Kids' Holiday Store Fundraiser
Each December, children ages 4 and up from all over Chestermere and surrounding area line up to see what is new and exciting at the Kids’ Holiday Store.
Before entering the store, kids can prepare their shopping lists. Then, little shoppers are paired up with a store Elf to pick out presents for their loved ones. Parents/caregivers will wait outside of the store until the little shopper has checked off everyone from their list. After, shoppers and Elves will wrap each gift in order to kept it a surprise until the holidays.
Every Gift is $5
Each $5 gift your shopper buys means $5 is going right back into the community. These funds help residents in Chestermere and area in times of need throughout the year. This can be anything from basic needs to helping local students have school supplies at the start of the school year.
New Registration Process
This year, we are introducing shopping times to help our elves get the store in tiptop shape for the big day. Limited shopping times available are, please register to reserve your spot! Please choose the time slot and amount of gifts below:
While you are waiting or when your shopper is all done, be sure to enjoy all the activities that are happening throughout City Hall and Chestermere Public Library.
- Scavenger Hunt
- Family Portraits ($10 minimum donation)
- Special Performances by: Aheer Studio of Performance, Mel's Musical Rockstars, Chestermere High School Jazz Band, Charlise and Sienna Bruchet
- 50/50 Raffle
|10:00 am –
|Kids’ Holiday Store, Scavenger Hunt, CWD Café, Crafts, 50/50
||Throughout City Hall and Library|
||City Hall (main level)|
|10:20 am -
|Charlise and Sienna Bruchet Violin Performance||City Hall (main level)|
|10:30 am –
|Kid’s Holiday Store Opens!
Registered Shopping Time 1
|Kids' Holiday Store (City Hall main level)
||Mel's Preschool Rock Stars Performance||City Hall (main level)
|11:00 am –
||Santa’s Workshop (Library)
|11:30 am –
|Chestermere High School Jazz Band Performance
||City Hall (upper level)
|11:30 am –
|Registered Shopping Time 2
||Kids' Holiday Store (City Hall main level)
|12:15 pm –
|Leela Aheer & Studio Musical Performance
||City Hall (upper level)|
|12:30 pm –
|Registered Shopping Time 3
||Kids' Holiday Store (City Hall main level)|
|1:00 pm –
|Community Carolling with Leela Aheer
|1:30 pm –
|Last Call for Kids’ Holiday Store Drop In Shopping Time
||Kids’ Holiday Store (CIty Hall main level)
||Crafts, Family Portraits, Scavenger Hunt, 50/50 and Door prize Ends
|2:30 pm||Event Wraps Up
How You Can Help
Funds raised from the event or during the campaign season will help individuals and families in Chestermere and area with basic needs and emergency support all year round.
Donate Items for the Kids' Holiday Store:Donate new or gently used items that kids can purchase at the Kids' Holiday Store. Drop off items in the bins at City Hall or Chestermere Public Library from November 12, 2018 to December 13, 2018.
Sponsor a Shopper:We reserve a few spots each year for children whose families will be accessing the Christmas Hamper program. Every $5 donated to sponsor a shopper will help waive those costs for these families.
Cash Donations:Cash, cheque, or credit card donations are accepted at City Hall (105 Marina Road, Chestermere). Cheques can be written out to City of Chestermere, memo Christmas with Dignity. $20 donations and more will be eligible for a tax receipt. More info.
A very special thank you to our event donors and sponsors:
- City of Chestermere
- Chestermere Public Library
- Chestermere Rotary Club
- Eric's No Frills
- Faces of Chestermere
- Tim Hortons
- The REPs Group