Winter Lights Festival 

Saturday, December 2rd, 2023

Here in Downtown Williams Lake we get excited about the holiday season. Our Winter Lights Festival is a fun way to get into the holiday spirit with the entire community. Join us for our next Winter Lights Festival – December 2, 2023!!

Downtown Holiday Coupon Booklet

Back by popular demand, look for our 2022 Downtown Holiday Coupon Booklet! Not only will you get some great deals and support our Downtown businesses, every coupon that you redeem will earn you one entry into a draw for a $500 Downtown Shopping Spree!

Coupon books will be available free of charge at all participating locations, and will be valid from November 25 (Plaid Friday) until December 24 (Christmas Eve). When you redeem a coupon, the business will stamp your entry to validate it. Entries can be put into draw boxes at any of the participating locations. Enter by December 28, and the draw will take place on December 30. The $500 prize will be awarded in the form of gift cards or certificates to your choice of any of the businesses participating in the Coupon Booklet, and you can choose to spend your prize all at one business or divide your shopping between businesses.

This year’s participating businesses:

Bombshell Factory Ciprani’s Bridal Shop D & D Passports Xcetera Do-More Promotional
Hair On Second Ibea’s Quilting Just Because Karamias Donairs
Kit and Kaboodle Lavender Lingerie Next GENeral Mercantile & Refillery Pacific Rim Market
Poppy Home Sandtronic Solutions Sta-Well Health Foods The Little Cariboo Café
The Open Book The Realm of Toys Three Sisters Spa & Salon Walk-Rite Shoes

Window Decorating Contest 

Each year we facilitate a themed window decorating contest for businesses within Downtown Williams Lake! Participants can win prizes in a variety of categories, as well as an overall grand prize! If your organisation or business is interested in participating, please contact us at

Downtown Williams Lake ‘Scavenger Hunt’

Enjoy the decorated windows in Downtown Williams Lake with our scavenger hunt! Do the hunt solo, as a family, or with a few friends for a chance to win some fun prizes!

Winter Lights Activities

Yearly, downtown businesses and organizations host interactive family-friendly activities for festival-goers. Activities at each location take 15 – 20 minutes, to allow people to experience as many as possible through the day.

Winter Lights Parade

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Winter Lights Parade! Our parade takes place in the evening, ending at Spirit Square just in time for our light up festivities. A map of the parade route is available at the link below. If your organisation or business would like to take part in our parade, please contact us at