Holiday Festivities in Medicine Hat

Historic Downtown

A full list of things to do during Medicine Hat's most festive months!

Whether you're traveling to, living in, or visiting friends and family in Medicine Hat, there is a long list of festive markets to shop, bright lights to see, beverages to savour, and food to eat. Here is what's happening in the next couple months before Christmas makes its arrival!

Markets:

Holiday Market

Police Point Park, 1001 Police Point Dr. NE

Dec. 3, 10am-3:30pm

Jingle Mingle Market 

Medicine Hat Toyota, 1400 Strachan Rd. SE

Dec. 3, 1-5p.m.

Indigenous Holiday Market 

TREX Space, 516 3 St. SE #2

Dec. 8, 1-6p.m. | Dec. 9, 1-6p.m.

Home For Christmas Pop-Up Market

391 Aberdeen St. SE

Dec. 10, 10am-3pm

Christmas Market

Mister B. Gallery, 541A 3 St. SE

Dec. 10, 1-6pm

Christmas Bliss Market 

King Edward Building, 625 2 St. SE

Dec. 17, 12-9p.m.

Christmas Lights:

Park Meadows 

On November 27, 2022, festive lights will again bring colour to Park Meadows until early January. The community is welcome to visit and explore. There is a spot for donations that will go towards both the Root Cellar Food and Wellness Hub and the upgrades and upkeep of the annual light display. Lights are turned on from 5-10p.m. each evening. 

Towne Square

Take a stroll underneath the canopy at Towne Square, located at 603 1 St. SE, and experience almost all the colours of the rainbow. This tunnel of vibrancy is the perfect spot to soak in the Holiday spirit.

Medicine Hat’s Historic Downtown

Festive-shaped lights, like trees and snowflakes, are installed around downtown Medicine Hat, and they light up as the sun sets. There is a large Pine Tree in BATUS Park that shines blue in the evening as well, with a bright, silver star on the top.

Twinkle Tours

Medicine Hat residents bring their best when it comes to decorating their homes during the Holiday season. Prairie Sprinter offers tours on the north and south sides of the city, as well as private bookings. Stay on the lookout for curated twinkle tour itineraries, as many local community members will piece together a list.

U-Cut Christmas Trees:

Country Mouse Farm

Book your spot on the Country Mouse Farm website and cut down your very own Christmas tree.

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

Head to the Visitor Information Centre in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park to obtain a free permit to cut down a Christmas tree, or call for more information at 403.893.3833.

Events:

CP Holiday Train

Queen Street & North Railway Street, east of CP Station

Dec. 7, 3-3:45pm

The train tours the country, and Medicine Hat is one of the stops. Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly event, where live music from Tenille Townes and Aysanabee will fill the open space. 

CAMP Ice Cream

This is where dreams (and ice-cream) are made. Camp will open their storefront Dec. 15-17, for everyone to grab a scoop or a gift card. It may be cold, but ice-cream can be enjoyed anytime of the year, especially with Camp's Holiday flavours.

Hot Chocolate Fest YXH

Grab a punch card and try some extravagant hot chocolate concoctions from eight local cafes: Nosh., The Copper Leaf Cafe, The Hat’s Olive Tap, Homestead Market Inc., Station Coffee Company, and Madhatter Coffee Roastery. Once the punch card is filled, bring it to any participating locations to be entered to win a grand prize.

Food and Beverage:

Grit City Distillery

A spiced eggnog rum all in one bottle, distilled in Medicine Hat. Grit City Distillery always brings flavourful taste and creativity around the Holidays. 

Redcliff Bakery

It's a sweet Holiday-inspired display case in this bakery. The bakers are always pairing their sugar cookies with the season, and there's no doubt Christmas is included! Pop into Redcliff Bakery and taste what festive treats they have made.

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