If you're looking for a fun event this week, head on over to the Willows of River Heights for their first Holiday block Party.

The family-friendly event is happening tonight (Thursday, December 12) and is being put off by the developers of the community.

Pam Goldfeldt is the Digital Marketing Manager for Calbridge Homes and La Vita Land Inc. and she says the event will have something for everybody.

"Santa will be visiting at the event between 6 and 7 pm, we're going to have a big bonfire with marshmallows and hot chocolate, we'll also have some fun activities for the kids like face painting, crafting and we'll also have a selfie booth set up. It's a really great way for the community to come out and Cochrane as a whole to be able to spend some time as a community."

Goldfeldt says in addition to all the planned activities, the event will also have a wishing tree.

"Kids can come and write down their wish. We have fun little ornaments that the kids can write their wish on. We collect the ornaments at the end and will grant one wish just before Christmas."

The Willows holiday block party is happening tonight from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Willows of River Heights in Cochrane.

You don't have to live in the Willows to enjoy the block party. Everyone is welcome, even your 4-legged friends; Goldfeldt says they'll have treats for them too.