Dec 13, 2018

Regina Hotel Gift Guide: Why a Getaway Makes the Perfect Christmas Present

It’s that time of year where we find ourselves checking our lists more than twice to make sure we have everything ready for the holiday season. If travelling or a staycation is part of your plans this December, then why not see all that Regina has to offer. Enjoy all the comforts of home and more when you stay at the Regina Comfort Suites and go out and explore these fun and fabulous Regina tourism events with our holiday guide:


Warm-up to the Holidays

Just in time for Christmas, Regina’s RCMP Heritage Centre is decking its halls all in red Dec. 8 and 9 for its holiday event. Fun for the whole family, your kids will love decorating cookies and visiting with Santa, while parents can get an education on the history of the RCMP and enjoy 20 percent off in the gift shop. Sweetening the pot is our Regina hotel cultural package, History at Its Finest, which includes a night’s accommodation in one of our Double Queen Suites, a 2-for-1 admission coupon to the RCMP Heritage Centre, and our complimentary hot breakfast buffet.


Shop ‘til you Drop

If you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the last minute, don’t worry we have you covered. Start your day at one of the best hotels in Regina with breakfast included and check out these markets and craft fairs taking place in December, where you can purchase handmade and authentic gifts:

  • The Ruth M. Buck Craft Show 2018: Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m. at Ruth M. Elementary School, 6330 7th Avenue North.
  • Handmade Sask at Northgate Mall, Dec. 7-9, 14-16 and 21-23.
  • Pop Up Shop and Open Expo: Dec. 16-18, World of Trout, 2323 11th Ave.
  • Handmade Sask, Dec. 20, 5-9 p.m., Local Fresh Market, 1377 Hamilton St.
  • Market Days at Centennial Market, Saturdays until Dec. 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays until Dec. 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


See the Lights along Candy Cane Lane

With more than 400 homes participating, the Normanview Residents Group lights up Regina with an incredible display of holiday cheer at its Candy Cane Lane Holiday Light Festival. Start off at the main site at 7th Avenue North and Champ Crescent, open 6:30-9 p.m. nightly from Dec. 7-23, where you can walk through the displays for a small admission charge and warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate from the Elf Hut Concession.


Start Dreaming of a White Christmas

The SaskExpress Theatre is staging this beloved Christmas musical, featuring 17 Irving Berlin songs, including the classic title track. Shows take place Dec. 5-17, Wednesday to Saturday at 7 p.m., with matinee performances Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.


Listen to Voices Raised on High

The Regina Symphony Orchestra is presenting two special evenings of holiday music. The first, A Candlelight Christmas, features orchestra members and the Campbell Collegiate High School Choir performing Christmas classics by candlelight at Westminster United Church, Dec. 15. The other features soloists and the Regina Philharmonic Chorus in a rousing performance of Handel’s Messiah, Dec. 19 at Knox Metropolitan Church.


Are you travelling on business and looking at where to stay in Regina? Read 5 Things Business Travellers Want from Regina Hotels.

The Comfort Suites is Regina’s all-suite hotel featuring a water park with kids’ splash zone, waterslide and lap pool. We are conveniently located near Regina International Airport and the RCMP Heritage Centre, with easy access to downtown Regina and area neighbourhoods.