Now that Remembrance Day is past, the official kickoff to the Christmas season in the Drumheller Valley is less than two weeks away.
"The first event we have coming up is on November 25; we call it Light Up Drumheller," outlined April Harrison, the town's Coordinator of Family and Community Support Services. "It's basically the official switch on of the Christmas lights at Town Hall and there's lots of Christmas fun downtown too."
The switch will be turned on by Deputy mayor Jay Garbutt with assistance from some members of the Drumheller Dragons Junior A hockey team.
"The elementary school choir from St. Anthony's is going to come and do some carols and Evangeline Mably is going to do some solos too," added Harrison. "The lights will be switched on just around 5:00 if people want to come and gather outside Town Hall."
"Afterwards there's horse drawn carriage rides; they're a toonie each and all that money's going to the food bank," noted Harrison. "Lots of shops are staying open for us downtown, the Girl Guides of Canada are going to be giving out free hot chocolate, there's going to be a doughnut stall and if you hate gift wrapping, buy a gift downtown and bring it to the vacant store next to Telus (Mobility)."
If you have any questions about Light Up Drumheller, call April Harrison at 403-823-1315.
The town is also hosting a Family Christmas Festival at the Badlands Community Facility on December 10. We'll have more on that as the event approaches.