The Christmas Pickle

A pickle used as a Christmas decoration may seem odd at first, but it’s an old tradition. When decorating the tree, the pickle is hung last, hidden among the branches. The first person on Christmas morning to find the Christmas Pickle receives a special blessing for the year and an extra gift!

As part of North Pole Stroll, many Downtown Red Deer businesses hide pickles in their stores. Customers lucky enough to spot them are eligible to win a prize from that business, such as a discount or raffle entries.

Participating businesses in 2020

  • junktiques
  • MC College
  • Wolf & Crown
  • VinLDen
  • Bottoms Up Scrubs
  • Stella Bean Sweets
  • Motion
  • Wei’s Western Wear
  • Artisan Food Market on Ross
  • Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
  • Country Cupboard
  • Sunwworks Living
  • The Bra Lounge
  • Magical Elements
  • U Pick Koffee
  • CanWest Travel
  • Tacoloft
  • Housewarmings