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It's been a few years since we could have Community Christmas inside the Multiplex and we are so excited to see everyone again! on Friday November 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Make sure you are in the Multiplex lobby at 6:30 p.m. to see the Town Crier light up our new Christmas Tree!

Come kick off the holiday season at Penhold's Community Christmas on Friday Nov. 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Penhold Regional Multiplex. 
There is fun for all ages at this event. Make sure you are in the Multiplex lobby at 6:30 p.m. to see the Town Crier light up our new Christmas Tree!

Multiplex Lobby & Hallway:
- Silent Auction for Senior's Drop-In
- Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m.
- Hot chocolate supplied by Tim Hortons Penhold


- Family Skating (6:30-8:00 p.m.)

Inside Gymnasium:
- Crafts
- Face painting
- Cookie decorating
- Music performances by Penhold Elementary Christmas Choir and Penhold Crossing School Band
- Christmas theme photo backdrop
- Penhold Museum Cookie Walk
- Vendor Market
- Little Shoppers Area

In front of Multiplex:
- Fire Pits outside with s'mores from Penhold Fire Dept
- Wagon rides

Inside the Library:
-Santa Photos
- Photographer: Layton Photography
- Free Fun thanks to Layton Photography!
- Photos will be available as a  digital download.
-Family Craft
- Create a 2023 tree ornament.
-Selfie Booth
- Create a memorable 2022 Christmas image to share with friends and family.

There is no charge to attend Community Christmas but, for anyone looking to donate to the Food Bank, Christmas Bureau or Compassion Fund,  we will have a donation bin available at Community Christmas

Food Bank Donating Tips
- Pasta (canned or dry)
- Pasta sauces
- Bathroom tissue
- Diapers
- Canned goods (beans, soups, stews, etc) 
- Personal hygiene products
- Canned vegetables and fruit
- Canned meats and fish
- Cereals (hot and cold)
- Infant foods and baby formula
- Meat alternatives (peanut butter, soy, assorted nuts)

When possible, choose unbreakable containers as glass jars don’t always survive transport.

The donation bin is available in the Town Office year round during regular business hours. Donations are sent to the Red Deer Food Bank and Red Deer Christmas Bureau because those are the groups providing service to Penhold residents.

Bring your family down to the Multiplex Arena and enjoy Free Family Skating from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The Little Shoppers area is a separate area within the gym for little ones to go do some shopping on their own, with the assistance of volunteers from the Church of Hope.  This is stocked with items from vendors in the market and everything in the Little Shoppers area is priced at either $5.00 or $10.00. This is a cash only activity.

The Vendor Market at Community Christmas is organized by volunteers from the Penhold & District Museum Society.

The Cookie Walk is organized by volunteers from the Penhold & District Museum Society.  All cookies are baked by local bakers and donated to the event.  

They need YOU to share your home-baked cookies to help them raise funds to maintain the museum and Ice Cream Shack. If you would like to bake cookies for the Cookie Walk, please contact Wendy at or 403-318-7373 to arrange to donate. 

Cookies must not have nuts or icings containing eggs or dairy.
Cookies must be accompanied by a complete list of ingredients.

Penhold Seniors Drop-In Center want to say THANK YOU  to those who are donating for the silent auction at this year's Community Christmas.  All proceeds from the Silent Auction will be used to support the Penhold Senior's Drop-In Centre.

Items available in the auction are now on display at the Penhold & District Library and available for pre-bidding until the event on November 25.

Library hours are: 

  • Tuesday 10-5
  • Wednesday 10-8
  • Thursday 10-5
  • Friday 10-5
  • Saturday 10-3

Drop your Colouring Contest entries off at the Town Office or in Santa's Mailbox until December 4 and you could win a prize.  Winner for each age category will be chosen at random on December 6 from all entries received by 9:00 a.m. December 5.

Click here to download the 2022 Colouring Contest Sheet

Bring your letters to Santa to Santa's mailbox at the Multiplex from November 25 to December 18 and Santa will send back a response letter.  Please make sure your Penhold mailing address is on the letter in order to receive a response.

START THE CAR! It's time for the Penhold Community Christmas Tour of Lights. 

Registrations for the 2022 Tour of Lights will start on November 28. Tour of Lights Map will be released on Monday December 12.

Thank you to all the residents who have decorated their homes and submitted their address for this year's Tour of Lights. Don't forget to take your Christmas Light BINGO Card with your while you are out looking at the lights.  Check the North, South, East and West parts of Penhold to find all 4 special decorations and enter to win great prizes for all ages.

Find all 4 large decorations shown above and you could win a prize!!! The special decorations are located in all 4 corners of Penhold. Make sure you check North, South, East and West to find all four. Fill in the addresses on the lines beside each item and drop off entry in Santa’s mailbox or Town Office Dec. 12 -18, 2022. 

Tour of Lights BINGO Cards will be available starting Monday December 12

If you would rather enter the Christmas Light BINGO draw electronically, please take a photo of the addresses on your BINGO and email it to

If you are unable to print a BINGO card, you can stop by the Town Office during business hours to pick one up.