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CP Holiday Train
Image by: Chu Shau-Luen.

If the cold and shoveling of snow are getting you down or if the pressures of shopping and entertaining weigh heavily on your shoulders, consider a getaway for your spirit. Visit Medicine Hat for a peaceful respite from the holidays. You won't want to miss these following events coming to town this December to put you back in the proper holiday spirit! 

CP Holiday Train

Mark your calendars! The Candian Pacific Railway Holiday Train is rolling in to Medicine Hat on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. This a truly festive annual tradition, where you can watch train cars, bedecked from floor to ceiling with holiday lights and decorations, pulling into Medicine Hat for a show. Catch the train at Queen and North Railway St. at 4:15 p.m., and stay for live musical performances from Meghan Patrick, Tanika Charles, and Kelly Prescott from 4:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. It is a delightful way to spend a special afternoon with family and friends. Follow the holiday train here

Country Christmas

Are you in the mood for a country Christmas? Take a short trip to the Gem of the West Museum in Coaldale, Alberta to see live performances from Lethbridge’s rising country stars: Alyssa McQuaid, Cody Hall, Eric Braun, and Amy Allred. They will be performing Christmas classics alongside original music from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Come and lend your support to local artists and spend the day with family and friends listening to amazing seasonal sounds. Buy tickets in advance online! 

New Year’s Eve Fest

If you are bringing young ones along with you, spend the afternoon of December 31 at the Family Leisure Centre (2000 Division Avenue N) for New Year's Eve Fest where the kids get to celebrate the upcoming new year in their own way! For a $2 admission, they can skate, swim, play floor hockey, battle in Nerf wars, watch classic movies on a big screen or bounce around on inflatable obstacle courses and jumping castles. There's even a New Year's countdown and ball drop at 3:45 p.m. The fun starts at 12 p.m. up until 4 p.m. leaving plenty of time for a second celebration ringing in the new year at midnight. 

Whether you’re catching a glimpse of the CP holiday train, enjoying the kids' smiling faces as they engage in festive fun-filled activities, or jamming to country Christmas tunes, there’s no better start to your adventures in Medicine Hat than making Home Inn Express Medicine Hat your home base. You'll start with comfortable plush accommodations, premium-grade bed linens, free Wi-Fi access, 42-inch cable TV, complimentary continental breakfast served daily, and more. In addition, children under 17 years stay for free. The holiday season can get hectic, book now to secure your accommodation plans!