Holiday times in the Hazeltons

With less than two weeks left until Christmas the festivities are well underway in the Hazeltons.

With less than two weeks left until Christmas the festivities are well underway in the Hazeltons and today is one of the busiest days in the area.

The annual Christmas in Hazelton features late night shopping, skating at the newly created rink across from the Upper Skeena Development Centre, pictures with Santa, horse drawn sleigh rides, vendors and more. The Historic BC Cafe is hosting several fun events including Winter Survivor which starts at 7 p.m. People can sign up their teams of four which must have two females and two males, during business hours and the team entry fee is 8 non-perishable food items for the local food bank. At 6:15 p.m. they are also hosting “Snowball Dodgeball”. Registration for this event will be throughout the day and the entry fee is 2 non-perishable items. There will be lots of prizes for both events.

Also on Dec. 14, there will be a bake sale at the New Hazelton Lions Hall from noon until 7 p.m.  There will be baked goods, coffee, gifts and other items for people to enjoy or purchase.

While downtown in the Hazeltons for the festivities, people are invited to drop by the Misty River’s Art Gallery at the Old Riverboat where Roy Henry Vickers’ art and calendars are on sale, the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition above the Law offices where the new book, “The Sacred Headwaters” by Wade Davis is on sale along with an assortment of other gifts such as the Ali Howard “Awakening the Skeena” DVD. Also, local artist Leah Pipe is displaying her talents at Mercedes Beans and Model Teas for the rest of the month.

Wolfy the Wolverine and several players will be skating at the new outdoor rink and people of all ages are invited to come out and pass the puck around during the evening.

For more information on this year’s Annual Christmas in Hazelton, contact the Village of Hazelton at 250-842-5991.