December 4, 2023

The Alberta Legislature Lights Up to Celebrate the Season

Category: Events News

EDMONTON – Speaker Nathan Cooper will host the annual Legislature Light Up ceremony on Violet King Henry Plaza on Thursday, December 7, at 5 p.m. 

“I invite all Albertans in the capital region to help us kick off the holiday season with the Light Up ceremony and the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre’s festive open house on December 7,” said Speaker Cooper. “Throughout December Celebrate the Season’s free musical performances in the Legislature rotunda set the tone for happy holiday cheer. After all, music makes the season merry!”

Following the blessing by Elder Leonard Saddleback, remarks will be delivered by the Honourable Salma Lakhani, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The Light Up ceremony will also include a holiday performance by the Monsignor Fee Otterson School Glee Club.

Following the Light Up on the plaza, all are welcome inside the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre for a festive open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The open house will include free access to all the Visitor Centre’s engaging educational spaces and Capital Gifts, musical performances by Calgary’s MidSun School Band, cookies and hot chocolate, a scavenger hunt, photo ops, prizes and more.

Celebrate the Season events run from December 8 to 23 in the Alberta Legislature Building rotunda, featuring festive musical performances on Fridays at noon and 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. All events are free to attend. Visit for the performance schedule and more.

Please note, construction on the North Legislature Grounds will limit access to parts of the site. Seasonal lights and decor will be concentrated on Violet King Henry Plaza; the Legislature Building will remain accessible throughout the season and the skating rink will be open on the south grounds (weather permitting). We apologize for any inconvenience and ask visitors to take their time to safely navigate the area.

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Media Inquires:
Shannon Parke, Communications Consultant
Legislative Assembly of Alberta | 780.996.6533