Christmas in the park

The Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Society and Dirty Diggers will be putting on an old Fashion Country Christmas at Pass Creek Fairgrounds

  • Dec. 4, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Chris Stedile


Castlegar News


In lieu of Winterfest’s cancellation, the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Society and Dirty Diggers will be putting on an old Fashion Country Christmas at Pass Creek Fairgrounds on Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m..

One of the head organizers, Donna Smith, believes that just because Winterfest is unfortunately not going to happen, doesn’t mean that the community — especially the children — can’t celebrate Christmas together in another way.

The two organizations have come up with transportation, entertainment and, of course, food.

Mountain Transport Institute (MTI) will be providing free bus rides from the Castlegar Complex and the Castlegar Museum starting at 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m..

Once arriving at the fairgrounds Smith said there will be an old fashioned hay-wagon that brings you from the parking lot over to where the festivities are taking place.

For the festivities, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on stage from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..

That’s a tough act to follow, but American indie pop band, Fun will take the stage after the famous couple to sing a few classic Christmas tunes.

During the course of the stage activities, hot dogs, hot chocolate, coffee and tea will all be served alongside a large bonfire to make sure everyone can keep warm.

“If anyone wants to bring a non-perishable item for the food bank that would be great. It’s not mandatory but it would be awesome,” Smith said.

“No fee, just come out and have a wonderful old fashioned Christmas in the park.”


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