Ten things to do this weekend, November 20-22, 2020

Christmas Lights City Hall Park

Starting November 20 till December 12, every Friday and Saturday evening, come down to The Danish Canadian Museum! Enjoy the beautiful trails lit with Christmas lights and quiet tranquillity, unlike anywhere else. Warm-up by the fire outside with a hot beverage and snack from the Cafe. Space is limited indoors, so you MUST PRE BOOK space to be in the SAGA Cafe. Shop in the gift shop currently stocked with local handmade items!! Pre-order Baking for pick up to take home or as a gift as well.

There is Friday Night Stand-up Comedy at West 67 Lounge and Grill in the Radisson Hotel Red Deer. This Friday, the headliner will be Jonny Pogo; tickets are $20; seating is limited, so please make reservations by calling 403-352-9249.

It’s Opening Day for The Gasoline Alley Indoor Farmers Market Saturday, November 21, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. They will be offering high-quality local products from 50 vendors in their new year-round market open every weekend.

Red Deer Justice Film Fest is excited to be partnering with the Marda Loop Justice Film Fest to bring you a virtual festival. They are thrilled to present seven incredible films that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home through the online streaming platform, Xerb.tv. November 20, Alice Street, November 21, Never Going Back, November 22, Indebted to All Women. View more information about the films on their website: https://justicefilmfestival.ca/screenings

Join The Winter Holiday Craft Show and Market at the Baymont Inns and Suites Saturday, November 21, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. They will have a fantastic line up of vendors! Admission is free, with gift card draws and basket giveaways.

Stantec presents a modified Red Deer Lights the Night. Instead of gathering in City Hall Park, we invite Red Deerians to help light up the night by turning on your home and business Christmas lights in unison Saturday, November 21 at 5:00 pm. You can enjoy the annual illumination of City Hall Park and their Christmas Holiday tree’s lighting by watching their Red Deer Lights the Night Broadcast. This video showcases the lights and decorations in City Hall, shared online (YouTube, webpage and the City’s social media channels).  We’d love to see photos of your decorations; please share your pictures online and be sure to tag The City of Red Deer and include #rdlights.

Red Deer Arts Council is excited to announce their First Winter Concert Series Event on the Ross Street Patio this Saturday, November 21, from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Come out & enjoy the musical styling of Paeton Cameron while enjoying a meal & drinks at one of the restaurants with patio space, or you can sit in the public zone and stay warm. While downtown also checkout the Lights the Night Glass Front Gallery’s , they have lit up all the art for your enjoyment.

We still have one more week to view The Festival of Trees online and place your bids in the Silent Auction. It’s for a great cause. The money raised this year will be used to support the transition to an electronic system of fetal monitoring (EMF) for the labour and delivery unit at the Red Deer Hospital and other rural healthcare centres in the Central Zone.

The town of Penhold has its Drive-in Style Christmas Tree Light Up at the Multiplex this Friday, November 20. Join them outside in the parking lot from the safety of your vehicle as the Christmas tree lighting will take place on the Multiplex Balcony at 7:00 pm. They will be accepting food bank and Christmas Bureau donations as you enter the parking lot, which will open at 6:30 pm.

The Red Deer Christmas Wish Breakfast is happening this Sunday at the Westerner parking lot from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm. Kick-off your Christmas Season by bringing a new unwrapped toy and be treated to our takeaway drive-thru pancake breakfast. To ensure that you aren’t waiting, they have set up registration in one-hour increments with Eventbrite.

For more things to do, check out our events calendar as we continue to Explore Red Deer’s Backyard.

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