Moonlight Madness- Friday, November 24
It is the “un-official” kick-off to Christmas – Moonlight Madness! Get into the holiday spirit with the lighting of the main street tree, the Think Local, Shop Stettler Balloon Drop, late night shopping featuring special promotions and door crasher deals, tons of entertainment and fun throughout the town and even visits with Santa! Plus, earlier in the day, we will be hosting the Early Bird Cash Card draw for $250 Heart of Alberta Dollars!
Main Street Tree Light Up
Join Mayor Sean Nolls and the 2023 Citizens of the Year as they “unofficially” kick off the holiday season with the annual tradition of lighting the Main Street Tree at 6:00pm!
In order to keep our celebrators safe, there will be road closures in place throughout the evening. 49th Avenue will be permanently closed between 3:00pm and 9:00pm, east to west from the alley behind TD Bank to the alley behind Home and Hobby. A temporary closure will be put in place on 50th Avenue from 5:30pm-7:00pm from north of the crosswalk between Pharmasave and Westland Insurance to south of the crosswalk between Heartland Medical Clinic and East to West Lifestyle Pub (see map).
Visit with Santa!
Whisper your lists direct to the “Big Guy” himself as Santa makes a stop to our community!
Leaving his reindeer at home to rest, Santa will be swinging by our Main Street to celebrate with the community and check his lists of those who are naughty and nice! Making sure he has the correct desires from kids of all ages, Santa will be welcoming visits on Main Street following the tree light up until 7:00pm and then will make his way to Stettler FCSS (4720 – 50 Street) to continue his visits until 8:30pm.
Warm up around the tree with ATCO Electric and the 51st Street Merchants!
Staff and volunteers will be serving Hot Dogs from ATCO to warm us inside out, in support of the Stettler Food Bank! Don’t be late, they sell out fast!
Then join the 51st Street Merchants from Re/Max, Family Resource Network, RBC Stettler, and Stettler Adult Learning Centre for free Hot Chocolate and Cookies with Kids Activities until 7:30pm!
Watch in awe or join on in with the talented dancers from JD’s Academy of Dance Synergy as they perform Dance Mobs throughout the evening of Moonlight Madness! Kicking off the evening at the Main Street Tree upon Santa’s arrival, the Dance Mob crew will perform, weather permitting, throughout the evening. Get out and tap your toes to the music and jump on in and show us your moves!
Think Local, Shop Stettler Balloon Drop
Think Local, Shop Stettler businesses are bringing back the infamous balloon drop for Moonlight Madness!
Following the Main Street Tree light up, participating businesses will carry on the fun by offering the chance to WIN some action packed discounts, prizes and give aways!! Chosen at random from consumers shopping Think Local, Shop Stettler businesses, up to 20 lucky contestants will stand side by side, taking part for a chance to grab a balloon or two filled with discounts, bonus offers, instant win prizes and more!
Balloon drop will be held at 7:00pm at the Main Street Tree.
Contestants will be randomly chosen from shoppers at Think Local, Shop Stettler businesses.
Open to all aged 12 and over. Waivers required to participate.
Offers vary in each balloon.
Discounts, offers, and promotions are valid for the evening of Moonlight Madness ONLY or for a specified time listed on each offer.
Our thanks to Heartland Industries for partnering with this community event!
Late Night Shopping!
Join as many local businesses open their doors for you to kick start (or finish) your holiday season shopping with special promotions and door-crasher deals! From getting gifts for everyone on your list to stocking up on the necessities, shop local this holiday season! And don’t forget to enter for your chance to WIN with the Think Local, Shop Stettler Cash Cards promotion!