Opening Night: Winter Lights Festival

Dates & Times:
Friday, December 01, 2017 Time(s): 6:30pm to 9:30pm


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 Cuppers Coffee. All this and much more at this year's Winter Lights Festival.  


Regular admission: $6 

Family or Group of Five: $25 

Purchase online through the Enmax Centre: 

Please be advised:  

If the temperature is bellow -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 Festival.