Family-Friendly Winter Fun in Regina
Monday, November 14, 2011 - 10:50pm
The winter months in Regina don’t have to be a time to lock yourself in the house; there are a lot of things to see and places to go. So if you hear the cry “I’m bored” from your children (or yourself), check out some fun events and activities that Regina has to offer this winter.
With so many things to do, we had to break it down:
Get into the community spirit with local retailers at Christmas in the Village on November 19. Santa and his reindeer will be there so remember to bring your camera! Make sure to take in the Cathedral Arts Community Assocation's (CACA) Annual Christmas Craft Sale at Westminister United Church (13th Ave & Cameron St).
Christmas in the Village
This year's theme will be "The Night Before Christmas". Enjoy dancing, marching, singing, mascots, and festively-decorated floats as they stroll down Albert Street. After the parade, head into the mall to enjoy free hot chocolate, holiday entertainment, and photos with the main star himself — Santa Claus.
2011 Santa's Parade
Don't miss this year’s holiday production at the Globe Theatre: Robin Hood. Adapted by Ruth Smillie and directed by David Storch, this theatrical adventure is full of action, suspense, humour and romance. You can even download a guide to the play, including scene-by-scene descriptions.
November 23, 2011 – January 1, 2012
1801 Scarth St
Purchase online or by phone (306) 525-6400 or 1-866-954-5623
SPECIAL OFFER: Kids under 12 get 25% off until December 10, 2011.
The city will be blazing with holiday spirit starting at City Hall with the annual Light the Lights event. Come have hot chocolate and cookies and go for a wagon ride. There will reindeer, and a special guest visitor!
Light the Lights with the City of Regina
November 30, 2011
2476 Victoria Ave
Check the City of Regina's facebook page for updates.
The holiday season continues to shine bright across the nation with Christmas Lights Across Canada at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.
It starts with the official ceremony in the rotunda of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building at approximately 6:50 p.m. Free entertainment and activities are planned for the whole family to enjoy including St. Peter Elementary School choir, Sing-A-Long with Children’s entertainer Kerri Senkow, Dickens Yuletide Singers, face painting by the Street Culture Kidz and making a snowman craft.
And Santa has promised to stop by for a brief visit. At the end of the evening follow him out to his sleigh, and visit with his reindeer. Bring your camera!
Celebrate Christmas at the RCMP Heritage Centre with a Christmas in the Country Heritage Craft Fair on December 3rd & 4th. And then Santa visits the Heritage Centre on December 10th, & 11th!
See our calendar for event details.
RCMP Heritage Centre
The MacKenzie Art Gallery hosts a free Holiday Celebration on December 4 with sleigh rides and holiday music with the Regina Symphony Orchetstra. Kids will enjoy printing their own wrapping paper and cards with Articulate Ink! Donations for the Regina Food Bank will be accepted.
On December 6, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train makes a stop in Regina at 5:45 PM on the tracks by Mosaic Stadium parking lot. The holiday train consists of 15 rail cars and one locomotive that are decorated with over a couple hundred thousand lights in various holiday season themes.
The CP Holiday Trains will be visiting more than 140 communities across Canada and the US this year. It is the 13th year and to date it has raised over $5.6 million dollars and 2.45 million pounds of food.
Last year totals were $780,000 raised and over 150,000 pounds of food donated and they hope to top that number this year.
All proceeds raised and food donated in each community stay within the community.
Government House presents an Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas on December 10 with the Dickens Yuletide carollers, sleigh rides, cookies, and a visit from Santa Claus.
Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas
Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum present Classic Christmas Afternoon. Sing your favourite Christmas carols with Bob King’s Holiday Show!
Make your own decorations to take home—or a hand-made present for Mom or Dad!
Meet Santa’s special reindeer in the outdoor Reindeer Area — including a baby reindeer!
Enter the “Name the Baby Reindeer” contest to win prizes! Listen to holiday stories! And finish it all off by decorating your own delicious Christmas cookie!
Classic Christmas Afternoon
Count down the New Year at the Saskatchewan Science Centre’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration. It’s a great way to celebrate with the kids without making them stay up past their bedtime, and includes entertainment, treats, prizes, and all the fun activities you’d expect from one of Regina’s favourite attractions.
Noon Year's Eve
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