A favorite Stettler tradition returns on Dec. 3.
Running Friday and Saturday nights through December, the Stettler Town and Country Museum’s “Light the Night” is set to run until Christmas Eve, and barring any changes in pandemic-related restrictions, feature the return of sleigh rides and a gingerbread house competition in the main building.
For the gingerbread competition, families or business will be welcome to construct and drop off their creations for display in the main building of the Museum.
While the ‘Light the Night’ is going on, people will be welcome to come into the main building to warm up, grab a cup of hot chocolate, and vote on their favorite gingerbread house.
Whichever work gets the most votes will get a prize, but according to Stettler Town and Country Museum manager Karen Wahlund, the prize has yet to be determined.
For the first Friday and Saturday nights, people taking in the lights will have the opportunity to do so by old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh ride, courtesy of Jim Long and his team of horses.
After that, the sleigh rides will switch over to the mechanical variety, being pulled by tractors operated by members of Stettler’s Antique Tractor Club.
If people taking in the sights so choose, they can also walk around to see the displays, or remain in their vehicles as well, according to Wahlund.
People will be able to vote on for their favorite light display at www.stettlerlocal.com.
The final two nights for the ‘Light the Night’ display will be Tuesday, Dec. 23, and Wed, Dec. 24.
The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and run each night until 9 p.m., or until all spectators are off the grounds.