Street and 103rd Avenue. The pavilion features setups from Fort Edmonton Park, Métis Nation of Alberta and the Indigenous Art Market. ETS will be shuttling people between locations.
All the trees on 124 Street will light up and the businesses are open late for festival goers to do some holiday shopping. There will also be a beverage garden.
“It’s a really cool event to welcome in the winter,” says Kiflemariam. “We’re just filled with joy and excitement.”
The All Is Bright Festival is on November 20 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The “Light Up” ceremony starts at 6 p.m. and the beverage garden is open until 9 p.m. Admission is free and the event is participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program.