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Kids Holiday Store
That Winter Thing

November 30, 2024
Chestermere Rec Centre  Check back as we add more details! 

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Highlights of the 2023 Winter Thing and Kids Holiday Store:

That Winter Thing- Main Hall 

That Winter Thing is held in conjunction with the Kids Holiday Store. 

Breakfast with Santa - 9:30 am to 11:00 am  Tickets required

Enjoy our waffle bar and have breakfast with Santa. Children will also receive a special gift from Santa (while quantities last). 

General Admission 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (includes all activities except breakfast and the Kids Holiday Store).

Entertainment by:

10:00 am - Chestermere High School Jazz Band 

11:30 am - Miss Mel 

12:30 pm - Chestermere Soundwaves

1:00 pm - Luna P.L.A.Y Kids


Other Activities & Events:

Candy Cane Hunts - 11:00, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm

Tractor Rides - 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm

Marshmallow Roasting - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Letter Writing to Santa - 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Silent Auction - 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Crafts & games - 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Vendor Market - 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Kids' Holiday Store - MPP Room

Step into a world of wonder at the Kids' Holiday Store, where children aged 4 and above embark on an enchanting journey of discovery. This magical event promises a fun-filled adventure as young shoppers enter a realm of joy and empowerment.

​Upon arriving, children check in with their parents/caregivers and are given their gift tokens and gift tags. As they enter the store, they're greeted by their very own elf companion, ready to guide them through an array of gift aisles where they may choose gifts for their loved ones, the gift wrapping station and the cashier. Parents/caregivers are asked to wait outside the store, and children will be brought back to them once they are done shopping.  ​This unforgettable experience typically lasts around 20 minutes.

DONATIONS NEEDED: The Kids' Holiday Store isn't just about gift-giving. It's a platform where children acquire valuable life skills including decision-making and social interaction. The Kids' Holiday Store is also an affordable gift-shopping experience in a time when budgets are tight.

Help us make this annual tradition a success.


Our donation bins are available at the Chestermere Library, Chestermere Rec Centre (main office) and Summit Start where you may donate new, unwrapped items.


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