Dec 11, 2018

Upcoming Events and Activities for Christmas from Our Medicine Hat Hotel

Spread some Christmas cheer with your family by singing loud for all to hear when visiting our Medicine Hat hotel. 

Spread some Christmas cheer with your family by singing loud for all to hear when visiting our Medicine Hat hotel. 

As Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang all sang: “Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer, fun for all that children call their favourite time of the year.”

This is no more so than in Medicine Hat, Alberta, where Christmas cheer can be found just about everywhere. December is the perfect time to take it all in, so why not book your family into our Medicine Hat hotel and check out some of these upcoming events and activities over the holidays:

Savour Steak Over Turkey

The Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede is holding its 21st Annual Beef Pen Show Dec. 14 and 15 at the Cypress Centre. Why not mosey on over from one of the best hotels in Medicine Hat, Alberta (that’s the Comfort Inn and Suites, ya’ll) and check out some of the fun activities planned, including the:

  • Cowboy Christmas Trade Show
  • All-Breed Steak Sampling
  • RBC Pancake Breakfast
  • The Commercial, Purebred, 4-H and Steer Jackpot


Catch Christmas at the North Pole

While Medicine Hat is far from the Arctic, it still offers some winter magic. Medicine Hat tourism ramps up at this time of year with people out sledding, skating and finding that perfect Christmas tree. It’s also a great time to catch a Christmas concert, including the Medicine Hat Concert Band’s performance of Christmas at the North Pole at the Esplanade Theatre. More than 100 players in the Andante and Allegro bands will perform in this evening of holiday magic, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Make Your Very Own Christmas Card

Looking for last-minute Christmas presents for that hard person to shop for? A Handcrafted Holiday is a free family-friendly event that features carolling, crafts and card making at the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre Dec. 15 from 1-3 p.m.

Once you’ve designed your card, you can head to the historic Ewart Duggan House next door for a visit with jolly old Saint Nick and a chance to see this Victorian heritage home in all of its holiday splendour.

Watch a Holiday Movie

The Medicine Hat Public Library is showing free family holiday movies leading up to Christmas, starting with Arthur Christmas on Dec. 15 and continuing with Scrooged on Dec. 18 and The Star Dec. 22. All start at 2 p.m.

The Monarch Theatre is also showing the all-time holiday favourite, A Christmas Story, on Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Adults can purchase a glass of wine at the cash bar — a great way to relax after a day of shopping.

Don Some Orange with your Red, White and Green

When looking for places to stay in Medicine Hat over the holidays, why not correlate your visit with a Medicine Hat Tigers home game? Medicine Hat’s hometown WHL hockey team is playing on home ice at the Canalta Centre around Christmas on the following dates:

  • Dec. 15 vs. the Kelowna Rockets
  • Dec. 28 vs. the Kootenay Ice
  • Dec. 29 vs. Victoria Royals
  • Jan. 2 vs. Vancouver Giants


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