Spirit of Christmas

Spirit of Christmas

A weekend filled with festive activities for the whole family. Sparkle, shine and get ready to welcome the holiday season!

Santa Claus Parade "Fan Favorite" voting opens right after the parade ends. Vote for your favorite entry here!

Strathmore Mistletoe market

The Mistletoe Market is a magical holiday experience and ONE of THREE artisan markets available to shop for local handcrafted goods in ONE day!

We're bringing artisan vendors together to offer a distinctive holiday shopping experience. In addition to unique artisan proprietors shoppers will browse existing Strathmore Centre businesses along with live music, entertainment and Santa!

November 27, 10:00am-4:00pm

Strathmore Centre Mall, 320 2nd Street, Strathmore, AB.

Pictures with Santa from 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

Sign up to be a vendor here.

Legion Christmas Market

Saturday November 27

10:00am - 4:00pm at Harvest Healing Church (102 Canal Gardens) 

Check out this community Christmas Market supporting the Strathmore Legion. 

Strathmore Farmers Market

Annual Christmas Market, Saturday November 27th.

10:00am-4:00pm at the Strathmore Civic Centre.

For more information email Tracy at strathmorefarmersmarket1@gmail.com

The Vault Cultural Collective

Saturday November 27

136, 2nd Ave Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

 The Vault showcases a variety of artists and makers to support the arts and craft community. Enjoy a shopping experience throughout the two levels of this historical building.

Market Passport Contest

It's important to shop and support local this holiday season!

Visit all 4 Spirit of Christmas shopping locations on November 27, and you could win! It's easy, pick up a Christmas Market Passport at the fist shopping location you visit and drop your completed passport off at your last market stop. 

The registration table at each shopping location will punch your passport, and all completed passports will be entered into a draw to win some fabulous prizes. 

Participating locations:
-Strathmore Farmer's Market, Annual Christmas Market located at the Strathmore Civic Centre
-The Vault Shopping Experience located at 136 2nd Ave downtown
-The Legion Christmas Market located at the Harvest Healing Church
-The Mistletoe Market located at the Strathmore Centre Mall
Downtown Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 27

Approximately 6pm located on 2nd Ave next to the connectFirst Credit Union. 

Join Mayor Fule as we light the Downtown Christmas Tree and celebrate the holiday season with a Community Sing Along! We'll be playing a few classic Christmas songs that we can all sing together. Well have the lyrics on hand just in case you don't know the words. Fun for the whole family!  

The Downtown Tree Lighting is curtesy of FORTIS and connectFirst Credit Union. 

This event will take place following the Santa Claus Parade. 

Ag Society Light up the Night

Saturday November 27

The Strathmore Ag Society Grounds, Fireworks start at 7:30pm

The traditional kick off to Strathmore's Celebration of Lights, that will run November 27 to January 8. Come for the fireworks, light displays, hot chocolate and Santa's workshop!

Santa Claus Parade

Saturday November 27

Parade starts at 5pm. 

Presented in partnership with

RE/MAX KEY and the REPs Group. Join in the family fun! Find your spot to watch early so you don't miss out. 

More information available here. 

Register a Parade Entry here. 

Downtown Cookie Walk

Saturday November 27

10:00am - 4:00pm, Downtown Strathmore

Check out the participating business on the Cookie Walk Map!

Sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, purchase your tickets now to participate in Downtown Strathmore’s 1st Annual Holiday Cookie Walk. Make new Christmas memories with your family while taking a tour of downtown businesses. 

Attendees will receive a souvenir cookie tin along with a map touring many Downtown shops, services and restaurants. You’ll end the afternoon with a tin full of custom made (pre-wrapped) holiday cookies; an easy way to wow your guests at your next holiday party.

This year's Cookie Walk is sold out, thanks you!


Skate with Santa

Come join this free family skate at the Strathmore Family Centre. The Holiday tunes will be playing, and Santa will be there to skate with the kids.

Sunday, November 28


Please bring a non-perishable item for food bank donation.

The Alberta Government requires events to comply with provincial COVID-19 legislation. Review the COVID-19 protocols that will be in place for the Spirit of Christmas Festival here. 

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