It's hard to believe, but December is officially here. Fall went by in the blink of an eye and now it's time for the holiday festivities to really kick off. It can be difficult to decide which activities and attractions to check out each year. Some require a bit of a commute, others cost money. Luckily, the Bankers Hall Calgary Christmas light display is absolutely beautiful, right downtown, and completely free.

Every year, Bankers Hall unveils an enchanting light display for everyone to visit for free. This year's setup certainly will not disappoint. As of this Monday, December 2, you can go see it for yourself.

Bankers Hall calls the display a "magical light curtain," but it might remind you of a sparkling waterfall. In the middle of the thousands of twinkling lights stands a giant, beautiful Christmas tree.

Located downtown Calgary at 315 8 Ave., Southwest, the mall is connected to the city's above-ground indoor walkway system. So, you might not even have to step outside to get.

If you do have to step outside, it's okay, because it's worth it.

The mall isn't just home to the magical light curtain - it's also the perfect place to get your Christmas shopping done. 

If you've still got some items off your list that need to be purchased, you might as well check out the lights and buy your gifts at the same time. You can make an entire Christmas-themed day of it.

Get some Starbucks Christmas drinks, shop, take photos of the beautiful lights, and head home for Christmas movies. We'd call that a recipe for a perfect day.

This year, you'll see a giant number 30 at the very top of the Bankers Hall Christmas tree. That's because Bankers Hall joined Calgary's skyline 30 years ago in 1989.

The dazzling lights and massive tree will have you in the Christmas spirit the second you lay eyes on them.

Now, you should probably go see it for yourself. December is here and it's time to embrace all of the Christmas fun that Calgary has to offer.

Bankers Hall Holiday Lights

Price: FREE

When: Starts on Monday, December 2

Address: 315 8 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Kick off the holiday season right with this jaw-dropping light display in Calgary's city centre.


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