The Glow Edmonton Christmas festival is returning this year, with added safety precautions but the same yuletide spirit.
The festival, now in its third year, is offering up the usual assortment of live entertainment, festive food and drinks at the Edmonton Expo Centre, but with an added focus on COVID-19 pandemic measures.
“We take the safety of our guests and our staff and our vendors very seriously,” said Shannon Van Norman, general manager of Glow Edmonton.
While families can still walk through the millions of lights in the festival’s Light Gardens or take a selfie in front of the bright and colourful walls and murals, they’ll now be adhering to one-way traffic flow in the Expo Centre.
Visitors who purchase tickets are assigned a time slot and are asked to arrive within 20 minutes of that time. Guests will also be required to wear a mask.
Children will also still able to visit Santa Clause at the festival. With the help of one of Santa’s elves, kids can speak to Santa, who’s on the other side of some glass, and hear what he says.