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Illuminate 150

Join us on December 14, as we launch the 150-day countdown to Manitoba Day (May 12) with a free family-friendly display of breathtaking illumination, exhilarating snowmobile acrobatics, and celebration of our amazing province at the height of its winter splendor.

The Illuminate 150 Kick-Off at the Manitoba Legislative grounds offers an exciting day for Manitobans to launch a year long celebration of Manitoba’s 150th anniversary since becoming a province.

Event Lineup

3:00pm – Outdoor programming and have a visit with Santa at the Manitoba Legislative Building Holiday Open House

  • Gourmet hot chocolate and coffee, light installations, snowtubing, snowshoe obstacle course, DJ, and more!

5:30pm – Flip of the Switch to Illuminate the Manitoba Legislative Building and grounds

  • Don’t blink or you might miss the exciting moment when 300,000 LED lights turn on to illuminate Manitoba’s capital building

6:05pm – Aerial acrobatic snowmobile performance featuring X Games athletes


Free parking available at Canada Life – 60 Osborne Street North


Come early to receive your Manitoba 150 Gloves!  Available to the first 1500 people!


Illuminate 150 light installations will remain in place from December 14 to July 2020.

Illuminate 150 will both light up the capital of Manitoba and also be the launch of a year long effort to shine light on the unique beauty of Manitoba.

With support from: