Nestled in Edmonton's Crestwood neighborhood, Candy Cane Lane has been enchanting visitors and residents since its founding in 1968. What began as a spirited initiative by the community has blossomed into a cherished holiday tradition, marking over five decades of festive celebrations that bring the magic of Christmas to life.
As you stroll through the streets of Crestwood during the holiday season, you'll find homes adorned with twinkling lights, colorful decorations, and the unmistakable scent of holiday joy lingering in the air. Candy Cane Lane has become a testament to the enduring commitment and creativity of its founding residents, who, more than 50 years ago, embarked on a mission to turn their neighborhood into a winter wonderland.
Adding an extra layer of delight to the Candy Cane Lane experience today are enchanting sleigh rides. The gentle clip-clop of hooves, the jingle of sleigh bells, and the warmth of cozy blankets create a nostalgic and magical atmosphere as visitors embark on a journey through the illuminated streets. For those seeking a reprieve from the winter chill, public fire pits provide a cozy gathering spot where families and friends can warm up, share stories, and bask in the glow of the season.
Candy Cane Lane remains a beacon of community spirit, a testament to the enduring magic of Christmas, and an invitation for all to join in the festive celebrations. For those seeking an immersive and heartwarming holiday experience, a visit to Candy Cane Lane in Edmonton promises a journey through time, where the spirit of 1968 continues to shine brightly each winter season.
Located along 148th Street from 99 Avenue and 92 Avenue.
Candy Cane Lane has always been an event run by volunteers and residents. If you would like to volunteer please register here.
We are a festival where everyone is welcome. We encourage everyone to respectfully enjoy the lights and decorations as residents set up, make and buy all of their own displays. Please be aware that weather conditions may leave many sidewalks and streets slippery. Residents do their best to keep sidewalks clear but it is not always possible to be as magical as Santa. Candy Cane Lane is a two way street. Cars, buses and other large vehicles are permitted to drive the lane for those who are unable to walk.
Open Streets Nights
December 9th, 16th, and 23rd
Walk, bike, sled or ski – Candy Cane Lane will be closed to cars on December 9th, 16th, and 23rd.
The event is dog-friendly. Please keep your pet on a leash, pick up after them, and be sure that your dog is comfortable with large crowds, horses, and other dogs.
Edmonton Food Bank
Please be sure to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Edmonton Food Bank and place them in the green bins located along Candy Cane Lane.
Over the last two decades, more than 360,000 kilograms of food have been donated along the lane in support of Edmonton's Food Bank.
With an average of 25,000 kilograms of food being donated per year from those admiring the beautiful residential displays, it was a critical event for Edmonton's Food Bank and a holiday tradition for many in Edmonton.
Please bring a donation for the Edmonton Food Bank. There are donation bins located all along the route for your convenience.
Our volunteers are generously supported during the sleigh ride season by local community-minded businesses. Their commitment shows dedication to community and a continuation of an iconic Edmonton tradition.
Thank you for supporting the businesses that support Candy Cane Lane!
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Visit https://yegcandycanelane.com to book your tickets.
Sleighs fit between 14 and 26 people depending on the sleigh selected.
Please note that traffic from 149th Street can be very slow on busy nights, we encourage passengers to access Candy Cane Lane from 142nd. Parking is very limited, and contained within the neighborhood. Please ensure all passengers in your party arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure.
Sleighs will leave on schedule, even if all passengers are not there.
December 8–10, 15–17, 21–23, and 27–29
Sleigh rides are approximately 45-60 minutes.
Sleighs leave from—and return to—Isabelle Connelly Park at 148th street and 99 Avenue.
Each passenger is $25 plus service charge, except for infants under 24 months sitting on a lap that are free.
Tickets will only be refunded if the sleigh is cancelled due to cold weather. See cold weather policy below. No refunds will be processed for any other reason.
We reserve the right to cancel sleigh rides at any time at our discretion. If we exercise that right of cancellation you will receive an email notification of the cancellation. A full refund will be issued within 5-8 business days.
Cold Weather Cancellations
We reserve the right to issue cold weather cancellations. If temperatures for the evening in Edmonton are colder than -23 at 12:00 PM according to the Environment Canada website, the sleigh rides for that night will be cancelled. You will receive an email notification of the cancellation and a full refund will be issued within 5-8 business days.
Tickets purchased for Sleigh Rides are NON REFUNDABLE (with the exception of our cold weather cancellation policy).
Please note the proceeds received from Sleigh Ride ticket sales are the sole revenue used to purchase lights for the big trees and snow sculptures along YEG Candy Cane Lane. We thank you for your support in our vision to continue this iconic Edmonton tradition and add "one more light"!
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