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Walking in a Wembley Wonderland

December 16, 2022

By: Austin Payeur, Community Reporter

A whole lot of holiday fun was hosted in Wembley this past weekend, with even more Christmas events on the horizon for families to enjoy.

Families were invited to come down to the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum on Saturday for the Little Elves Workshop, where children could wrap up their own holiday shopping. Kids could buy tickets at the front desk and spend them on a variety of gifts, from books to jewelry and plaster casts of fossils.

Lanelle Moodie with her freshly wrapped gift on Saturday at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. ( Photo by Austin Payeur)

Once they were done their shopping, kids could have their gifts wrapped by volunteers.

Lanelle Moodie got her holiday shopping wrapped up during the workshop, and had tickets to spare for hot chocolate and cookie decoration. The museum will also be showing Christmas movies through the rest of the month, with tickets for a screening of Elf this Saturday on sale now.

Photo by Austin Payeur
Photo by Austin Payeur

As part of Wembley Parks and Recreation’s weekly holiday celebrations, residents were invited out to a craft night at the Source Energy Arena and Recreation Centre last Thursday for crafters young and old.

Taya holds up her Christmas decoration with pride. (Photo by Austin Payeur)
Jeff Mckenzie and daughter Harlowe did some colouring at the craft night.(Photo by Austin Payeur)
Asher Hedlund with his own crafted creation.

The celebrations will culimate in a solstice celebration on Dec. 21, with a parade through town at 6:30 p.m. and a fireworks show at town centre sports field at 7:30 p.m.

Wembley and District Arts Culture and Historical Society board member Sharon Gagnon puts up some last-minute decorations. The society will be accepting donations to the Wembley Food Bank during the Lighting the Past events. (Photo by Austin Payeur)
Photo by Austin Payeur
Photo by Austin Payeur
Photo by Austin Payeur
Photo by Austin Payeur