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Message from the Mayor n behalf of Lacombe Council and Ad-

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night! I also want to thank our tireless volun-

ministration, I am pleased to present the

teers for their efforts in helping to organize

2013 Light Up the Night Guide.

and host what I know will be a very successful

This publication highlights the many fun,

celebration.

exciting and family-friendly events, along with

I encourage everyone to check out the great

local shopping opportunities taking place over

events at the 2013 Light Up the Night Festival,

the course of the 2013 Light Up the Night Festi-

and to shop locally by visiting the many shops,

val, from November 28 – 30, 2013.

boutiques, and restaurants that our commu-

Indeed, the Light Up the Night Festival has

nity has to offer.

grown into a three-day extravaganza that cap-

On November 28th, as we gather to kick off

tures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of

the holiday season in Lacombe, we will join

a good old-fashioned prairie Christmas festival.

other communities across the nation in the

And it continues to grow in size and scope ev-

spirit of peace and harmony, as this special

ery year, with fantastic new additions to exist-

time of year unites us in the bonds of fellow-

ing popular events like the Tim Horton’s Santa

ship and compassion.

Claus Parade, the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Moonlight Madness, Lumenight, and the fireworks display, all to

So, on behalf of my family, and on behalf of Council and staff of the City of Lacombe, I wish you and your

help kick off the holiday season.

family all the joys of the holiday

I’d like to thank our sponsors

season, and a happy, healthy and

for helping to make this festi-

prosperous New Year!

val a reality. Without their generosity

of

spirit,

we couldn’t possibly light up the

Steve Christie, Mayor

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Tim Horton’s Santa Claus Parade

Although this is only the third year for the parade, it has quickly grown into an event that is not to be missed! While we want as many people as possible to enjoy in the festivities, we also want encourage everyone to come prepared. Here are some suggestions you might want to consider when setting out for the evening:

If you are in the downtown area you can visit some of the businesses participating in Moonlight Madness, or warm up at the Farmer’s Market in the Lacombe Memorial Centre.

CHECK THE WEATHER FORECAST BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT

ARRIVE EARLY IF YOU WANT A GOOD SPOT It goes without saying that you will be competing with other people to get a good view of the Tim Horton’s Santa Claus Parade. Spectators will begin arriving as early as 4:30 p.m. to claim their favorite spots. And while 5 p.m. is still a good bet, by 5:30 p.m. it’ll get squishy in spots, and you will need strong shoulders because your kids are going to want to be on them to see the parade.

BE PREPARED FOR THE WAIT In addition to waiting for the parade to start, there can be long waits between the floats. The best thing for parents to do is to arm themselves with stuff to keep their kids amused (colouring books, games, snacks, etc).

In November the weather in Lacombe is unpredictable. The weather on the day of the parade has generally been snowy, but it could just as easily be warm and comfortable. However, cold weather will be a misery if you’re not dressed properly, so layers are recommended.

HAVE A PLAN WITH YOUR KIDS IN CASE YOU GET SEPARATED Having a plan in place is the best way to prevent a potentially bad situation. With spectators crowded along the parade route, getting lost is a real possibility for kids. Talk to children about what to do if they get lost. Have a go-to spot picked out beforehand. Make sure younger kids know their last con’t

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names, their parents’ or guardians’ names and cell phone numbers, or write the information on a piece of paper and stick it in their pockets. We always tell our kids to go to a policeman on duty immediately or a mom with kids who is sure to be sympathetic.

PACK A KNAPSACK Don’t head out the door empty-handed. The parade itself isn’t incredibly long but you can expect to be

out in the open air for much longer - especially if you stick around for many of the activities happening afterwards. Handy items to pack along include a blanket or chairs to hold your spot; rain ponchos; tissues for cold, runny noses; extra sweaters; mittens, hats and scarves. CIBC will be handing out hot chocolate during the parade to warm up the spectators. As for food, the Scouts will once again be offering chiliand-a-bun outside the LMC, and Anna Maria’s Café will be open late.

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What’s up with Santa? Santa Claus is a pretty busy guy. When he isn’t making toys or checking his list, he is performing quality control checks on the milk and cookies, or working out the reindeer. But making kids happy makes it all worth it. Santa admits that it is getting harder to keep the location of the North Pole a secret. “We have had to hire some cutting-edge scientists to ur cloaking help the elves perfect our e can keep technology, so that we in front of advances in GPS technology,” says Santa. Why does he need to keep the location secret? on a se“We keep our location o develcret, as this allows us to e other op new toys without the g about big companies knowing wever, them.” says Santa. “However, I sometimes sell some of the lty lt y to ideas and collect a royalty g.” keep our business going.” Santa indicates thatt he really loves coming to Lacombe for the Tim Horade. ton’s Santa Claus Parade. ng “There’s something ust about this place that just makes me smile.” d“ I usually am hardpressed to find a La-combe kid on the naughty list,” he adds. So what’s Mrs. Claus up to? “She likes to do a little yoga about this time,” says Santa. “She actually helps

out a lot with the elves, and needs to de-stress after a very busy day.” Santa is very much looking forward to hearing from kids soon. You can always email, but Santa prefers letters. Just like a lot of your grandparents he is just not that websavvy. You can bring your letters down to the Tim Horton’s Santa C Claus Parade on November 28. Letter carriers from Canada Post will be on hand during the parade to c collect your lettters so you can ge get them to Santa su super-fast. And gu guess what? Santa ha has agreed to read the them on his way back to the North Pole Pole. “O “Other than the North Northern Lights flickering and playing on my iiP P iPhone, it can be a pre pretty boring ride withou without the presents,” he says says. “It will give me somethi something to do.” Also, b be sure to be on the look lookout for Santa’s reindeer outside the LMC during th the Tim Horton’s Santa Claus Clau parade and the Tree Lighti Lighting Ceremony.

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Lacombe Memorial Centre (LMC) Lights Display So what’s it take to build a community lights display that is truly awe-inspiring? After the seeing the amazing transformation that has taken place at the LMC over the last two years, we think we now know. “Many residents had commented that the existing lights display could be significantly improved to better exemplify our community’s holiday spirit,” said Mayor Steve Christie. “I don’t think we had a really good sense of how this was all going to come together,” said Christie. “There was a rough vision, but we know that it was going to be a very big job.” One thing was for sure; we needed more lights – many more lights! Partnerships were struck up with Fortis Alberta, Enhance Energy, Sunny 94, Speedy Glass and AFSC. And this year Viking Projects and Shaw stepped up to support the initiative. So there was an abundant supply of lights – over 40,000! But

hanging them was an equally monumental task. “When you hang lights on your own house it takes an afternoon,” said Guy Lapointe, Community and Economic Development Manager. “Try scaling 40-foot trees; we didn’t know where to start!” Fortunately the answer came from the community once again. The Lacombe Fire Department, Fortis Alberta, Wolf Creek School Division

and Phase 3 Security all pitched in to provide labour and equipment. “It was the whole collaborative effort that made this dream into a reality, and it’s only going to continue to grow and get better,” said Lapointe. He encourages everyone to come down to lights ceremony again this year. “We have added more lights, and a centerpiece that families will not want to miss.” Ho-ho-hope to see you there.

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Christmas Farmer’s Market & Home Based Business Fair Lacombe is renowned through the region for its Farmer’s Market, and the Christmas Farmer’s Market carry on this tradition of excellence. Don’t forget to swing by the LMC on Thursday and Friday, and be sure to bring your wallet!

Decorate your home with unique handmade decorations, wreaths, stockings, ornaments and more! Find one-of-a-kind gifts on offer from our many artists and crafts people. Also, don’t forget to check out the Home Based Business fair. These

folks have assembled in one convenient location for your shopping pleasure. Have fun, shop and be merry!

Gingerbread House Silent Auction Stake your claim and let some of the local students do the work for you this year. Lionel’s No Frill’s has supplied a few local elementary schools with gingerbread house kits, we have thrown in some edible building supplies, and the kids have created a candy wonderland! Come see the sweet fruits of their labours and bid on your favourite gingerbread house. The auction proceeds will go towards supporting each participating class’s projects and programs.

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Songs

Jingle Bells Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh O’er the fields we go Laughing all the way Bells on bob tails ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to laugh and sing A sleighing song tonight

White Christmas I’m dreaming of a White Christmas Just like the ones I used to know Where the treetops glisten And children listen To hear sleigh bells in the snow. I’m dreaming of a White Christmas With every Christmas card I write May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be white.

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh

A day or two ago I thought I’d take a ride And soon Miss Fanny Bright Was seated by my side The horse was lean and lank Misfortune seemed his lot We got into a drifted bank And then we got upsot Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh yeah Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas With every Christmas card I write May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be white.

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Thursday, November 28 Tim Horton’s Santa Claus Parade

Home Based Business Fair

5:45pm

5 - 10pm Lacombe Memorial Centre

Come out and enjoy Elvis performing his favourite Christmas songs, bright lights, a giant snowman, and of course, Santa Claus himself! SPONSORED BY: Tim Horton’s

Letters to Santa 5:45pm Bring your letters to Santa down to the Tim Horton’s Santa Claus Parade. Letter carriers from Canada Post will be on hand during the parade to collect your letters so you can get them to Santa super fast. SPONSORED BY: Canada Post

Tree Lighting Ceremony 6:30pm Lacombe Memorial Centre - Lest We Forget Park Immediately following the parade you are invited to join us at the Lacombe Memorial Centre to experience our new Christmas lights display. SPONSORED BY: City of Lacombe, AFSC, Enhance Energy, Sunny FM, Speedy Glass, Fortis Alberta, Shaw, Viking Projects

Back again by popular demand! A collection of local home businesses have come together in one convenient location so that you may survey their wares.

Gingerbread House Display & Silent Auction 6 - 9pm Lacombe Memorial Centre Lionel’s No Frill’s supermarket has supplied gingerbread house kits and local elementary students have created an edible wonderland! Come see the fruits of their labour and bid on your favourite house. The proceeds will go towards each participating school’s projects and programs. SPONSORED BY: Lionel’s No Frill’s

Old Fashioned Christmas 6:30 - 9pm Michener House & Flatiron Revisit the Christmas of yesteryear. Michener House will play host to Mrs. CLaus who will be reading some of your favourite Christmas stories, and the Flatiron will host Christmas themed displays! SPONSORED BY: Lacombe & District Historical Society

Santa’s Reindeer 6:30pm Lacombe Memorial Centre - East side of Lest We Forget Park As unbelievable as it may seem, we have convinced Santa to saddle up his best reindeer team and bring them down to Lacombe. They will be on display for the evening, so come down and find out if carrots are indeed their favourite food!

Wine Tasting 6 - 9pm Chateau Wines Want to find the perfect wine for your Christmas event or perhaps you are a connoisseur searching for something new. Chateau Wines is happy to have you stop by to sample some of their favourite wines from their large selection. SPONSORED BY: Chateau Wines

SPONSORED BY: Central Alberta COOP

Chili & A Bun 5 pm Lacombe Memorial Centre Were you hungry waiting for the parade to arrive last year? Mhy not stay warm with a piping hot bowl of chili, a bun and a hot chocolate? Conveniently located just outside the LMC for only $5. All proceeds will go to the 1st Lacombe Scouts. SPONSORED BY: First Lacombe Scouts

Moonlight Madness (Draw Prizes pg 16 & 17) 5 - 9pm Take a short stroll from the LMC lights display and browse through our unique collection of downtown merchants. Participating merchants have exclusive draw prize entry forms found on page 16 & 17. There are over $1,500 worth of prizes to be won!

Christmas Farmer’s Market 5 - 10pm Lacombe Memorial Centre

Hay Rides 6:30 pm Lacombe Memorial Centre Our friends at Lacombe Hannas Seeds are happy to sponsor the arrival of Santa Claus, who will once again be riding on the horse drawn carriage. Santa’s carriage will stick around after the parade to provide short tours for those interested in enjoying the festive outdoor scenery. SPONSORED BY: Lacombe Hannas Seeds

Festival of Wreaths 5 - 10pm Lacombe Memorial Centre This 3rd annual event allows you to Bid for the Kids! Between November 15 and December 18, bid on amazing Christmas Wreaths to help local youth programs through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Online bidding is at www.bidsforkids.kintera.org.

Family Night at YU-Turn 5 - 9pm Join the crew at YU-Turn for a warm bon fire, hot dogs, free family drop-in time and a family Christmas movie. Drinks and snacks will be available at the concession.

After the tree lighting ceremony, warm up at the LMC and enjoy the many vendors who will have their very best products for sale. A wide variety local food and seasonal crafts will be for sale; a perfect time to stock up for the holidays!

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Friday, November 29 Christmas Farmer’s Market

Lumenight

9 - 1pm Lacombe Memorial Centre

6 - 9pm Cranna Lake

Enjoy the many vendors who will have their very best products for sale. A wide variety local food and seasonal crafts will be showcased; a perfect time to stock up for the holidays!

After the world record attempt, bring the family out to Cranna Lake for some festive fun. This year promises to be even bigger and better than the last! Check out the fire performers, ice sculpting, a wishing tree, snowshoeing, fire pits, crafts and so much more!

World Record Attempt - Largest Human Christmas Tree

SPONSORED BY: Servus Credit Union, Western Financial Group, D&M Concrete

5 - 6pm MEGlobal Athletic Park Help us make Christmas history! We are inviting everyone down to the MEGlobal Athletic Park in an attempt to eclipse the record for the largest human Christmas tree. We will need all hands on deck as we try to get 1000 people assembeled into a distinctive tree shape. Come out, join the fun and help us show the world our holiday spirit!

Fireworks 8:30pm Cranna Lake Yes, Fireworks! Cranna Lake will be set a glow with a spectacular fireworks display set against a wintery backdrop! Watch close for a Christmas suprise! SPONSORED BY: Sims Insurance, Lacombe Dental Clinic, Kraay Family Farm

SPONSORED BY: Strand Media Corporation, L.A. Auto Accessoryland, DB Bobcat Services

Saturday, November 30 Lacombe Christmas Faire

FREE Movie: Arthur Christmas

10 - 4pm Lacombe Memorial Centre

11am Lacombe City Cinemas

The 16th annual Christmas Faire will be held during Light Up The Night this year! There will be an abundance of tables with homemade crafts, gifts, art and home based business items. Find those one of a kind gifts and get your shopping done early!

A Christmas favourite is back on the big screen! Rush seating is in place this year and the concession will be open to handle your snack cravings!

FREE Christmas Swim

SPONSORED BY: Lacombe City Cinemas

FREE Movie: Elf

3 - 6pm Kinsmen Aquatic Centre

4:30pm Lacombe City Cinemas

Join in the FREE SWIM at the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre.

Take in this hilarious matinee for FREE! Rush seating is in place this year a nd the concession will be open to handle your snack cravings!

SPONSORED BY: Royal Bank Lacombe

SPONSORED BY: Lacombe City Cinemas

FREE Movie: Home Alone 11am Lacombe City Cinemas Enjoy the matinee showings for FREE! Rush seating is in place this year and the concession will be open to handle your snack cravings! SPONSORED BY: Lacombe City Cinemas

FREE Movie: Disney’s A Christmas Carol 4:30pm Lacombe City Cinemas

Bring your family to this Christmas classic! Rush seating is in place this year and the concession will be open to handle your snack cravings! SPONSORED BY: Lacombe City Cinemas

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Moonlight Madness A Christmas tradition not to be missed. This year the downtown merchants have joined together to offer some great deals and prizes. All you have to do to enter is to visit a participating local merchant and submit your entry at their respective location. Over $1,500 in prizes are available. The draws occur only on the evening of November 28, so get out there, win some Christmas loot, and check out the many other promotions on offer!

WINE TASTING While taking in Moonlight Madness shopping specials, be sure to stop in at Chateau Wines (Suite 109 5001-52 Street) for a quick sample of your favourite wines. Maybe you’ll find a new selection to serve your guests this holiday season.

HAY RIDES There’s nothing quite like an open air winter horse-drawn carriage ride! There will be short city tours departing from the Lacombe Memorial Centre following the Tim Horton’s Santa Claus parade.

OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS Stop in to the Michener House Museum (5036-51 Street) for story time with Mrs. Claus, check out a Christmas Bake Sale, enjoy a mug of hot cider, and help the elves make crafty Christmas decorations. Stop in at the Flatiron Museum (5005 – 50 Avenue) to see the Christmasthemed displays, the top ten photos from the recent Lacombe Regional Tourism Facebook photography contest, and a selection of Christmas movies at the Lux Theatre. We will be happy to share the popcorn! Lacombe Express,

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Moonlight Madness Draw Prize Promotions

Moonlight Madness Cut out your entry forms DrawandPrize Promotions visit each of the participating businesses for a chance to $1,700 win over $1,700 in prizes! Cut out your entry forms and visit each of the participating businesses fora chance to win over in prizes!

Home Hardware 4922 50th Avenue

Moniek’s 5015 50th Avenue Prize - Flower Bouquet (value: $50) In Store Offers All Night

Prize - Dyson Ball (value: $550) In Store Offer - Scratch & Save up to 50%

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Upper Level 5006 50th Avenue

Timeworn Charm 5105 50th Avenue

Prize - Gift Certificate (value: $50) In Store Offer - 20% Off

Prize - Picture (value: $50) In Store Offer - 10% Off

Name:______________________________

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Prize - Gift Basket (value: $95) In Store Offer - 10% Off Christmas Soaps and Gourmet Chocolate Bars

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Prize - Henckel Chef’s Knife (value: $87) In Store Offer - 10% Off

Oh My Garden #1, 4842 46th Street

Orchid Rain 4908 50th Avenue

Fun Times Cycle & Hobby 5021 50th Street

Prize - Decorative Mirror (value: $90) In Store Offer - 10% Off Cards

Prize - Handmade Product (value: $40) In Store Offer - Draw Your Own Discount

Prize - Model Kit (value: $70) In Store Offer - All Bicycles $100 Off, Kits and Jigsaw Puzzles 20% Off

Name:_________________________________

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Reflections Day Spa 5402 Highway 2A Prize - Gift Basket (value: $150) In Store Offer - Gift Card Specials

Hannas Seeds 5039 49th Street

Chateau Wines & Spirits 109 - 5001 52nd Street

Prize - Gift Certificate (value: $100) In Store Offer - 15% Off

Prize - Amaryllis Gift Set and Certificate (value: $50) In Store Offer - 20% Off

Prize - Gift Basket (value: $150) In Store Promotions Name:________________________________

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World Record Attempt World’s Largest Christmas Tree

Have you ever wanted to leave your mark on the biggest stage possible? Here is your chance. Join in the fun and help Lacombe break the record for the World’s Largest Human Christmas Tree! The current record was set by a group of 672 participants on December 8, 2011, in Dusseldorf, Germany. The record-breaking attempt will be held at the ME Global Athletic Park just prior to the Lumenight festivities at Cranna Lake. “It’s not as simple as you would think,” explains Community and Economic Development Manager Guy Lapointe. “Guinness has some very particular rules that need to be followed for the attempt to be con-

sidered successful.” These rules outline how the tree is to be organized, how people are counted, and even how the event is recorded. To ensure that we abided by the rules, ME Global was selected as the site for the attempt. The event will also be a good opportunity to introduce first-timers to this top-notch sports facility. According to Mayor Steve Christie, there is more to this attempt then simply breaking a record. “This is really about community building,” says Mayor Christie. “People are coming out to have some holiday fun, meet their neighbours and working together to accomplish

something really unique. That to me demonstrates very clearly that we are stronger when we work together.” The City of Lacombe wants local charities to benefit from Light Up the Night Festival, and has chosen to partner with the Caring for Children Fund during this event. Donations to this record-breaking attempt will be used to provide medical, dental and optical treatment for children of families facing financial hardship. So when you come down to be a part of the festive fun, please be sure to make a contribution to the Caring for Children Fund, so that it can continue the great work it does within our community.

Wishing you a Safe & Happy Holiday Season!

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Lumenight For those of you that didn’t get to experience it last year, you simply cannot afford to miss Lumenight again! What is Lumenight? It is massive winter fun for the whole family. Whether you try your hand at snowshoeing, making your own ice sculpture, or enjoying a hay ride, it’s sure to be fun for the whole family! There will be fire performers, ice sculpting demonstrations, demonstratio a

wishing tree and holiday crafts. And provided the ice is thick enough, it is also one of the first opportunities of the season to skate and toboggan on Cranna Lake. Warm up by the fire with hot chocolate compliments of Tim Horton’s and snack on the World Famous Kraay Family Farm kettle corn. So many options, so little time, so much fun!

Fireworks Everybody loves fireworks! There is something about them that captivates us all regardles less of age, and they are made even more magical and awe-inspiring when they are set ali alight against a wintery backdrop. And best of all, as it gets dark so early; there is no need to stay up late! Be sure to join us. It is the perfect climax to what is sure to be a great evening at Cranna Lake.

Light up Blackfalds

Join us at Tayles Water Spray Park as we light up for our festive season.

Meet at the Gazebo for the lighting ceremony and hot chocolate.

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Entertaining Ideas ffrom

You will ¿nd everything you need for great Entertaining at Central Alberta Co-op! Let Central Alberta Co-op help you with your holiday party planning. With a great selection of party trays for you to choose from, they take the work out of a great time! Looking for something for that hard to buy for person? Of¿ce having a gift exchange? Central Alberta Co-op’s deli departments can help you out. Custom made gift baskets or cheese gift boxes are a perfect idea.

English Estates Centre Lacombe | Open Daily until 9pm

403-782-6200 www.centralab.coop

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Lacombe Christmas Faire Now in its 16th year, the Lacombe Christmas Faire just keeps getting better! Last year over 1,500 people took in the Faire, and this year should be no different. A great collection of homemade crafts and one-of-a-kind will be available, so come out early and find that perfect one-of-a-kind Christmas gift. Admission to the Faire is simply a food or monetary donation, with all proceeds going to the Lacombe Food Bank.

Mary’s Craft Mania For anyone who has had the pleasure of taking in the children’s programs at the Mary C. Moore Library, you know that they are always engaging and lots of fun! The great staff at the library is offering an easy-going Christmas craft and story time session on November 30. Bring the kids out for some quality downtime after the hustle and bustle of the rest of the festival.

Entertaining, gift giving or just for you! Looking for a hostess gift, a little something for your boss? Pick up a gift basket or a special wine or spirit. We have a great selection of quality products and customer service specialists that can assist you with your holiday list. English Estates Centre Lacombe | Open Daily until 9pm

403-782-8995 www.centralab.coop Lacombe Express,

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Lights and Display Contest It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get into the spirit! Join in the fun and help us to light up the city. The process is simple: • Decorate your house or business holiday-style. • Register for the contest via our website at www.heartoflacombe.ca . • Let the public decide. Your entry will be posted the lights display map for everyone to check out. Then they will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites at www.heartoflacombe.ca. • Winners will be announced the week of December 16, 2013.

Residential Contest • First Prize: A Samsung 50 inch LED HDTV flat screen television courtesy of General Appliances, Nowco Home Hardware and the City of Lacombe. Value $1,050.00. • Plus five random draws for $100.00 grocery gift certificates.

Commercial Contest • First prize: $1,000.00 advertising credit courtesy of Sunny FM. • Second Prize: Half page colour advertisement courtesy of The Lacombe Express (value $632.00). Entries can be dropped off at Nowco Home Hardware during business hours or online at www.heartoflacombe.ca. There is a deadline of Tuesday November 26 at 4pm for all entries. As additional incentive for purchasing your lights for your display at Home Hardware, should your entry be selected as the winner in the residential contest, Nowco Home Hardware will provide a store credit of up to $200.00 with proof of purchase.

Please note, in the spirit of the season, that while participation is encouraged, last year’s winners will not be eligible to win contest prizing. This will provide increased opportunity for all residents to share in the good fortune.

Sponsors: Nowco Home Hardware, Lacombe Express, General Appliances and the City of Lacombe

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season and all the best in the New year.

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403.782.3550 Lacombe Express,

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Christmas Movies at Lacombe City Cinemas H o w could you go wrong with free movies? With four options to choose from you can get your fill of Hollywood holiday fun. Relive the good old days with Home Alone, or check out some more the more modern day classics like Elf, Arthur Christmas and Disney’s A Christmas Carol. Frugal festive family fun!

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Free Swim

After snacking on festive and sugary treats, the kids will probably be pretty wired. Come unwind in the hot tub at the Kinsmen Aquatic Arena (5429 - 53 Street) while they burn that extra energy off with some free swimming pool time courtesy of Royal Bank.

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Thanks for Your Generosity

In the spirit of the season, we would like to express our deep gratitude for the support you have shown us this year. Wishing everyone a Joyous holiday season and a very happy New Year.

The staff of the Lacombe Express.

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