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.

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.  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.

The 28th Annual Santa Claus Parade takes place on Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Downtown High River Click here to view the Parade Route. To participate in the parade by registering a float, fill in the form below and 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. , hand deliver it to 309–B Macleod Trail S.W., or fax to: 403-652-2396 

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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. 28 and 29 - Pike Studios Open House and Christmas Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Read More>>

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

Nov. 29 - Blackie Sport Court Grand Opening and Christmas Fundraiser. 12- 5 p.m. Read more>>

Nov. 29 - Black Friday at Red Bag. All day event - with every $50 purchase receive a $10 gift certificate (redeemable between Dec. 1-24) Red Bag is now open Tuesday evenings until 7 p.m. and will be open on Sundays throughout Dec.  Read more>>

Dec. 3 - 2nd Annual Charity Check Stop from 2 – 4 p.m. High River Emergency Services, along with Victim Services, will be conducting a "check stop" on Centre Street to accept monetary or food donations for the Rowan House Emergency Shelter and the High River Food Bank.

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 6:30 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 - High River United Church Christmas Market. Offering a wide range of Christmas items including One World Market items that are hand-made crafts and products from cultures all over the world. All proceeds will go towards social justice organizations. Market will open at 4 p.m. on Fri. Dec. 5 and run from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sat. Dec. 6. 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. 5 - High River Dental Centre Party in the Parking lot at 6 p.m. Warm up with us by our outside fire pits and have a hot chocolate & goodies while we enjoy the Santa Claus Parade. Located at 104 – 1 St. S.W. 

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. 13 - Pike Studios Pottery Class (18 and older) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a potluck lunch to follow. Registration is $40 via Pike Studios website, by phone 403-652-5255 or email 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.

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>>

 

 

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>>


Scotiabank Food Bank and Christmas Toy Appeal - High River Scotiabank is aiming to help local families in need enjoy Christmas by giving out toys along with groceries! Non-perishable food items and un-wrapped toys can be dropped off Mon. – Fri. throughout Dec. Read more>>

 

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>>


Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex - From December 1 to 14 all facility passes to the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex can be purchased with a 10 per cent discount. This includes all 10-pass, monthly, quarterly, or annual plans. Passes can be used to access the pool, hot tub, sauna, and arenas, as well as the Cargill Field House. Read more>>


The Heritage Inn – Offering a special feature menu that will run Dec. 19 – 24 and includes a delicious eggnog cheesecake. Register for the Small Business Christmas Party Sat. Dec. 13, $42.95/person. 


Art Effects - The Greenwich Workshop Gift Tree - Win fine art editions, gift certificates for 10% - 25% off and/or $50 - $100 gift cards. Many have already played & won. Plus, whatever you win, we will match at Art Effects! So if you win 25% off you will get 25% off the frame for the item you order. Please note, if you have orders to bring in for framing or pick up, we are open Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sat. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to Christmas. We will be closed for Christmas holidays Dec. 25 – Jan. 5. For all promotions visit   http://arteffects.ca

 

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>>

 

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Countdown to Santa Claus Parade

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What's Happening

Thu Nov 27 @ 7:30PM -
Foothills Films at the Historic Wales Theatre
Fri Nov 28 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Pike Studios Christmas Sale
Sat Nov 29
Black Friday at Red Bag
Sat Nov 29 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale
Sat Nov 29 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Pike Studios Christmas Sale
Sat Nov 29 @12:00PM - 05:00PM
Blackie Sports Court Grand Opening & Christmas Fundraiser
Tue Dec 02 @10:30AM -
Storytime
Wed Dec 03 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
2nd Annual Charity Check Stop
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”
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