Introducing Christmas At The Nation!

November 29, 2021 / Taza News
Nature & Land

In partnership with the 7 Chiefs Sportsplex & Chief Jim Starlight Centre & Taza, local artists, makers, and business owners participate in the first annual two-day holiday market at Tsuut’ina Nation

This December, the first annual holiday market launches at Tsuut’ina Nation. Christmas at the Nation takes place the weekend of December 11th and 12th at the 7 Chiefs Sportsplex & Chief Jim Starlight Centre. In partnership with Taza, this family-friendly market supports an array of Indigenous and community vendors, along with curated food trucks, special appearances from holiday characters and drop-in outdoor skating. 

“We are very excited to be launching our first-ever holiday market and hosting an estimated 60 vendors, with over 30 Indigenous vendors” states Wayne Sugai, General Manager of the the 7 Chiefs Sportsplex & Chief Jim Starlight Centre. “The field house boasts 45,000 square feet, a great spacious indoor space for shopping and to celebrate the holiday season.” 

Holiday shoppers can shop local and expect goods from some of the following vendors: Rider Native Art, Come Thunder Woman Designs, Eagle Spirit Gifts, Angel Mae Pottery, Vigor & Virtue and Ellspins

Drop-in family skating will be available at the outdoor rink each day, with the opportunity to skate with the Grinch between 1pm - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Makes for a fun holiday family photo.

In partnership with Taza’s Bridging Connection Program, which connects Tsuut’ina artists with Taza tenants, two local artists will be highlighted at the market; Stephanie One Spot from S.O.S Designs and Alberta Otter from Wild Rose Creations. All attendees will receive a complimentary print from one of the artists upon entry to the market. 

To ensure the utmost safety for visitors and vendors, the 7 Chiefs Sportsplex is participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program; all artists, food vendors, volunteers, staff and guests will be required to show the unique QR code for proof of double vaccination. Masks will be mandatory.


What: Christmas At The Nation

When: December 11 and 12, 11 AM to 6 PM

Where: 7 Chiefs Sportsplex & Chief Jim Starlight Centre

Admission: $8 per person with free entry for kids 12 and under.. Purchase in advance at or tickets available at the door

Parking: Free parking

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