Trees around Edmonton get lit up to encourage residents to spend time outside at night and create more vibrant spaces.

As part of its beautification initiatives, the City of Edmonton strings over 2,000 trees with sparkling white lights. These trees are primarily located in the Business Improvement Areas of the City, with a few other installations at locations such as City Hall, Giovanni Cabotto and Ezio Faraone Parks.

These lights do far more than beautify our streets. They encourage residents to spend time outside at night, resulting in safer, more vibrant spaces. This beautification attracts evening customers and visitors to businesses in the area, which leads to economic gain.

The City lights its trees with low wattage LED lights. A full sized mature elm strung with lights uses less electricity than a conventional 60 watt light bulb. Photocells and timers are also used to reduce energy consumption during non-essential hours of the day.

Edmontonians can enjoy the glow through the season as these lights remain up year round.

If there are City-owned trees near you that may be candidates for the Tree Lighting program, please complete the form below.

A deposit will be required to confirm/finalize your request.

FOIP Statement 
Personal information is collected for the purpose of administering the Tree Lighting Program and will be used to review and respond to requests to light city trees. Collection is authorized under section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed and protected in accordance with the Act. Questions about collection, please contact Urban Forestry Operations Supervisor, Melissa Campbell at 100 Westwood, 12304 107 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5G 2S7.