Christmas in High River




Parade registration


The 29th Annual Santa Claus Parade will take place on December 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Parade participant registration package:

Download entry forms>> 

Please complete all pages and return prior to November 27th, 2015.

Return to:

19 – 3 ave SE 

High River, AB T1V 1G3 

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Parade map - click the image to enlarge

2015 Santa Claus Parade hot choc map


Light Up George Lane Park

The second annual Light Up George Lane Park event will take place right before the Santa Claus Parade on December 4, 2015.

Thanks to grants from the Rotary Club of High River and with the help of the Town of High River and the High River Lions Club, the first 'Light Up High River' display was installed in December 2014. 

The lights were very well received and were enjoyed for the entire holiday season. A number of people have asked how they can get involved for 2015 - and this year, in order to maintain and expand the display, there are now sponsorship packages available.

Click here to view the 2015 sponsorship package>>



Dec. 3 to Dec. 6 – The Annual High River Nativity Exhibit

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints | 909 - 9 Street S.W.

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Dec. 4 – Annual Santa Claus Parade and Light-up George Lane Park 

Downtown High River, parade starts at 6:30 p.m. 

Live music, entertainment, photos with Santa, fire pits, hot chocolate, unique gifts, sales and more!

Dec. 4 – Highwood Ringers performance

High River United Church at 7 p.m. after the Santa Claus Parade

The Highwood Ringers will be performing favourite Christmas Songs after the Santa Claus Parade in the Sanctuary.   

Dec. 4 and 5 – Christmas Craft Fair

Highwood Memorial Centre, 128 4 Ave. S.W., High River, AB

Friday: 2-9 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

With over 75 unique vendors there is so much to choose from! Find that hard to find gift. Food bank donations accepted at the door.

Dec. 7 – Family Skating Party

Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex

228 12 Ave. S.E., High River, AB | 4-8 p.m.

Come out for this free High River tradition! Bring your family for fun on the ice and to visit with Santa! Warm up with hot chocolate and hot dogs. Sponsored by Rotary Club, Odd Fellows and Kinsmen.

Dec. 12 – Sun Valley Music voice and piano recital

High River United Church| 6:30 p.m.

Students will be having their Christmas Recital

Dec. 12 & 19 – Christmas Market & family fun

On 4 Avenue S.W. between Macleod Trail and 1 Street S.W.

Shopping, hay rides, and visits with Santa.

Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve in the Park

George Lane Memorial Park | 4-7 p.m.

Bring the family for an early New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy the lights throughout the park, fire pits, hot dogs, hot chocolate and more.

Also in December...

Light-Up George Lane Park

Located in the heart of downtown, the park will be lit up with thousands of Christmas lights, displays and more. Light-up ceremony will be held on Dec. 4 just before the parade.

Santa at the Museum of the Highwood

406 1 St. S.W., High River, AB

Visit with Santa and take your own photos:

Fri, Dec. 4 after the parade. Every Sat and Sun until Dec. 20 from 1-3 p.m.

Have fun in the Imagination Station, make Christmas crafts, and enjoy holiday movies in the “On Location: Film in the Foothills exhibit.”

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If you are a business who would like to participate, or want more information, please contact the High River and District Chamber of Commerce at 403-652-3336.

Click here for Contest rules

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2014 Photos

 2014 Christmas Photos


For more photos, please visit our Facebook page


Thank you to Co-operators, High River!


All entries approved for the Santa Claus Parade will have the insurance covered by a policy created specifically for the event.



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What's Happening

Sat Nov 28 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Annual MEGA Xmas Market
Sat Nov 28 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
High River Legion Christmas Market
Sat Nov 28 @ 2:00PM -
Saturday Matinee
Thu Dec 03 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Annual Nativity Exhibition
Thu Dec 03 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
SNAPS Indoor Farmers’ Market
Fri Dec 04 @ 6:30AM -
Santa Claus Parade
Fri Dec 04 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Annual Nativity Exhibition
Fri Dec 04 @ 2:00PM - 09:00PM
High River Christmas Market & Craft Fair
Fri Dec 04 @ 5:00PM -
Light Up George Lane Park
Fri Dec 04 @ 7:00PM -
Highwood Ringers performance