The Santa Clause parade on Winterfest 2015.

What to do in Rupert this weekend: Dec. 2-4

Happy Winterfest! This weekend is jam packed with fun activities.

WINTERFEST SCHEDULE

Friday, Dec. 2

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Winter World – Exhibit by Prince Rupert Easel Weasels – free, at the Museum of Northern BC

3:30-6:30 p.m. Pokémon Trading Card Game – ages 6+; prizes for all; $10 fee, at Good Times Games

5 or 5:30pm Gingerbread Men Decorating Fun – pre-register by Dec 1., at Cowpuccino’s Coffee House.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Festival of Lights – Lighting up the Town! Turn on the Trees! Court House Grounds Festive Musical Entertainment & Free Refreshments Sponsors: Pacific NorthWest LNG, Salvation Army Kettle Campaign Kick-off Commissionaires BC, PR Grain, PR Rupert LNG, Legion Ladies Aux.

7:30 p.m. CHSS Student Musical, The Little Mermaid, $10 for students and seniors, $15 for adults. At the Lester Centre of the Arts. Click here for a preview.

CHSS Little Mermaid ProductionSaturday, Dec. 3

8-11 a.m. Breakfast & Photos with Santa – breakfast fee; photos by donation First United Church

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Winter World – Exhibit by Prince Rupert Easel Weasels – free at the Museum of Northern BC

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas Craft & Gift Fair – local crafters & home-based businesses at the Civic Centre Auditorium.

11 a.m. Santa Claus Parade – from 1st to 8th Streets 3rd Avenue West.

11:30 a.m. Hot Chocolate after the parade and visit with Santa at Save On Foods.

12:30-1:45 p.m. Free Ice Skate – please bring donations for local Food Bank. There will be free skate rentals and hot beverages. Hosted by BC Hydro Community Outreach Team at the Civic Centre Arena.

1-3 p.m. Hexbug Races for Kids – loaner bugs, ages 3+, prizes for all, $5 fee at Good Times Games.

1-3 p.m. Photos & Movies with Santa – donations of cash or foods for Food Bank at the Port Interpretive Centre.

1-4 p.m. Bella Artes – drop in family program, arts, crafts and refreshments – free at the Museum of Northern BC.

2 p.m. CHSS Student Musical, The Little Mermaid. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors, $15 for adults at the Lester Centre of the Arts.

2-4 p.m. Free Swim – sponsored by Northern Savings Credit Union at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre.

6-9 p.m. Ugly Sweater Party – 2nd annual, prizes, 19+ years at Chances – Don Cherry’s.

6:30-8 p.m. Sailpast – 35th annual Christmas Carol Boats Prince Rupert Harbour Bonfire, music & free refreshments at the Rotary Waterfront Park. See the spectacularly decorated vessels on parade. Sponsors: Pacific NorthWest LNG, and cheer for your favourite! Commissionaires BC, PR Grain, Pr Rupert LNG, Legion Ladies Aux.

7-11 p.m. Bonfire Beer Garden & Mexi Food – Oldfield Fish Hatchery charity event at the Wheelhouse Brewing Co.

8:15 p.m. Fireworks – (weather permitting) Prince Rupert Harbour.

Christmas carols.

Sunday, Dec. 4

2 p.m. “A Christmas Carol” – A dramatic reading of Charles Dickens novella First United Church – by donation. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

WINTERFEST is organized by the volunteers of Prince Rupert Special Events Society and Prince Rupert Fireworks.

 

This weekend’s sports events

 

Minor hockey games

Following up a home weekend of three games, the Seawolves host two more this weekend. On Saturday at 10 a.m., the Peewee Reps host Burns Lake. Then on Sunday at 1:15 p.m., the Bantam team hosts Terrace at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.

CHSS Basketball

Basketball is back at CHSS, with four games over the weekend. The senior girls ball team hosts a couple of games against Caledonia. The girls play on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and again at noon.

The senior boys team is also in action, hosting Langley’s Brookswood Bobcats. The boys play at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Minor basketball

Prince Rupert Minor Basketball Association is nearing the end of its season. League play wraps up with games on Sunday. Grade 3/4 up through 9-12 will play in competition from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Winterfest Skate

Part of the festivities during Winterfest weekend is a free skate, which will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Although it is free, donations for the local food bank and recommended. Free skates are included as well as hot beverages.

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