Red Deer Lights the Night

A modified version of Red Deer Lights the Night is set to take place in our community this Christmas season, presented by Stantec and hosted by The City of Red Deer and the Downtown Business Association.

Though we cannot gather together in City Hall Park as in previous years, the tradition of lighting up the night as a community will continue. Red Deerians are invited to help us light the night by turning on their home and business Christmas lights in unison at 5 p.m. Saturday, November 21. We’d love to see photos of your decorations; please share your pics online and be sure to tag The City of Red Deer and include #rdlights.

A video showcasing the lights and decorations in City Hall Park will be shared online (YouTube, this web page, and The City’s social media channels) so Red Deerians can enjoy the view safely and from the comfort of their own homes.

Stantec Santa Bus
December 5 and 12

The festivities would not be complete without an appearance from Santa. Because young Red Deerians cannot visit him in person at City Hall Park this year, he will be touring local neighbourhoods on the Stantec Santa Bus. On December 5 and 12, children of all ages are invited to watch from the window to see Santa wave as the bus drives by. Stay tuned for a complete schedule of the Stantec Santa Bus.

Please note: Residents are reminded to follow physical distancing guidelines and asked to remain in front of their own homes, if possible, while watching for the Stantec Santa Bus.

Stantec Santa Bus Route Map (pdf)

December 5, 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Route includes:

  • Kentwood
  • Johnstone
  • Glendale
  • Oriole Park
  • Riverside Meadows
  • West Park
  • Bower
  • Downtown

December 12, 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Route includes:

  • Michener
  • Clearview Meadows
  • Eastview Estates
  • Morrisroe
  • Anders
  • Anders on the Lake
  • Inglewood
  • Vanier Woods
  • Lancaster
  • Deer Park
  • Rosedale
  • Timberlands
  • Clearview Ridge
  • Pines

Snap a pic as the bus drives by and tag The City on social media for a chance to win a one month Red Deer Transit pass.

Hockey Canada Decorating Contest
Congratulations to the winners!

Thank you for participating and congratulations to the winners!

  1. Mark Music
  2. Anne Bergheim
  3. Sonja Shepherd

Hockey Canada World Juniors Logo

Glass Front Gallery
Enter to win through December 14

A downtown event hosted by Red Deer Arts Council

November 20, 2020 to January 8, 2021

Red Deer Arts Council is pleased to present Red Deer Lights the Night Glass Front Gallery, which runs from November 20, 2020 until January 8, 2021 in downtown Red Deer. Art can be found on 49 Street, Ross Street, and Little Gaetz Avenue. For a map with art locations, artist details and a scavenger hunt, visit

Complete the quiz and submit to the Red Deer Arts Council for a chance to WIN a gift basket filled with prizes sourced from local downtown businesses!

Two baskets full of gift items to go to the lucky winners of the Glass Front Gallery quiz.

Winter Concert Series
Hosted by the Red Deer Arts Council

Ross Street Patio (4920 Ross Street)
January to April 2021 

Enjoy live music performances on the Ross Street Patio with the Red Deer Arts Council’s inaugural Winter Concert Series featuring talented local musicians. 

For more information on the Ross Street Patio Winter Pilot Project, visit our Ross Street Patio Parties web page.