December 7 — Coaldale
The Gem of the West Museum Society hosting the 23rd annual Carol Festival. Doors open 6:30 p.m., performance begins at 7 p.m. Enjoy the season’s music of from talented local choirs, singers, and musicians! Admission by donation.
December 7 — Milk River
The Kinette Club of Milk River introduces The Christmas Shoppe: for Mom and Pop. During the Milk River Craft Fair the Christmas Shoppe set up for kids to buy their parent a Christmas gift and have it wrapped. There will be helpers available to guide them through the process. There will be a variety of items ranging in price from $1 to $10. Intent is for kids to enjoy the thrill of picking out their own gifts for their loved ones and discover the joy of giving.
December 8 — Milk River
Community Christmas Party presented by the Town of Milk River. Get your tickets today and enjoy live entertainment by Milk River's own Border Bound, a catered meal by Laura Balog, and a cash bar operated by the Milk River fire department. Door prizes, 50/50, and the Ugly Christmas Sweater contest. Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater for a shot at winning a prize in the contest. The Christmas party takes place on Saturday at the Milk River Civic Centre. Doors open at 6 p.m. dinner at 7 p.m, and entertainment starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $40 and available at the Milk River town office. All proceeds raised goes to ERHS and MRES. Bring a nonperishable food item for the TriCommunity Food Pantry. Open to town residents and surrounding communities. Must be 18+ to attend. For info, contact 403-647-3773.
December 8 — Pincher Creek
Christmas in the Village is back with 'Handmade, Homemade & Homegrown' Christmas Market! Free admission family event. View Christmas trees throughout Village buildings decorated by Pincher Creek's youth, make a willow wreath and listen to live piano music and carolers. It goes from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Website: www.kootenaibrown.ca
December 8 — Lethbridge
Hawk + Harvest Holiday Market Takes place at the Galt Museum. Local artisians and live music the biggest features of this unique evening only event. Goes from 6-10:30 p.m. at the Galt.
December 8 — Lethbridge
Lethbridge Handmade Market has local art and handmade goods at Exhibition Park (3401 Parkside Drive South) from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
December 9 — Crowsnest Pass
Uplift Adventures features a unique southwest Alberta adventure: Snowshoe, Wine and Tapas. Visitors can snowshoe a beautiful creek at the Crowsnest Pass. There will be a meal with special wine following Cost: $105 + gst. It goes from 3:30-8 p.m. Website: www.upliftadventures.ca/ portfolio/culinary-and-adventure/
December 11 — Taber
All women are invited to a brunch and program Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Luigi’s Banquet Room in Taber. Enjoy a “Christmas Reflections” panel, led by Jantine Kleinjan; music by Vanessa Kurtzweg from Foremost; a feature presentation by Malinda Harris from Garden Gate Floral. Cost for the morning is $15 per person. Reservations can be made by calling Jane at 403-223-1435 or Sylvia at 403-416-5075. Reservations must be honoured or cancelled by Dec. 9. Presented by Taber Christian Women’s, affiliated with RSVP Ministries. Bring a friend!
December 13 — Milk River
Milk River Civic Centre will be the site for the Senior Christmas Dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Price is $25 includes membership. Please contact Don McCoy for tickets at 403--6473843 or 403-642-7280.
December 16 — Shaunghessy
Shaughnessy Community Centre will hold its monthly Classic Country Jam Session and Supper Dec. 16 (cost is $10). Jam starts at 1 p.m., supper at 5 p.m. For information call Dorothy at 403-381-3589.
December 16 — Raymond
Annual Rotary Community Carole Festival. Everyone Welcome - A Special invitation to the new comers to our community. Sunday December 16 6 p.m.Cultural Hall 2 North 200 WestRaymond. Come and enjoy a variety of community groups perform songs of the Christmas season The Chamber of Commerce will also announce the Residential Lighting winners/prizes.Admission is free. Those wishing to support the Rotary Clubs service to the Blood Reserve are invited to bring: Non Perishable food items for the Standoff Food Bank or gently-used Children and Youth books, toys and DVDs for the Kainai Public Library.
December 16 — Shaunghnessy
Shaughnessy Community Centre will hold its monthly Classic Country Jam Session and Supper Dec. 16 (cost is $10). Jam starts at 1 p.m., supper at 5 p.m. Call Dorothy at 403-381-3589.
December 17 — Milk River
Milk River and District Ag Society Annual General Meeting goes at 7 p.m. We will be reviewing and updating our bylaws to include application of the town of Milk River’s cannabis consumption bylaw. We will be holding elections of new directors and are looking for new members. See their facebook page for more.
December 17 — Milk River
Christmas Bingo goes at the Milk River Heritage Hall. Door prizes and regular bingo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
December 21 — Lethbridge
Fort Winter Open House at Galt Museum & Archives. Kick off the winter season in historic style! Come on a winter wagon ride, watch the blacksmith working at their forge, or decorate our tumbleweed tree. Goes from 1–4 p.m. Free admission, children to attend with adults and registration not required.