New indoor Christmas light festival and holiday market coming to Calgary

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2019 Noel Light Park and Christmas Market
Organizers of the new Noel Light Park and Christmas Market located at Stampede Park join Global News Morning Calgary to discuss what you can see and do at this first-ever Calgary event. – Nov 28, 2019

Nearly one million lights will be used in a brand new holiday attraction in Calgary this winter – and you won’t need to bundle up to go see them.

The first-ever Noel Christmas Light Park & Market will be held at the Nutrien Centre on the Stampede Grounds from Nov. 28 – Dec. 31.

The indoor event will feature four themed light parks, a 250-foot interactive light tunnel and two 50-foot Christmas trees.

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Organizers say the all-ages event is the largest of its kind in Canada, and will transform the Nutrien Centre into a “magical holiday wonderland.”

“Guests can explore the light displays, enjoy festive food and drink, shop for artisan gifts within the market and take in traditional carols and live music entertainment — all within the warmth of an indoor venue,” a Friday news release said.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer will be there too.

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Organizers are currently accepting vendor applications and said details on a hiring fair will be announced shortly.

“Everyone from students to grandparents are welcome to attend or to apply and help make holiday magic happen,” Noel Christmas co-founder Stephen Verhoeff said in a news release.

Tickets for the Noel Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market go on sale on Oct. 15 via

Organizers say the plan is for the 30-day festival to be held annually.

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