People choose to live in Okotoks for it’s small-town charm where people are friendly and celebrations include the whole town. The warmth and hospitality of Okotoks is exemplified every year during holiday celebrations the whole town can enjoy.
Here’s a run down on community events in Okotoks in December:
Okotoks Museum and Archives
A Heritage Christmas: The museum looks back on a good old-fashioned prairie Christmas. This early 20th Century exhibit reflects the early traditions of Southern Alberta from hanging stockings to decorating a modest tree to what was on the menu for the Christmas day feast in a prairie kitchen. Fascinating for youngsters and new Canadians. Admission is free.
Up in the Attic: Every Saturday from now until December 17, the museum invites you to come play board games or pick up a deck of cards for fun with your family. The museum’s attic has a variety of toys to explore, too. These activities are free of charge and completely unstructured play. The museum is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Okotoks Art Gallery
Spirit of Christmas: The gallery is a magical holiday land this Christmas season and invites everyone to come and do some gift shopping. They’ve stocked the shelves with jewellery and unique ornaments made by local artisans and of course, the walls are alive with original artwork created by artists in Southern Alberta. Gifts can be found for under $200 at the gallery – affordable and original. Admission is free.
Big Rock Singers “The Christmas Choir”
Saturday, December 3 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm, the Big Rock Singers will present their Christmas Choir at Foothills Centennial Centre. The singers promise a mix of favourite Christmas tunes and carols performed with contemporary flair. Special guest performers are Madison Krebs, a local country artist and Quadimodo a harmony quartet ensemble. Half of all ticket sales will go to support Rowan House in High River and the Okotoks Western Wheel’s holiday campaign. Tickets are online at bigrocksingers.com and are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for kids under 18.
Photos with Santa
Get cozy on Santa’s lap and tell him your heart’s desire! For the third year running, Sheep River Health Trust is bringing Santa down from the North Pole for photos and pictures. All of Santa’s appointments are pre-booked so you don’t have to wait in line.
You’ll be given a USB Stick with all of the photos taken with your family – up to 30 different ones. You get candy canes after your session and a portion of the $50 sitting fee will be donated by Sheep River Health Trust towards health and wellness programs in the Foothills area. Visit the Sheep River website to book your time.
Photos will be taken at the Okotoks Recreation Centre on these days:
- Saturday: November 19, 26 & December 3, 10: 9 – 2pm
- Sunday: November 27 & December 4: 12 – 4pm
- Monday: November 21, 28 – 4 – 7pm
- Tuesday: November 22: 4 -7pm
- Wednesday: November 23, 30 & December 7: 4 – 7pm
- Thursday: November 24, December 1, 8: 4 – 7pm
Hansel & Gretel, a Holiday Panto
Goodger-Pink Productions, a professional theatre company in Okotoks presents this classic fairy-tale to delight audiences of young and old. Special $5 preview on December 8 at 7:00 pm with regular shows December 9, 15 and 16 at 7:00 pm at the Rotary Performing Arts Centre. There are a range of ticket prices for this show. Call the box office at 403-938-3204.