Santa Claus is coming to town – downtown! Visit with Santa in person on the Ross Street Patio as we celebrate the kickoff to the holiday season. Enjoy a free hot chocolate and cozy up to the warm firepits while the kids play candy cane games with the elves. Be sure to pick up a children’s craft bag from the friendly Family Services of Central Alberta team and check out the CMHA’s fun photo booth. Kraze 101.3 will be live on location cheering on the holiday fun. We look forward to seeing you at this free family event!
Website: www.reddeer.ca When: Friday, November 17 (4:00 -7:00 pm) Where: Ross Street Patio (4930C 50 St, Red Deer, AB)
The lights are now on at City Hall Park, creating a festive and enchanting atmosphere. Take a leisurely stroll to enjoy the glowing display of lights and Christmas decorations, lighting up every day from sunset to sunrise. It's a magical experience for everyone to enjoy.
When: Every night through the holiday season Where: 4914 48 Ave, Red Deer, AB
Experience the magic at the Light the Night fundraiser for animals at Discovery Wildlife Park in Innisfail, starting this weekend. Enjoy over 25km of stunning light displays, creating a charming drive lasting around 20-25 minutes. Wrap up your visit with a stop at the gift shop for a cozy beverage. Prices begin at $30 for a carload of up to 8 people. Don't miss out on a delightful evening supporting our furry friends!
Discover unique crafts and gifts at the Parkland Garden Centre Craft and Market Sale this Saturday, November 18, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. With more than 35 vendors showcasing a diverse range of items including bath products, jewelry, and pottery, you can get a head start on your holiday shopping.
Website: www.parklandgarden.ca When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 (10:00 – 4:00 pm) Where: Parkland Garden Centre is located 3 minutes East of 30th Avenue, Red Deer on Highway 11 East.
Celebrate the festive season at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre's annual Holiday Craft Fair! Join us for a delightful showcase of handcrafted items by talented local artisans. Enjoy hourly raffle prize draws, adding an extra layer of excitement to your holiday shopping experience. It's a fantastic chance for Central Albertans to discover unique gifts while championing our local small businesses. Open to everyone, with free admission. Feel free to drop in at your convenience. Please note that there is no on-site ATM, so plan accordingly. Get into the holiday spirit and support our community's creativity!
Website: www.waskasoopark.ca When: Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 (10:00 – 5:00 pm) Where: 6300 45 Ave, Red Deer, AB
Get ready for an exciting weekend as the Red Deer Rebels hit the ice. On Saturday, they take on the Calgary Hitman. With doors opening at 6:00 PM and the puck dropping at 7:00 PM, it's the perfect opportunity to enjoy thrilling hockey action. Whether a passionate fan or looking for a great night out, everyone is invited to cheer on the Rebels and create lasting memories.
Join the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra and immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik as the entire audience joins in after the first three notes! In our second concert of the season, revel in the brilliance of this Viennese master's captivating string serenade. Experience the soaring spirits of Music Director Claude Lapalme's Dancing Phoenix, a tour-de-force for strings. Joining the orchestral journey, RDSO's very own Nikki McCaslin takes center stage as the soloist in Larsson's virtuosic Trombone Concertino.
Website: www.rdso.ca When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 7:30pm Where: Red Deer Polytechnic Arts Centre, 100 College Blvd, Red Deer
Experience the enchantment of the holiday season at the Blue Grass Enchanted Christmas Market! Discover truly one of a kind, handmade treasures by local makers that will make the perfect Christmas gift for the ones you love. Immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit with our expansive Christmas room, festive music, Santa sightings (maybe even the grinch will pop by!), and holiday workshops all set against a backdrop of a Christmas wonderland!
Website: www.bluegrassnursery.com When: Sunday, November 19, 2023, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Where: 102 - 39026 Range Road 275, Red Deer County, AB
9. BULL SKIT COMEDY PRESENTS: IMPROVISED WESTERN Come join Bull Skit Comedy at the Scott Block Theatre for their latest production, "Improvised Western." Directed by Arick, the show features improvised drama, suspenseful duels, a town brimming with gossip, and all the classic Bull Skit humor you've come to love! Witness the hilarity as they ride around on stick horses, all the while trying to keep it together. Don't miss out on the fun – catch them on Friday and Saturday, November 17 & 18!
Website: www.bullskitcomedy.com When: Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 Where: The Scott Block Theatre, 4926 Ross St, Red Deer, AB
Check out the performance by Peach Panic at the Velvet Olive this Friday night. Growing from formidable live touring to musical soul mates, they blend indie rock, power folk, and comfortably grim story telling. Expect a cheeky powerhouse performance that might make your heart skip a beat, but rest assured, everything will probably be alright. Cover for the show is by donation, and guests are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.