2014 Father Christmas Festival

Event Schedule



Taste of Nova Scotia 2013 Award Winner

Mateus Bistro

in the heart of Mahone Bay is the 2013 Winner of the

Restaurant of the Year

in the category of

Chef Inspired Casual.

Click HERE to meet the staff and take a tour!

Father Christmas Festival


November 28th to December 7th 2014 you will enjoy

The 10th Annual Mahone Bay Father Christmas Festival

One of the signature town-wide events presented by

the Mahone Bay and Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Experience the Spirit & Enchantment of the Season

The 10th Annual Mahone Bay Father Christmas is a community-wide celebration of the Yuletide Season. Experience the Spirit & Enchantment of the Season with over 90 life-size, hand crafted, Father Christmas figures on display; enjoy family-friendly events; visit the Fantasy Christmas Experience at the Suttles & Seawinds barn; enjoy the Yuletide Gourmet Market; listen to the Carollers & Concerts; take in the Decorated House Tour and Festive Flavours at restaurants throughout Town; ride our Official Horse-Drawn Transit (MBT); little children can Decorate a Gingerbread House and Farmer Brown's Tree ; Greet Father Christmas as he walks around Mahone Bay and much more.

The events officially start on Friday, November 28 at 6:30pm at the Town Bandstand with the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Bell Ringers' performance. Immediately after, Father Christmas will join us to lead a Lantern Parade to the Carolling, Cookies and Cocoa event at the Mahone Bay Centre.



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This community-wide celebration both delights & inspires thanks to our many, many volunteers.

The Father Christmas Festival is an initiative of the Mahone Bay & Area Chamber of Commerce.