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Winter Lights Festival - Featuring Sleigh Rides

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time(s): 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Winter Lights Festival is back to bring light and joy to Southern Alberta through the darkest months! Join us for opening night and experience the illumination of over 100,000+ lights decorating the beautiful Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. Last year the festival became Lethbridge's newest winter tradition and Nikka Yuko is thrilled to be hosting this festival again from December 1st until February 3rd. 

Stay warm in 4 Seasons Home Comfort heating lounge. Shop for unique gift items at the Visitor’s Centre Gift Shop. Enjoy a seasonal treat at the Sugar Shack Concession including the Garden's signature blend of coffees and teas from Cupper's Coffee & Tea. All this and much more at this year's Winter Lights Festival.  

On this night Nikka Yuko is pleased to be hosting sleigh rides around part of Henderson Lake. This service is included with purchase of admission to the Winter Lights Festival or for season pass holders. Guests will be picked up just outside the Visitor's Centre and taken on a 10 minute ride to view the lights from the Northside of the lake. Sleigh rides will be begin shortly after 6:30pm finishing at 8:30pm.


Regular admission: $6   

Family or Group of Five: $25   

Purchase online through the Enmax Centre: 

Please be advised:  

If the temperature is below -25 degrees Celsius the festival will be cancelled on that day. You can stay up to date with the Garden by following or   or contact the Garden directly at 403 328-3511 with any questions or concerns.  

The Garden is particularly fragile during the winter months because branches can break easily in the cold temperature. The Garden's maintenance staff works incredibly hard on these living pieces of art. We ask that all guests stay to paths and designated areas, and to not touch or pull on vegetation.  

The Garden allows guests to bring hot beverages and concession treats into the Garden during the festival. However, we sincerely ask that guests do not bring beverages or snacks onto the Pavilion deck because the wood is susceptible to stains from even small spills.  

Please be courteous so that all guests may enjoy the Garden and the lights. Please no running on paths and be mindful of blocking paths and areas.  

Have a happy and joyful season. Arigato gozaimasu for supporting Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden & The Winter Lights Festiv


  Located on the corner of 9th Avenue South and Mayor Magrath Drive

(Next to Henderson Lake) in Lethbridge, Alberta - Canada

Phone: (403) 328-3511 Fax: (403) 328-0511

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