It's a busy weekend in the area with no shortage of activities. 

Here are five must-attend events this weekend:

1. Lights Up!

On Friday night (Nov. 25), Fort Saskatchewan City Hall is hosting the annual Lights Up! celebration. The event runs from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free, and there are a bunch of indoor and outdoor holiday activities to participate in. 

Stay warm by the fire pits or enjoy a petting zoo, pictures with Santa, a fire truck display and entertainment. Expect visits from Elsa, Ana, the Grinch, Mr. Reindeer, and the friendly Elf.

The MIX 107 crew will be on-site for the event.

2. Santa Claus Parade

Saturday marks the return of the Santa Claus Parade.

Streets of downtown Fort Saskatchewan will be filled with floats showcasing local businesses and Santa Claus himself.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. You can see the parade route here.

3. Hometown Weekend

From Friday to Sunday, Gibbons is hosting their annual Hometown Weekend in several locations across the town.

Over three days residents can enjoy activities such as youth bingo, skating with Santa, and their Parade of Lights.

You can find the full schedule for Hometown Weekend on the town of Gibbons' website.

4. Lite Up the Nite

In their annual celebration of family, community, and the holiday season, the Town of Morinville hosts their Lite Up the Nite festival.

From Friday to Sunday, a variety of contests and activities are available for residents.

From free hot chocolate and popcorn to a holiday decor contest and fireworks, there's a little something for everybody in Morinville this weekend.

You can see a full schedule for Lite Up the Nite on Morinville's website.

5. Christmas Marketplace

On Saturday and Sunday, the Dow Centennial Centre is the home of the Christmas Marketplace put on by the local chamber of commerce.

Hand-crafted artisan goods, homemade sweets, and a whole lot more are available to purchase.

The event runs each day from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.