If you find yourself in the Queen City during the month of December, you might be asking yourself, ‘What can I do to fill my time during the hap-hap-happiest time of the year?’ There is something in Regina for all occasions to keep your holidays bright and full of memories. Get into the holiday spirit wandering through the trees at the Conexus Art Centre, burn off the chocolate buzz on the tobogganing hill, stop for a holiday treat at The Everyday Kitchen, or sneak away from the family gossip for a festive cocktail at a local distillery.
Here are a few ideas to fill your itinerary while home for the holidays in December:
Get out of the House
Conexus Arts Centre – Winter Wonderland The Conexus Arts Centre, with Knight Archer Insurance, are excited to announce that Winter Wonderland will be returning for 2022! The Centre will once again be transformed with over 60 themed Christmas trees, sponsored by the Conexus Arts Centre as well as various organizations and individuals, each one of them uniquely decorated. Join us this holiday season for a Tour, Sunday Brunch, or a Champagne Tour!
Government House – Victorian Christmas Christmas is a magical time at Government House, with windows and doorways swagged in lush garlands, festooned with holly berries and twinkling lights. The splendour of the season can be seen, and felt, at every turn and the atmosphere alone makes for a wonderfully festive visit. Visit Government House over the holiday season and take in the incredible splendour and decor, including 17 trees, 25 window sprays, 62 wreaths, 100 poinsettias, more than 450 feet of garland and thousands of lights. Make Government House part of your family’s tradition!
Take in a Show @ the Casino Show Lounge Terri Clark, Jeffery Straker, Barenaked Ladies and Rory Allen Holiday shows? Count us in! Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit more than a girl’s night out, or an evening with the in-laws listening to great live holiday tunes!
Cheer on the home team! Regina Pats return for another season of legends in the making. Take the whole family for a night of hotdogs and hockey at the Brandt Centre on December 10, 14, 17 or 28.
Hop on a bus for a Twinkle Tour! Take a quick view of all the amazing light displays throughout Regina! The Twinkle Tour will go through the whole city and you will get a front seat of all the amazing lights. Then we will also stop by Tim’s for a free hot chocolate.
More of a self-driven light display viewer? Check out the Regina Sparkle map:
Cedar Creek Gardens Begin new holiday traditions at Cedar Creek. From fresh greens and Christmas trees to stocking stuffers and home décor Cedar Creek has everything you need for a very merry Christmas.
Moonlight & Mistletoe Moonlight and Mistletoe is a special weekly shopping event happening in the Warehouse District. Stores will be open until 8pm on Thursdays to celebrate. There is a varied selection of stores participating so that you can find something no matter who you’re shopping for. Stop into one of our 5 Moonlight and Mistletoe locations to do your holiday shopping this year!
Regina Attractions A great gift that keeps giving throughout the year is the gift of membership! Insider access, discounts and admission are featured in the varying memberships available throughout the destination. Check out some our favorites:
Burn Some of that Energy!
Taste of the Holidays
Everyday Kitchen Sour dough doughnuts are a favorite in YQR, and adding a holiday twist makes them even better! The holiday infused doughnut and drink line up this year include fan favorites like Ferrero Rocher, Lemon Gingerbread and brand new flavors including peppermint Pattie and Eggnog Sugar Cookie. All pairing perfectly with house made holiday syrups! Order ahead, get them delivered or stop by in store.
Regina Farmers Market: Holiday Edition The Regina Farmers Market is hosting Holiday Farmers Markets this December and are excited to host this in a new location in the Cooperators Centre at the REAL District. Extended hours, additional market days and tons of free parking make it a perfect way to prepare for that holiday fest! December 10 & 11 / 17 & 18
Dandy’s Ice Cream Tis’ the season for delicious warm drinks and festive flavours! Dandy’s is featuring 3 brand new seasonal menu items: Grinch Hot Chocolate, Red Velvet Hot Chocolate, Sticky Toffee Pudding Latte. All cozy and tasty enough to warm the heart of any grinch!
Last Mountain Distillery We all have that one person that gives us the same delicious treat to look forward to every holiday. Toffifee and Ferrero Rocher are two of our favourites. We came up with this delicious liquid chocolate hazelnut concoction to honour that spirit. Using real cacao nibs, hazelnut, and blending with our LŌK(Ə)L Butter Ripple Schnapps, this is an unforgettable holiday treat! Stop by to pick a seasonal flavour, or go for a tour of the distillery!
Regina Downtown: Festive Beverages This month, celebrate the holiday season by trying out one (or two!) of the festive beverages served at our downtown coffee shops!
Stop in for a visit with Santa!
Dutch Growers December 2, 4, 9, 10
Southland Mall November 26 – December 23
*Photos with the Mean One available on Thursdays in December, 1, 8, 15 & 22. 1:00 – 3:30 pm and 4:30 – 7:00pm.
Northgate Mall November 24 – December 23
Cornwall Centre November 17 – December 24