A traditional Scandinavian celebration will come to Red Deer on Sunday, Dec. 11. Red Deer Vasa (Swedish) Lodge No. 733 invites everyone to celebrate Santa Lucia. It’s the church feast day dedicated to St. Lucy and is observed on Dec. 13. In traditional celebrations, Saint Lucy comes as a young woman with lights and sweets. In some forms, a procession is headed by one girl wearing a crown of candles (or lights), while others in the procession hold only a single candle each. The upcoming celebration starts at 2:30 p.m. at the Chalet at Westerner Park. A short program, including a candlelight procession, will be followed by coffee and Swedish treats. For more information, call 403-347-1518 or 403-347-5303.
Come out and shop for unique Christmas gifts on Saturday, Dec. 10. Victoria Park retirement community is hosting a free Holiday Bazaar and everyone is welcome. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 9 Avery St. A wide variety of goods will be on hand for purchase. Guests will enjoy an assortment of complimentary refreshments. For more information, call Victoria Park at 403-309-1957.
Choral, orchestral and Celtic music will hit the stage next month. Amid the Winter’s Snow concerts are being held with performances by Debbie Zepick, Central Alberta Homeschool Choir and Rosedale Valley String Orchestra. Performances will run on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. at Red Deer’s Bethany Baptist Church at 3901 44th St. It will also run at the College Heights Church in Lacombe on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. at 6915 Maple Dr. For those in Wetaskiwin, a concert will run at the Wetaskiwin Mission Church at 3610 56th Ave. on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
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