The stress and fun of Christmas is over but the holidays have just started. Burn off the turkey dinner and boxes of chocolates by heading out to explore and adventure in Regina. Here are some of the best things to do during the holiday break in the Queen City (even if there isn’t a lot of snow).
  1. Ski Mission Ridge If there’s no snow in the city, then go where there is some! The city may not be very white, but not too far away is somewhere you can make the holidays seem more wintery. It’s a quick drive as well as budget-friendly to head to Mission Ridge Winter Park. Their best deal is the Sunday Funday Family Package, which includes rentals, lift tickets and a 75-minute beginner lesson for a family of four for only $125. Every Friday evening, they offer night skiing for only $10 for a lift ticket and half price rentals. ....
  2. Go on a Sparkle Tour Most people keep their lights up until the New Year. If you didn’t have time to catch them before Christmas Day, plan an evening out to tour through the city and view the lights. Pack hot chocolate and a leftover box of Christmas chocolates when you go. If you head out before Christmas Day, make sure to add Candy Cane Lane to your must-see list. Visit Sparkle Tour online for a map of all the best decorations throughout the city. ....
  3. Grab a Coffee with Friends at Stone’s Throw Café One of the coziest “old school” coffee shops in the city, you’ll find a big comfy couch and sheepskin cozy chairs inside. The menu is pretty tasty and they’ve even turned my favourite drink, a London Fog, into a cake. But the best part is they’re licensed and they’ve partnered with Regina District Brewing Co. to serve up a selection of local craft beers! If beer isn’t your thing, stick to the fireball hot chocolate to keep warm. ....
  4. Try the Mead at Bushwakkers or Rebellion Brewery A great night out often involves good conversation with friends over a beer. But during the Christmas season, swap a beer for mead from either Rebellion Brewing or Bushwakkers. A holiday tradition, Bushwakkers offers their blackberry-flavoured honey-wine until the New Year. There’s a limit of two glasses per visit because of its 10 per cent alcohol content. Rebellion Brewing also sells their popular Cherry Mead, which is made locally with honey from Tisdale and Prairie Cherries from Over the Hill Orchards in Lumsden. ....
  5. Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the Science Centre Catching a Star Wars flick seems to be the new Christmas tradition the last few years. But instead of going to a regular theatre, head to the Saskatchewan Science Centre to catch it on the IMAX in 70mm film.  Check out their website for available tickets and showtimes throughout the holidays. Pick up tickets for $17 per adult, $15 for seniors and children. Or consider combining it with a visit to the Science Centre’s 180 hands-on exhibits for a family fun filled afternoon.