Another season has passed for the Airdrie Festival of Lights (AFOL) and they are very thankful for everybody who came out to visit.

The largest Western Canada outdoor walkthrough light display was in Nose Creek Park from December 1 until December 31, 2023.

Michelle Pirzek, the Coordinator for the Airdrie Festival of Lights talked about how the month-long annual event went.

"We are thrilled with this season. For the first time in a few years, we were fully operational 31 nights."

On average, AFOL sees around 50,000 - 70,000 visitors each year. While the total amount is yet to be confirmed, Pirzek believes they saw over 70,000 people last month.

Airdrie Photo from this year's Airdrie Festival of Lights.

"It was the year we needed, right, we've spent the last three years in a deficit to be able to operate and still provide this event to the public. I'm hopeful that the numbers are back to normal."

Also this year, they hosted their first-ever Light Up The Night opening day.

"It was that hallmark movie moment where the town gathered, and we started the season as a community. That meant the world to us."

Pirzek finished off by saying being able to see the joy and happiness on everybody's face when they walk through the display is why they do this every year.

The over 1000 display attractions will be back next year.

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