Christmas arrives in Sylvan Lake with event-filled weekend

Snow shovelling by Mayor Sean McIntyre will be up for bidding

Plans have been finalized for this year’s Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival and Market, which kicks off at the Multiplex at 4 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 28).

Organizers are promising there will be “something for everyone” at the Christmas-themed market, which has about 70 vendors this year. A kids area, which runs Saturday (Nov. 29) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature bouncy castles and plenty of Christmas-related activities. Parents are encouraged to have their cameras on hand, as Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be there.

Festival entertainment will be provided courtesy of various local choirs and musicians. Flashback Freddy, Jazz Explosion and Pearl Foreman are among those touted to perform.

A silent auction will offer bidders the chance to get their hands on a variety of NHL and Hockeyville-related memorabilia, among plenty of other items.

Snow shovelling by Mayor Sean McIntyre will also be up for bidding.

Four-time Canadian Pro Rodeo Announcer of the Year Brett Gardiner will act as the event’s master of ceremonies.

A number of contests are also running in conjunction with the festival, including an ugly sweater contest, a gingerbread house contest, and contest to name the festival’s snowman.

The festival and market will run from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 28), and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 29).

More information is available on the Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival Facebook page.

The Town of Sylvan Lake is also putting on a number of Christmas-related events this week, starting with the Santa Claus Parade at 7 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 28). Fireworks will then take place at the pier around 8:15 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa will offer two sittings on Saturday (Nov. 29). One will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m., and another from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is by advance tickets only, which can be purchased at the Sylvan Lake Aquatic Centre.

 

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