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Christmas at the Nation will be held at the 7 Chiefs SportsPlex and Chief Jim Starlight Center on Tsuut'ina Nation on December 16, 17 and 18, 2022

 

On the Tsuut’ina Nation, we say “GUJAKA NANIYAɁI” which means “WELCOME”. 

Support Indigenous and local artists and businesses at the second annual Christmas at the Nation. In partnership with the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex & Chief Jim Starlight Centre and Taza, this new holiday market will feature an array of local Calgary and Indigenous vendors.

Artisans and makers promise to amaze you with their talents and are so appreciative of your commitment to supporting local. Find the perfect gift for someone on your list or treat yourself with a wonderful little treasure. Don’t miss out on the warmth and welcome of the people of the Tsuut’ina Nation.

Enjoy a festive holiday atmosphere, Tsuut’ina Nation dance performances, tipis, Santa Claus, and food from our concessions in Seven Chiefs Sportsplex. As well as our treasured Canadian experience of skating outdoors under the roof of the 7 Chiefs Sportsplex outdoor arena during market hours. There is no cost to skate outdoors, so bring your skates, and helmets for the kids. No hockey sticks or pucks, please.

On Saturday, December 17 the market hours are extended to 7:00 pm as we warmly welcome Indigenous and well-known music performers to our main stage. We are excited to offer live music to our unique holiday market.


Tickets to Christmas at the Nation will be available at the door on
December 16, 17, and 18.

FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT THE 7 CHIEFS SPORTSPLEX.

Event Details

Friday, December 16
  • Market opens at 11 am, closes at 4 pm
  • Learn how to make your own Indigenous ornament 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Small additional fee)
  • Visit with Santa 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Tsuut’ina performances 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday, December 17
  • Market opens at 11 am, closes at 7 pm
  • Learn how to make your own Indigenous ornament 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Small additional fee)
  • Visit with Santa 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Tsuut’ina performances 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Coca-Cola Holiday Truck with Santa 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, parking lot of the Sportsplex
  • Special performance on the main stage 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, December 18
  • Market opens at 11 am, closes at 4 pm
  • Learn how to make your own Indigenous ornament 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Small additional fee)
  • Visit with the Grinch 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Visit with Santa 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Tsuut’ina performances 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost $8/person, 12 and under free.
Location

Seven Chiefs Sportsplex and Chief Jim Starlight Centre 19 Bullhead Road, Tsuut’ina Nation.

Click here for address/directions

Are you a vendor interested in a table(s)?

Click here for details and the vendor form.

Bridging Connection

The Bridging Connection Program connects local Tsuut’ina artists with Taza tenants, designed to bring the community closer together through a range of creative collaborations with current and prospective businesses at Taza.

Handmade beads
Taken with permission at the Tsuut’ina Culture Museum.

Christmas at the Nation will highlight two local Tsuut’ina artists under the Bridging Connection Program who will be featured at the holiday market. Taza will be providing complimentary prints from each artist. One print per attendee admission fee will be provided upon registration to the market until quantities last.

Learn more about Bridging Connection at togetherattaza.com/bridging-connection.

To learn more about development on the Tsuut’ina Nation, visit www.togetherattaza.com.

We will see you on December 16, 17 and 18 at the Tsuut’ina Nation.

SIYIGASSTHANK YOU!

 

 

 

 

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