Winter Holidays Celebration

The winter holidays are here! Join us in celebrating all winter long!

Here are our storytime videos, crafts, activities, and resources to celebrate winter holidays from across the world. Everyone is welcome!


Activities at the Library

Seasonal Community Craft

Pick up one of our limited Take & Make winter holiday kits* at the library front desk 

*starting January 2 while supplies last, 1 kit per household

It is said that a celebration is not a celebration without decorations! We invite you to celebrate the Year of the Tiger with us by building your own colourful Chinese New Year decorations and having it displayed for February 1 2022. You'll love this holiday paper firecracker and yarn lantern craft. Both can double as cute ornaments or holiday decorations.

 Chinese Lantern Community Craft  Chinese Fire Crackers Community Craft

Special Holiday Cyber Tales Storytime

Join us live online for a seasonal holiday read with Sarah on December 3 at 4pm: video recording for "A Boy Called Christmas" by Matt Haig.

Cyber Tales Lives on Facebook: Storytime for Big Kids (and Kids of All Ages)

Storytime

Relax and enjoy with these holiday storytime videos!

New winter storytimes for 2021


Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven

Try making your very own sun bread with the author's recipe.


 



Seasonal Events In and Around Spruce Grove

(activities/events may require a fee)

  • Join the Town of Stony Plain: Dig out the decorations and get the eggnog ready – a month of winter festivities are on their way! This year’s Winter Light Up will feature a modified Town Tree lighting, an activity advent calendar filled with festive cheer, and a fireworks show to welcome in the New Year.

  • Winter Wonder Forest (November 25 2021-January 9 2022) - drive-through holiday experience at Longriders RV Park (in Gibbons).

  • Zoominescence, a Festival of Light (running weekends only 3-12 December and 17 Dec-Jan 2 open all week, from 4:30-9pm) at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.

  • Candy Cane Lane in Edmonton opens up on December 10 for the 2021 holiday season and sleigh rides are back this winter!

  • This winter, the legendary sell-out event, Luminaria at University of Alberta Botanic Garden (the largest botanical garden in the province) from November 27, 2021 to January 9, 2022.

  • Canadian Tire Magic of Lights (November 19, 2021-January 8, 2022) - drive-through holiday experience at Castrol Raceway (aka RAD Torque Raceway).

  • One of Edmonton’s favourite kids’ theaters is back just in time for the holidays. Jubilations Junior kids shows include Beauty and the Grinch, a two act musical kids comedy (November 20, 2021 to January 8, 2022).

  • Glow under the twinkle of a million lights as you explore the gardens and illumination of Glow Edmonton from November 24, 2021 to January 2, 2022.


Winter Holiday Books

Find some great kids books for every holiday* at the library!

*holidays listed chronologically by date they are celebrated

Kwanzaa (December 26, 2021 - January 1, 2022)

Learn more about Kwanzaa here


New Year's Day (January 1, 2022)


Three Kings Day/El Dia de los Reyes (January 6, 2022)


Lunar New Year (February 1, 2022)




Read, Watch, Listen, Enjoy!

Find some great holiday content on Hoopla, available FREE with your library card!

Get your FREE library card here!


Craft Activities

Enjoy these great crafts to keep you and your family busy this holiday* season

and the Virtual Mini Makerspace

*holidays listed chronologically by date they are celebrated


Kwanzaa (December 26, 2021 - January 1, 2022) 

Learn more about Kwanzaa here

Kwanzaa Wreath: Scholastic


New Year's Day (January 1, 2022)

Time Capsule: Meaningful Mama


Three Kings Day/El Dia de los Reyes (January 6, 2022)

Chocolate Caliente Hecho Con Agua: Presleys Pantry


Lunar New Year (February 1, 2022)

Paper Blossoms: Pink Stripey Socks




Happy winter holidays from everyone here at SGPL!