Christmas Market

Ecole Barrie Wilson School

 Christmas Market



Barrie Wilson School Council is Excited to Host our 6th Annual

Christmas Market, this Holiday Season!!


The purpose of this market is to strengthen our school and community spirit, while we work together to raise money for families in Red Deer Public School District, that require assistance this holiday season.

All Proceeds Will be Donated to Charity. This year we will be supporting both the Barrie Wilson Benevolent Fund, and the Lindsay Thurber Christmas Hamper Program.


We are asking that every Barrie Wilson family joins us in working together to make the Christmas Market a big success. Families are asked to donate items for the market that will then be purchased by students on Monday, December  2nd   for  $1 per item as Christmas presents for their immediate family members. Students will only be allowed to purchase items for their immediate family on Dec 2nd   . If we have items remaining, after all students have shopped on Dec 2nd  , only then will they be able to purchase items for extended family, on Tuesday December 3rd .

Students will need to bring their money to their classroom teacher  ( BEFORE Dec 2nd  ) and we will keep a record of how many gifts each student is purchasing  and whom they are buying gifts for. For every gift that your child is going to purchase, please send the same amount of gift bags, and tissue paper,  along with your household donations. *** Gift bags only please ( not wrapping paper ), as we need to get gifts wrapped in a timely manner. Donations of extra gift bags and tissue paper,  would be very much appreciated!!

We will be wrapping over 2000 gifts for students, which means we need over 2000 gift bags and well over 2000 items!!

Any items that are not purchased will be donated to local charities.


Lastly, we are looking for many volunteers to help set up and run the Christmas Market.  Please visit the School Interviews website, and enter code *****, to sign up to volunteer ( see volunteer opportunities on reverse )


Happy Holidays!

Barrie Wilson School Council





Important Dates to Note:


Monday, November 18th  – Friday, November 29th

  •   Donations can be dropped off at the school office.


Friday, November 29 th  - Market Set Up – Volunteers needed 9 am – 1 pm



Monday, December 2nd     – Barrie Wilson Christmas Market Open!

  • Volunteers needed to assist students and wrap gifts
  •  9am-3pm

Tuesday, December 3rd   - Day 2 of Christmas Market

  • Volunteers needed to assist students and wrap gifts
  • 10am-2pm

Ideas for Donations:


We are looking for a variety of donations for a variety of people as children will be buying gifts for their parents as well as their siblings.  Donations should be clean and in good condition.  We ask that there is nothing too large donated as children will need to be able to carry these gifts home. Below are some ideas to help you out.

****Please note that our ‘Dad’ table is usually very short of items to choose from and anything extra that you can find would be very appreciated****


For Mom…

candles / candle holders                                                ornaments

picture frames                                                                    knick knacks

unused bath products                                                     costume jewellery (no earrings)

scarves                                                                                  books

journals                                                                                kitchen items


For Dad…

books                                                                                     movies

CDs,                                                                                      golf balls

mugs                                                                                     ties

small tools                                                                           sports memorabilia

key chains                                                                           desk accessories



For Siblings…

Toys                                                                                       outdoor play toys

books                                                                                     complete puzzles / board games

craft materials                                                                    movies

CDs                                                                                        mittens

scarves                                                                                  stationary materials


(for hygienic reasons only new stuffies can be accepted )


We Look Forward to Another Magical Christmas Market !!!!