Getting into the Holiday Spirit

By Colin Carson | Tourism Prince George
December 14, 2018 - 10:33am
Photo Credit: Tourism PG

It's time to get into the holiday spirit! Take a look at our list (and check it twice) to find out the best activities to do around Prince George leading up to Christmas.

Craft Fairs and Markets: A great way to do some Christmas shopping and support local is to head to a craft fair or market this holiday season. Click the link to see our blog post including a list of local craft fairs: Prince George Craft Fairs. If you’re looking for something a little different visit the local Omineca Holiday Market, on December 7.

Holiday performances: One of the best ways to get into the Christmas spirit is by checking out a holiday-themed show. Wonderland presented by Cirque Musica is a concert and visual experience, taking place on December 15 at the CN Centre. Audiences will journey into a world of high-flying adventure with amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer.

Check out a Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol presented by Judy Russell will take place from December 13 to 22 at the PG Playhouse.

The Prince George Symphony Orchestra will be performing Handel’s Messiah on December 15th at Vanier Hall.

Railway and Forestry Museum Celebration of Lights: The Celebration of Lights is returning to the Railway and Forestry Museum this holiday season! Take a walk through time as you enjoy over 100,000 lights and displays throughout the eight-acre park. Several rail cars and coaches will be lit both inside and outside for you to enjoy. This event will run from December 18-24 and again from December 27-30. Admission is free of December 18 with a donation of a non-perishable food item.

Caledonia Nordic’s Santa Ski: Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their elves will be out at the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club on December 16. This great family event will give you an opportunity to check out Otway and see Santa! Non-members will need to pick up a free pass at the Rotary Lodge and everyone is encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, unwrapped gifts, or cash donations for the Prince George Salvation Army Food Bank.

Candy Cane Lane: Every year, the residents of McKenzie Avenue, Aitken Crescent, and Wilson Crescent turn their streets into Candy Cane Lane. Once the sun sets these locals to turn on their lights to turn their neighbourhood into a magical Christmas scene and invite the public to walk or drive around to take in the holiday.

Although most houses have their lights on timers, you may want to check out the sights between 5 pm and 10 pm to ensure you catch as many of the displays as you can.

If you want to take your time and walk through Candy Cane Lane, try parking at Van Bien Elementary School. From the parking lot, take a left onto Wilson Crescent and you will meet up with Aitken Crescent and McKenzie Avenue.

There are many houses worthy of photos however, two encourage you to stop for a picture. The ‘Everyone say Trees’ display allows you to pose in a truck cut out. Santa’s Sleigh display allows you to get the real experience as you get an opportunity to sit in the sleigh with one of Santa’s reindeer.

Before you leave, make sure you stop by the entrance of McKenzie Avenue to get a picture with the Candy Cane Lane sign.  

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