Christmas in High River

 

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Welcome to your one-stop-shop for all 2014 Holiday Highlights in High River!
Be sure to visit this page often as it will be updated frequently with new activities and events.

 

Santa Claus Parade 2014

The 2014 Santa Claus Parade will take place on Friday, December 5! Participants interested in submitting a parade entry can read the letter and entry form below. Applicants can save the form, fill it out and then email it to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  You can also print the form, fill it out and scan/email it or fax it to 403-652-2396, Forms can also be dropped off in person to:

309–B Macleod Trail S.W.
High River, AB T1V 1Z5

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Events

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Nov. 22 - High River Christmas Market with Santa & Toy Drive at the Heritage Inn Hotel. This FREE event will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., there will be photos with Santa at 11:30-12:30 and 1:30-2:30 Read more>>

Nov. 29 - Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale at the High River Legion 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Read More>>

Dec. 4 - Ecole Senator Riley Quebec Trip Christmas Market. There will be a collection of art, photography and crafts, for purchase, just in time for holiday giving. 5-9 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, free admission/donations welcome. Read more>>

Dec. 5 - The 28th Annual Santa Claus Parade at 6 p.m. in Downtown High River Click here to view the Parade Route

Dec. 5 - Highwood Ringers Bell Choir will be performing a selection of Christmas Carols at after the Santa Claus Parade at the High River United Church. Read more>> 

Dec. 5 and 6 - Christmas Craft Fair – Fri. 2 – 9 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Highwood Memorial Centre. Read more>>

Dec. 5 - High River Artisans Market, 4 - 8 p.m. at Emmerson Lane Mall

Dec. 6 - High River Christmas Market, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. In partnership with the Annual High River Christmas Fair, this event serves as a 2nd location with 40+ vendors at the Heritage Inn. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here>>

Dec. 7 - Christmas Craft Classes at Evanescence Gallery: Needle-felting darling little angels with Holly Kingdon 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  To register for phone 403-652-2512 or click here>>

Dec. 8 - Community Skating Party from 4-8 p.m. at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex. Click here>>

Dec. 14 - Christmas Craft Classes at Evanescence Gallery: Needle-felting cookie cutter decorations 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  To register for phone 403-652-2512 or click here>>

**If you have a holiday event that you would like to submit - please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  OR click the 'Submit Event' button at the top of this page. 
We are happy to include holiday events, promotions and sales, church services, and charity drives.

 

Charity Drives/Donations

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White Tiger Art Studio Toys for Tatts - bring a new, unwrapped toy of any kind or any non-perishable food item(s) and receive a $20 gift certificate or 15% off your next Tattoo. Your name will also be entered to win a special gift. Donations can be dropped off at 101 - 426, 5 Ave. S.E. Read more>>


Holy Spirit Academy is offering a Christmas Coupon Page fundraiser aimed at supporting High River Local Businesses.  It includes 40 unique coupon offerings and a raffle ticket with a chance to win 1 of 5 Sterling Silver Striploins donated by Cargill and a $250 No Frills Gift Card donated by Stephen’s No Frills. Draw date to be announced. For more information contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , call 403-462-3113 or click here>> 


Habitat for Humanity Square Foot Club Fundraising initiative – Need a great stocking stuffer or gift for that 'hard to buy for' person on your list?  Purchase a membership in our Square Foot Club today and see your donation dollars at work in High River visit  http://www.habitatsouthernab.ca/ for information or click here>>

 

Shopping/Promotions

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The Pop-In Shop -  Pop-up shops, slow shopping and trunk shows: three of shopping’s strongest trends have arrived in High River in the form of the Pop-In Shop. Located at 110 3 Avenue S.W. Open Thur. 1-7 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11-4 p.m. For more information visit www.thepopinshop.com, or click here>> 


 Evanescence Gallery - Enjoy late-night shopping every Thursday from now until Christmas from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Nov/Dec gallery hours: Mon. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Tues. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thurs. 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., all other times by appointment This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . www.evanescencegallery.com 61 - 8 Avenue S.E Ph. 403-652-2512


Museum of the Highwood Mural of Memories of Christmas Past - Do you remember what your absolute favorite Christmas Gift was when you were growing up? If so, please share it with us. Fill out this form with your name and the story of that most special gift. Send it back to Marian Anton at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or drop it off in person to 406 1 Street S.W. Read more>>

 

Church Services

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The High River Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Nativity Exhibit - A Home for Christ. Thurs. Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Devotional & opening of the Exhibit – Age 12 and older. Fri. Dec. 5 open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat. Dec. 6 open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. Dec. 7 open 1 – 6 p.m. (Devotional 6 p.m./ Creche pickup – 7 p.m. For information call Bernie at 403-652-5969 or click here>>

 

2013 Photos

 

2013 Santa Claus Parade pics

 

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Countdown to Santa Claus Parade

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What's Happening

Sat Nov 22 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
High River Christmas Market with Santa & Toy Drive
Sun Nov 23 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Craft Classes at Evanescence Gallery
Mon Nov 24 @ 9:30AM - 04:30PM
Craft Classes at Evanescence Gallery
Tue Nov 25 @10:30AM -
Storytime
Thu Nov 27 @ 7:30PM -
Foothills Films at the Historic Wales Theatre
Sat Nov 29 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale
Tue Dec 02 @10:30AM -
Storytime
Thu Dec 04 @ 5:00PM - 09:00PM
Ecole Senator Riley Quebec Trip Christmas Market
Thu Dec 04 @ 7:00PM -
Nativity Exhibit “A Home for Christ”
Fri Dec 05 @10:00AM - 10:00PM
Nativity Exhibit “A Home for Christ”