Singing filled the cold, crisp air and a fire crackled, the perfect time for Christmas carols.
The Christmas spirit filled the air at the Northern Alberta Historical and Railway Museum in McLennan during the evening of December 1.
Dozens of people gathered for the light up and singing, along with some hot chocolate and cookies for consumption.
“We want to get the people in a festive, holiday mood,” says Julian Gervais, president of the museum.
That mood was evident as the carolers sang classic songs like ‘Frosty the Snowman’, ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’, ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer’.
Several videos of their singing can be found on the Smoky River Express’ YouTube Channel.
The light up took place at 7 p.m., with a countdown to zero … and then all the lights came on, on the outdoor structures and trees.
Besides the event at the museum, Dr. Pieter De Wet and others stringed Christmas lights on trees in front of the government offices on main street. They were lit the same evening.