November 20, 2013
Wolfville, NS – The spirit of the season will burn bright in downtown Wolfville this Christmas with community events, concerts, stage performances and unique dining, overnight and shopping experiences.
On Friday, November 22nd, starting at 6:30pm, Wolfville’s Night of Lights will make the Town sparkle by the lighting of Wolfville’s Christmas tree on the Post Office Lawn. Santa Claus will be welcomed to Town in parade style, the Wolfville Community Chorus will lead Christmas carols, hot chocolate and warm cider will support the Wolfville Triton Swim Team, Efficiency Nova Scotia will offer LED Christmas lights in exchange for two old sets, there will be a food bank drive and children can decorate tree ornaments and visit with Santa. New this year, will be the lighting of shimmering white lights throughout the downtown.
“Wolfville will glow like never before with special thanks to Peter Miller of ScotiaMcLeod’s The Miller Group Professional Wealth Management and Rafuse Home Hardware Building Centre,” said David Hovell, Executive Director of Wolfville Business Development Corporation.
Experience the magic of a traditional Christmas on Friday, December 6th from 4:30pm to 9:00pm as quaint Central Avenue is transformed into Wolfville’s Christmas Market. Visitors will enjoy a wide selection of unique and local handmade products and indulge in a variety of holiday treats like roasted chestnuts and mulled wine.
“It will be an experience for all senses with glittering lights, holiday scents and festive music,” said Meagan Griffin, Manager Tourism and Events, Town of Wolfville. “An event for the entire family, children will also enjoy meeting Santa Claus, decorating Christmas cookies and getting into the holiday spirit.”
Wolfville is a performance destination this Christmas season with a variety of community-based and visiting entertainers. Cadance Academy will stage The Nutcracker December 7th and 8th from the Acadia Festival Theatre, Christmas with Friends hosted by vocalist Rachel MacLean and guests Kim Stockwood and Dave Gunning will perform December 8th at Acadia’s University Hall.
Entertainment for the entire family continues from December 12th to 14th with Fezziwig’s production of Alice in Pantoland on the Acadia Festival Theatre stage then, on December 15th, the award winning Barra MacNeils will host a Christmas concert also at Acadia Festival Theatre and to cap it all off, as part of his eastern Canadian tour, beloved pianist Frank Mills will take the stage at Denton Hall on December 17thwith his Music Box Dancer Christmas performance.
Each Saturday from 8:30am to 1:00pm the Wolfville Farmers’ Market will be a bustle with festive vendors and entertainment. On December 7th the market will get into the holiday spirit with great locally handmade gifts and its annual Get Un-Scrooged event. With a $5 donation to the Wolfville Food Bank visitors receive a ballot for a chance to win up to $400 of items of your choice from up to fifteen vendors. Later, on December 14th, the Yule Market gives children the opportunity to make beautiful Yule Logs and everyone can taste delicious Yule Log Cake midst an evergreen market.
Wolfville, a cosmopolitan but charming centre, blended with the wine country that surrounds it, provides all the finer things one looks for out of life. The best way to understand Wolfville is to experience it. And those who experience Wolfville do not forget it.
Town of Wolfville and Wolfville Business Development Corporation invite visitors and shoppers to experience Wolfville to shop, dine and be merry this holiday season.
For more sparkling holiday information visit: http://www.wolfville.ca.
For additional information contact:
David Hovell, Executive Director Meagan Griffin, Manager of Tourism & Events
Wolfville Business Development Corp Town of Wolfville
Tel: (902) 542 – 4093 Tel: (902) 542 – 6282
Cell: (902) 670 – 0340 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org