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Fernie Lodging Company’s guide to Christmas family events in Fernie

By Rebecca Edwards

Choose Fernie for your Christmas ski vacation for fun-filled family holiday activities on and off the mountain.
 
Fernie Lodging Company still has ski condo and mountain lodge vacancies over the Christmas period – but act fast as the ski season has now begun.
 
 
Sunday, December 11
• The Canadian Pacific Holiday train arrives at the Arts Station at 5:15pm with bright Christmas lights and live music from Canadian performers Valdy and Tracey Brown.
 
Join Christmas carollers from 4:30pm at the Arts Station.
 
The holiday train event is a food drive for the Fernie Salvation Army food bank so don’t forget to bring a tin or packet with you.
 
 
Saturday, December 17
Get last minute gifts and homemade Christmas treats at the Christmas Craft Fair, Fernie Community Centre from 10am-4pm with a visit from Santa & Mrs Claus from 1pm-1:30pm
 
Join Shauna Pant and Anie Hepher at The Arts Station from 2p.m. to 4 p.m. for a performance of seasonal songs as part of the free Jingle Jam series.
Santa will be making an appearance at the concert so bring your child to meet Santa and have a photo taken. A small fee will be charged per child.
 
Sunday, December 18
Snow Event at the Aquatic Centre - enjoy crafts, swimming and fun events to celebrate the holidays! 2:30-4:30pm.
 
Monday, December 19
9am to noon Yule Create Kids Camp at The Arts Station -
$10 registration fee. Preregistration is mandatory and can be done at The Arts Station.  For more information, call 250-423-4842.
 
Tuesday, December 20
Kwanzaa celebrations at Fernie Heritage Library, ages 6-10, 3:30-5pm.
 
8pm to 10pm Holiday concert by The Jazz Council – a jazz band from Cranbrook.
Tickets are free and are available at The Arts Station. Entrance with a ticket is mandatory and only 100 available. Comp passes do not apply to this concert.
 
Wednesday, December 21
9am to noon: Yule Create Kids Camp 
$10 registration fee. Preregistration is mandatory and can be done at The Arts Station.  For more information, call 250-423-4842.
 
3:30-5:30pm Kwanzaa celebrations at Fernie Heritage Library, ages 6-10.
 
Thursday, December 22
5:30pm at The Arts Station - Fernie Chamber Orchestra and Community Choir performance. Join Fernie’s musicians for a family-friendly Christmas concert.
 
Holiday themed matinee at the Vogue Theatre
 
Friday, December 23

3pm and 4:30pm Yayfal Sisters Children’s Theatre present “Especially Around Christmas” Tickets $5/person.  Available at The Arts Station
 
Ski with Santa & Photos
Come out and ski with Santa! Santa will be on the slopes from 10am to 12pm. Then come down to the base area and get your picture taken with Santa from 12pm to 2pm.
Don't worry about bringing a camera, Santa's helpers will take the photo and email it to you! PHOTOS ARE FREE and the event is open to all ages!!
 
Christmas Eve – Saturday December 24
 
Wrapping up the Jingle Jams series will be Anie and Mike Hepher performing Christmas songs at Ghostrider Trading on Second Avenue from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
 
Ski with Santa & Photos
Enjoy holiday cheer as Fernie Alpine Resort welcomes Santa to the slopes!
Come out and ski with Santa! Santa will be on the slopes from 10am to 12pm. Then come down to the base area and get your picture taken with Santa from 12pm to 2pm. Don't worry about bringing a camera, Santa's helpers will take the photo and email it to you! Photos are free and the event is open to all ages!
 
Christmas Day
Enjoy a family ski at Fernie Alpine Resort in between unwrapping gifts and dinner!
 
Mon December 26
Holiday themed matinee at the Vogue Theatre – see www.ferniemovies.com for more info
 
Thurs December 29
Holiday themed matinee at the Vogue Theatre – see www.ferniemovies.com for more info
 
Opening Reception for “Draw Me In” new works by Liza Gareau Tosh. 7pm in the gallery at The Arts Station.
 
Know of any more events happening this Christmas in Fernie? Email us the details and we will add them to the blog.
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