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Winter Lights Festival

The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden in Lethbridge is gorgeous any time of year, but in winter it takes on an extra special beauty with the addition of more than 100,000 LED lights strung everywhere around the grounds.

The trees, shrubbery, bridges and building are  all aglow with multi-coloured lights, creating a magical landscape on a wintry night.

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You can bask in the glow beginning Dec. 1, but the Festival of Lights continues until Feb. 2, 2018. Be sure not to miss the opening night festivities, and get into the holiday spirit at Southern Alberta’s largest light show, fast becoming a tradition for all ages. 

Read a preview of the Winter Lights Festival by Karen Ung.

If you need to warm up on a chilly night, just head into the 4 Season Home Comfort Heating Lounge and sip a hot beverage, or stop by the Sugar Shack for a sweet treat.  You might even get some of your holiday shopping done at the Visitor Centre Gift Shop. 

Winter Lights Festival

Dates and times:

Dec. 1, 2017 to Feb. 2, 2018

6:30 to last entry at 9:30 pm

Where: Lethbridge, AB.

Winter Lights Festival

Ticket prices: 

  • $6 per person
  • Groups of 5 for $25
  • 10 and under free admission

Purchase your tickets online.

If you go

Choose Lethbridge this season for your next adventure. Start planning...

Coast Hotel Lethbridge is offering a festival "stay and play" package for the 2017 edition of Winter Lights, for more details click here.

Make sure to check out these awesome places while visting Lethbrige:

Alberta Birds of Prey: Closed for Winter

Fort Whoop-Up: Closed for Winter

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Galt Museum

  • 10:00 - 5:00 Monday to Saturday
  • 10:00 - 9:00 Thursdays
  • 1:00 - 5:00 Sundays & Holidays
  • Closed Christmas & Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday


Devil's Coulee Dinosaur Heritage Museum
Winter Hours
By Appointment Only

Read a preview of the Winter Lights Festival by Karen Ung.

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