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One of the many reasons Penhold is a great place to call home is our community events. Community Events are a wonderful opportunity to meet your neighbours and enjoy fun activities as a community.  The largest event each year is Penhold's annual Fall Festival held each September the weekend following Labour Day but there are events throughout the year for everyone to enjoy.

Questions? Please contact Carrie Black, Communications & Events Coordinator cblack@townofpenhold.ca or 403-886-3287


Community Christmas starts November 26

Join the Town of Penhold on Friday November 26 as we start our Community Christmas celebration with the Community Christmas Drive Thru.  The outdoor tree lighting will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Tunnel of Ligts Drive-thru from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  **Take home activities and treats for first 200 vehicles.

Community Christmas 2021 will run from November 26 - December 19 with new challenges / activities each week. These challenges and activities are for all ages to enjoy with prizes awarded each week.

Click on the items below to learn more about each challenge / activity.

START THE CAR! It's time for the 2021 Penhold Community Christmas Tour of Lights.

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. 13 -1 9, 2021. 

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 cblack@townofpenhold.ca

Click here to download your Christmas Light BINGO card

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

The Community Christmas Gingerbread House Contest is on now! Share your Gingerbread House photos on on our facebook / instagram posts, or tag us on your social media and use #penholdcommunitychristmas with your post or email them to cblack@townofpenhold.ca to be entered to win great prizes. Please be sure to include your name and contact number on all email entries.

Not a gingerbread fan? No worries! Build your house out of whatever you want, rice krispies, lego, graham crackers, boxes or anything else you would like.  This contest is open to all ages, we encourage everyone, including businesses, to join in this Community Christmas activity, the goal is to have fun building a Gingerbread House. 

All entries will be submitted into the draw, winners will be announced Monday December 13, 2021.


Thank you to everyone who entered the Gingerbread House Contest! There were lots of great entries and the winners were drawn at random from all entries received. Congratulations to the following winners: 
Maxson Filipchuk
The Bennett Family
Rhea Spring
The Twa Family. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest and thanks to Innisfail and Area Family Resource Network for helping sponsor the prizes for this activity

Participating Merchants

  • Antler Hill Veterinary Services
  • Blair’s Liquor
  • Grace Alyse Sweets
  • IGA
  • Ma & Pa’s Bakery Café
  • Monkey Business Merchandise
  • Organic Oasis Spa and Salon
  • Penhold Building Supplies 
  • Penhold Liquor Store
  • Penholder Multiplex Fitness Centre
  • Penhold Pharmacy (IDA)
  • Penhold Subway
  • Penholder Tavern
  • Pyro's Grill
  • The Pizza Stop
  • Town of Penhold

Bring your letters to Santa to Santa's mailbox outside the Multiplex from November 26 to December 15 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.

Click here to download a Letter to Santa template.

The Town of Penhold will be starting our Community Christmas Celebration on Friday November 26, 2021.  Unfortunately, The Town Crier won't be able to be at the Multiplex for the light-up but he will still be doing the official lighting thanks to the wonders of technology! Join us on YouTube or facebook to watch Penhold's Annual Tree Lighting at 6:00 p.m. on November 26.

We have a special treat this year with a Tunnel of Lights that will be lit up along with the Christmas Tree.  Residents are invited to come drive through the Tunnel of Lights and pick up activities to take home and enjoy.   **Take home activities and treats for first 200 vehicles.

Here's what you will find in the tunnel of lights: 

  • Hot Chocolate from Penhold Tim Horton's
  • A bag of goodies for kids to take home and enjoy
  • A box of cookies to take home and decorate
  • Information about all the Community Christmas activities happening in Penhold
  • A family ornament kit to take home and make from the Penhold & District Library
  • A community sharing activity from the Penhold & District Library
  • Donation drop-off for the Food Bank & Christmas Bureau
  • A helper elf to put Letter to Santa in the Santa Mailbox

Once you have gone through the tunnel of lights you can stop by the Penhold & District Museum Society's COOKIE DRIVE THROUGH and pick up a pack of ready to enjoy treats. 

Santa's photo wall will also be available for Christmas photos starting Nov. 26.


There is no charge to attend the Community Christmas Drive-Thru but for anyone looking to donate to the Food Bank or Christmas Bureau with year, we will have a donation bin available at the Community Christmas Drive-Thru this Friday.  


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 will move back to the Town Office after the Drive-Thru and donations are accepted 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 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Please use NORTH arena entrance on November 26 to access Free Family Skating.

REP Program in effect, Vaccine QR Code & ID required for access the arena.

Click here to download the 2021 Colouring Contest Sheet

You can drop your Colouring Contest entries off at the Town Office, put them in Santa's Mailbox outside the Multiplex or email them to cblack@townofpenhold.ca

Colouring Contest entry deadline is 9:00 a.m. Monday December 6.  Winners will be drawn at random from all entries received.

Congratulations to these 10 lucky winners in from the Community Christmas Colouring Contest. We hope you all enjoy your prizes and that you will take part in this week's Gingerbread House Contest as well. 
  • Delaney D.
  • Clover L.
  • Ryder C.
  • Merritt L.
  • Greyson B.
  • Gemma R.
  • Jasper B.
  • Molly B.
  • Grace
  • Jacob B.
Thank you to Innisfail and Area Family Resource Network for helping us make this week's prizes extra fun for the winners!