Christmas Events this week

December 3, 2018 7:42 am
Kevin Weedmark

Several Christmas events are coming up this week across the area, starting with the CP Holiday Train coming through the area on Wednesday, and wrapping up with the Redvers Winter Festival on Saturday. There are also two carol festivals this week—in Esterhazy Wednesday evening and in Moosomin Sunday.

CP Holiday Train Wednesday
The CP Holiday train will be making stops in Virden, Moosomin and Broadview this Wednesday. At each stop, Terri Clark, Kelly Prescott and Sierra Noble will perform.

At Moosomin, the Moosomin Food Share and Thrift Store have a lot planned for the CP Holiday Train visit, which will take place on the CP main line just east of Scotiabank.

The Holiday Train will stop at 11:55 am in Moosomin Wednesday. There will be free hot chocolate courtesy of Conexus Credit Union, and there will be a chili cookoff, with 15 individuals, businesses, and organizations cooking chili for people to try, free of charge!
Donations will be accepted for Moosomin’s Food Share. See page 3 for an article with more details.

Rocanville light up Thursday
Rocanville’s late night Christmas shopping nights kick off this Thursday, December 6 with the Light-Up Night.

There will be a tree lighting at 7 pm, and a weiner roast at the fire hall courtesy of the Rocanville Fire Department.

A trade show and bake sale will be held from 5-7 pm at Hope Congregational Church next to the fire hall, there will be a Christmas craft at the library at 6 pm, local businesses will have in-store specials, and Chase the Ace will take place at the rink. Rocanville stores will also be open late on December 13 and December 20.

Esterhazy Moonlight Madness Thursday
This Thursday, December 6 will be your chance to do your Christmas shopping in Esterhazy. Retail stores will be open until 10 pm.

Several home based businesses will be setting up in downtown locations to add to the shopping options available.

Moonlight Madness is being organized by the Esterhazy Retail and Services group, a spinoff from the town’s economic development committee.

Esterhazy Santa Day Saturday
Santa Claus is coming to Esterhazy! This coming Saturday, December 8 is Santa Day in Esterhazy. The event is sponsored by the town of Esterhazy. At 2 pm, there will be a free movie, Arthur Christmas, at the Maple Leaf Theatre. In this hilarious Christmas tale, Santa’s clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with St. Nick’s father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than two hours.

From 4-6:30 pm there will be free skating at the Dana Antal Arena.

Kids can visit Santa from 5-7 pm at the SN Boreen Centre, where hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served!

Sleigh rides will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the SN Boreen Centre, sponsored by the Twin Valley Vet Clinic and Dr. Noble.

Redvers Winter Festival Saturday
Redvers is hosting its Winter Festival this Saturday, December 8, with a full day of activities planned.

The day will kick off with a pancake breakfast at the Redvers and District Recreation Centre from 7:30 am to 10 am.

There will be a Winterfest Thirty-one Bingo at the Winterfest Headquarters (the Golden Age Centre) from 10 am to noon. Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and dainties will be served all day at the Winterfest headquarters.

Bouncy castles will be set up from 10 am to 4 pm at One Church.

The gingerbread house contest display will be set up at Winterfest headquarters from 10:30 am to 8 pm.

There will be photos with Santa at Redvers School from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, and from 3-4:30 pm.

The Gifts on Parade craft and trade show is set for the Redvers Legion from 11 am to 6 pm.

There will be a town-wide Scavenger Hunt, starting from Winterfest headquarters, taking place from noon to 5 pm

There will also be a Christmas tattoo station through the afternoon at Winterfest Headquarters and musical entertainment from 1-4:30.

The winner of the ride on Santa’s Sleigh contest will be announced at 1 pm at Redvers school, followed by a movie matinee.
There will be a toffee on the snow event at 7L Place on Main Street from 4-5:30 pm.

At 5 pm the memory tree will be lit, followed by a bonfire organized by the firefighters.

The Santa Claus Parade takes place at 5:30, followed by twinkle tours and horse drawn sleigh rides from 6-8, and public skating at the Redvers Recreation Centre from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.