Snow King beckons you to the Play House

We’re going to be Dancing in the Streets!

The Play House is now up and creating at the same location as last year on 9th North in the old 180 building next door to the Crooked Antler. The Snow King’s Equerry, Joyce deBoer is on hand to welcome you all – no matter your age – to come on out and make some low-tech magic. All you need to create lanterns or candle installations or masques is available and free for all. Plus, you’ll rub shoulders with some 9 year olds who have been making lanterns for 5 years now and they’ll show you how to do it! Come as often as you like and bring your family and friends.

Play House Public Times:
Saturdays noon to 5pm
Sundays 1pm to 4pm
Wednesdays 3pm to 8pm

Your group can book a special time in the Play House. Just email us at info(at) or speak to Joyce or Jared in the Play House.

Background: This January and February, the Snow King’s Play House will host how-to sessions to come inand build masques, lanterns, and giant puppets. The six weeks of creative activities will culminate on Saturday evening February 18, 2012 with the Pageant and Parade and dancing in the streets.

The Snow King’s MasqueParade is a community festival that hearkens back to a time when neighbours joined together to make their own entertainment and bring meaning to their lives through home-made celebration.

For the second year in a row, the Snow King’s Play House is located in the old 180 building on 9th Ave. N. across from the Post Office.

Masque Parade Ball 2012 PosterBeginning  with “Return to the Snow King’s Castle” in 2007, the communal activities that lead up to the celebration weekend allow us to access the creative part of ourselves that can become dormant in the whirlwind of day-to-day life.  Whether it be lantern making, fire spinning, or decorative masque-ing, much pleasure is had as young and old come together for a common purpose… to create some low-tech but, fantastical magic!

AND… don’t the Masque Costume Ball on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Civic Centre!