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  • University of Alberta Botanic Garden 51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove, Alberta 60 Spruce Grove, AB, T7Y 1C5 Canada (map)

Fire light. Star light. Snow light.

Thousands of candles, millions of stars, and you.

This popular event ignites the festive season with thousands of candles along the paths of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden in a breathtaking display – a quiet oasis of peace and light. Stroll through candle-lit pathways, hot apple cider beside the bonfires, ice sculptures, delightful "snow sprites" and the seasonal sounds of strolling a capella singers, and, for the first time, experience the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta in winter. Let the little ones run through the Snowlight Maze; make a wish and hang it on a Wish-Upon-A-Star Tree, enjoy hot food and beverage options. As always, a special Memory Lane will be available for visitors who would like to light a candle in honour of a loved one, by donation.

This event is organised by the University of Alberta. The Botanic Garden is located in Parkland County – only 15 minutes from West Edmonton Mall or SW Edmonton (5 km north of Devon on Highway 60).

Earlier Event: November 28
Lighting Experience Lab 2018
Later Event: January 9
Light Walk @ Muttart Conservatory