Mahone Bay Father Christmas Festival
November 29 – December 8, 2019
You are invited! Gather your friends and family and join us
in Mahone Bay for a community-wide, handmade, yuletide celebration! Here is our program to date. Stay tuned for more coming soon!
& TOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
7 pm, Friday, November 29th
The Father Christmas Festival opens starting with a celebration of
words and song at St. James Church, 65 Edgewater St
(cash donation collection in support of the Three Churches Foundation) Followed by a gathering across from the Three Churches
to light the new community Christmas Tree
CHRISTMAS FANTASY DISPLAY!
Step inside our glorious Winter Gardens,
the theme for this year’s Christmas Fantasy,
unfolding for you in a stunning setting at Kitch’Inn.
Experience the magical Garden of Children’s Delights.
Stroll through the Wondrous Winter Garden, a forest of lace,
intricately designed and hand cut paper creations.
Suspend belief as you step into the twinkling Fairies Gardens,
where you may pause to enjoy a winter treat.
Each garden is peopled with handmade Father Christmas
figures ready to amaze and delight all ages.
Entrance fee $5
Children 12 and under (accompanied by an adult) FREE
The Christmas Fantasy Display will be
Friday, November 29, 8-9 pm
(following the Festival Opening and Tree Lighting)
November 30, December 1, and 8, 10 am–4 pm
December 7, 10 am-7 pm
New festival dates!
Thursday, December 5, Noon – 8 pm;
Friday, December 6, 10 am – 4 pm
“HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAY” TOUR
Four houses with festive décor - tour tickets $20
Tour Hours: 10 am-4 pm, November 30,
December 1, 7 & 8
Tickets for both the Homes for the Holiday Tours and
the Christmas Fantasy Display
are available to purchase online at
or you can purchase in person at the following stores
Suttles & Seawinds; The Teazer; Northern Sun; Amos Pewter
and on Festival Saturdays and Sundays at the
Visitor Information Centre
and the Festival Welcome Centre & Christmas Quilt Display
(value over $2000)
“Around the Bay and through the shops in the town of Christmas abundance”
Be sure to pick up a Wish List to enter for a chance
to WIN all the items you desire!
REINDEER FUN RUN
3rd Annual fun run – Saturday, December 7th - 6 pm start
Runners! Pull on your sneakers and pile on your BLING!
Register at raceroster.com or atlanticchip.ca
for a 3k nighttime fun run along Main Street,
starting and finishing at the Civic Marina, 683 Main Street in support of Autism Nova Scotia and the C. Joseph Feeney Bell Tower and Library.
Main St closure 5:50 pm-6:40 pm.
Traffic will be routed around the run area.
Our friendly Race Marshalls will be all along the route to help!
ONE SIZE FITS ALL ART SHOW AND SALE
A project of Mahone Bay Community Arts
Over 70 artists participating with a total of
258 original works of art on display.
The exhibition includes emerging and established artists
(some of Nova Scotia's most well known artists are among the exhibitors). The preview and opening reception will be on Friday November 29th
from 3:00 pm to 6:30pm. Viewing only, no sales
Festival Weekends, November 30, December 1, 7 & 8
10 am – 4 pm unless otherwise noted
Saturday November 30 & Sunday December 1
and Sat December 7 & Sun December 8 from 10 to 4 pm each day
Room 201 at the Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School St.
YULETIDE GOURMET MARKET & CRAFT SHOW
Eat, drink & be merry!
Find festive flavours from local makers and bakers for your
holiday entertaining and gift giving.
Saturdays only – November 30 and December 7
FESTIVAL WELCOME CENTRE & CHRISTMAS QUILT DISPLAY
by the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild
583 Main Street
Enjoy a beautiful display of Christmas quilting by
the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild
Pick up your Festival Program, Wish List and Home Tour Tickets
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
165 Edgewater St
Festival and town information
Purchase tickets for the Home Tour
GINGERBREAD DECORATING & TINY TREES –
A WELL-LOVED FESTIVAL TRADITION
Saturday, November 30 and Saturday, December 7, 1-3 pm
at the Mahone Bay Centre
(Presented by the Mahone Bay Museum Gingerbread Helpers!)
FREE CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES
at the Mahone Bay Museum,
578 Main St 10 am – 4 pm, Festival Saturdays and Sundays
New! ONE SIZE FOR ALL - Multi Media Art Workshop
Drop in for children and families
an opportunity to create lasting impressions of Nova Scotia
- for all ages - by donation to be held in the new
Amos Family Community Art Studio at the Mahone Bay Centre
Saturday, November 30 and Saturday December 7 from 11 am to 2 pm
NEW THIS YEAR
Thursday and Friday - December 5th and 6th
Great days for you to shop the town,
savour the flavours in our restaurants and cafes,
visit the wondrous Christmas Winter Gardens display
and fill in your Wish List for a chance to win all the items you desire
Thursday, December 5th
Come for the Town-Wide Shopping Party!!
5 pm - 8 pm
When shops will be offering
In-store specials, gifts, incentives &/or refreshments
MAHONE BAY SWING BAND – TUNES OF GOOD TIDINGS!
3 pm -4 pm, Saturday, December 7
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 89 Edgewater St
IN THE COMMUNITY
Strolling Father Christmas and Carollers
Saint Nicholas playing trombone at the Cenotaph
Christmas Cookie Walk
1 pm - 3 pm Saturday, November 30
Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School St.
Christmas Yard Sale
at St. John’s Lutheran Church
8:30 am – 2 pm on Festival Saturdays