Kick off the holidays in the County with Celebration of Lights

November 12, 2015

Kick off the holidays in the County with Celebration of Lights

The Community Centre will be transformed into a Celebration of Lights on Saturday, November 21, 2015. This free, family friendly event features activities that mark the start of the holiday season.

The festivities take place from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. and include a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Activities include sleigh rides, live reindeer, petting zoo, festive hair creations, cookie decorating, hot chocolate, inflatables and so much more. Remember to share the holiday spirit by bringing a donation for the Strathcona Food Bank Association.

At 5 p.m., join the community countdown as the magic of the season comes alive when the digital tree is lit up, along with all the festive lights outside the Community Centre.

On November 21, residents can also enjoy the Festival of Trees, now at Festival Place. The Festival of Trees activities include viewing the trees, live music, entertainment, and children’s arts and crafts. Residents are also invited to purchase tickets to the gala on November 20 where they can enjoy an early viewing of the trees and bidding opportunities.

Residents are advised road closures will be in effect on Festival Avenue and Festival Lane from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on November 21. Free parking is available in the Community Centre underground parkade and at Festival Place.

For further information visit www.strathcona.ca/events. Festival of Trees information is available by calling 587-269-0162.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595