10 Things to do in Manitoba’s Interlake (December Edition)

Holiday Art Contest at St. Andrews Heritage Centre
December 1 – December 31 – FREE

Create a work of art to win a prize! Contest submissions are open Dec 1st-31st, ages 12 and under are eligible to enter! Winners will be announced on January 8th. All submissions will be displayed at the St. Andrews Heritage Centre’s 2022 Community Art Show as part of the youth category! This contest is being held from December 1st – December 31st at the St. Andrews Heritage Centre. For ages 12 and under. There is no fee to enter! *Masks and proof of vaccination will be required upon entering the Museum. Location: 374 River Rd, St Andrews, MB


Moonlite Madness Craft & Vendor MarketWinnipeg Beach
December 3 – 4:00pm – 9:00pm | Skate with Santa on December 4 11am-1pm

Moonlite Madness Craft & Vendor Market in the Community Centre & Legion. Mayor Pimentel lights the tree on the Bandstand 7:00pm followed by Adam T Elvis Christmas live 7:10pm. Santa’s arrival sometime around 7:30pm Many businesses will be open late for Christmas shopping and to grab a snack. Carlo’s Cucina, Shenanigans at the Beach, Winnipeg Beach General Store, Winnipeg Beach Hotel, and the Winnipeg Beach Plaza just to name a few. Bonfire with hot chocolate & cookies from Shenanigans on the Beach 6:30 – 7:30pm. Bandstand location: Hamilton Ave Winnipeg Beach, MB – Community Centre & Legion location: 20 Hamilton Ave, Winnipeg Beach, MB. On Saturday lace up your skates and join Santa on the ice at Winnipeg Beach Community Centre. Free for all – bring a tin for the bin!


New Iceland Heritage Museum – Annual Christmas Market
December 3 – 4:00pm-8:00pm and December 4 – 10:00am-4:00pm

Get out early and seek out some made local holiday gifts! You’ll find artwork, handmade soaps, quilting, sewing, jewelry, and more.
Free admission, hot chocolate, and cookies! *Masks and proof of vaccination will be required upon entering the Museum.

New this year at NIHM…Christmas Specialty Gift boxes For the Amma’s, Afi’s, and Children in your life. Each box contains items that they will love! Boxes are available for curbside pick-up, shipping, and free delivery in Gimli, Arborg, Riverton, and Winnipeg Beach. Check them out in our online store at www.nihm.ca or Call (204) 642-4001 for further information. Location: 108-98 1st Ave, Gimli, MB.


Book an ice fishing adventure with Lakeview Gimli Resort

Stay in one of the well-appointed guest rooms or enjoy a 5 or 7-day stay in one of their Vacation Suites with full kitchens to cook your fish in! Reel yourself into Lakeview Gimli Resort, just a castaway from Lake Winnipeg where the ice-fishing is second to none!
If you don’t have all the gear you need, not to worry! Lakeview Gimli is pleased to partner with Legends Rental Service who can assist you in renting all of the gear you could possibly need to land the big ones! Reach out to them directly to learn all about their incredible rental rates. Location: 10 Centre St, Gimli, MB.


Have Breakfast with Cooper at Arborg Legion!
December 7 – 9:00am – 11:30am

Check out the Kid’s Christmas Market and Rainbow Auction. There will be crafts for the kids as well. Hosted by Interlake Co-op, Arborg Legion & Noventis Credit Union. All proceeds go to the Christmas Cheer Board, don’t forget to get a photo with Cooper! Admission is $5, kids 5 and under eat free. Location: 306 Main St, Arborg, MB.


Have Breakfast with Santa at Gaffer’s Restaurant & Lounge!
December 12 – 9:00am – 11:30am

Call to book your reservation 204-757-2350. Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon & Hashbrowns. Bring a Camera! Adults $13.95, Children 4-12 $8.95, Under 3 FREE
Beverages, Taxes & Gratuity not included *as per Manitoba health orders patrons must be double vaccinated. Location: 23020 Provincial Trunk Hwy 44, Lockport, MB.


Interlake Regional Snoman Association
Join a club!

This association consists of 10 individual snowmobile clubs within the Interlake, they like a wide range of communities and towns within this region. A proud volunteer-based association, they spend countless hours maintaining these snowmobile trails for the enjoyment of all Manitobans. Reminder: a SnoPass is required to travel these trail systems and is available for purchase through any MPI location.


Holiday Yards of the Season brought to you by Red River North Tourism!
Register by December 15, 2021

Explore Red River North! Looking for a fun, festive activity for your friends and family? On December 18th RRNT will release a Map of Holiday Yards! Grab a hot chocolate and hit the road to see the festive lights! Live in the area? You can decorate your yard with your most festive Holiday lights and decor for a chance to win some amazing prizes! Register by filling out this form, send RRNT a picture, and keep those lights on from December 18 – January 8 while the local judges score all the entries! So Many Prizes Available, learn more!


Petersfield Community ClubChristmas Markets
Christmas Markets December 11, 12, 18, 19 – 11:00am – 3:00pm

A trip to the Petersfield in the RM of St Andrews makes a lovely excursion any time of year. However, it’s extra special during the holiday season when it’s Christmas Market time! Whether you’re looking to buy the perfect candle, decadent honey, or a special piece of jewelry you’ll find that and so much more at this cozy marketplace showcasing local handicrafts. Petersfield shares more than just Markets this time of year, Breakfast with Santa December is happening on 4, from 8:00am-11:00am. Location: 401 Main St. Petersfield, MB.


Thomas Bunn House Holiday Stay!

Unlike traditional bed and breakfasts, this is a self-catered B&B – which means breakfast food is provided in a fully-equipped kitchen. You also have the entire house to yourself for the duration of your stay. Your hosts Bev and Fraser, who live in their own house on-site, are nearby if you need them. They are happy to talk with you and show you around, or just let you be if that is what you prefer. Location: 103 Bunns Road, Lockport, MB