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!


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

*while supplies last, 1 kit per household UPDATE: sorry they are now all given out!

Make an ice cream skier craft and a tasty set of hot chocolate tree ornaments (to gift or keep and treat yourself)


Storytime

Relax and enjoy with these holiday storytime videos!

Winter Solstice (December 21, 2020)


Lunar New Year (February 12, 2021)


Hanukkah (December 10-18, 2020)

Winter Holiday Books

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

*holidays listed chronologically by date they are celebrated

Diwali (November 14, 2020)

Hanukkah (December 10-18, 2020)


Winter Solstice (December 21, 2020)


Christmas (December 25, 2020)


Kwanzaa (December 26, 2020 - January 1, 2021)

Learn more about Kwanzaa here


New Year's Day (January 1, 2021)


Three Kings Day/El Dia de los Reyes (January 6, 2021)


Lunar New Year (February 12, 2021)




Read, Watch, Listen, Enjoy!

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

Get your FREE library card here!


Seasonal Events In and Around Spruce Grove

(activities/events may require a fee)

  • Participate in the Snowman Decorating Challenge and cast your votes (November 23-December 20) hosted by the Spruce Grove City Centre Business Association.
  • Bring a special holiday ornament and add it to our community tree to get into the holiday spirit of the season. Tree located in the Spruce Grove Public Library.
  • Snowshoe and stargaze at Elk Island National Park (Saturdays | December 12, 19 | January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | February 6, 13, 20).
  • Canadian Tire Magic of Lights (November 20-January 2) - drive-through holiday experience at Castrol Raceway.
  • Winter Wonder Forest (November 27-January 3) - drive-through holiday experience at the Rainbow Valley Campground.
  • Zoominescence, a Festival of Light (running Wednesday-Sunday November 23-January 3) at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.
  • Check out the virtual cooking classes being offered by chef Scott Iserhoff at Pei Pei Chei Ow.
  • Learn how to make moccasins and other traditional skills through virtual courses with ReSkilled Life.
  • Get outdoors this winter and embark on the Tales from the Trapline experience at Métis Crossing, just 1.5 hours northeast of Edmonton. Make it a day-trip and discover how the Métis lived as trappers, learn about historical families and their homes, and understand how plants are used as medicine. Strap on a set of snowshoes, set a snare, build a survival shelter, and much more.
  • This winter, the legendary sell-out event, Luminaria at University of Alberta Botanic Garden (the largest botanical garden in the province) has been extended to run the whole month of December.
  • The tradition continues at the TELUS World of Science in Edmonton with IMAX screenings of The Polar Express on Saturdays and Sunday November 28 – December 20, 2020. Treat your family to a morning out to celebrate the holiday season with a family friendly movie on Alberta’s largest theatre screen.
  • The Edmonton Christmas Market will be returning for its second year at the historic Army & Navy Department Store in Old Strathcona! The market is put on by Wild Heart Collective and runs Friday-Sunday from Nov 27 until Dec 20 and will feature locally made food and artisan products.
  • The Citadel Theatre is thrilled to present unique and outstanding theatre presentations under the banner of Horizon Series LIVE! Each show is performed in the 680-seat Shoctor Theatre with a cap of 100 patrons for each performance to ensure effective social distancing.
  • The Winspear Centre welcomes back the talented artists of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for a new season of in-person concerts. They have put new measures in place that will enable you to enjoy the music safely.
  • Come on out for a viewing of a classic Christmas movie: The Polar Express. Boot Scootin’ Boogie Dancehall invites you to join them in your favorite Christmas pjs for their 2nd annual Polar Express Interactive – PJ Movie Night on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm. This is a family-friendly event for all ages and pre-registered children will receive a bag of goodies!
  • One of Edmonton’s favourite kids’ theaters is back just in time for the holidays. Jubilations Junior Saturday Matinee show Beauty and the Grinch features a two act musical kids comedy (November 28, 2020 to January 2, 2021, excluding December 26, 2020).
  • Glow under the twinkle of a million lights as you explore the gardens and illumination of Glow Edmonton from November 18, 2020 to January 3, 2021.


Craft Activities

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

*holidays listed chronologically by date they are celebrated


Diwali (November 14, 2020)

Paper Lotus Tealight Holder: Artsy Craftsy Mom

Paper Plate Rangoli: Red Ted Art

Hanukkah (December 10-18, 2020)

Marshmallow Dreidels: Hostess with the Mostess

Hanukkah Tissue Paper Suncatchers: Craft Project Ideas

Winter Solstice (December 21, 2020)

Orange Pomanders: Nourishing My Scholar

Ice Lanterns: Little Bins for Little Hands

Christmas (December 25, 2020)

Wooden Nativity Silhouette Statue: Sugar Bee Crafts

Cardboard Reindeer: Crazy Little Projects

Kwanzaa (December 26, 2020 - January 1, 2021) 

Learn more about Kwanzaa here

Kwanzaa Chain: Free Kids Crafts

Kwanzaa Wreath: Scholastic

New Year's Day (January 1, 2021)

Time Capsule: Meaningful Mama

New Year Bells: The Gingerbread House

Three Kings Day/El Dia de los Reyes (January 6, 2021)

Three Kings Toilet Roll Craft: Desu Mama

Chocolate Caliente Hecho Con Agua: Presleys Pantry

Lunar New Year (February 12, 2021)

Paper Blossoms: Pink Stripey Socks

Paper Fortune Cookies: Crafts by Amanda



Happy winter holidays from everyone here at SGPL!