Welcome 2014

I wonder what anyone with little kids is doing tonight, New Year’s Eve, in Cochrane? Every time I search for something Family Fun/Kid Friendly to do, in Cochrane, I find nothing. Except for the all the drink and/or food specials that each and every bar is hosting for the evenings event. So if you’re like my family, who likes to go out and do something to celebrate what this evening commemorates, you’ll have looked at what neighbouring communities are offering:

The City of Calgary is hosting a neon dance party at their municipal building from 7-10pm. Free for the whole family and a night filled with music, games, crafts, live statues and even a fake count-down at 9pm for the kids. Awesome!

In Airdrie you can still find the Festival of Lights all a glow at their Nose Creek Park, which welcomes walker’s, sleds and skater’s for a family fun evening topped off with an amazing firework display around 9pm.

Canmore is throwing a Party on the Pond, another family fun event with skating, bon-fires, free hot dog’s and hot chocolate. Also setting off fireworks around 9:30 for the little ones and then again at mid-night for all those who make it last that long.

This just in! A family fun dance party is being held at Dartique Hall, kids are free but adults are $20/person… Plus a cash bar…

I do say this is probably my first official “boo” to Cochrane. I’m extremely disappointed that The Town is not doing anything ūüė¶

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

You can still sneak in a Santa visit and photo op down at Spray Lakes Sports Centre between 12 and 2pm on the 21, 22 and 23rd.

And Santa is actually coming to town (Cochrane, AB) on Christmas Eve! Review the map route and times here: http://www.cochrane-tourism.ca/files/SantasTrailMap.pdf

Good luck to all that last minute shopping and wrapping!

Cochrane this Weekend

The Cochrane Farmer’s Christmas Market is TODAY at the Spray Lakes Sports Centre – doors open at 9am.

The Cochrane Humane Society’s Open House Christmas Party is today from 12-5pm. Christmas Bake Sale and Pet Portraits with Santa!

Tonight from 6:30-8pm Candy Cane Lane Festival of Lights in Bow Meadows РCochrane Activettes collected food bank donations.

Sunday the 15th: Cochrane Children’s Choir Christmas in the Country Concert, 1:30 pm, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, corner of Hwy 22 and George Fox Trail.¬†The concert will be followed by¬†a BBQ, hayrides, story time, and carolling.¬†Please bring a food bank donation.¬†( www.cochraneyoungsingers.com)

Visit with Santa Sunday the 15th between noon and 2:00 pm. Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre (www.slssportscentre.com)

Bragg Creek’s Spirit of Christmas

I just LOVE this little hamlet. This weekend from 12-4pm in the business corridor you will find real reindeer, carolling, face painting, cookie decorating, horse drawn wagon rides, ice sculpting, a Christmas Tree lot and of course Santa Claus! This sounds like a lovely afternoon to me – too bad it’s still -30…