One of the best parts of winter is seeing all the twinkling lights that come out for the holidays. From massive tunnels that glow colourfully to immense illuminated structures, there are plenty of festive events for you to explore this time of year. So, bundle up and enjoy the dazzling luminescent displays around the province. To make this winter the merriest and brightest yet, we've made a list of all the spectacular Christmas light festivals in Alberta that you need to see this holiday season.\nIf you haven't already, we highly recommend that you start making a winter bucket list. Because there are so many incredible holiday markets and events happening in Alberta over the next few weeks, you'll need a way to keep track of them all.\nOne event you won't want to miss is Glow Gardens, where you can stay warm indoors and stroll through the gleaming displays and browse the holiday market. This year, there will be over a million twinkling lights and tons of Instagrammabe photo backgrounds, too.\nAnother festive event you need to attend is the Edmonton Zoo's holiday lights festival. This is the perfect event to sip on a mug hot chocolate and take in the beautiful and brilliant illuminations with your friends — and the animals.\nFor the best winter ever, here are 11 holiday light festivals in Alberta that you need to explore:\nLuminaria\nPrice: $16.50 per person\nWhen: December 6-8, 2019\nAddress: 51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: At the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, you can follow a path illuminated with thousands of candles.\n View this post on Instagram Luminaria tickets are selling fast! Check out the link in our bio for full ticket information ❄️🔥⭐️ #exploreedmonton A post shared by UofA Botanic Garden (@uabotanicgarden) on Oct 23, 2019 at 9:37am PDT\n\nWebsite\nZoominescence\nPrice: $8.50 per person\nWhen: Every weekend in December and December 26, 2019\nAddress: 13315 Buena Vista Rd., Edmonton, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: The Edmonton Valley Zoo will be covered in dazzling light installations.\n View this post on Instagram Light tunnel silhouettes, getting into the holiday mindset ✨ // . . #photography #shotoncanon #couplephotography #travelcouples #earthcouples #lovestories #adventurepartner #significantotter #adventuroushearts #wheretofindme #yeg #yegphotographer #yeggers #igyeg #edmontonliving #zoominescence #edmontonvalleyzoo #littlestoriesofmylife #stillswithstories #photosinbetween #thehappynow #liveauthentic #freelancephotographer A post shared by kristen may (@kristenmaylala) on Dec 18, 2018 at 5:56pm PST\n\nWebsite\nWinter Light Festival\nPrice: $9 per person\nWhen: November 29, 2019 - January 31, 2020\nAddress: 9 Ave S. & Mayor Magrath Dr., Lethbridge, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: This winter, the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden will be transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland.\n View this post on Instagram A sky full of stars ✨ A post shared by Océane (@oceei_) on Dec 2, 2018 at 10:09am PST\n\nWebsite\nVictoria Park IceWay\nPrice: Free admission\nAddress: 11004-12004 River Valley Rd. NW, Edmonton, AB \nWhy You Need To Go: You can enjoy a picturesque winter evening as you skate down this rainbow-coloured illuminated trail.\n View this post on Instagram Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 🇨🇦 ❄️ A post shared by mthiessen (@mthiessen) on Feb 28, 2019 at 6:35am PST\n\nWebsite\nCelebrate The Season\nPrice: Free\nWhen: December 5-23, 2019\nAddress: 10800 97 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: The Alberta Legislature Building will be beautifully decorated with Christmas lights this winter.\n View this post on Instagram #edmonton #yeg #family #edmontonchristmas #legislativegrounds A post shared by Jason Paul | Edmonton REALTOR (@coachjasonpaul) on Dec 28, 2018 at 5:08pm PST\n\nWebsite\nMagic Of Lights\nPrice: $25 per standard-sized vehicle\nWhen: November 22, 2019 - January 4, 2020\nAddress: Castrol Raceway, AB-19, Leduc County, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: You can drive down a stunningly illuminated 2-km road.\n View this post on Instagram The perfect family holiday tradition is at 7 locations this year🎄🎅🏼☃️❄️🎁Visit Magicoflights.com to shop deals and purchase tickets for a location near you! Thanks for visiting & the awesome photo, Bobby☃️ A post shared by Magic of Lights (@themagicoflights) on Nov 30, 2018 at 7:37am PST\n\nWebsite\nGlow Gardens\nPrice: From $19.99 per person\nWhen: November 28, 2019 - January 4, 2020\nAddress: Edmonton Expo Centre, 118 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Stay warm as you stroll through the massive displays of holiday lights at this indoor festival.\n View this post on Instagram Best present ever: kissing you under the mistletoe. 😘 A post shared by m e g a n △ | YEG FITNESS (@meganaleciafit) on Jan 12, 2019 at 10:46am PST\n\nWebsite\nZoolights\nPrice: $19.95 per person\nWhen: November 22, 2019 - January 4, 2020\nAddress: Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Harry Potter fans, you won't want to miss Zoolights this year. In addition to all the beautiful Christmas lights, there will be wizard-themed activities, like a potions class.\n View this post on Instagram Couldn’t even stop laughing long enough to take a picture.. sums us up perfectly😂💗 #SheLIGHTSupmylife #MyPerson #ZooLights #TapWorks A post shared by Courtney Harrison (@courtharris0n) on Dec 6, 2018 at 8:01pm PST\n\nWebsite\nAirdrie Festival Of Lights\nPrice: Free admission (donations accepted)\nWhen: December 1-31, 2019\nAddress: Nose Creek Park, Airdrie, Rocky View No. 44, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: This is Western Canada’s biggest, free outdoor walk-through Christmas lights display.\n View this post on Instagram Airdrie Lights! - Candyland 🍭🍬 #airdriefestivaloflights #candyland #prettylights #christmas #christmaslights A post shared by Randi Lynn (@_spookshowbaby_) on Jan 4, 2019 at 12:40am PST\n\nWebsite\nLions Festival Of Lights\nPrice: Free admission\nWhen: November 30, 2019 - January 8, 2020\nAddress: Confederation Park, 24 Ave. NW & 14 St. NW, Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Explore a festive trail covered in 500,000 illuminations.\n View this post on Instagram Tis the season! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas filled with memories you’ll always treasure. Merry Xmas!!! 😇 🌲 🇨🇦 . 📸 by munchkin @danil_mandrychenko 🙃 . . #christmas #happyholidays #holidayseason #xmas #xmaslights #smilesformiles #yyc #yycnow #beautiful #christmasdecor #bridge #christmasishere🎄 #brightside A post shared by Anya Altaeva (@zoozyaaa) on Dec 26, 2018 at 12:38pm PST\n\nWebsite\nNoel Christmas\nPrice: $19.99 on weekdays, $21.99 on weekends\nWhen: November 28 - December 31, 2019\nAddress: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: You can walk through a 250-ft interactive light tunnel, visit several light parks, and much more.\n View this post on Instagram Announcing Calgary’s first-ever Indoor Light Park and Market. Santa’s helpers are transforming the 100,000+ sq ft Nutrien Centre at the Stampede Grounds into a winter wonderland. Join us at Noel Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market 💫 Early Bird Tickets are on sale October 15th! Hit the link in our bio! A post shared by Noel Festival (@noelfestival) on Oct 12, 2019 at 12:25pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.