2017 Holiday Events

Sunday Nov. 19 - 32nd Annual Santa Claus Parade

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 4:30PM

Santa Claus is coming to town! The 32nd Annual Santa Claus Parade begins at Albert St. and 25th Ave. at 1PM and travels south on Albert St. before dispersing at the Southland Mall.

After the parade, join us at the Southland Mall for complimentary hot chocolate and cookies.

 

Thursday Nov. 23 - Downtown Tree Lighting

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 8:00PM

Gather downtown on the Scarth St. Mall to light a Christmas tree and sing Christmas carols with the Dickens Yuletide Singers. There will be free hot chocolate & cookies, photos with Santa, facepainting and horse-drawn sleigh rides.

http://reginadowntown.ca/

Sun. Dec. 3 - Mackenzie Holiday Celebration

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Time: Begins at 1:00PM

Join us for our annual fun-filled family-friendly holiday celebration with exhibition tours, hands-on holiday and exhibition-themed art activities, choir performances, storytelling and more! Free admission.

www.mackenzieartgallery.ca/engage/events-news/1014/holiday-celebration-at-the-mackenzie

Mon. Dec. 4 - Th. Dec. 7 - 77th Annual Regina Rotary Carol Festival

Dates: Mon. Dec. 4 - Thurs. Dec. 7, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 9:30PM

It was started by Rotarian Rev. Len Outerbridge who wanted to bring Christmas joy and hope to the city during the uncertain war years. The objectives were to: bring joyful diversion to a city anxious about the war; introduce the Christmas season, and to provide food to the less fortunate at Christmas time and to give local school and adult choirs an opportunity to showcase their talents.

The focus of the festival remains the same, but due to its popularity, has grown to four nights showcasing dozens of choral groups, is broadcast over Access Communications on its community channel and raises over $20,000 annually through the generosity of the choral groups, the Rotary volunteers, the Knox Metropolitan hosts, the congregations and the telethon donors.

It is the 77th anniversary of the event and the festival continues to be one of those traditions that gives to everyone; the choirs, the volunteers, the charities, and the citizens of Regina and area. The purpose of the festival remains to showcase local choral talent, to signal and to celebrate the arrival of the Advent Season, to provide some uplifting free entertainment to our community, and to exemplify Rotarians “Service to others”.

http://reginarotary.org/

Mon. Dec. 4 - Light the Lights

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00PM

It's free winter fun, so bundle up and bring your family and friends! Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, along with a good dose of holiday spirit! There will be wagon rides, entertainment and an ice sculpting demonstration, including an ice-frame 'selfie' station and much more!

 

Fri. Dec. 8 - Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 8:00PM

Enjoy an evening of free family fun! This event features Victorian-style festivities such as Christmas carolling, gingerbread cookie decorating, horse-drawn wagon rides and a special visitor from the North Pole. This year will also feature an interactive ice sculpture! 

The Amédée Forget Museum is also open to visitors. An evening for the young and old alike, this event invites all to celebrate the holiday. There are no tickets to purchase or reservations to make, simply show up!

This event is free but we encourage visitors to bring a non-perishable food donation for Regina’s Food Bank, and be sure to dress for the weather.

www.governmenthouse.gov.sk.ca/events/old-fashioned-christmas

Sat. Dec. 16 - CPR Holiday Train

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time: Train arrives 5PM; Entertainment 6:00 - 6:30PM (Terri Clark, Dallas Smith and Kelly Prescott)

Every year, the CPR's Holiday Trains travel through Canadian and American communities, raising food and cash donations for food banks.

Think of them as brightly-decorated railcars full of Christmas cheer. The Holiday Trains make stops in communities across our service area, offering free concerts and seasonal festivities from a boxcar we've turned into a travelling stage. This year we are lucky to feature the star talent of musicians such as Dallas Smith and Odds.

The concerts are free, but you're encouraged to make a donation to the local food bank—either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation. All contributions will stay within your local community.

www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/schedule-canada


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