You are welcome to take part in a live Christmas Pageant with a reading of the Christmas Story and music. St. Francis of Assisi created the first outdoor Christmas crèche in the 13th century and the tradition has been carried on worldwide since that time. The day includes a bonfire, horse-drawn sleigh/wagon (weather permitting), and refreshments. Please bring a donation for the Cochrane Activettes food hamper (food or cash).
Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre
P.O. Box 430 Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1A6
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Monday to Friday
41160 Retreat Road, accessed from Highway 1A on the east of Cochrane (at the top of the Big Hill). Turn north at the traffic lights on to Range Road 40 across from Gleneagles. Follow the signs for the Retreat Centre.