Tis the season

Our photojournalism students set out to capture some of the spirit of the season as they photographed events like Zoolights, the Festival of Lights at Confederation Park, and Heritage Park’s Once Upon a Christmas.

Christmas Lights A mom and her child look can't wait to talk with Santa over a video chat connection at the Zoolights event at the Calgary Zoo Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The Zoo just reopened after a prolonged partial closure due to the June, 2013 flooding. Over half a million lights are used in the display, which runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 4. (Photo by Sarah Collins/The Press)
Christmas Lights: A mom and her child look can’t wait to talk with Santa over a video chat connection at the Zoolights event at the Calgary Zoo Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The Zoo just reopened after a prolonged partial closure due to the June, 2013 flooding. Over half a million lights are used in the display, which runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 4. (Photo by Sarah Collins/The Press)
Christmas Lights A young couple enjoys the half-million coloured lights on display at the Zoolights event at the Calgary Zoo Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The Zoo just reopened after a prolonged partial closure due to the June, 2013 flooding. The display runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 4. (Photo by Sarah Collins/The Press)
Christmas Lights: A young couple enjoys the half-million coloured lights on display at the Zoolights event at the Calgary Zoo Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The Zoo just reopened after a prolonged partial closure due to the June, 2013 flooding. The display runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 4. (Photo by Sarah Collins/The Press)
Christmas Lights A young couple enjoys the half-million coloured lights on display at the Zoolights event at the Calgary Zoo Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The Zoo just reopened after a prolonged partial closure due to the June, 2013 flooding. The display runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 4. (Photo by Sarah Collins/The Press)
Christmas Lights: A young couple enjoys the half-million coloured lights on display at the Zoolights event at the Calgary Zoo Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The Zoo just reopened after a prolonged partial closure due to the June, 2013 flooding. The display runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 4. (Photo by Sarah Collins/The Press)
Christmas Lights A man looks at the half-million coloured lights on display at the Zoolights event at the Calgary Zoo Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The Zoo just reopened after a prolonged partial closure due to the June, 2013 flooding. The display runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 4. (Photo by Sarah Collins/The Press)
Christmas Lights: A man looks at the half-million coloured lights on display at the Zoolights event at the Calgary Zoo Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The Zoo just reopened after a prolonged partial closure due to the June, 2013 flooding. The display runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 4. (Photo by Sarah Collins/The Press)
Christmas Lights A mom shoots video of her children as they chat with Santa over video chat connection at the Zoolights event at the Calgary Zoo Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The Zoo just reopened after a prolonged partial closure due to the June, 2013 flooding. Over half a million lights are used in the display, which runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 4. (Photo by Sarah Collins/The Press)
Christmas Lights: A mom shoots video of her children as they chat with Santa over video chat connection at the Zoolights event at the Calgary Zoo Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The Zoo just reopened after a prolonged partial closure due to the June, 2013 flooding. Over half a million lights are used in the display, which runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 4. (Photo by Sarah Collins/The Press)
Christmas Lights Families flocked to see Zoolights start up at the Calgary Zoo, reopening after months of repair to flood damaged buildings in Calgary on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Over half a million lights are used in the display, which runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 4. (Photo by Sarah Collins/The Press)
Christmas Lights: Families flocked to see Zoolights start up at the Calgary Zoo, reopening after months of repair to flood damaged buildings in Calgary on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Over half a million lights are used in the display, which runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 4. (Photo by Sarah Collins/The Press)
Christmas Lights Kiara Shanks looks at all the Christmas lights on display at the Calgary Lions Club Festival of Lights in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The festival has been an annual event for 27 years. (Photo by Brent Calver/The Press)
Christmas Lights: Kiara Shanks looks at all the Christmas lights on display at the Calgary Lions Club Festival of Lights in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The festival has been an annual event for 27 years. (Photo by Brent Calver/The Press)
Christmas Dreams Matigan Gardiner looks at all the Christmas lights on display at the Calgary Lions Club Festival of Lights in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The festival has been an annual event for 27 years. (Photo by Brent Calver/The Press)
Christmas Dreams: Matigan Gardiner looks at all the Christmas lights on display at the Calgary Lions Club Festival of Lights in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The festival has been an annual event for 27 years. (Photo by Brent Calver/The Press)
Christmas Lights Calgarians stroll through Confederation Park at the Calgary Lions Club Festival of Lights in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The festival has been an annual event for 27 years. (Photo by Brent Calver/The Press)
Christmas Lights: Calgarians stroll through Confederation Park at the Calgary Lions Club Festival of Lights in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The festival has been an annual event for 27 years. (Photo by Brent Calver/The Press)
Flip the Switch Ward one Alderman Ward Sutherland flips the switch, activating the lights and setting off fireworks at the Calgary Lions Club Festival of Lights in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The festival has been an annual event for 27 years. (Photo by Brent Calver/The Press)
Flip the Switch: Ward one Alderman Ward Sutherland flips the switch, activating the lights and setting off fireworks at the Calgary Lions Club Festival of Lights in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The festival has been an annual event for 27 years. (Photo by Brent Calver/The Press)
Christmas Dreams A mother and her daughter watch the interactive Santa Clause exhibit at the Calgary Zoo's Zoolights event on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The Calgary Zoo just re-opened after a prolonged partial closure due to the floods of July 2013. (Photo by Brent Calver/The Press)
Christmas Dreams: A mother and her daughter watch the interactive Santa Clause exhibit at the Calgary Zoo’s Zoolights event on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. The Calgary Zoo just re-opened after a prolonged partial closure due to the floods of July 2013. (Photo by Brent Calver/The Press)
Christmas Dreams Santa visiting with one of the children visiting Once Upon A Christmas at Heritage Park on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Kids and adults were welcome to chat with Santa and get a photo. (Photo by Kim Gordon/SAIT Polytechnic)
Christmas Dreams: Santa visiting with one of the children visiting Once Upon A Christmas at Heritage Park on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Kids and adults were welcome to chat with Santa and get a photo. (Photo by Kim Gordon/SAIT Polytechnic)
Winter Wonderland Keira Toporowski, 2, gets up close and personal with one of the sleigh horses during the Once Upon a Christmas event at Heritage Park in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. The event offers guests sleigh rides, Christmas crafts and even a visit with Santa. (Photo by Jenn Pierce/The Press)
Winter Wonderland: Keira Toporowski, 2, gets up close and personal with one of the sleigh horses during the Once Upon a Christmas event at Heritage Park in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. The event offers guests sleigh rides, Christmas crafts and even a visit with Santa. (Photo by Jenn Pierce/The Press)
Christmas Dreams Deklan Ngoma, 6, shares a hug with Santa Claus during the Once Upon a Christmas event at Heritage Park in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Once Upon a Christmas is open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 22, 2013. (Photo by Jenn Pierce/The Press)
Christmas Dreams: Deklan Ngoma, 6, shares a hug with Santa Claus during the Once Upon a Christmas event at Heritage Park in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Once Upon a Christmas is open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 22, 2013. (Photo by Jenn Pierce/The Press)
Christmas Dreams Santa greeted a long line of kids in his "Workshop", set up in the Railway Roundhouse at Heritage Park in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Heritage Park's Once Upon a Christmas event runs weekends from Nov. 23 to Dec. 22. (Photo by Keith Marinier/SAIT Polytechnic)
Christmas Dreams: Santa greeted a long line of kids in his “Workshop”, set up in the Railway Roundhouse at Heritage Park in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Heritage Park’s Once Upon a Christmas event runs weekends from Nov. 23 to Dec. 22. (Photo by Keith Marinier/SAIT Polytechnic)
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