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The festive season is getting into full swing and it’s almost time to say goodbye to another year and welcome a new one. Here’s our monthly event wrap up we put together in partnership with Tourism Prince George to give you some ideas for how to enjoy December and ring in 2020.
Bundle up and enjoy colourful light displays
There’s nothing like colourful lights to get you in the holiday spirit, and lucky for those of us who live in Prince George, there are several displays happening in December. So put on your puffiest jacket and warmest toque and mitts, grab your family and friends, and head to one or all of these displays.
Candy Cane Lane: This lights display is a labour of love for the people who spend countless hours decorating their homes to bring Candy Cane Lane to life every holiday season. Head to McKenzie Avenue and drive or walk around the neighbourhood to enjoy the cheerfully decorated houses. Make sure to dress warmly and bring a thermos of hot chocolate!
Celebration of Lights: You don’t want to miss this lights display happening from December 18th – 24th. With over 100,000 lights, the Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum transforms into a true winter wonderland during the Celebration of Lights. Enjoy a walk through the displays or hop on the Cottonwood Minirail Express to explore the 8-acre park and make sure to check out the Christmas Village. Feeling chilly? Warm up with some hot chocolate and snacks by the bonfires.
Light Up the Orchard: Enjoy a family friendly walking tour of a stunning lights display at the Northern Light’s Estate Winery’s orchards until December 23rd. Kids can enjoy a free hot chocolate and adults get a $3 discount on a bottle of wine. Admission to Light up the Orchard is $5.
This seasonal favourite is back and ready to entertain the whole family. Judy Russell Presents is once again bringing you The Nutcracker ballet featuring the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Treat your family to this beloved local tradition this holiday season.
Date: December 19-22, 2019
Location: Vanier Hall
Trench Artisan Craft Fair
Did you miss the craft fairs in November or want to get one more in before the season is over? Head to Trench Brewing and Distilling on December 8th for the Sip and Shop Event. Enjoy an intimate setting for shopping from an amazing group of very talented local vendors. The best part? You can sip craft beer while you shop!
Date: December 8, 2019, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Trench Brewing and Distilling
Watch a Kings or Cougars game
Need a break from all of the lights, cookies, hot chocolate, shopping, and festivities? Head to a Spruce Kings or Cougars game for some good ‘ol fashioned hockey entertainment. The holidays will still be there to enjoy when the game is over!
Location: Rolling Mix Concrete Arena and CN Centre
New Year’s Eve
It’s hard to believe 2019 is almost over. We’re sure more New Year’s Eve celebration events will pop-up throughout December, but for now, here are a few options for you to consider when deciding how to ring in the New Year.
For more events happening in December, make sure to follow the City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George event calendars. Watch for monthly event guides to be posted on the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month during 2019! Have an event you want us to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The fall chill is definitely in the air but luckily, there are plenty of events happening in October to keep you busy and warm. Here’s our monthly event wrap up we put together in partnership with Tourism Prince George to give you some ideas for how to enjoy October.
Find some treasures at the city’s biggest garage sale
Calling all treasure hunters and deal lovers: the Junk in the Trunk garage sale is back! People eager to clear out their homes before winter will be crowding into the CN Centre parking lot on Saturday, October 5th. Make sure to get there when the sale starts at 9:00 am as the bargains being offered by up to 125 vendors won’t last long.
Date: October 5, 2019
Location: CN Centre parking lot
TEDxUNBC 2019: Past the Future
A mix of entrepreneurs, scientists, educators, and a performing artist are on the roster for the next TEDxUNBC. The 10 speakers will discuss the 2019 theme of Past the Future. Make sure to grab a ticket before they sell out, as this event is always popular.
Date: October 5, 2019
Location: University of Northern British Columbia
Aaron Pritchett – “Out on the Town” tour
As he prepares to release his 8th studio album, Canadian country music star Aaron Pritchett is bringing his “Out on the Town” tour to Prince George. He just released his single “Better When I Do”, which has hit the top of the Canadian country radio charts. If you’re a fan, grab your ticket from Heartbreakers.
Date: October 5, 2019
Dracula: The Bloody Truth
Theatre NorthWest is offering a special presentation of Dracula: The Bloody Truth just in time for Halloween. This comedy is hysterical and thrilling but only suitable for ages 14 and older.
Date: October 24, 2019
Location: Theatre NorthWest
2019 Artisans of the North Fair
The Artisans of the North Fair offers one-of-a-kind, quality, handcrafted gifts created by over 90 of the region’s artisans that are sure to please everyone on your gift-giving list. Parking and admission to the Fair are free!
Date: October 26 and 27, 2019
Location: University of Northern BC
Spooktacular Halloween events
Looking for something fun to do for Halloween? Or maybe a few scares? There are plenty of Halloween celebrations happening at the end of October to get you in the Halloween spirit.
Halloween at the Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum: Bundle up and head to the Railway and Forestry Museum for Haunted Train Tours to The Final Stop. You have two chances to catch a haunted train tour and indulge in Bone-Dogs and Witches’ Brew: October 19th and 26th. Admission is free with a non-perishable food item donation to the St. Vincent de Paul’s food bank.
Halloween Spooktacular: A family favourite, Halloween Spooktacular returns to Huble Homestead on October 25th and 26th. This bone-chilling, hair-raising event offers a range of festive and spooky experiences for those who are faint of heart or very brave. Make sure to bring a flashlight, wear waterproof footwear, and dress warmly.
19+ Menagerie: Zombie Beach Party: The 9th incarnation of this annual fundraising event hosted by Two Rivers Gallery promises to be a spectacular evening of entertainment, food, fun, and games. There’s no need to dress up like a zombie but you do need to be 19+ to attend this October 26th event.
Creepy Crawly Halloween: Throw on your best costume and head to the Legion for A Creepy Crawly Halloween with Flying Machine, Children of the Wave, and The Brain Porter. Like many Halloween events, this one is happening on October 26th.
Pumpkin Walk: The Northern Lights Estate Winery is once again hosting a Pumpkin Walk. Head to the winery on October 27th to take a spooky walk down a path lined with carved pumpkins while haunting music plays in the background. Bring your carved pumpkin for a chance to win a prize and make sure to dress up.
For more events happening in October, make sure to follow the City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George event calendars. Watch for monthly event guides to be posted on the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month during 2019! Have an event you want us to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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