North Pole Stroll

Events, shopping, prizes and more! So many reasons to visit Downtown Red Deer this holiday season!

Red Deer Lights the Night | Saturday, November 18, 2017

The annual holiday celebration and lighting of City Hall Park is proudly presented by Stantec and hosted by The City of Red Deer, Red Deer Public Library, and the Downtown Business Association. There will be live entertainment, crafts and activities for the kids, free popcorn and hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa!

Don’t miss the Warming Tent, featuring live music along with snacks & hot adult beverages. Be sure to bring some cash to spend at the Winter Market, where you'll find handmade items by local vendors. If you'd like to participate as a vendor, please contact our office.

Downtown businesses are encouraged to stay open late to take advantage of the thousands of guests that attend this event every year. If you are a Downtown business owner and will be open late or have a special promotion, let us know! Tag us on social media or send an email to with the details of your request – we’re happy to help!

Winter Market - Call for vendors!

We're seeking local vendors who make or bake handmade items to participate in the Winter Market during Red Deer Lights the Night. If you'd like to participate, submit your completed application form to our office by Thursday, November 10. For more information, contact us at 403-340-8696 or

The Christmas Pickle | November 20 – December 23, 2017

A pickle used as a Christmas decoration may seem odd at first, but it’s an old German tradition. When decorating the tree, the pickle is hung last, hidden amoung the branches. The first person on Christmas morning to find the pickle receives a special blessing for the year and an extra gift!

Once again, as part of North Pole Stroll, many Downtown retailers will be hiding pickles inside their businesses. Find one to win a prize!

A list of participating retailers will be listed below closer to the promotion start date. If you find a pickle, notify a staff member in the store to claim your prize. Retailers are responsible for determining the prize their winners will receive. Examples include gift cards, discounts and draw entries.

Shop Downtown | November 20 – December 22, 2017

The Downtown Business Association has teamed up with Kraze 101.3 FM and Cruz 100.7 FM on this contest that features a different Downtown business every weekday from November 20 – December 22.

Each day of the contest, Kraze and Cruz announcers will each award a $50 gift card from the daily featured business to a lucky listener. 

Participating businesses are required to donate a $50 gift card to the campaign and the DBA purchases a $50 gift card. Participating businesses will be listed below.

Late Night Shopping – Thursday, December 7, 2017

Many Downtown retailers will be open late (until 8 p.m. or later) to help you finish your Christmas shopping. Special promotions & deals are waiting to be found. For more information, including a complete list of participating businesses, click here.

If your Downtown business is featuring any specials this holiday season, let us know so we can help spread the word! Contact us by phone, email or social media.

Participating Downtown Businesses:

Shop Downtown radio contest

The Christmas Pickle

Late Night Shopping

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Alta – Trader of Quality Goods Alta – Trader of Quality Goods Alta - Trader of Quality Goods
Arty Party Red Deer Artistry in Gold Design Studio Bottoms Up Scrubs
Bottoms Up Scrubs Bottoms Up Scrubs ... comforts the sole
Canwest Travel Café Millenium Country Cupboard
City Roast Coffee Canwest Travel Euromode Clothing Store
... comforts the sole Country Cupboard Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
Country Cupboard Euromode Clothing Store Glamour Puss Trends
Euromode Clothing Store Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria Housewarmings
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria Glamour Puss Trends Luksus
Glamour Puss Trends Housewarmings Magical Elements
Great Strides Fine Shoes Imagine Vintage Wear Mitchell & Jewell
Housewarmings Luksus Music Centre Canada
Luksus Magical Elements Pure
Magical Elements Mitchell & Jewell Rob Rae Clothiers
Mitchell & Jewell Music Centre Canada Stella Bean Sweets
Music Centre Canada Quenched International Coffee House Sunworks Home & Garden
Pure Stella Bean Sweets Ten Thousand Villages
Quenched International Coffee House Sunworks Home & Garden The Joshua Tree Refurbishing Workshop
Rob Rae Clothiers Ten Thousand Villages The Soundhouse
Stella Bean Sweets The Soundhouse Urban Farmhouse Interiors
Sunworks Home & Garden Urban Farmhouse Interiors Wei's Western Wear
Ten Thousand Villages    
The Soundhouse    
Urban Farmhouse Interiors    
Wei's Western Wear    

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