The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede's Olde Tyme Christmas will be Saturday, December 5. Drive- thru style.
Free for the entire family, for the 11th year!
The Olde Tyme Christmas fair will run from 4pm - 7pm in the Cypress Centre parking lot, featuring a hot dog, bag of chips and a candy cane - with compliments from Save On Foods. Many thanks to Cooper Rentals for bringing us heaters and light standards to keep us warm! A huge shout out to our friends at the Kiwanis Club for helping us out with this event to make a cheery one for our community!
Santa will be set up if you choose to visit, while practicing physical distancing, Enerplus is providing a photographer and the photos will be uploaded here, click on Santa to be redirected.
How will the drive-thru work?
Approach the Stampede Grounds from Dunmore Road and turn right at Gate 1 into the Cypress Centre Parking Lot. Follow the directional signs to line up in the approach lanes. You will then proceed to a food tent, remaining in your vehicle. “To Go” containers with your Christmas treats will be provided to you, for the number of people in your vehicle.Follow the directions of the traffic control team to exit the drive-thru.
What will you serve?
We will provide a twist on our traditional Olde Tyme Christmas treats; hot dog, condiments, a bag of chips, a juice box and a candy cane. The bag will contain napkins and condiments.
Will there be parking available on-site where I can eat?
There will not be parking available in the immediate area, due to current public health measures around mass gatherings. Please take your order away from the food tents to another area, take it home, to a park or an alternate location to enjoy your treats in a safe and socially distanced manner.
Can we walk around and enjoy our treats?
You cannot leave your vehicle in the immediate area where the drive-thru is setup as no mass gatherings are allowed due to current public health measures.
Will there be washrooms available?
No washrooms will be available.
Can I go through the drive-thru on foot or any other mode of transportation other than a vehicle?
NO - At this time, based on guidance received from Alberta Health Services, we are only able to offer drive-thru service in an enclosed vehicle. Walk-up and alternative transportation modes will not be permitted.
Will there be photos with Santa?
Yes, when you come in through gate 1, the traffic control people will direct you to an area where Santa will be waiting in his sleigh. You may leave your vehicle to have your photo taken, while adhering to all COVID-19 physical distancing protocols. Photos will be uploaded to https://mhstampede.smugmug.com/Public/Share-folder/ Feel free to download your photos, which will be ready the same day. Please note, cellphones may be used, but please keep in mind others who will also be waiting in line.
What precautions are being taken by the food servers?
All of the volunteers (workers) will take the health questionnaire prior to their shift. They will be wearing masks, gloves and be required to wash hands frequently. There will be an emergency response plan in place that includes the proper kit and isolation area.
Do I have to wear a mask?
The Christmas Farmers' Market takes place in the Cypress Centre from 9am until 3pm on Dec 5 and 6. Do some Christmas shopping, take a break from the cold, and get a chance to catch up with your favourite Farmers' Market vendors!!!