North Pole Stroll

Events, shopping, prizes and more! All happening in 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 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 info@downtownreddeer.com with the details of your request – we’re happy to help!

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 info@downtownreddeer.com

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 are 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.

Shop Downtown Participants - 2016 Christmas Pickle Participants - 2016 Late Night Shopping Participants - 2016
 Alberta Art & Drafting Supplies  Alberta Art & Drafting Supplies  Alberta Art & Drafting Supplies
Alta – Trader of Quality Goods Alta – Trader of Quality Goods Alta – Trader of Quality Goods
Arbor Valley Cabinet Gallery Arbor Valley Cabinet Gallery Arbor Valley Cabinet Gallery
Bistro on Gaetz Bistro on Gaetz Bistro on Gaetz
The Block Urban Apparel The Block Urban Apparel The Block Urban Apparel
Bottoms Up Scrubs Bottoms Up Scrubs Bottoms Up Scrubs
Cash Canada The Bra Lounge Cash Canada
… comforts the sole Cash Canada … comforts the sole
Country Cupboard Country Cupboard Country Cupboard
Dots Designer Discount Dots Designer Discount Dots Designer Discount
Euromode Euromode Euromode
Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria
Great Strides Fine Shoes Housewarmings Great Strides Fine Shoes
Housewarmings The Joshua Tree Housewarmings
The Joshua Tree Luksus The Joshua Tree
Luksus Magical Elements Luksus
Magical Elements The Music Centre Canada Mitchell & Jewell
Mitchell & Jewell Sunworks Home & Garden The Music Centre Canada
The Music Centre Canada The Travelman Warehouse Pure
Pure   Sunworks Home & Garden
Rob Rae Clothiers    
Sunworks Home & Garden    

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.

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