Annual Children’s Christmas Party

Our Annual Children’s Christmas Party provides families located in the Central Alberta Region a unique Christmas experience, free of charge. Each year, we host over 3,000 people at our Christmas parties, which are made possible by more than 500 volunteers.

Transportation to and from the OLQP Ranch is provided.

All children are presented with:

  • An individualized and requested Christmas Present.
  • A new winter hat and gloves
  • A visit with Santa and a treat bag
  • Ride on a horse
  • Hay wagon ride/horse-drawn carriage ride
  • Visit at the petting zoo
  • Arts & crafts in the Activity Tent
  • A new or gently loved stuffed animal
  • Lunch & goodies (i.e. chili, hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream, slurpies)

Families are welcome to visit Gab's Place, which is full of new and gently used clothing and house items free for the families to take as needed.

All families and children must be approved or be a direct referral from one of our agencies.

Approved Agencies include:

North Ranch

  • The Candora Society
  • Abbottsfield Youth Project
  • Ben Calf Robe Society
  • Crystal Kids
  • McMan
  • Amiskwaciy Cultural Society
  • Uncles and Aunts at Large
  • Elizabeth Fry Society
  • St Albert Sidekicks Mentoring

South Ranch

  • William Roper Hull Homes
  • Women In Need
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Inn from the Cold
  • North Rocky View Community Resource Center
  • Awotaan Parent Link 
  • St. Vincent De Paul
  • Cochrane Family & Community Services
  • Calgary Urban Project Society
  • Calgary Counselling Connections
  • Metis Calgary Family Services
    • Native Network
    • Medicine Wheel
    • Parent Link
    • Soul Warehouse