Christmas is just around the corner, and festivities in Red Deer are already happening all around us! Red Deer is home to a great variety of wonderful Christmas-time activities suitable for the seniors in our area and their families. Here is an overview of events to check out with your family this holiday season!


Sylvan Lake Santa Clause Parade & Christmas Fireworks

When: Saturday December 2nd @ 5:00PM

Where: 47 Avenue, 50 Street, and Lakeshore Drive

Join us for Lightup the Lakes Christmas Celebrations, including an annual parade and fireworks!


Winter Night Lights Tour

When: November 16 – December 30

Where: 6300 Cronquist Dr, Red Deer

Enjoy a horse drawn sleigh through 20,000+ displays of winter lights. Hot chocolate and blankets are provided.


Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

When: December 6th and 7th

Where: Various Locations

This is the 18th year of the holiday train’s trek across Canada to raise money and awareness for the food banks and hunger issues across Canada. The holiday train is 1000-feet in length with 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of LED lights and a travelling stage.


Jingle Jazz

When: December 5th & 6th

Where: Red Deer College Arts Centre

Enjoy two evenings of Christmas favourites and jazz standards by the RDC Big Band and Jazz Combos.


Christmas and that Jazz

When: December 9th

Where: 100 College Blvd, Red Deer

Featuring vocalist Cheryl Fisher, come hear Christmas standards with a jazz twist. A trio of local talent will take you on a bluesy seasonal trip where each song has a little swing to it.



When: December 23rd

Where: Gaetz Memorial United Church
Featuring Rosa Barocca, this immortal masterpiece will be performed on period instruments by Alberta’s Rosa Barocca and a handpicked group of singers. This will be a family friendly and unforgettable experience.
No matter what your style is, there is something for you and your family to enjoy at Christmastime in Red Deer.