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Fort Whoop-Up getting into the Christmas spirit


By Justin Seward - Lethbridge Herald on December 12, 2023.

Herald photo by Justin Seward Christmas at the Fort attendees enjoyed a horse-drawn wagon ride Saturday outside of Fort Whoop-Up.

Christmas at the Fort provided plenty of festive things to go with the Christmas season for attendees on Saturday at Fort Whoop-up.

People could sit by a fire to roast marshmallows, watch a dance performance from Napi’s Santa, decorate cookies and snowflakes and experience a wagon ride to name a few things.

“We try to keep it super family affordable and friendly,” said Connor Kenney, Fort Whoop-Up site coordinator.

“Our kind of drives are simple, authentic and user driven.”

The Fort tries to keep the activities as simple as possible with the wide range of audiences they get.

“Just so people can kind of go to each station and be able to kind of go around their own pace without feeling like they’re going to miss anything,” said Kenney.

“It’s just nice to see all the kids kind of happy and kind of doing their little crafts and stuff and parents be able to kind of just bring nice family fun,” said Kenney.

“It’s diverse, lots of culture and for all ages,” said Krista Ruffle, who was at the event for the first time with friends and family.

Andrew Hayward thought there was lots of stuff for the kids and adults alike.

Christmas at the Fort also ran on Sunday and will go again on Dec. 16 and 17 from 1-5 p.m. at Fort Whoop-Up.

“It’s always a good time, they do a good job with it,” said Hayward.

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