North Pole Stroll

Events, shopping, prizes and more! All happening in Downtown Red Deer this holiday season.

Red Deer Lights the Night | Saturday, November 19, 2016

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 & games for the kids, free popcorn and hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa!

Don’t miss the Hudsons Warming Tent, featuring live entertainment by local musician Bradley Abel along with snacks & hot adult beverages. Stop by the Winter Market for handmade items made by local vendors.

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!

The Christmas Pickle | November 21 – December 24, 2016

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 21 – December 24, 2016

The Downtown Business Association has once again teamed up with Kraze 101.3 FM on this contest that features a different Downtown business every weekday from November 21 – December 24.

Each day of the contest, Kraze will award a prize of a $100 gift card from the daily featured business. To enter the draw, you must visit the Kraze website to complete an entry form. Draws will be made daily at 4:30 p.m. Each entry applies only to that day’s draw and does not carry forward to future daily draws. Participants may enter once each day of the contest.

Participating businesses are required to donate a $50 gift card to the campaign. The DBA purchases a $50 gift card to create the $100 prize. Participating businesses are listed below.

Late Night Shopping – Thursday, December 8, 2016

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 Christmas Pickle Participants Late Night Shopping Participants
 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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