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

 Alberta Art & Drafting Supplies  Alberta Art & Drafting Supplies 53rd Street Music
Alta – Trader of Quality Goods Alta – Trader of Quality Goods Academy of Professional Hair Design
Arty Party Red Deer Artistry in Gold Design Studio Alberta Art & Drafting Supplies
Bottoms Up Scrubs Bottoms Up Scrubs Alta - Trader of Quality Goods
Canwest Travel Café Millenium Amazing Fantasy
City Roast Coffee Canwest Travel Arrissa Salon & Spa
... comforts the sole Country Cupboard Bishops Rexall Drug Store
Country Cupboard Euromode Clothing Store Black Dragon Karate
Euromode Clothing Store Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria Bottoms Up Scrubs
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria Glamour Puss Trends Canadian Pizza Unlimited
Glamour Puss Trends Housewarmings Canton Kitchen
Great Strides Fine Shoes Imagine Vintage Wear Chill Out Café & Bakery
Housewarmings Luksus Comforts the Sole
Luksus Magical Elements Country Cupboard
Magical Elements Mitchell & Jewell Crop Hair Boutique
Mitchell & Jewell Music Centre Canada Dollar Tree Stores Canada Inc.
Music Centre Canada Quenched International Coffee House Domino's Pizza
Pure Stella Bean Sweets Duchess Manor
Quenched International Coffee House Sunworks Home & Garden Euromode Clothing
Rob Rae Clothiers Ten Thousand Villages Evergreen Relaxation Studio
Stella Bean Sweets The Soundhouse Extreme Pita
Sunworks Home & Garden Urban Farmhouse Interiors Famoso Neapolitan Pizza
Ten Thousand Villages    Flikky African Market
The Soundhouse    Forgotten Alley
Urban Farmhouse Interiors    Glamour Puss Trends
Wei's Western Wear    Hempnstuf Boutique
    Imagine Vintage
    King Donair
    La Casa Pergola
    Lockdown Escape Rooms
    Lucky's Kitchen
    Magical Elements
    Massage Above All
    McBain Camera Ltd.
    Mitchell & Jewell
    Momo Sushi
    Mongolie Grill
    Music Centre Canada
    Nexxus Restaurant and Convenience Store
    Original Joe's Restaurant and Bar
    Pizza 73
    Rob Rae Clothiers
    Stella Bean Sweets
    Sunworks Home & Garden
    Ten Thousand Villages
    The Coconut Room
    The Joshua Tree Refurbishing Workshop
    The Soundhouse
    Urban Farmhouse Interiors
    Wei's Western Wear


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