Clearwater Rotary planning Christmas Tree Light-Up

Clearwater Rotary Christmas Tree Light-Up will return at the Wells Gray Infocentre on Dec. 1 between 4:30 and 8 p.m.

Christmas Light-Up committee

On Sunday, Dec. 1, between 4:30 and 8 pm the Clearwater Rotary Christmas Tree Light-Up will return at the Wells Gray Infocentre!

The year has flown by and Clearwater Rotary will be welcoming Santa again. He will light the Clearwater Christmas Tree and visit with the children.

Everyone is invited to come and join in one of the many fun activities organized by Rotary, the Wells Gray Infocentre Gift Shop, and the Wells Gray Gallery with the help of many generous sponsors. There will be live music from local musicians and Carol singers as well as a Christmas story will be read. The Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Contest will return. There are great prizes to be had! The Strawberry Moose will open also open its doors.

Make sure to bring your own camera for your free photo-op with Santa. Children can drop off their letter for Santa at Santa’s mailbox. It is a great opportunity to shop locally as there will be a small indoor Christmas market. Free cocoa, tea, and coffee will be available. Watch for more updates on this wonderful winter event!

The Christmas Tree Light-Up is generously sponsored by Rotary, Wells Gray Infocentre Gift Shop, Wells Gray Gallery, Charlene Lau Studios, Blackwell Enterprises, TNRD, District of Clearwater, and the Clearwater Times.

Hope to see you all there!

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest:

We invite you to put together a team and bring your own decorations to decorate a “Charlie Brown” tree during the Christmas Tree Light-Up Event.

At the end of the evening a winner will be chosen.

The trees will then be displayed at the Infocentre for the first three weeks of December at the Winter Market.

We need teams to sign up in advance so we can make sure that there will be enough Christmas trees available for decorating. To sign up your team, please send an email to Margot Venema at or stop by at Clearwater Computers.

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Contest:


A gingerbread cookie along with decorating supplies will be provided for a small fee of $2 per cookie entry. Cookies will be judged by Santa’s elves. There is a category for kids <10 years and a category for kids between 10 and16 years old.