Christmas Events this week

November 26, 2018 8:07 am
Kevin Weedmark

There are a lot of events coming up this week to kick off the Christmas shopping season in local communities.

Moonlight Madness - November 28
The Moosomin Chamber of Commerce is planning its Moonlight Madness promotion this Wednesday, Nov. 28.
From 5-9 pm, shoppers can pick up a cash card from participating businesses, have it stamped at that business, make a purchase and have it stamped at four more restaurants or stores, and enter to win $500, $250, or $100 in Moosomin Bucks.

The staff at Flaman in Moosomin are putting together a Christmas hay ride to take children and families on rides during Moonlight Madness. The hay ride will be leaving from the Co-op Marketplace Foods parking lot, and there will be hot chocolate. Everyone is asked to have their Christmas lights on Wednesday evening, and there will be a prize for the best Christmas display!

The Moosomin 4-H Multi Club will be going around town carolling during Moonlight Madness.

Also during Moonlight Madness, Borderland Co-op’s mascot Cooper will be making the rounds of the stores with a Santa sack full of coupons and offers from local businesses.
Wawota Santa Day - November 30
Wawota businesses will be hosting a Santa Day this Friday, November 30, from 4-8 pm.
At the Wawota Forum, there will be a community skate from 4-5:15 pm, shinny from 5:15-6:15 pm, a community skate from 6:30 to 8 pm, free hotdogs and drinks and sleigh rides, both from 4-6 pm.

There will be photos with Santa 5-7 pm. New this year is a Santa letter station.

Meanwhile at the Wawota Curling Rink, there will be an opportunity to try curling starting at 5 pm, and the kitchen will be open, serving pizza by the slice.

Moosomin Santa Day - December 1
It’s an event that attracts hundreds of kids each year. Moosomin will hold its Santa Day on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The Kinettes are organizing photos with Santa from 9 am to noon at the Moosomin Armoury, on the corner of Mark Avenue and Birtle Street.

The cost is $10 per photo or $20 for three poses. The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a matinee performance of the new Grinch movie at the Moosomin Community Theatre that afternoon.

When children visit with Santa, they will receive a pass to see the movie for free, and get a free small popcorn at the movie.

Elkhorn Christmas Light Up - December 1
The Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce is planning its Christmas Light-Up for this Saturday, December 1.

Santa photos will be available at Samantha’s Boutique from 9 am to noon. There will be vendors set up at the Legion 1:30-4:30 pm. The Elkhorn Elks will put on a Santa show at 2 pm. There will be a main street campfire with hot dogs and hot chocolate at 4:30 pm.

The Elkhorn and Area Foundation Memorial Tree will be lit at 5:45 pm

CP Holiday Train - December 5
The CP Holiday train will visit Moosomin on Wednesday, December 5 over the noon hour.

The train is scheduled to arrive in Moosomin at 11:55 am, and will be carrying performers Terri Clark, Kelly Prescott, and Sierra Noble.

The three women will all perform at the stop in Moosomin.

Donations will be accepted for the Moosomin Food Share.

The Food Share will be serving hot chocolate, and will be organizing a chili cookoff.

More upcoming events
See next week’s newspaper for details on these upcoming events taking place next week:

Rocanville Light Up Night
Thursday, Dec. 6

Esterhazy Moonlight Madness
Thursday, Dec. 6

Esterhazy Santa Day
Saturday, Dec. 8

Redvers Winter Festival
Saturday, Dec. 8

Moosomin Carol Festival
Sunday, Dec. 9