Santa Claus Parade of Lights

Saturday, December 5, 2015

'Tis the season for Christmas cheer. The mountains come alive with holiday spirit unparalleled to anywhere else. Sweet, serenading carolers and sparkling lights line the streets. Snowy peaks paint the mesmerizing background for outdoor skating rinks. Saturday, December 5 brings you the thrills of festive events catered not only for the young but also the young at heart.

The flurry of festivities starts with a line-up of kid-friendly, fun-filled activities that are sure to heighten your Christmas spirit. Kicking off the day are family friendly activities on Bear Street in the Bison Courtyard such as dancing, singing and Christmas stories. Santa stops by the Train Station for a visit and a photo opportunity before heading back to the North Pole. Face Painters, balloon twisters and other magical friends share the afternoon with you in Cascade Shops. The bustling town of Banff also offers up horse drawn wagon rides and tasty treats at the grand Whyte Museum.

Finally, watch the magic and glow of the Santa Claus Parade of Lights amongst excited spectators on Banff Avenue.

With a FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS to choose from, get ready to bring holiday cheer to a whole new level during the Winterstart Festival!

*Event schedule subject to change without notice