There’s no doubt that December is a busy time – figuring out what to buy for loved ones, checking progress on your New Year’s resolutions, and getting accustomed to driving to and from work in the dark. On the bright side, the change of the season means there is an entirely new set of exciting things happening at The Forks!
1. Shopping local at The Forks Market
Holiday Gift Guide highlights the best gifts for Her, for Him, the kiddos, the foodies, the yogis, and The Common lovers. You can find every item in the guide in The Forks Market, so while you’re shopping, you can walk around with a glass of wine in hand on the first floor, be serenaded by the buskers, and stop in for a meal at the Food Hall. Yeah – that’s what we call shopping!
Check out Forks Trading Co. and Generation Green for a couple stops where you are guaranteed to find the perfect gift for the picky teenage fashionista or your Aunt who seems to have everything. They have a huge variety of goodies – many of which are made right here in Manitoba. #shoplocal this holiday season!
Still stuck? Head to The Common or The Forks Market Office to pick up The Forks Market Gift Cards. That way, they can pick up whatever they’d like from the shops in The Forks Market.
2. Lace up your skates
The on-land skating trails around The Forks are ready for evening skates with a date and a steaming hot chocolate or for an afternoon pick-up game with your buds. Be sure to skate the Historic Rail Bridge, the view with the twinkling lights overhead is... Well... You'll have to see it for yourself. We promise, that shot will be Instagram-worthy.
3. Get your craft on in The Forks Market Food Hall
One of the best parts of the holidays is getting the chance to spend time with the people who make you smile. The next best thing about the holidays is all the making that goes on – holiday baking, DIY presents, creative wrapping, and sparkly decorating. Now, you can combine those things by bringing your favourite people to The Common for our crafting workshop series.
4. Keep the family on their feet during the relaxing season
Come down to The Forks Market on December 18th for some family-friendly programming, a holiday movie, and some other great surprises. The Common will be open and serving craft beer and wine for the big kids too! Stay tuned on The Forks Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates and more information.
5. Give 2016 a send-off to remember
To finish off a great year, and kick of #Canada150, The Forks will be hosting Wawanesa Insurance Family New Years Eve. There will be activities for the kids during the day, fireworks at 8:00 p.m. and midnight with concerts and DJs throughout the night, and of course – drinks at The Common all night.
For a full list of events at The Forks, visit theforks.com/events