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Come All Ye Peace Country

Nov 28, 2014

Santa Parade We Go North Grande Prairie High Prairie Peace RiverWhen most of us look back on the holidays of our childhoods, it’s the traditions we remember the best. Be it that special dish that grandma used to make, or the particular songs your family sung, that continuity from one year to the next is often the thread that has held our childhoods together.

Times have changed and our children’s childhoods are very different than ours were. Their world is bigger, faster, and more complex. It can be a real challenge to provide our children with the kinds of holiday traditions they’ll be able to look back on fondly in the years to come – the kinds of traditions that remind us all of the importance of family, of community, and of joy.

One of the best things about living in Peace Country is that people here still know the value of family and community, and some of the “old-fashioned” traditions are alive and well. One of those being the Christmas Parade.

This year as in many years past, communities throughout the Peace Region are celebrating the holiday season with a parade or tree light-up ceremony for all the public to enjoy. There are lots of opportunities for you to come to one with the kids and celebrate the spirit of the holidays with your community starting tonight (November 28) with High Prairie and Peace River. The cold weather forecast for this weekend resulted in the parade in Grande Prairie being postponed but don’t worry – Santa is still coming. The new date is set for December 7th.

If parades aren’t your thing, there’s also the Peace Draft Horse Club’s Northern Spirit Light Show in Grande Prairie. It’s running all the way through to the end of December. Being the largest light show in the area it’s sure to put a smile on your face and brighten your Christmas.

So come, all ye Peace Country inhabitants, be joyful, drink hot chocolate, and enjoy the Christmas festivities in your community.

For more on these and upcoming events of the season, check out the events calendar.

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