Christmas in High River

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Welcome to your one-stop-shop for information on festive events and activities in High River this season!

Submit holiday events to [email protected]

Light up George Lane Park

Friday, December 7 at 5 p.m. 

The lights will be officially ‘turned on’ prior to the parade, with ceremonies getting under way at 5:00 p.m. at the entrance to George Lane Park. The Lions Club of High River will be on hand with hot dogs and hot chocolate, and there is caroling and other activities before the switch is thrown!

The Stampede Stage will be set up on the corner of 4 Ave. & 1 Street S.W. (just north of the Museum of the Highwood) with entertainment beginning shortly after 6 p.m. until the start of the Parade and following the Parade until about 8:30 p.m.

Many local businesses will be open late so you can find those special gifts!

Plus, Santa will be in the Museum of the Highwood following the parade, so bring the kids and your camera!

32nd Annual Santa Claus Parade

Friday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Downtown High River

The theme for the 2018 event is ‘Christmas in the Foothills’

Please fill out our new online entry form

For more information visit the High River Santa Claus Parade Facebook page or email [email protected]

There is no charge to enter a float, but we DO need a completed entry form. There is no additional insurance coverage required.

The High River Legion’s Christmas Market

Sat. Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

 25 8 Ave SE, High River

There will be local crafters, artisans and entrepreneurs joining the event as well as a bake sale and a light lunch.

Local Love Holiday Shopping

Nov. 29 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Walkers Country N’ Western Wear
504 Centre St N, High River

Event includes door prizes and complementary refreshments!
Click here for details

High River Winter Market

Dec. 7 from 12 – 9 p.m.
Dec, 8 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hosted by Foothills SNAPS at the Highwood Memorial Centre (128 5 Ave. S.W.)
Contact (403) 603-3232 or [email protected]

Gifts of Hope Market & Concert

Dec. 7 from 4 – 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. – noon

Located at High River United Church – 145 Macleod Trail SW, High River

Late Night Shopping

Dec. 7

Businesses will be open late for a special shopping experience!

A Saviour is Born: creche display

Dec. 6 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Located at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
909 9 Street S.W., High River

Santa at the Museum

Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa at the Museum of the Highwood!

406 1 Street S.W., High River

Friday, Dec. 7 – after the Santa Claus Parade

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 22 and 23 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee presents: High School Movie Night

Nov. 30 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Culture Centre

Tickets are available at NDC and Highwood schools through MYAC members – please bring a food bank donation as well as your PJ’s, a blanket and pillow!

Movie: the Grinch who stole Christmas.

Santa Claus Skate at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex

December 3 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Warm up with some hot chocolate from the Oddfellows, have a hot dog served by the Rotary Club, a cookie from Kinsman, and a professional photo taken with Santa (by donation) in support of the Foothills Advocacy in Motion Society and Canadian Tire Jumpstart!

Bring your family for an evening of fun on the ice!

Light up Our High River

Our High River and some of our dedicated community volunteers will coordinate this year’s community-wide Christmas lights contest!

Residents and businesses can register for free from Nov. 16 until December 6.

Public voting will run Dec. 7-20.


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