Christmas & Holiday Family Friendly Events In and Around Regina
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:46am
2017 CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENTS
Your family's calendar of events is about to get festive as the Christmas season rolls in to town. There is something for every kid, big and small. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
NOTE: Please visit the organization's website or Facebook page to confirm dates and times.
Make a Stenciled Advent Calendar Banner
MAKEBREAK HOLIDAY WREATHS
MAKE SNOWMAN COOKIES
Thursday, November 23
F.W. Hill Mall
REGINA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A Candlelight Christmas
Saturday, December 2
Westminster United Church
This spectacular holiday extravaganza features Christmas carols both new and old, and fantastic original compositions by local Saskatchewan singer and songwriters! Throw on your favourite holiday sweater, grab a hot chocolate, and bring the family along to an intimate evening of beloved music that is sure to warm your spirit no matter the temperature outside!
Join the RSO for the perennial holiday classic, Handel’s Messiah, performed with transcendent glory!
THE GLOBE THEATRE
Nov 18, 2017 – Dec 24, 2017
Run time: 1 hour and 50 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission
In the spirit of tradition, Globe Theatre brings you this Dickens holiday classic. This family favourite tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter, money-hungry man who values wealth more than anything, including friends, family, love and even Christmas itself. A late night visit from three ghosts takes him on a journey through his past, present and future, but is it enough to melt his cold heart? Bah! Humbug!
SANTA CLAUS PARADE
Starts at 1 pm at Albert Street and 25th Avenue travelling south ending at Southland Mall. Santa will make his first appearance for photos from 2:30pm - 4:30pm (charges apply)
MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world-class Russian artists. Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life.
SANTA HOURS SOUTHLAND MALL
For hours and prices, please visit Southland Mall's website.
SANTA at the NORTHGATE MALL
Please check northgatemall.ca for details.
KIDS SECRET SHOPPING, BREAKFAST WITH MRS. CLAUS AND SHORTWAVE TO SANTA
Saturday, November 25
Kids' Secret Shopping and Shortwave to Santa
Children 10 and under can do their Christmas shopping with help from our friendly elves. No parents allowed! Children walk out with their gifts wrapped and ready for Christmas morning. All gifts are $15 or less (cash only please).
The Moose Jaw Amateur Radio Club will also be on hand to help you speak to Santa at the North Pole via Shortwave Radio!
Visit with Mrs. Claus while you enjoy breakfast! Tickets are $5 per person (children 3 and under are free). Tickets are available at the WDM Moose Jaw or from the Girl Guides.
If you have a sweet tooth but not much time to bake, stop by and visit the Girl Guides Bake Sale throughout the morning.
Saturday, November 25
In Germany, Christmas Markets are a delightful way to begin the holiday festivities. With the crisp, cold air filled with the fragrance of sizzling sausages, sweet pastries, spices and hot spiced gluhwein, the Regina German Club is honored to once again play host to the old world charm of a German Christmas Market.
With FREE admission patrons can enjoy the festivities which include vendors selling sweet treats, handmade items, Christmas Gifts and more. Children will find a craft table for their enjoyment, and at a price they will definitely understand: FREE!
CANDY CANE LANE HOLIDAY LIGHT FESTIVAL
7th Ave. North & Champ Crescent
Begins November 28th to December 24th, 2017
Over 380 homes on display tour, please visit www.nrgi.ca/candy-cane-lane-holiday-light-festival/
ADMISSION Price at Main Site on Champ Crescent:
LIGHT THE LIGHTS WITH THE CITY OF REGINA
Join Mayor Fougere and City Councillors by turning on the Christmas lights and welcoming Santa Claus at the annual Light the Lights event on Monday, December 4.
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.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ACROSS CANADA
The lights will be on at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building as we officially kick off the holiday season.
Join us any time between 5:30 and 8:00 p.m. We’ll be celebrating winter with Santa, balloon art, magic, and goodie bags for kids.
The Christmas Lights program was launched in 1985 to brighten the Ottawa winter. At first, the lights were only on Parliament Hill, but over the years the program expanded to all 13 provincial and territorial capitals, becoming Christmas Lights Across Canada. Throughout the country, Canadians come together each year to brighten their wintery capitals with thousands of holiday lights.
Everyone is welcome to attend this family event. It’s free and it’s fun!
Sunday, December 3
Celebrate the Holidays at the MacKenzie with an afternoon of fun for the whole family!
This year's celebration features performances by John’s Lowdown Christmas Tuba Extravaganza, the Fine Arts Preschool Cooperative students, and youth performances.
Explore the galleries and get creative in the BMO Learning Centre with hands-on art making including personalized photo frames and snowman puppets! Ham it up our interactive photo booth! Explore the galleries, take a break with some live storytelling, and enjoy some hot chocolate and other goodies!
December 14-15 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This Christmas experience the Journey to Bethlehem a collaborative live nativity hosted by the Regina Apostolic Church. There will be real live animals, cookies and hot cocoa. Admission is Free.
CP HOLIDAY TRAIN
OLD-FASHIONED VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS
Friday, December 8
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.
LIGHT UP THE VILLAGE
13th Ave, Regina, SK
Thursday, December 7
One sparkling night a year, the businesses of Regina's Cathedral area stay open late so you can get your Christmas shopping done in style!
Join us for goodies, hot beverages and deals galore as you explore Regina's historic Cathedral Village. You'll discover great one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list from our locally-owned shops, services and restaurants! We light up the village with festive, old-time flair.
Get your Christmas shopping done in one night with many Cathedral area businesses staying open extra late.
Want to know where all the best Christmas light displays are to view in your city? Check out the website and facebook page of SPARKLE TOUR.
Do you have a family-friendly Christmas event that you would like to share with us? Email us at events at kinderbuzz dot com. Merry Christams.
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