Welcome in winter with a trip to the country. Christmas in the Heartland is a driving tour of eight unique venues steeped in tradition. Local halls and churches will be filled with artisans and crafters, ice carvings, nativity displays, sleigh rides, holiday carolling and more. Local venues will be featuring different aspects of a traditional christmas – Brookville Hall, Good Hope Hall, Moyer Rec Centre, Partridge Hill Hall, Bethany Lutheran Church, Josephburg Community Church, Heartland Hall (North Contact Office) and Bremner House.
Donations to charity taken at all locations.
Bussing available: Bus tickets are available through Strathcona County Economic Development and Tourism. Please call 780-464-8095 to for purchase locations.
Tour the locations with the interactive map:
Saturday, November 24th, 2018~ 10am – 4 pm
Brookville Hall – Ukrainian Christmas theme with Perogy lunch, Ukrainian vendors and demonstrations and live entertainment. Spa services available and Santa will be on-site with gifts for the kids. Ice Carving on-site. Located on Highway 16 at 53203, Range Road 212. 780-998-1975
Partridge Hill Community Hall – Unique hand-crafted gifts and art displays. Concession. Ice Carving on-site. 22002, Township Road 542 780-998-3000
Good Hope Hall – French Canadian traditions are celebrated here. La tire (maple taffy), hot chocolate and local musician, Gilbert Parent with Les Bucherons will be on hand to entertain and teach to art of playing the spoons. Baking for sale. Ice Carving on-site. 21076, Township Road 542. 780-998-4661
Bethany Lutheran Church – Nativity displays of all sizes, many from around the world. Featured this year are European Nativities. Sleigh rides and brass band. Ice Carving on-site. 20577, Township Road 550 780-998-1874
Moyer Rec Centre – Country Market featuring homemade crafts, baking and Erin L. Gott’s Performing Arts Students will be providing live, festive music every hour on the hour. Rope twisting demonstration and cinnamon buns being made onsite. Concession. (ATM Available). Ice Carving on-site. 54569, Range Road 215, Josephburg. 780-998-9450
Josephburg Community Church – Country market, bake sale, “name that antique” and festive music. Stop in and see the 125th Anniversary Josephburg Cemetery Photo Tribute. Ice Carving on-site. 21380, Township Road 550 780-998-9331
Heartland Hall (North Contact Office) – Kid’s entertainment and kid’s activities. Beef on a bun will be served 5-7 pm. Christmas tree light up and fireworks at 7:00 pm. Ice Carving on-site. 55305, Range Road 214 780-400-2165
Sunday, November 25th, 2018 ~ times vary
Partridge Hill Community Hall – Unique hand-crafted gifts and art displays. Concession. Ice Carving on-site. 11-3 pm. 22002, Township Road 542 780-998-3000
Bethany Lutheran Church – Nativity displays of all sizes, many from around the world on display. Featured this year are European Nativities. Warm drinks and goodies served. 12 – 4 pm 20577, Township Road 550 780-998-1874
Bremner Mansion – Arts and heritage activities, vintage tractors, Indigenous traditions – dance, story telling, music and more. 12-3 pm 53452, Range Road 225 780-464-8095
Moyer Rec Centre – Free public skating. Come out and enjoy a great canadian past time with the family. Sponsored by the Josephburg Ag Society. 1:30-3 pm 54569, Range Road 215, Josephburg. 780-998-9450