Sure it’s December and Cochrane is the most lit-up it has ever been, but what has to happen for you to officially welcome in the holiday season?

Is it when you watch your favorite Christmas movie for the first time of the year? Is it baking mom’s world-famous sugar cookies?

I grew up in Cochrane and the Cochrane Light-up has always been the kick-off to the holiday season for me. It has always been there, from going with my family as a kid, to gorging on hotdogs with friends as a teen and now taking my own kids to check out the festivities. This year’s light-up is tomorrow (December 5th) and is taking an online approach.

What signals the start of the Christmas season for you? Let us know on our Facebook Page or send us a note here.