TBH, the only time we can tolerate snow is the holiday season. The minute the white stuff hits the ground, it’s Mother Nature’s way of signalling to all of us in the True North that it’s time to break out the Christmas tree and celebrate… perhaps with our must-try list of the best holiday events in Saskatoon? Read on for all the more festive activities to try in this Prairie city, or bundle up in your warmest winter jacket and check out the best festivities across the country. After all, what is a winter wonderland without snow?
Etsy SK’s Winter Pop Up
Find it: 120 20 St. W, Station 20 West, @EtsySK
The low-down: Before you go into full panic mode because you haven’t gotten your Christmas shopping done and it’s literally a week away, take three deep breaths and head over to this seriously chic pop up organized by the Saskatoon chapter of Etsy. Local creatives will show off their products (think handmade jewellery, pottery and knitted goodies) that make thoughtful prezzies for the ladies in your life.
When: December 16, 2017
Times: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Prices: Free admission
Find it: 1903 Forestry Farm Park Dr., Forestry Farm Park, enchanted-forest.org
The low-down: Ask the locals what they’ll be doing to celebrate Christmas and we guarantee a majority will say driving through the Enchanted Forest. The drive-through light display is truly a magical experience with festive shapes, signs and trees illuminated with Xmas bulbs. There’s a reason it’s been a holiday tradition for almost 20 years.
When: November 16, 2017 to January 6, 2018
Times: All week, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Prices: $10 per person
Fireside Singers Christmas
Find it: 35 22nd St. E, TCU Place, @FiresideSingers
The low-down: If Christmas music is *the* thing that puts you in the holiday spirit then sis, you are in luck. For the 45th year in a row, this 100-voice choir will be performing a wide selection of festive tunes, ranging from contemporary hits to more classical carols. We challenge you to not sing along.
When: December 21 to 22, 2017
Times: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $40 per person