Christmas

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Where’s Santa? NORAD is tracking the jolly old man around the globe this Christmas

As with all things, the Santa tracker will look a little different this year

 

Father Remi Hebert of Grande Prairie's St. Joseph Catholic Church, shown on Wednesday Dec.16, 2020, is adapting to COVID-19 restrictions by offering Christmas masses online via Facebook Live. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Beauchamp

Churches look for ways to evoke a true Christmas mass in COVID-19 pandemic

Churches look for ways to evoke a true Christmas mass in COVID-19 pandemic

 

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Red Deer restaurant offers free Christmas meal

Free traditional turkey meals will be available in Red Deer on Christmas…

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Valeria Melia, a Toronto mother of two, has quarantined "Sugarpuff", her Elf of the Shelf doll seen in an undated handout photo, for 14 days. While some families don't want pandemic reminders to cloud Christmas within their own homes, others are finding whimsical ways to incorporate COVID-related elements into their regular rituals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Valeria, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Sanitizing Santa, isolating elves: parents add pandemic themes to Christmas magic

Sanitizing Santa, isolating elves: parents add pandemic themes to Christmas magic

Valeria Melia, a Toronto mother of two, has quarantined "Sugarpuff", her Elf of the Shelf doll seen in an undated handout photo, for 14 days. While some families don't want pandemic reminders to cloud Christmas within their own homes, others are finding whimsical ways to incorporate COVID-related elements into their regular rituals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Valeria, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Ted MacLeay and Sharon MacLeod, at 76 Deschner Close in Red Deer, have decorated their front yard for Christmas for about 15 years. Children can drop letters for Santa into the North Pole postal box mailbox outside their home. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer residents ready to receive letters for Santa

Deer Park holiday display includes North Pole mailbox

Ted MacLeay and Sharon MacLeod, at 76 Deschner Close in Red Deer, have decorated their front yard for Christmas for about 15 years. Children can drop letters for Santa into the North Pole postal box mailbox outside their home. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Associate Minister Hunter joins Minister Dreeshen to cut the red tape on Alberta’s Christmas trees. (Photo submitted)

Unwrapping red tape on Christmas

Opinion

  • Dec 1, 2020
Associate Minister Hunter joins Minister Dreeshen to cut the red tape on Alberta’s Christmas trees. (Photo submitted)
Make sure to plan a visit to select Hallmark Gold Crown locations to pick up the perfect holiday gifts!

A longtime Canadian holiday tradition returns to Alberta!

Sandstone Pharmacies introduces Hallmark Gold Crown at select Sandstone Pharmacies locations

  • Nov 30, 2020
Make sure to plan a visit to select Hallmark Gold Crown locations to pick up the perfect holiday gifts!
People wear face masks as they pose next to a Christmas display in Montreal, Sunday, November 22, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

How to tell family their Christmas gathering is too risky and you’re not going

How to tell family their Christmas gathering is too risky and you’re not going

People wear face masks as they pose next to a Christmas display in Montreal, Sunday, November 22, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Holiday knick-knacks stand are displayed for Christmas shoppers Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at a Lowes store in Northglenn, Colo. Add last-minute holiday shopping to the list of time-honored traditions being upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers are kicking off the holiday season earlier than ever this year in hopes of avoiding big in-store crowds and shipping bottlenecks in November and December. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pandemic pushes start of holiday shopping earlier than ever

Online retailers try to avoid a rush of orders closer to Christmas

  • Oct 5, 2020
Holiday knick-knacks stand are displayed for Christmas shoppers Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at a Lowes store in Northglenn, Colo. Add last-minute holiday shopping to the list of time-honored traditions being upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers are kicking off the holiday season earlier than ever this year in hopes of avoiding big in-store crowds and shipping bottlenecks in November and December. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Volunteers with Red Deer Christmas Bureau worked hard packing food hampers for about 1,000 families in 2018. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Volunteers with Red Deer Christmas Bureau worked hard packing food hampers for about 1,000 families in 2018. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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New Year a good time to assess personal finances

Poll shows half of Albertans anxious about incoming holiday bills

  • Dec 31, 2018
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Red Deer firefighters will be picking up Christmas trees from Jan. 6-20 as a fundraiser for local childrens charities. Red Deer Advocate file photo

Firefighters picking up Christmas trees for charity again

Annual Christmas tree campaign to run in Red Deer Jan. 6-20

Red Deer firefighters will be picking up Christmas trees from Jan. 6-20 as a fundraiser for local childrens charities. Red Deer Advocate file photo
A new East Coast tradition: Towering Christmas trees made of lobster traps

A new East Coast tradition: Towering Christmas trees made of lobster traps

HALIFAX — They first started appearing along Canada’s East Coast about 10…

A new East Coast tradition: Towering Christmas trees made of lobster traps