How to Virtually Enjoy the Holidays

From virtual fitness classes to online market shopping, the new restrictions don’t need to feel, so restricting. Read ahead for some creative offerings by local businesses to make this holiday season enjoyable and virtually safe.

The Market at Red Deer has put together a Virtual Winter Market with local vendors from Alberta. This is a great way to support those in your backyard while checking names off your Christmas shopping list.

Looking for a great workout outside of the gym? Try the Virtual Fitness Classes put on by the City of Red Deer. Their fitness instructors will keep you motivated through a series of videos geared for all ages, interests, and fitness levels. This Christmas eat your fill and balance it out with a virtual fitness class, or two.

The Nutcracker Ballet is a Christmas favourite and since we cannot see Red Deer’s live production this year, Red Deer College has created a digital version set on the backdrop of Historical Red Deer. Rent or purchase a copy and enjoy The Nutcracker Ballet from the comfort of your own home.

Cannoli anyone? Sweet Capone’s has special holiday gift boxes filled with this delicious treat available to gift to someone you love. Whether it be their Christmas 4 pack or Classic 4 pack, they will include a personalized card and deliver straight to their door (local deliveries only).

Don’t forget to check out the Christmas Craft & Gift Marketplace hosted by Lacombe Regional Tourism and Bentley Farmers’ Market. These vendors are from all over Alberta offering handcrafted items, baking and more. This online market ends December 19 so be sure to check it out before it wraps up.

This holiday season why not watch The Alberta Ballet online, setting dance in Alberta’s remarkable locations. Through their digital dance films, take in the breath-taking artistry of the Alberta Ballet dancers in new and unexpected settings across Alberta.

Studio Bell with the National Music Centre (NMC) can now be experienced online. From concerts and events to exhibitions and programming NMC is Canada’s home for music.

If you are hosting a virtual experience or activity, please let us know so that we can help by sharing through Tourism Red Deer’s social media channels.

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