Downtown Business Association Events
Holiday Light Up
DBA Holiday Light Up on Hiatus
With hoarding in place around the East Garden, renovations and LRT construction are underway in and around Churchill Square. The Square - which has been home to the Downtown Business Association’s (DBA) Holiday Light Up for 20-plus years - is now closed to all events until 2019.
For that reason Holiday Light Up, Downtown’s annual kick off to the festive season, which features a 70 ft. tree, stage show, fireworks, and the arrival of Santa – is taking a hiatus this year. We considered other locations, but they were not appropriate for this event. The construction also prevents us from placing a tree on the square for the holiday season.
In place of Holiday Light Up, the DBA is working on several other seasonal events to help make Downtown more festive and inviting for families, including:
- A Holiday Window Display Contest for Downtown Businesses
- A partnership with the City Market to bring Santa to City Hall every Saturday in December
- Illuminating City Hall Plaza with coloured, ornamental balls around the skating rink
- Supporting Santa’s Parade of Lights through a major sponsorship/partnership
The Downtown Business Association looks forward to Holiday Light Up returning to Downtown. Until then, we encourage Edmontonians to enjoy these other family-friendly holiday events taking place in and around the heart of our city.
- Santa‘s Parade of Lights, November 18
- 124 Street All is Bright, November 25
- Festival of Trees, November 30 to Dec 3
- Make a Wish Foundation Calendar of Wishes, December 1 to December 24
- Celebrate the Season at The Alberta Legislature, December 7 to 23
Downtown Dining Week: March
Downtown Dining Week: March 10-19, 2017
Downtown Dining Week is our annual celebration of culinary creativity in the heart of our city!
Every March Downtown's finest restaurants serve up delectible, multi-course meals at special prices: $18, for lunch, and $28, or $45 for dinner. Since it began in 2004, DT Dining Week has become one Edmonton's favourite food festivals!
For a complete listing of participating restaurants and menus click here.
There are currently no events for this month.