STONY PLAIN, AB: The much-anticipated tenth annual Town Christmas Ornament is here, officially kicking off the holiday season in Stony Plain! For the past nine years, the Town Christmas Ornament has been a collaboration between the Town of Stony Plain and a talented local artist or organization. The tenth year’s limited edition features the work of local artist Sharan Sherstan in a beautiful, punched tin train design.

Sharon Sherstan, owner of Wallflower Home & Garden, creates handcrafted items made from a mix of found metals and tinplate. Her designs, characterized by a nostalgic and timeless simplicity, embrace the imperfect beauty of tin, with distressed paint, rust, and slight flaws adding character and charm to each piece. These handcrafted tin items serve as reminders to celebrate life's imperfections and the inherent beauty within them.

Ornaments are available at Town Hall, during regular business hours, Monday to Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, from November 20 until December 15. Due to limited quantities, there is a limit of one ornament per household, so arrive early so you don’t miss out!

“As we celebrate the tenth annual Town Christmas Ornament, we honour a decade of tradition, and the simple things that bring holiday happiness,” says Culture & Tourism Development Officer Chantelle Laberge. “Let’s continue to deck the halls of Stony Plain with joy and warmth. Don’t forget to share photos of your treasured ornaments on your trees!”

“It’s truly exciting to see how the tradition of our Town Christmas Ornament has thrived over the past ten years,” says Mayor William Choy. “These ornaments have become a treasured part of our holidays, spreading happiness and warmth throughout our community. Here’s to a decade of wonderful traditions and wishing everyone in Stony Plain happy holidays!”

Key Details:

  • The 10th annual Town Christmas Ornament is available for pickup at Town Hall
  • Address: 4905 51 Avenue
  • Pickup Dates: November 20-December 15
  • Pickup Times: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • Limit: One ornament per person, available to Stony Plain residents only
  • Available while quantities last