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Historic Events 

Community Christmas starts November 26

Join the Town of Penhold on Friday November 26 as we start our Community Christmas celebration with the Community Christmas Drive Thru.  The outdoor tree lighting will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Tunnel of Lights Drive-thru from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  **Take home activities and treats for first 200 vehicles.

Community Christmas 2021 will run from November 26 - December 19 with new challenges / activities each week. These challenges and activities are for all ages to enjoy with prizes awarded each week.

Click on the items below to learn more about each challenge / activity.

Pumpkin Head Scarecrow Contest is back October 28-31, 2021

You can make this a fun family activity, or enter as a business or community group / school. 


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Pumpkin Head Scarecrow Contest last weekend! The votes have been counted and the winners are:
Best Business: Rebecca's Dayhome
Best Individual/Family: Tracy Ryan
Best Community Group/School: Penhold & District Optimist Club 
Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your Grace Alyse Sweets gift cards!

There are so many positive things to celebrate in Penhold! Throughout the month of June we invite you to help us spread some sunshine as we celebrate the many reasons Penhold is a great place to call home.

Some examples of ways to share sunshine include:

  • Giving a shout out to a local business who provided great service
  • Giving praise to a home that has worked hard to have a nice yard this summer
  • Sharing the way someone helped make your day brighter.

Enter as many times as you like AND each time you mention someone for their actions, they will be entered to win the Spirit of Penhold Summer Prize Pack as well! The Spirit of Penhold Summer Prize Pack is valued at over $400!

Please use the form below to enter and to nominate someone who has spread some sunshine into your world this month. Entries will be accepted until 9:00 a.m. Monday June 28. The lucky winner will be announced Tuesday June 29 so they can enjoy their Summer Prize Pack for Canada Day.

Congratulations to the Spirit of Penhold contest winner Marilyn Weselosky! Marilyn was nominated by her neighbour, Ann, for all kind things she does to help others in our community.  Congratulations Marilyn, we hope you enjoy your summer prize pack.

 Spring is in the air in Penhold! The Town of Penhold and Town of Penhold Community Services have put together a drive thru style event for residents to get rid of their extra clutter in a safe, fun way. Join us in the Penhold Multiplex parking lot on Saturday May 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to drop off your documents for shredding, bottles for the Penhold Youth Club (PYC) Bottle Drive, non-perishable items for the @Red Deer & District Food Bank food drive.  Click on link below for more details.

Follow this event  on our social media for more details about each of the stations at the Spring Fling-It event. Please remember, this is a drive thru style event being held in compliance with AHS guidelines for COVID-19.

Download the Spring Fling-It info flyer here

Celebrate Family Day in Penhold

Click here for 2021 Snowman Building Challenge rules & info.

Contest extended - Due to extreme cold weather the contest deadline has been extended to Feb. 21, 2021. 

BUILD: Each entrant must build their snowman during Family Day long weekend, February 12-15, 2021. Teams / individuals are encouraged to use accessories and add their own creative touches to make their snowman unique. Pre-registration is not required BUT the first 20 teams to register through the Town website will receive a snowman building kit.

SUBMIT: Send your awesome snowman picture by email to cblack@townofpenhold.ca. 

All entries must consist of a photograph of the snowman and must have at least one builder in the photo. 

VOTE: Cast your vote for your favourite creation on the Town of Penhold website and facebook page starting Feb. 22, 2021. Voting will close at 12:00 noon Thursday Feb. 25, 2021

In case we do not have enough snow to build your snowman outside, or if you prefer indoor activities, a homemade snowman craft, a drawing, snowman cookies, marshmallow snowmen, etc. can be entered as well.

Remembrance Day Ceremony 2020 was a closed ceremony this year and was held November 6, 2020. Lest We Forget.

Fall Festival will be different this year, but we will still have Fall Festival. 

The Tour of Lights List is ready!  While you tour around Penhold to check out the lights at these great homes, don't forget to keep yours eyes open for the items on the Tour of Lights BINGO. Write the address you found the items in the squares and send in a photo of your completed card to cblack@townofpenhold.ca to be entered to win this week's prize package. 

It's Community Decorating Week in Penhold! Whether you like a full house of Clark Griswold style lights, turning your yard into a magical wonderland or hanging a single strand of lights, we want to hear from you! Share photos of your holiday decorations with us using #ProudlyPenhold on our facebook post to be entered for this week's Community Christmas prizes. You can also register your house for the Tour of Lights or nominate a home / block for best decorated prize using the form below. Registration & nomination deadline is 9:00 a.m. Monday Dec. 7, 2020 - Thank you for everyone who entered and nominated homes. The Tour of Lights Map and best decorated voting will be released soon.

Sharing cheer is a great way to warm the hearts of others and to uplift spirits this winter. Help us spread kindness around Penhold by doing kind things. Let us know how you spread cheer to warm someone’s heart or what kindness you received to warm your own heart. Share your stories using the form below to be entered to win the weekly prize. 

Entry deadline is Nov. 30, 2020. Winners will be announced Dec. 1, 2020.

Join the Town of Penhold at the Multiplex for our special 2020 Drive-In style Christmas Tree Light-Up

The Town Crier will be still be lighting the tree this year, but we are moving the tree to the balcony of the Multiplex. Instead of being shoulder to shoulder in the Multiplex lobby for the tree lighting, we will be bumper to bumper in the Multiplex Parking lot. Come join us as we kick of 4 weeks of community events for Community Christmas, you never who might stop by to help start Community Christmas 2020.

Get your cohort or coworkers together & build a Pumpkin Head Scarecrow for the Town of Penhold Pumpkin Head Scarecrow Contest. 

Scarecrows can be made of any materials you choose, as long as the head is a pumpkin. You can use a real pumpkin, craft pumpkin, homemade pumpkin and any type of pumpkin you want. There will be great prizes for best business, best community group and best family / individual entry. 

Bring your scarecrow to the Waskasoo Ave walking path by the Multiplex starting at 12:00 noon on October 30. Scarecrows will stay on display until November 1 and judging will be done by public vote. 

All entries MUST be pre-registered by Monday Oct. 26 using the form below. 

Scarecrows will need to be collected by each participant by 12:00 noon Monday Nov. 2, 2020.

Join us September 11 & 12 in the Multiplex Parking Lot for Movies at the Multiplex. Tickets to Movies at the Multiplex are available through Eventbrite. Don't forget to pre-order your popcorn and candy bags when you purchase your ticket.

Friday Sept. 11 - Family Movie Night The Lion King (movie starts after sunset)
Saturday Sept. 12 - Date Night Movie Night The Fast & The Furious (movie starts after fireworks)

Tickets $25 per carload, tickets will be sold through Eventbrite. Penhold Resident Pre-sale will be Aug, 21 - 28. Tickets go on sale to public August 29. Sign up for E-News through Town website to get pre-sale code emailed to you.

We can't have the midway - but we can have fair food!!! Grab & Go Food Truck Festival will start at 5:00 each day in the north parking area of the Penhold Regional Multiplex. Pop in, grab a treat and take it home or to a park to enjoy! You can also grab snacks for the Penhold Fall Festival Movies at the Multiplex or Penhold Fall Festival Fireworks from the food trucks before the events. Devine's Cafe and Lounge, Golden Mini Donuts, Irish Ivy Kitchen Food Truck, Simple Spice
Please note: COVID-19 Physical Distancing guidelines must be followed by all patrons.

Red Deer Cruise Night is coming to Penhold on Friday Sept. 11. 

Watch for these classic cars cruising in Penhold starting at 7:00 p.m. Click here to see the map of the Route the Red Deer Cruise Night vehicles will take. 

Fall Festival wouldn't be complete without fireworks! Fireworks will be set off by the ball diamond on Waskasoo Ave at 9:00 p.m. (weather permitting) 

Please note: COVID-19 Physical Distancing guidelines must be followed.

Canada Day Drive-In Movie is SOLD OUT! SHREK is coming to Penhold!! Join us for a drive-in movie at the Multiplex on Canada Day. Tickets are $25 / vehicle and you can order snacks with your tickets. Proceeds from the sale of candy bags and popcorn will go directly to PYC. 

There is limited space due to COVID-19 regulations so Penhold residents will have early access to tickets, check your mailbox for pre-sale code to use starting 9:00 a.m. Saturday June 13, 2020.  Click here to access Evenbrite tickets sales.

Tickets will be available to everyone starting 9:00 a.m. Monday June 15. All tickets will be sold through Eventbrite only. 

Please note - Ticket holders are responsible for ensuring the people in their vehicle are complying with all COVID-19 Health orders.

Canada Flag Contest entry deadline is June 28, 2020

Get creative with the Canada Flag Contest and you could win a prize pack of backyard fun!

 Your creation can be made out of anything, just remember to snap a picture to send to us. As a community we can come together to have the most Canada Flag creations posted. We have challenged Delburne to see who can get the most flags posted in our office windows. 

Submit photos of your entries to info@townofpenhold.ca or on our Town of Penhold Facebook page.

Community Window Walk Easter Egg Hunt Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Community Window Walk Easter Egg Hunt draw: M. Suess, J Vandenbrink and N Caissie. Thank you to everyone who participated, it was wonderful to see so many Easter Eggs all around Penhold.

We were sad about the cancellation of our 2020 Easter Eggstravaganza, so we came up with a COVID 19 safe Community Easter Egg Hunt. Please check facebook for Town of Penhold Community Support Services & Town of Penhold's new event - Community Easter Egg Hunt. 

The hunt is on for Easter Eggs in windows in Penhold. Take a tour around Penhold on your walk, or in your car, & see how many you can find, then share your total in the Town of Penhold / Town of Penhold Community Support Services facebook event. If you don't use social media, you can still let us know how many eggs you found using the online registration form.  Everyone who registers online or using social media will be entered to win 1 of 3 Easter Baskets full of goodies.

BONUS!!!There are 5 GOLDEN EASTER EGGS hidden around Penhold. If you find one, mark down the address and enter online for a bonus entry.

CANCELLED Easter Eggstravaganza Bring your family and come celebrate Easter with the Town of Penhold on Saturday April 4, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  This fun family activity will have face painting, balloon artist, bouncy houses, activities and more! Admission cost is $4/person or $10 / family.

Saturday Feb 29, 2020 will be a busy day at the Penhold Multiplex! Bring your family and come join us for the Winterfest 2020 Leap Year Celebration from 1-3 p.m. Enjoy free skating from 1-2 then stop by the Penhold Seasonal Market. There will be indoor activities like Funhaus Bouncy Houses, Main Artery Designs face painting, crafts, cookies decorating. You can enjoy a hot chocolate from Tim Hortons Penhold by the fire, grab a friend and try the Bucksaw Challenge. There is fun for everyone at this free Town of Penhold Community Event.


 Winterfest will be a Leap Year Celebration on Saturday Feb. 29, 2020. Join the Town of Penhold at the Multiplex from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. for indoor and outdoor family fun, games, crafts, treats and more!

Flag Day is Saturday Feb 15, 2020. Please share your selfies with the flag or wearing your red & white to show your pride in our flag on our facebook, instagram or twitter accounts. This year marks 55 years since the maple leaf flag was first flown on Parliament Hill Feb 15, 1965.

Dec 12, 2019

Share the beauty of the season with the 2019 Penhold Tour of Lights. 

Down load your Tour of Lights map here townofpenhold.ca/Home/DownloadDocument?docId=2a7c9aa9-4f34-4a5a-b354-f76474e44d81

We hope everyone enjoyed Community Christmas 2019.  Thank you to the Penhold & District Library for sharing this video Community Christmas 2019 video, more photos are coming soon.

Nov. 22, 2019

Penhold Shop Local 2019

 Shop local Nov. 22 - Dec. 10, 2019 and you could win prizes from the 14 merchants participating. Participating Merchants are:

Sugar by Tracy

Antler Hill Veterinary Services

Organic Oasis Spa & Salon

Devine's Cafe & Lounge

Penhold & District Library

Penhold IGA

Penhold Multiplex Fitness Centre

Penhold Building Supplies

Blair's Liquor

Studion D Salon & Spa

Spaws Grooming

Penhold Pharmacy IDA

The Pizza Stop

Scissor House

enter online