As the year inches towards its end, both locals and visitors alike find themselves in anticipation of the magnificent winter events that our charming community has to offer.
November and December will be buzzing with activities and events, turning our city into a one-stop destination for all entertainment and festive needs. From magical holiday markets to adventurous outdoor activities, Chestermere has it all and is ready to leave you enchanted and merry.
Here's a sneak peak at some festive events heading your way!
Chestermere's Winter Market (November 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th and December TBA)
Chestermere’s Winter Market is a seasonal extravaganza that you absolutely cannot afford to miss.
Bustling with over 50 local vendors, offering a variety of homemade crafts, baked goods, and aesthetically pleasing trinkets, buying a souvenir or two is irresistible.
The winter market will continue into December, with the exact dates becoming available closer to the time. So, make sure you’re checking their Facebook page to ensure you don’t miss out on the holiday goodies!
Grab a warm cup of cocoa, shop till you drop, and if you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of Santa Claus!
Chestermere Winter Lights Festival (Nov 25th)
Get ready to be dazzled by the twinkling lights of Chestermere Lake at the Winter Lights Festival on Saturday November 25th!
This beloved tradition will make you feel like you're walking in a winter wonderland. Chill out by the fire pits, grab some delicious grub from the food trucks, hop on the little train, or snuggle on a horse-drawn wagon ride.
You'll be wowed by the amazing entertainment before the sky explodes with spectacular fireworks over the lake.
It's the perfect way to kick off the winter holiday season with your whole family!
That Winter Thing (Dec 2nd)
Back for the third year in a row, That Winter Thing is going to be a day jam-packed with excitement and festivities that'll get you feeling holly and jolly in no time.
Bring the kiddos for a day of holiday cheer with the Kids Holiday Store where they can pick out gifts for their loved ones (with a little help from the holly jolly staff, of course!)
But wait, there's more! Have a merry good time with the Big Man himself (that’s right, we’re talking about Santa!) and chow down on some delicious pancakes together at the breakfast event.
Or, if you’re just looking for a change of pace, go on some wagon rides and take a scenic tour through a winter wonderland. Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for the candy cane hunt, though! Sweet treats are hidden everywhere.
Gifts of Kindness Gala (Dec 2nd)
Okay, so the Gifts of Kindness Gala isn’t holiday themed in the traditional way… but we’re taking some creative liberties!
Prepare to be swept away into a world of high-flying elegance, just like our favorite secret agent, James Bond!
Roll the dice at our epic gaming tables, treat your taste buds to a divine assortment of fancy snacks, and unleash your inner philanthropist at the auction.
Every dollar raised at this unforgettable event will go straight to Gifts of Kindness, spreading love and making a real impact in our amazing community. And what’s a better gift to give than that?
New Year's Eve Fireworks (Dec 31)
Bid adieu to 2023 amidst the dazzling and awe-inspiring fireworks that light up the night sky of Chestermere.
Pack some blankets and hot cocoa, make sure you’re wrapped in all your warm winter gear, and grab hold of your loved ones before heading to the lakeside to welcome in the New Year
With such a smattering of exciting winter events, our amazing community is all set to gift you an end-of-year celebration you won't forget.
So, dust off your winter boots, hoist up your holiday spirit, and prepare for a jam-packed affair with an array of unforgettable experiences in Chestermere this winter.
From our team here at South Shore, we can’t wait to see you here!