Comfort and Joy: 9 Great Christmas Events in Fernie

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Having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit? The Fernie community has a number of Yuletide activities taking place to brighten up your holidays. Here’s a daily rundown of our favourites:

Sunday, December 16: Vera Choir Christmas (Knox United Church)

Take a trip around “A World of Christmas” with the singers of the Jaffray-based Vera Choir. Enjoy traditional Christmas carols as well as popular favorites from around the world. With special guests the East Kootenay Youth Ensemble. 7 p.m. Tickets $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, $8 Students & Children.


Monday: December 17: Fernie Christmas Bird Count (Max Turyk School)

Chickadees, eagles and finches, oh my! Help the Wildsight Foundation catalogue roughly 40 different species of birds during the annual Fernie Christmas Bird Count. 8:30 a.m. Free.


Tuesday, December 18: Fernie Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert (The Arts Station)

The Fernie Chamber Orchestra and Trinity Mountain Ensemble will be performing their favorite holiday music, both classic and contemporary. Kids and music lovers of all ages welcome! 6 p.m. Tickets are free but are limited to only 90, available at The Arts Station prior to event.


Wednesday, December 19: Think Tank Cinema Presents: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth (The Arts Station)

The great cycle of the ancient Mayan calendar will end on December 21, 2012. How does the story end? Do the oceans collapse? Does the sky fall as the last tree is cut? Find out threes days before the end of the world, December 19 at 7 p.m.


Thursday, December 20: redGirl Holiday Performance (The Arts Station)

Local Kootenay roots band redGirl takes to the stage as part of the “What the Dickens” Holiday week. 10 p.m.  Free tickets required can be obtained by The Arts Station.



Friday, December 21: Holiday Beer and Wine Tasting (The Tipple Cold Beers and Fine Wine)

Enjoy an extra special holiday tasting of the new Bailey’s “Biscotti” and Fernie Brewing “Sap Sucker” Maple Porter, along with tasty treats from Loaf Bakery! 4 p.m. Free


Saturday, December 22:  International Christmas Celebration (Fernie Heritage Library)

Head to the Fernie Heritage Library from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for their annual Christmas Celebration! This event is for all ages and includes crafts, festive songs and singing, stories and an international Christmas dessert potluck. Free.


Sunday: December 23: Shortbread Showdown (The Arts Station)

See how your holiday cookies stack up in this no-holds barred culinary battle royale! Enter some cookies or swing by The Arts Station and vote by putting money in the jar in front of your favourite cookie! All money raised will go towards the fundraising efforts for the Youth Public Art Project. Cookie dropoff December 23 at 12:00 p.m. Free.