Lite Up the Nite is an annual celebration of family, community, and the holiday season delivered by the Town of Morinville and many dedicated community organization partners. Planned with young and old in mind, this event offers many free activities to connect neighbors, friends, and families in the spirit of the holiday season. This year's three-day activities are expected to include our Lite Up the Nite Parade featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, Lite Up the Park at St. Jean Baptiste Park, and a spectacular high-level fireworks display that can be viewed nearly anywhere in Morinville, including from the comfort of home. Lite Up the Nite 2022 is being presented with many community partners, including our presenting media sponsor 840 CFCW, The Breeze 96.3, McDonalds Morinville and OK Tire Morinville.
A Festive Family Festival
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Morinville Community Cultural Centre | 9502 100 Avenue, Morinville
*Take a free keepsake Photo with Santa, sponsored by OK Tire Morinville.
*Decorate a cookie and make a holiday craft, while supplies last.
*Create a Christmas ornament for our Community Christmas Tree.
*Enjoy caroling, a Christmas-sing along and circus-style entertainment.
*Write a Postcard to Santa, grab a colouring sheet, visit our balloon twister, and more.
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
12 to 7 p.m.
Musée Morinville Museum | 10010 101 Street, Morinville
Visit the Musée Morinville Museum to view Christmas artifacts from the past and pick up a kit to make your own special holiday ornament, while supplies last. Admission is free.
Indoor Lite Up the Nite Parade Viewing
5 to 6 p.m.
Town Hall | 10125 100 Avenue, Morinville
We provide a warm, accessible environment for our seniors or other residents who are unable to enjoy the parade because of the challenges presented by the outdoors. The doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the parade begins at 5:30 p.m. This program is free, but you must register by November 23, 2022 on RecDesk.
Lite Up the Nite Parade
Parade travels west down 100 Avenue, from 95 Street to 102 Street, Morinville
Participation in the Morinville Lite Up the Nite Christmas Festival Parade is free for all businesses, non-profit groups, and organizations. To participate, you must complete an application form by the end of the day on Monday, November 21, 2022.
Visit www.engagemorinville.ca to register.
Free Hot Chocolate and Popcorn
5 p.m., while quantities last
Morinville Community Library | 10125 100 Avenue, Morinville
Pick up a cup of hot chocolate served by staff and free popcorn served by the Friends of the Morinville Community Library.
Lite Up the Park
St. Jean Baptiste Park | 10010 101 Street, Morinville
Join us for special ceremony and dedication as Mayor Boersma, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus “Lite Up the Park.”
Fireworks presented by 96.3 The Breeze
Notre Dame Park | 530 Grandin Drive, Morinville
Take in the spectacular fireworks show from Notre Park or from the comfort of home. This high-level show can be enjoyed from nearly any place in Morinville and will surely Lite Up the Nite.