November 22 – 23, 2019
Holiday Alley is a volunteer-run winter festival bringing art, light, sound and creativity to Selkirk, Manitoba. The 2018 festival expanded on the inaugural 2017 festival. The second annual event featured more light, more art and more opportunity for the community to shine.
This project was able to grow this year through funding from and partnerships with foundations, tourism agencies, non-profit organizations, local businesses and two levels of government. They all saw Holiday Alley as an opportunity to reinvest in downtown Selkirk and the region.
Over two days Holiday Alley welcomed an estimated 5,000 people to Selkirk’s old downtown. The peak of attendance was during the lighting of the buildings on Friday night, November 30 where community members and visitors packed Manitoba Ave. East to see 39 buildings lit with over 125,000 LED bulbs.
The owners of the buildings on Manitoba Ave. East and Eveline Street lit up their facades with a whole lot of help from grants, volunteers and the City of Selkirk’s leadership and staff. In 2018 there was more entertainment, new interactive art, a spoken word showcase, an outdoor high tea and a pooch parade.
Download Holiday Alley 2018 Final Report,
Find out more at https://holidayalley.ca/