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December 2012 AB/SK/MB Food Events

Here’s the round up of food and beverage events in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba for December. Check back often as we will update as we become aware of new events. If you have others, please feel free to submit them to us.

Alberta

Weekly Farmer’s Markets:

Times, locations and dates of all Farmers’ Markets in Alberta: http://www2.alberta.com/guides/farmers_markets/ab_markets.html

Food Festivals & Events

Calgary Food Bloggers Bake Sale – Holiday Edition, 10 – 4 PM, 8 Dec 2012, Calgary, AB. One day only! Our goal is to raise at least $2,500 for Calgary Meals on Wheels! J. Webb will also be having a big sale, so come on down and stock up on wine and baking for the holidays! https://www.facebook.com/events/109927729172045/

Christmas in the Rockies, 1 Dec 2012, Banff National Park, AB. Celebrate the holiday season in Banff National Park during Christmas In The Rockies! Face painting, Christmas crafts, carolling and photos with Santa. With all this to choose from and much more, it will be fun for the entire family! Later enjoy, the Santa Claus Parade of Lights at 5:30pm. Watch as Banff’s spectacular street parade will delight all ages as the Rocky Mountain night twinkles with lighted floats. http://www.banfflakelouise.com/Area-Events/Festivals/Winter/WinterStart-Festival

Parade of Lights, 1 Dec 2012, 7 PM onwards, Rocky Mountain House. Bring your family down to main street or anywhere on the parade route the first Saturday night of December for a wondrous show of floats, trucks, quads entered by numerous businesses throughout town, all decorated in Christmas lights. A wonderful way to get in the Christmas mood with Christmas music, treats for kids and hot chocolate being sold along the street.

Old Fashioned Christmas, 9 Dec 2012, Grande Prairie, AB. Stroll through the Heritage Village adorned in lights to enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas past! Special features include a “Watch for Father Christmas” over the Ham Radio as he travels on his sleigh to the Grande Prairie Museum for free photos c/o Snapshot Studio & Photo. Witness the GPRC Players performance, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” or listen to cultural musicians and strolling carollers. Sample gingerbread cookie decorating, roast chestnuts over an open fire or ride in a horse drawn cutter sleigh.

Cold Lake Winter Carnival, 15 – 16 Dec 2012, Cold Lake, AB. Jumping Jack is coming to Cold Lake for a winter carnival. there will be 10 inflatable rides, carnival games, airbrush tattoos, popcorn, cotton candy, vendors and so much more. It all takes place at the Agriplex Dec 15-16 and will be open 11-6 daily. http://www.jumpingjack.ca/birthday-fun/family-fun-rides.html

New Year’s Eve Downtown, 31 Dec 2012, Edmonton, AB. Bring in the New Year at Western Canada’s largest free New Year’s celebration. This family event features both indoor and outdoor venues offering activities and entertainment for all ages. Midnight Show 12 Minute pyrotechnic and fireworks display on 103 A Avenue between 100 Street and 99 Street. Edmonton City Hall Plaza 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm Skating on the City Hall Fountain area (weather permitting). Horse and Wagon Rides 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm. http://www.eventsedmonton.ca/events/nye/

Winter Carnival, 27 – 31 Dec 2012, Calgary, AB. Enjoy this indoor, family-fun event with special Canadian winter themed games and crafts! Remember to bring your skates and take the fun outdoors to Heritage Park’s free skating rink in Heritage Town Square. Warm up with a hot drink and fresh baking or lunch at the Railway Café and do a little post Christmas shopping in the unique shops in the Haskayne Mercantile Block. http://www.heritagepark.ca/

Saskatchewan

Farmer’s Markets

Times, locations and dates of all Farmers’ Markets in Saskatchewan: click here.

Food Festivals & Events

Manitoba

Farmer’s Markets

Times, locations and dates of all Farmers’ Markets in Manitoba: click here and here

Thank to Michelle Peters-Jones from The Tiffin Box for putting together the event listings for the Prairies

Twitter: @michpetersjones

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