The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, along with one of the busiest times ones. There are many family fun activities and events taking place across the Annapolis Valley this holiday season. As it gets closer to Christmas, you should watch social media because even more events may be scheduled. Here are great things to do during Christmas time in the Annapolis Valley.
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Santa Claus Parades & Light Displays
Parade of Lights
Rotary Parade of Lights is just around the corner.
November 16, 2019 at 6pm
Crescent Drive to County Fair Mall, New Minas
Wolfville’s Annual Night of Lights
Get into the holiday spirit with a night of lights, holiday décor, great food and drinks at the Wolfville Annual Night of Lights. The whole town is lit up with LED lights after the Annual Night of Lights.
From November 29, 2019
New Ross Christmas Festival
New Ross boasts a spectacular weekend of Christmas fun, which is held annually on the first weekend of December. This Christmas celebration begins with hundreds of people gathering at the heart of New Ross to countdown the lighting of the tree, while sipping hot chocolate after having a full belly from the earlier potluck supper. This is followed by a weekend of craft fairs, home-cooked meals, carollers, Christmas tree U-picks, children’s fun and visits to local artisans, topped off with magical entertainment, wonderful singers, and dancing the night away.
December 6 to 8, 2019
New Ross, NS
Kentville Torchlight ParadeThe Kentville Torchlight Parade marks the beginning of Kentville’s Christmas shopping season. It is also the night when all the lights around Centre Square, Downtown Kentville, and the Christmas tree are lit up. There is also free skating at the Kentville Arena after the parade and lighting of the town.
November 22, 2019
Downtown Kentville, NS
Christmas Carols & Holiday Concerts
Christmas With Friends
The 10th annual Christmas With Friends will be hosted by Rachel MacLean with special guests Lennie Gallant and RyLee Madison.
December 8, 2019, at 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Convocation Hall, Acadia University, 15 University Ave, Wolfville
Christmas with Matt Andersen
Christmas with Matt Andersen and Friends with special guest appearances by Terra Lightfoot and The Hupman Brothers
December 18, 2019 at 8 pm
Convocation Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville
Fortunate Ones Holiday Show
Newfoundland duo Fortunate Ones’ second album Hold Fast is a study in resilience and partnership. The duo, Catherine Allan and Andrew O’Brien, know a lot about what it takes to make a good partnership. Their debut album, The Bliss was nominated for a JUNO Award.
December 21, 2019
The Union Street, Berwick
’Twas the Night Before ChristmasTwas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse! Kick-off your family’s yuletide season with this comic take on the classic poem. When Santa’s Naughty or Nice list has gone missing, it’s up to a pair of dancing mice, a spunky girl, and an Elf-B-I agent to solve the mystery before Santa boards his sleigh.
November 23, 30 and December 7, 2019
Centre Stage Theatre, Kentville
Family Shows $5/children 12 and under $7/adults, seniors
Other Holiday Themed Events
Weymouth Festival of Trees
Business and non-profit organizations are welcome to show off their unique Christmas tree ideas for you to view. There are over 20 uniquely decorated Christmas trees and gingerbread houses at the Weymouth Festival of Trees. While you are there, enjoy treats for the season, apple cider, and a silent auction table.
November 23, 2019, from 10 am – 4 pm
4575 Main Street, Weymouth
Have a chance to win your Christmas wish list while supporting the Wolfville Food Bank. Get Un-Scrooged is back once again! The cast of Wolfville’s Gravely Ghost Walks will be roaming the Market, selling ballots for $5 (all proceeds go to the Wolfville Area Food Bank). Fill out your ballot by indicating up to 15 participating vendors that you’d like to win gifts from. A ballot will be drawn on December 8th, and the winner will win their entire wish list!
November 30, 2019, at 8:30 am to 1 pm
The DeWolfe Building, 24 Elm Avenue, Wolfville
Festival of Trees
Businesses, groups or individuals are invited to purchase a live tree and decorate it in the theme of their choice. The public will vote for their favorite over the five display days and the winner(s) will receive a prize!
December 2 to 6, 2019
MacDonald Museum, 21 School Street
Monthly Dining at Tattingstone
Each month Tattingstone Inn has collaborating with Chef Nelson Penner to bring you a remarkable dining experience that will take your taste buds on a journey of culinary discovery. Chef Penner forages on a weekly basis to bring local, in season, ingredients to the table.
December 6, 2019 at 6pm to 9pm
Tattingstone Inn, 620 Main Street, Wolfville
Holiday Craft Pop-Ups at the Wednesday Market SupperOver 20 artisans for our Holiday Craft Market POP-Ups this year at the Wednesday Market Suppers in December. Enjoy the Market Supper, live music, and kids can make their own holiday decorations. There is also a special solstice supper on December 18.
December 4, 11, &18, 2019
Wolfville Farmers Market, Wolfville
Christmas in the Country
As part of the New Ross Christmas Festival, staff at Ross Farm Museum has put together a great holiday program for your enjoyment. Step back in time to experience Christmas in the Country. At Rose Bank Cottage, you can sample traditional dishes from the period such as plum pudding, sugar cookies & warm spiced cider while you enjoy some of your favorite Christmas carols.
There will be craft activities in the schoolhouse and farm workshop. Weather permitting there will be horse-drawn rides.
December 7 & 8, 2019 at 9 am
Ross Farm, 4568 NS-12, New Ross
Senior (65+) $8.00
Students (with Student Card) $7.00
Child (6-17 years) $4.00
5 & Under Free
Family (max. 2 adults) $25.00