Christmas in the Valley

Late November

The magic of Christmas in the spirit of giving.

This Annual Smithers tradition lets you kick off your Holiday season with a weekend of family festivities at the end of November. Main Street gets lit up for the holidays and is bustling with fun! Come enjoy the hay rides, carolers, visits with Mr & Mrs Claus, hot chocolate, seasonal treats, hundreds of dollars of Prize Draws, and you can get a head start on your holiday gift shopping with seasonal specials in the boutique shops of downtown Smithers - open late on Friday and all day Saturday. PLUS check out the Christmas Craft Markets often happening around the same time. In 2023 you can visit the "One of a Kind: Artisan Christmas Gift Market" happening the same weekend at the Smithers Art Gallery. Scroll for more details

WHEN: 2023 Dates

  • FRIDAY November 24 » 4-9pm
  • SATURDAY November 25 » Daytime Hours

WHERE: Downtown Smithers, on & around Main Street


  • Hay Rides, Santa Claus & Carolers on Main Street
  • Hot Chocolate, cider & treats
  • Enter to WIN gift baskets worth hundreds of dollars – Entry boxes at various merchants
  • Downtown & Main Street Shops open late Friday night (till 9pm+) with Specials at participating merchants
  • Charitable groups selling seasonal goodies 
  • "One of a Kind: Artisan Christmas Gift Market" at the Smithers Art Gallery.

Christmas in the Valley is brought to you by the Downtown Merchants Association. For more info, stay tuned to @SmithersMerchants @SmithersInteriorNews &

Hay Rides on Main Street | Photo by Thomas Camus

A gingerbread house! Photo by Thomas Camus

Spontaneous visits with Mr. & Mrs. Claus! Photo by Thomas Camus

Local Firefighters handing out warm drinks | Thomas Camus

Hot chocolate, cider,  fudge and other goodies. | Photo by Thomas Camus

Twinkling lights and rosy cheeks... It's beginning to feel like Christmas magic | Photo by Thomas Camus

At one end of Main street, you can look waaaaaay up to the top of the 20' tall Christmas Tree at the foot of Main Street in Smithers | Photo by Thomas Camus

And at the other end of Main Street, you can visit the "One of a Kind: Artisan Christmas Gift Market" happening the same weekend in 2023 at the Smithers Art Gallery |  Photo by Thomas Camus

Boutique Shops open late on Friday

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