Lite Up the Nite

November 25 to 27, 2022

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 wonderful, 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 spectacular high-level fireworks display that can be viewed anywhere in Morinville, including from the comfort of home.

Sponsors

Lite Up the Nite 2022 is being presented in partnership with many community partners, including our presenting media sponsor 840 CFCWThe Breeze 96.3McDonalds Morinville and OK Tire Morinville.

2022 Schedule of Events

 Friday, November 25

Fill a Truck in support of the Morinville Food Bank

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sobeys | 10003 100 Street, Morinville  
&
2 to 6 p.m.
No Frills | 8901 100 Street, Morinville

Drop off your donations of food or cash to support the Morinville Food Bank.

 

An Old-Fashioned Christmas
12 to 5 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 an ornament, while supplies last. Admission is free.

 

A “Cause” Play Community Dance presented by McDonald’s

7 to 9:30 p.m.
Morinville Community Cultural Centre | 9502 100 Avenue, Morinville

Dress up for a cause! Dust off your favourite costume (get creative, any theme will do) for an evening of fun as we kick off Lite Up the Nite by supporting two great charities.

Advance tickets for the dance will be available to Morinville residents starting Tuesday, November 8, from the MCCC box office during regular operating hours with proof of residency. Tickets will be available to non-residents starting online Friday, November 11, by visiting Ticketpro and from the MCCC box office, during regular operating hours, starting Monday, November 14. Tickets will be limited to 8 tickets per person aged 17 or older, while quantities last. 

Because tickets are expected to be in high demand and are in limited supply, you are asked to return unneeded tickets to Community Services at your earliest possible convenience. Tickets have no resale value and should not be resold.

Saturday, November 26

A Festive Family Festival
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Morinville Community Cultural Centre | 9502 100 Avenue, Morinville

Admission is free.

  • 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.
  • Write a Postcard to Santa, grab a colouring sheet, visit our balloon twister, and more.

10:15 to 10:35 a.m.
Morinville Minstrels, caroling and a sing-along

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.         
Lyne Goselin, aerial performance     

1 to 1:30 p.m.                     
Lyne Goselin, aerial performance     

 

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

 

Free Hot Chocolate and Popcorn
5 p.m.
Morinville Community Library | 10125 100 Avenue, Morinville

Pick up a cup of hot chocolate served by staff and free popcorn served by Morinville Community Library, while quantities last.

 

Lite Up the Nite Parade
5:30 p.m.
Parade will travel west on 100 Avenue, starting at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre, ending on 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 Thursday, November 24, 2022.

Visit www.engagemorinville.ca to register. 

 

Lite Up the Park
6 p.m.
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” with colourful lights and light displays.

 

Fireworks presented by 96.3 The Breeze
7 p.m.
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.

Sunday, November 27
Free Holiday Family Skate hosted by Champion Pet Foods
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Morinville Leisure Centre, Landrex Arena | 25126 SH642, Sturgeon County

Skate with an ‘Ice Queen and Spidey Hero’, take a selfie with Santa and purchase sweet treats sold by the Association Canadienne-Française de l'Alberta (ACFA).

Participants must bring their own skates. No hockey sticks or pucks. CSA approved hockey helmets are required for anyone younger than age 18 and are recommended for anyone aged 18 and older.

Lite Up the Nite Contests and Promotions

Lite Up Morinville Nites Holiday Décor Contest

Come on Morinville, Let’s Lite up the Nite this holiday season!

Enter your household in the Lite Up Morinville Nites Holiday Décor Contest. Deck your walls, rooftops, balcony, yards, interior, or more to celebrate the spirit of the season. To enter, post your photo entries and then vote for your favourites on 
www.engagemorinville.ca!

THREE great prizes will be awarded to contest winners, including the following two prizes which will be chosen by the popular vote.

Prize #1: Lite Up and Brite sponsored by Home Hardware
A $250 Home Hardware gift card will be awarded to the household that makes the most creative use of lights.

Prize #2: Sustainable Ways sponsored by GFL Environmental Inc.
A GFL Gift Basket containing eco-conscious home products, cool electronics and gift cards (ARV: $250 or more) will be awarded to the household that makes the most creative use of up-cycled, homemade or sustainable items.

Prize #3: Chosen by random selection and sponsored by S'Quito Buster
This winner will be chosen at random, from the remaining entrants as our way of saying thank you for participating. This household will receive a lawn treatment package from S'Quito Buster. (ARV: $450)

If decorating is not for you, you can still participate by voting for your favourites.

The contest launches at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, November 14, 2022 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2022. To participate or view the complete rules and regulations, visit: www.engagemorinville.ca to register

Shop 7 in 7 Holiday Edition

Shop 7 in 7 for your chance to win!
Shop in Morinville 7 times within 7 days and be entered to win a $100 gift card from a Morinville retailer of your choice! Every week is a new chance to win. Plus be entered to win the Grand Prize valued at $500.

To enter, shop in Morinville 7 times within 7 days and upload one (1) photo of your receipts for the week at www.engagemorinville.ca.

 

Contest Details & Dates


Week 1:

Residents submit receipts dated November 26 to December 2. Receipts are due December 3 and the draw will made December 4. 
Prize: $100 Morinville retailer gift card of winner's choice.


Week 2:

Residents submit receipts dated December 3 to December 9. Receipts are due December 10 and the draw will made December 11. 
Prize: $100 Morinville retailer gift card of winner's choice.

Week 3:
Residents submit receipts dated December 10 to December 16. Receipts are due December 17 and the draw will made December 18. 

Prize: $100 Morinville retailer gift card of winner's choice.


Week 4:

Residents submit receipts dated December 17 to December 23. Receipts are due December 26 and the draw will made December 28. 
Prize: $100 Morinville retailer gift card of winner's choice.

 

Week 5:

Residents submit receipts dated December 24 to December 31. Receipts are due January 2 and the draw will made January 3. 
Prize: 5 x $100 Morinville retailer gift cards of winner's choice.


Full contest information, including the Contest Rules and Regulations may be found at www.engagemorinville.ca

Morinville Community Library Silent Auction and Book Sale

Wednesday, November 23 to Saturday, November 27
Morinville Community Library | 10125 100 Avenue, Morinville

Support our local library and do some holiday shopping by checking out their silent auction and book sale.
For hours and information, visit www.morinvillelibrary.ca.

Parade Application
Lite Up the Nite Parade Application

The Morinville Lite Up the Nite Parade is open to all businesses, non-profit groups & organizations. Apply now!

LUTN Contest
Lite Up the Nite Holiday Décor Contest

Enter your household in the Lite Up Morinville Nites Holiday Décor Contests.

Shop 7 in 7 & Win - 2022 Holiday Edition
Shop 7 in 7 & Win - 2022 Holiday Edition

Enter the Shop 7 in 7 & Win (Holiday Edition) Contest for the chance to win great prizes!