High River Christmas
Santa Claus Parade
The High River Santa Claus Parade is a tradition for many families to begin their Christmas season. In addition to celebrating our 35th annual parade with a virtual version, there were three Santa's Porch Parades on December 3, 4, and 5th, 2021.
You can enjoy the porch parade from the NW, SE/NE and SW/Central areas from the comfort of your couch.
the fun begins
December 02, 2021
Until then, welcome to the
35th (Virtual) High River Santa Claus Parade
Sit back and enjoy memories of Santa Claus Parades past and present with updated messages, photos, and Santa's Porch Parade to remember for Christmases to come.
Light Up High River
If George Lane Park full of lights could create such joy, imagine what the whole of High River dressed up might cause!
That was the spark behind this friendly town-wide contest to determine the favourite display of the season. Everyone is welcome to participate and share their love of Christmas and the holiday season. No decoration or string of lights is too small.
Home-based businesses are welcome to enter. We suggest selecting either the resident or business category.
Light Up High River Timeline
Light Up High River Winners • 2021
Thank you to all our participants, viewers and voters for making Light Up High River 2021 such a bright spot in our holiday season.
Visit With Santa
Santa has a special spot in his heart for High River and rearranged his schedule with the elves to have as much time as possible visiting with children.
Santa At The Museum
The Museum was chosen as a special workshop for Santa. Children can chat with the jolly old fellow while he tinkers away on toys and such. Keep on the watch for elves popping in and out from the North Pole. Schedule by donation for your family to see Santa in his workshop with the Museum of the Highwood.
Saturdays & Sundays 11:00am - 3:00pm - FULL
December 4 - December 19, 2021
December 10: 5pm-7pm - FULL
December 17: 5pm-7pm - FULL
Call to be on waiting list
Markets have become part of the traditions of the holiday season in High River. Talented crafters and makers offer shoppers a wide range of gifts with the personal touch to choose from.
High River Winter Market
One World Market
High River United Church
High River United Church is hosting an ongoing One World Market. Jewells are now available. The book table is expanded. More items will be added over the coming weeks with handmade goods, soaps, Mexican vanilla, etc. Small silent auction as well. This will be much smaller than our usual Christmas market, but much of what you love will be available.
Monday - Friday: November 29 - December 17
- 8:30am-12pm (closed for lunch)
High River Nativity
Each year the High River Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts a creche display with over 100 nativities.
For 2021, there will be a drive-in nativity presentation, "The Christ Child," in the chapel parking lot:
Wednesday, December 22: 6:30pm & 8:00pm
Santa's Porch Parades
Wave your Christmas Spirit
Santa Claus had to miss a parade, but that doesn't mean High River won't celebrate! Grab your coats and head out the front door to make a whole lot of noise as Santa's Salute passes by. Take in one night, two or all three as it winds it way around town!
Friday, December 03: NW
Saturday, December 04: SE / NE
Saturday, December 05: SW, Montrose, Central and downtown
From the porch to your comfy couch
Santa's Porch Parades 2021
The jolly 'ole fellow and his friends made their way through High River with cheers and a whole lot of lights and noise! All 3 of Santa's Porch Parades are captured in the video below.
December 03, 2021 @ 5:30pm
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December 04, 2021 @ 5:30pm
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December 05, 2021 @ 5:30pm
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Don't live on a route?
If Santa's Porch Parade doesn't visit your street, you are welcome to find a spot on the route and watch from the sidewalk. Those coming in from out of town can select any of the 3 Porch Parades and find a location on the route to watch from.