From November through New Year’s, Regina residents will find a packed calendar of holiday events and celebrations. There is something for those who love the classics for Christmas as well as people who search out the new and unique.
On the Theatrical Stage
Stage performances flourish during the holiday season in Regina. The shows began running in November and included such favorites as The Little Prince, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Ongoing performances include The Hobbit, Anne of Green Gables and White Christmas. The performances are held at SaskExpress Theater, Conexus Arts Centre, Regina Performing Arts Centre, the Riddell Centre and the Globe Theatre.
On the Musical Stage
There’s also no shortage of musical Christmas programs that range from country holiday sounds to traditional German songs and everything in between. The Regina Symphony Orchestra performs The Messiah on December 19. The musical events are held on stages and in local churches and run through the period leading up to Christmas.
See the Lights
The downtown Christmas tree lighting takes place in late November. Cookies, cocoa, horse-drawn carriage rides and plenty of music make this a must-see event for the whole family. Besides the tree lighting and the fun, you can get into the festive spirit by contributing to a toy drive for children.
Christmas Lights Across Canada takes place at the Legislative Building and the activities include face painting, a visit from Santa, goodie bags and lots of holiday music. This event occurs all across Canada and it’s a great way to see the local civic government.
Drive to Normanview to see the Candy Cane Lane Holiday Display. While the light displays are free, the Main Site on Champ Crescent charges a nominal entrance fee. Inside this section, you’ll find cookies and cocoa, close up light displays and the North Pole Village and the backyard Winter. On nights when the temperature is below -25 degrees C, the Main Site will be closed. Proceeds go to various charities and nonprofits each year.
Shop for the Unique
Many arts and crafts markets open in the Regina area so that residents can find unique, handmade items. Find unique gifts and support local artisans by keeping your calendar open during November when many markets are held each year.
Party on New Year’s Eve
The holiday celebrations continue onto New Year’s Eve and there is no shortage of places to bring in the next year. One of the most successful is the Nothing for New Year’s Eve 13 held at the Bushwakker Brewpub in Regina. They serve prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, all without cover charges. They don’t mark up the costs of food or drinks so you may enjoy this party connecting with loved ones without breaking the bank.
Whether you are lucky enough to call this place home or you’re just visiting for the holidays, Alair Homes Regina invites you to take in charms of the local community this season. There are events in and around the area for people of all interests so step outside your custom built oasis and enjoy the splendors of the holiday season.