It's the most wonderful time of the year, and who says Christmas can’t last all year long? Christmas is a time of happiness, love and cheer, and having a name that reminds us of the holiday season can be unique and uplifting. These adorable baby names will have thinking of sparkling lights, jingle bells and the pure magic of the season. Whether you choose a name focused on religious figures, the Christmas season itself or simply because you love it, we can all agree these names inspire a sense of warmth that make them the perfect name for your little one.
Yule- " Born during Christmas season"
Tannen- "Fir Tree" A famous German Christmas carol "O" Tannenbaum
Frank- (incense) One of the gift from the wise men to Baby Jesus
Jasper- Variation of Caspar/Kasper One of the 3 wise men
Lux- Latin word for "light"
Northlyn- The North star lit up the sky that revealed the birth of Jesus. Variation of North
Tinsley- Who doesn't love tinsel? A decorative sparkling material that mimics the effect of ice.
Noell- It is a French meaning for Christmas or the Latin meaning "birthday (of the Lord)"
Evangeline- Greek meaning for "good news, bringer of good news"
Wynter- Tis the Season of Winter Wonderland
While these name are a perfect suit for winter holiday babies, they wear well for little ones born anytime of the year.
Photos with Santa-
Forget Bieber, forget Paw Patrol, for little kids there is only one celebrity worth getting excited over during the holidays... Old Saint Nick! This year there are many opportunities to get to meet Santa in and around the Edmonton Area. He has been spotted in almost every mall in town. Head down for an afternoon of fun, crafts and get a photo taken with the Jolly big guy too! Don't be fooled, Santa is on a schedule as well. Follow the link, the lovely Lindsay at Modern Mama has done all the research on hours and locations of his next sighting.
Candy Cane Lane/ Leduc Country Lights
Who doesn't love Candy Cane Lane and Luduc Country Christmas Lights? Sleigh rides, free cookies and hot cocoa, Christmas lights galore and great photo ops all over the place. Temperature plays a big part on the experience... so dress warm - Toque, scarf and mitts are a must. The perfect places to enjoy the lights of the season! Follow the link to find out more details or book your sleigh rides for Candy Cane Lane.
Or click to find out more about Country Christmas Lights in Leduc
ETS Christmas Tour
Grab an apple cider for the ride and sit back and enjoy the festive sights of the season. This year's tour that starts at the Alberta Legislature, continues to Candy Cane Lane and then back up to Churchill Square and City Hall. A few things to remember - there are no strollers permitted on the bus and be sure to go to the bathroom as there aren't any on the bus and there are no scheduled bathroom breaks. For more details on dates, tickets, departure times and locations click here
Concerts @ the Conservatory: Holiday Favourites
Bring the whole family and enjoy an old fashioned Christmas Carol sing-along at Concerts @ the conservatory series. During the intermission you can take in all the sights during a guided tour led by a knowledgable Muttart Conservatory interpreter, while enjoying the warmth of the holiday lights glowing in the pyramids. Go to their website to find out more details
Skating at the Alberta Legislature
Bring your skates and come and enjoy the perfect backdrop for a holiday skate on the beautiful Legislature grounds. It's hard to miss the 60-foot spruce tree centrepiece lit with over 5000 lights. Also celebrating the holiday season are nearly 70 musical ensembles that grace the Legislature rotunda's grande staircase with daily performances. Check our the performance schedule at http://www.assembly.ab.ca/visitor/PDF/2015/CTS_%20ChoirSchedule.pdf
A Prairie Christmas
At prairie Gardens there isn't just one thing to do. This is a family packed holiday adventure that you can enjoy free face painting, tractor drawn hay rides, winter play, snow slides, indoor petting farm, decorate free snowman cookies with Mrs. Clause, Christmas wildcrafting, free make and take gifts, free marshmallows to roast on the crackling bonfire, outdoor corn maze and lots of festive eats and treats to purchase in Mrs. C's kitchen. lets's not forget about the special performances from the Master drummer, the Christmas rapper and Christmas magic shows. For more info visit the link below
Come celebrate an O'l fashioned Christmas at Fort Edmonton Park. Great for families... enjoy wondering through 4 decades of history while you listen to carollers, drink hot chocolate, write letters to santa, watch the play The Gift of the Magi, sort parcels and letters, deliver packages, and make old fashioned crafts. There will not be a shortage of entertainment... and maybe even a visit from Father Christmas. You can even book a one day only Breakfast with Father Christmas!!!! (limited spot available) click to book your tickets today
Whyte Wishes: A Shopping Adventure
With plenty of things to see and do during the holiday season, Old Strathcona is a tradition worth celebrating. With horse drawn sleigh ride shuttles and over 600 local businesses you will be sure to find something for the whole family to enjoy. World class dining, entertainment and lots of little shops to find unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. Click for the sleigh map. http://www.oldstrathcona.ca/Content/pdfs/2016SleighRideShuttle.pdf