Sparwood District Arts and Heritage Council to host huge holiday events

The thirty-fifth annual Christmas Craft and Small Business Sale to take place this Friday 1 - 8 pm at the Sparwood Recreation Center.

By Jenna Jensen

Contributor

The Sparwood District Arts and Heritage Council is preparing for the busiest month of the year. With the holiday season right around the corner, they will host several large events and are thrilled to be able to bring the community together. Kicking off their event list will be the thirty-fifth annual Christmas Craft and Small Business Sale to take place on Friday, November 15 from 1 – 8 pm at the Sparwood Recreation Center.

“The Christmas Craft and Business Sale is really great for the community,” said Rose Sharma, president of the Arts and Heritage Council. “We are expecting 40 to 50 vendors selling such a huge variety of different items. There will be everything from small business products to lots of homemade crafts, food, baking, canning, jewelry, woodworking, ceramics and so much more. Vendors will be mostly local, but some are coming to attend from as far away as Lethbridge, Cranbrook, Kimberley and Creston. We really hope that the community will come out and support their local crafters and see all that there is too see.”

During the Craft and Small Business Sale, there will be four door prizes available to be won. Two dollars admission will be charged at the door, and all money raised will go back into the community through the Arts and Heritage Council Projects.

Next on their list of events will be an evening of fun to be held on November 21. Beginning at 6:30 pm in Centennial Square there will be a bonfire held by the Sparwood Fire Department, hot chocolate and popcorn being sold by the Sparwood Cadets, carols sung by a local church group, a visit from Santa and last but not least the traditional Christmas tree lighting which will happen at 7 pm.

“The tree lighting is such a great event to gather everyone together as a community and celebrate in the Christmas spirit. Children love seeing the tree being lit up, and Santa stays to visit until every child has seen him, and received their candy cane. We want to welcome everyone to come out and enjoy the entertainment,” said Sharma.

Also taking place on November 21 will be the annual Christmas Craft Sale in Greenwood Mall taking place from 10 am – 8 pm giving residents another opportunity to check out many local crafts and items being sold by local vendors.

“This is a big time of year for the Arts Council, and it’s really a lot of fun,” said Sharma. “We are just looking for people to come enjoy themselves and participate. Having people come out to these events and have fun, really makes it all worth it.”

 

 

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