The Christmas elves at the Mission Leisure Centre have been busy planning and creating an advent calendar, which has just been unveiled in the lobby. / Submitted Photo

The Christmas elves at the Mission Leisure Centre have been busy planning and creating an advent calendar, which has just been unveiled in the lobby. / Submitted Photo

Large advent calendar revealed at Mission Leisure Centre

Season would not be complete without the popular Winter Wonderland skate

The Mission Leisure Centre and parks, recreation and culture department are ready to celebrate the holidays and invite the community to join in.

The Christmas elves have been busy planning and creating an advent calendar, which has just been unveiled in the Leisure Centre lobby. The calendar is surrounded by Christmas trees decorated by participants in the Club Kids program.

Each day a door will be opened with a fun Christmas message.

The first door was opened on Saturday, Dec. 1, revealing the Leisure Centre Elf on the Shelf. The elf will be moving around the facility to a new location each day until Christmas.

Those who spot the elf and identify the location to reception will be entered into a draw for a single admission pass. A new pass will be awarded each day.

Donations are also being accepted for the food bank, and staff encourage members of the public to drop off donations at the display.

The season would not be complete at the Leisure Centre without the popular Winter Wonderland skate.

This year’s event takes place from Dec. 19-23. Decorative trees, thousands of lights, holiday music, visits from Santa and more are in store for families to enjoy. Regular admission rates apply, and passes are not valid.

Select time slots are also available for rent. Call 604-820-5368 for further information.