The Arts Station Annual Christmas Festival is back for the third time!

Free all ages concerts by the Fernie Chamber Orchestra, Shred Kelly and Vancouver’s most festive and funky jazz group, the B3 Kings.

A month of activities planned for December.

Submitted

Join The Arts Station in Fernie for a fun and festive month of holiday activities. There is something for everybody and for all ages!

New this year is the Community Advent Calendar. From December 1-23 a wooden advent window will be opened daily to reveal an amazing piece of holiday themed art. These windows will be prominently displayed in storefronts along Victoria Avenue and Highway 3 and will have a painted number on the outside, the number corresponds to the day on which it is to be opened and its creative surprise revealed! These advent art windows will not only highlight the stunning artistic talent that we are fortunate to have but will decorate your days with creative cheer! As a bonus, jot down where the windows are located and drop off or email your answers to The Arts Station after December 24 for a chance to win a fantastic basket full of all of the things you will need to start off 2014 feeling inspired.

Other great highlights include free all ages concerts by the Fernie Chamber Orchestra, Shred Kelly and Vancouver’s most festive and funky jazz group, the B3 Kings. Seating is limited, so make sure that you pop into The Arts Station to pick up your ticket for one or all of these great performances. Tickets are mandatory for all shows.

Returning for the third time is our personal favourite, the Shortbread Showdown. Bakers of all kinds are encouraged to enter a batch of their best and brightest holiday shortbread. Judging is done by voting with your cents and putting a donation into the jar or jars of your favourite cookies. All voting proceeds are to be directed towards our next public art project. Want to challenge your neighbour or coworker to a bakeoff? December 22 is the time and The Arts Station is the place. Will Margaret Berard and Gramma’s Shortbread take the title for the third year in a row? Have a cookie and support the arts at the same time.

Please visit www.theartsstation.com for complete What the Dickens activities and times. Most importantly, this great holiday festival and other cultural events would not be possible without the generous support of our great sponsors: Teck, the City of Fernie, the Resort Municipality Initiative, the Stanford Resort and the Blue Toque Diner.

 

Just Posted

Local figure skater wins prestigious award

Sparwood’s Bree Chardonnens named B.C./Yukon STARSkate Athlete Of The Year

Fruitvale man identified in fatal zipline accident in Thailand

Spencer Donaldson, 25, was from Fruitvale, B.C., the city’s mayor has confirmed

Elk Valley water monitoring program expanding

Elk River Alliance to monitor Boivin and Coal creeks based on community feedback

Fruitvale man, 25, dies after falling from zipline in Thailand, reports say

Bangkok Post says man fell from Flight of the Gibbon zipline in Chiang Mai

Daughters of the Vote eye opening for Fernie woman

McKinley Richards reflects on leadership program and the protest that made national headlines

UPDATE: Four victims identified in deadly Penticton shooting spree

John Brittain, 68, faces three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder

GALLERY: Fernie Stoke Fest a smashing success

2019 event attracts sellout crowd to Fernie Community Centre April 6

Dedicated Sparwood volunteer honoured

Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society manager to receive 2019 BC Achievement Community Award

Prince George sweeps to first-ever BC Hockey League crown

Spruce Kings beat Vernon Vipers 3-1 in the Okanagan Wednesday for 13th straight playoff win

Hwang’s first MLS goal lifts Whitecaps to 1-0 win over LAFC

Vancouver picks up first victory of season

Child-proof your windows ahead of warm weather: B.C. expert

Fifteen children were taken to BC Children’s Hospital for falls in 2018

B.C. trucker pleads guilty to lesser charges in fatal Manitoba crash

Gurjant Singh was fined $3,000 and given a one-year driving prohibition.

Study links preschool screen time to behavioural and attention problems

The research looked at more than 2,400 families

More than $100,000 raised for family of professional skier who died near Pemberton

Dave Treadway leaves behind his pregnant wife and two young boys

Most Read