Nov. 14 2024 to Nov. 17 2024

Selkirk, MB Canada



Holiday Alley was created and built by people just like you. Eight years ago, a group of citizens gathered in a community hall and asked …

“If we could build an award-winning winter festival of art, sound, light, creativity and culture, what would it look like?”

Since then, Holiday Alley has won five awards and made a lot of people very happy.

Now let’s see how we can get even bigger and better!

10 am start
(concluding around 1 p.m.)

Sat. Apr. 6, 2024
Christ Anglican Church Hall
227 McLean, Selkirk
Free coffee & muffins

Bring an outrageous crazy idea or two. That’s how we got our Pooch Parade and Sheep Poetry!

Please pre-register here so we know how much coffee to put on!

First time you've heard of us? Learn more about the inception of Holiday Alley by watching the Down on Main Street documentary featuring early volunteers who created Holiday Alley.

Missed a year or two? You can get caught up by watching all our videos on our Holiday Alley Youtube channel.











We're thrilled to announce that we're now accepting musician submissions! 🎤

We're looking for individuals who can bring the life on stage with their charisma and musical prowess! If you've got what it takes to captivate audiences and be part of the biggest winter festival in Selkirk, we want to hear from YOU!

Don't miss out on the chance to shine! ⭐️ Apply now with the link in bio or or by emailing us at holidayalleymb@gmail.com

@rrntourism  @cityofselkirk  @interlaketourism 
#SelkirkMB #HolidayAlley #HolidayAlley2024

📸: Liz Tran
It may still be spring, but we're already thinking of winter! ❄️

Each year Holiday Alley hosts a number of activities that celebrate light, sound, art, culture, music and creativity in Selkirk. We love to work with local people, organizations, and businesses to bring the festival to life. Do you have a great idea for an event you would like to host? 

Please submit your event idea by following the link in bio and we will be in touch!

@rrntourism  @cityofselkirk  @interlaketourism  @gwenfoxgalleryofficial 
#SelkirkMB #HolidayAlley #HolidayAlley2024

📸: Tyson Nelson
Calling all crafters! The 2024 Wishme Makers’ Market, November 15-16, is now accepting applications! 

Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of Holiday Alley, an award-winning festival that attracts thousands of people to Selkirk’s historic downtown! Get your applications in today! Link in bio.
Help us spread the word and tag any talented artists, crafters, and vendors you know or want to see at this years Wishme Makers’ Market! 

Market Details:
✨Early Bird Applications: June 30th, 2024
🗓️Market: Nov. 15-16
📍Gordon Howard Centre, Selkirk, MB

@rrntourism  @cityofselkirk  @interlaketourism  @cloverdaleforge 
#SelkirkMB #InterlakeArtists #HolidayAlley2024

📸: Liz Tran
Help us brainstorm new ideas for Holiday Alley! We love bringing new and exciting ideas to life - like the Straw Sculpture Symposium! 

🗓️ Please join us on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 at our community consultation.
🕙 10:00am (concluding around 1 p.m.)
⛪ Christ Anglican Church Hall, 227 McLean, Selkirk
☕ Free coffee & muffins

Bring an outrageous crazy idea or two. That’s how we got Pooch Parade and Sheep Poetry!

RSVP at the link in bio! 

@rrntourism  @cityofselkirk  @interlaketourism 
#HolidayAlley2024 #HolidayAlley
🔥Fire on the Red is happening today! 🔥

See you at the Selkirk Waterfront (behind the Mighty Kiwi) to watch this straw lantern get lit up in a fiery spectacle as we welcome the spring equinox. There will be fire, food from Cochrane Creek Farms, and a festive atmosphere! See you at 730pm! 

@sputnikarchitecture  @rrntourism  @anvil_tree  @chrispancoe  @vytautas_musteikis  @cityofselkirk  @fetejockey
If the wind is on our side we plan on going ahead with Fire on the Red THIS Friday, March 22nd, at 7:30pm. 🔥

In the case that the event needs to be postponed, an announcement will be made by 1pm on Friday so check our socials for updates! 

Bring a lawn chair to sit back and relax in!

@SputnikArchitecture @RRNTourism @Anvil_Tree @ChrisPancoe @Vytautas_Musteikis @CityOfSelkirk @FeteJockey

The Fire on the Red event scheduled for this evening, Saturday, March 16th has been postponed. 

Based on current wind conditions, and in consultation with the local fire departments and our partners at the City of Selkirk, a decision has been made to cancel tonight's event.

Stand by for future details. See you on the waterfront soon! Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day eve.

@sputnikarchitecture  @rrntourism  @anvil_tree  @chrispancoe  @vytautas_musteikis  @cityofselkirk
TOMORROW this two-storey sculpture is going to make its way to the Selkirk Waterfront for FIRE ON THE RED: Manitoba's first ever straw sculpture burn.🔥

Dig out your lawnchair, pack a blanket, bring a thermos of hot chocolate, bundle up the kids and come on down.

Check out the link in bio for full event information! 

Presented by: 
Holiday Alley 

Supported by: 

#StrawSculpture #FireOnTheRed #HolidayAlley
🔥FIRE ON THE RED is 2 days away!🔥

When: March 16th, 2024 
7:30pm arrival
8:00pm burn

The Waterfront, Selkirk MB
390 Eveline Street at Manitoba Ave, Selkirk (behind The Mighty Kiwi) 

Presented by: 
Holiday Alley 

Supported by: 

#StrawSculpture #FireOnTheRed #HolidayAlley
Meet the "Lantern" Makers, pt. 2: Chris Pancoe

Chris Pancoe is an award-winning Manitoba Artist, Artistic Director of Anvil Tree and visionary behind the Straw Sculpture Symposium and Fire on the Red. Chris has worked in wood, snow, and ice and was delighted to get his hands on a new medium, especially one as unique as straw sculpting. He has dreams for what the future of straw sculpting holds in Manitoba. “We’re hoping this is the beginning of Selkirk’s next best festival and a first in Canada that will attract local and international straw sculpture artists here to compete." 

Check out the link in bio for full event information! 

Presented by: 
Holiday Alley 

Supported by: 

#StrawSculpture #FireOnTheRed #HolidayAlley
Meet the "Lantern" Makers, pt.1: Vytautas Musteikis 

Vytautas hails from Lithuania and came to Selkirk to teach us how to create art from straw and help us launch the first Straw Symposium at Holiday Alley this past November. Vytautas Musteikis first met Chris Pancoe & Peter Hargraves (founders of the Warming Huts competition The Forks) at the Icehotel in Sweden and from there got excited about a new international Straw Sculpture Symposium being created in Selkirk.

Presented by: 
Holiday Alley 

Supported by: 
@cityofselkirk @sguezen 

#StrawSculpture #FireOnTheRed #HolidayAlley
Manitoba's award winning festival was featured in the Winnipeg Free Press! 

Gord Mackintosh of the Winnipeg Free Press writes about all the amazing activities and hidden gems the City of Selkirk has to offer! And Holiday Alley made the list! 

Thank you to Gord Mackintosh for this excellent article! 

#holidayalley #holidayalley2024
“It speaks to the need for us to have a space and share our stories.” Gidoojijaakominaan onjii Dibaajimowinan - From Our Spirits come Stories created a space to host hide tanning, drum teachings, musical performances, and tobacco tying in downtown Selkirk. 

Watch the full video over on our YouTube channel! Link in bio. 

Co-Facilitated by: Jacqueline Bercier, Kat Marsch and Jeannie Whitebird
Video by: Sean Guezen
With: Frank Beaulieu, Dennis Chartrand, Raymond Favel Chartrand, Jaime Grasby, Gabriella Glowatsky, and Aaron Hoover
Special Thanks to: Selkirk Onishiwan Aboriginal Head Start Program, Three 6 Tea, Promoting Aboriginal Student Success, and Dennis Lafreniere
Funded by: Manitoba Arts Council and Canadian Heritage

@fetejockey @rrntourism @cityofselkirk
What were your favourite moments of #holidayalley this year? A fan-favouite program is GIDOOJIJAAKOMINAAN ONJII DIBAAJIMOWINAN - From Our Spirits Come Stories. The program is one of the many free Indigenous programs available during Holiday Alley. The program allows people to participate in Indigenous storytellling, drumming, and art. 

Coordinated by Jeannie White Bird, Jacqueline Bercier and Kat Marsch
Funded by Manitoba Arts Council

@rrntourism @cityofselkirk @interlaketourism @mbartscouncil 
#HolidayAlley2023 #HolidayAlley
Congratulations to Ann Tigchelaar from East Selkirk, MB, who came to Holiday Alley for the Wishme Makers’ Market and left with a $300 door prize full of gift cards and beautiful arts and crafts. ENJOY! See you at Holiday Alley in 2024!

#Holidayalley2023 #holidayalleymb
Holiday Alley 2023 was amazing! Check out a few highlights Manitoba's award-winning festival that lit up Selkirk's historic downtown Nov. 16-19th, 2023. What was your favourite part? Let us know in the comments below 👇 

Thanks again to our incredible sponsors! Check out the full video up on our Youtube channel!

Government of Canada 
Selkirk Community Renewal Corporation 
N4 Construction 
Easton Place Selkirk 
Artisan Audio Visual 
Selkirk Friendship Centre 
Terry’s Towing 

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