The Smithers Community Services Association Christmas Hampers program feeds over 1

The Smithers Community Services Association Christmas Hampers program feeds over 1

Getting in the Christmas spirit

A list of some of the Christmas happenings around town this holiday season.

Submitted by The Smithers District Chamber of Commerce:

Upcoming Christmas happenings:

  • Stuff the Truck!  The annual food drive for Salvation Army. They will on location at Safeway Thursday and Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. outside entrance on produce side.

  • Join Edmison Mehr Chartered Professional Accountants for their annual Open House, Thursday, Dec. 10 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at 1090 Main Street. Join them for cocktails and appetizers.

  • Dze L K’ant Annual Community Christmas Dinner Thursday, Dec. 10  5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre

  • Skate with Santa Friday, Dec. 11,  5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Smithers Arena admission is free with a cash or non-perishable food item donation. Donations will go to the Christmas Hamper Program. Sponsored by the Smithers Lions Club. For more than 30 years, Christmas Hampers have brightened the season for residents of Smithers, Telkwa and Moricetown. Each year, SCSA Christmas Hampers provides food for a Christmas dinner as well as some canned and fresh foods to about 1,000 people. They  give toys and books to all children 16 years of age and younger. Christmas Hampers depends on support from our community to volunteer, sponsor families and donate food, toys and money.

  • Food for Fines – Until Dec. 12 you can pay any amount of overdue fines at the Smithers Public Library with a donation of non-perishable groceries. All food and fines collected go to the SDSA Christmas Hamper program.

  • Caroling with Doug Donaldson, MLA on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Join them for their annual caroling and open house. Meet at the MLA office at 1175 Main Street at 5:30 p.m. for caroling along Main Street, and then join them back at the office at 6:30 p.m. for soup and warm beverages.

    Evelyn Christmas Tea and Bazaar Saturday: Dec. 12, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Evelyn Hall. Get your Christmas shopping done and enjoy some delicious tea, coffee, sandwiches and treats! Admission is $5 and includes all the delicious food. There will also be a door prize and raffle! Don’t miss this great event. Bring your family and friends and make it a nice afternoon of visiting, shopping and dining.

  • The Great-Big Christmas Sing-Along Friday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Della Herman Theatre. Many favourite Carols will be sung including the Hallelujah Chorus. Performances by Local Vocals, Smithers Community String Orchestra and Sweet Harmony. Admission by donation with proceeds going to the Local Food Bank and the Animal Shelter.

  • Remax Christmas Food Hamper Swim Saturday, Dec. 19,  2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the BV Regional Pool. Help give back to your community! Bring a non-perishable food item, or unwrapped toy, and enjoy a FREE Swim!

  • Holiday Open House with Nathan Cullen on Tuesday, December 22 at noon. Join in the holiday spirit with your MP and friends and neighbours to toast the holidays and the new year to come.

  • A Traditional Christmas Eve at Bovill Square 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Come celebrate for one hour – Carols, special music and the reading of the Christmas story. Enjoy candlelight, hot apple cider and kettle corn popcorn. Heaters will be provided. If you don’t have a place to go afterwards, come to the Old Church for appetizers and games.