This upcoming weekend the tight-knit community of Strathmore will be jumping into full swing for the holiday season. From November to January the Strathmore community hosts a wide variety of events for the entire family. Located just 40 minutes outside of Calgary, Strathmore is a hidden gem for surrounding areas as well. Starting with an action-packed weekend to kick off the festivities to Christmas markets and the incredible month-long celebration of lights, there is never a dull moment during the winter months in Strathmore.

The Holiday Send Off: Strathmore’s Spirit of Christmas Weekend

The Town of Strathmore’s annual Spirit of Christmas Weekend is 3 days packed full of events and activities for the entire family. Check out the Town of Strathmore’s events page for more details on this festive weekend! Here are the main details:

Friday, November 23rd

5:00pm-8:00pm: Downtown Christmas Night Market. Fire pits, hayrides, hot chocolate, kids’ crafts, lighting of the tree. Free with donation to the Strathmore Food Bank.

Saturday, November 24th

8:00am-10:30pm: Breakfast with Santa at the Strathmore Legion. $3/per person and kids under 5 eat free! Bring your own camera and a non-perishable donation for the food back for photos with Santa.

5:00pm-6:00pm: Santa Claus Parade in Downtown Strathmore. Vote for your favourite float via Facebook or Twitter!

4:30pm-9:00pm: Light Up the Night at the Strathmore & District Agricultural Grounds ball diamonds. BBQ, wagons rides, fireworks, children’s choirs, caroling, DJ, and raffles!

Sunday, November 25th

1:30pm-3:30pm: Skating with Santa at the Strathmore Family Centre. Free with a non-perishable food donation.

Strathmore’s Celebration of Lights

Sunday, November 25th to Saturday, January 25th, 6:00pm-9:00pm. For the past 11 years, the Strathmore Agricultural Society has hosted the incredible Celebration of Lights at the Strathmore & District Agricultural Grounds. Check out their Facebook page for more information on this event perfect for the entire family!

Christmas Markets

Saturday, November 17th, 10:00am-4:00pm: Library Christmas Market at the Strathmore Municipal Library.

Sunday, November 18th, 10:00am-4:00pm: Christmas Market hosted by the Strathmore Farmers Market at the Strathmore Civic Centre. Free entry with a food bank donation.

Friday, November 23rd, 5:00pm-8:00pm: Downtown Christmas Night Market, part of Strathmore’s Spirit of Christmas Weekend. Fire pits, hayrides, hot chocolate, kids’ crafts, lighting of the tree. Free with donation to the Strathmore Food Bank.
So when you’re trying to think of what to do for this upcoming holiday season, check out Strathmore events! We think you will be pleasantly surprised with what this cozy little town has to offer!

Get The Full List Of Strathmore Events This Winter

Visit Strathmore’s community events calendar for more information!