Whyte Wishes in Old Strathcona

There’s plenty to see and do this holiday season in Old Strathcona! Experience the magic of the season on a horse-drawn sleigh ride, meet Santa and give him your list, and support local businesses in the process. With dozens of independent businesses carrying the latest in winter fashions and accessories, treasures of all kinds, world-class dining, and quality entertainment, you can find unique gifts for all five of your senses (and for everyone else on your list!) in Old Strathcona. We wish you a Merry Christmas and thank you for supporting Old Strathcona.


Santa is returning to Old Strathcona! You might see him in the shops, on the sleigh, or spreading holiday cheer on the streets of Old Strathcona. Make sure to tell jolly old St. Nick what you would like to see under the tree!


Our Old Strathcona Ambassadors will be roaming the area throughout the season. Say hello when you see them; they’re ready to greet you with plenty of holiday cheer!


It’s a tradition in Old Strathcona to take your family on the horse-drawn sleigh rides. Two horse-drawn sleighs will move through Old Strathcona, stopping at designated stops near major parking areas. Guests are welcome to get on and off the sleigh at these different stops.

Click here for the sleigh map