Clint Marzoff drives his sleigh pulled by Cayenne and Pepper at Fernie Alpine Resort on Christmas Eve. Marzoff had his sleigh custom built in Quebec and travels to Fernie each year from Manitoba with his Percheron horses, which are all named after spices. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

GALLERY: Christmas celebrations around the Elk Valley

Families mark the festive season with carolling, sleigh rides, Santa photos and ice skating.

Families mark the festive season with carolling, sleigh rides, Santa photos and ice skating.

 

Emma and Jenny Noy with children Hattie and Rosie pose for a photo with Santa at the Daylodge at Fernie Alpine Resort. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Rena Carriere with twins Noah and Ryder Glavac at Fernie Alpine Resort. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

About 350 people took part in the Fernie Heritage Library community Christmas celebration on December 22. The event featured performances by the Fernie Community Choir and local violinists, a visit from Santa Claus, hot apple cider, storytelling and gingerbread cookie decorating, ending with attendees coming together to sing Christmas carols led by Anie Hepher with accompaniment from the Fernie Ukulele Social and special guests. Submitted

Santa proved he is a man of many talents when he laced up to skate with families in Sparwood on December 23. Submitted

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