Photos: Santa lights up Christmas in the East Village

Cozy Christmas fun has begun in the East Village with winter weekend events

Santa stood next to some giant gift boxes during the East Village Light Up the Square event in Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021. This was the seventh year that the East Village held the annual Christmas event. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Santa flipped the switch on the seventh annual East Village Light Up The Square event on Saturday night.

More than 100 Calgarians gathered in the East Village to celebrate the start of the Christmas season, and enjoy horse drawn carriage rides and hot chocolate.

Caroling, too.

The event was put on by the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, and the East Village Community Association.

The East Village’s Hygee Hut has also been re-opened for the season. The city’s Nordic Loop cross country ski track, located at Fort Calgary, is also expected to open later this winter once snow levels reach 15 centimeters.

Carolers sung in the lighting of the Christmas trees during the East Village Light Up the Square event in Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021. This was the seventh year that the East Village held the annual Christmas event. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Santa turned on the lights at the East Village Light Up the Square in Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Santa stood next to some giant gift boxes during the East Village Light Up the Square event in Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A hand warming station emblazoned with a City of Calgary slogan, with the city word portion shown, during the East Village Light Up the Square event in Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Approximately one hundred people filled the square for the East Village Light Up the Square event in Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Passengers prepared to take a horse carriage ride through the streets of the East Village during the East Village Light Up the Square in Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A woman enjoyed some hot chocolate while listening to carolers next to Dennis Oppenheim’s Device to Root Out Evil statue during the East Village Light Up the Square event in Calgary on Saturday, December 4, 2021. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

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