"Too Beautiful to Open"
Gift Wrapping Service at "Suttles and Seawinds"
11-4 on Festival weekends
All proceeds to Mahone Bay Food Bank
Bring your gifts clearly marked in boxes to be wrapped in gift giving splendour. 
Leave your gifts with us and pick them up later in the day.  
Price $3-$10 depending on size of gift and style of wrapping chosen"

A Handmade Yuletide Celebration

FESTIVAL PROGRAM

 

New! Starry Nights – Shop 'Til 7

Friday and Saturday Nights, Nov 24-25 and Dec 1-2

Enjoy unique boutique shopping in the twinkling of winter magic.

Many shops in town will be open until 7pm on both Fridays and Saturdays of the festival.

 

FESTIVAL FRIDAYS, November 24th and December 1st

Friday, November 24th

4–8pm

Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School St

6:15pm

  • Festival Opening Ceremony and Tree Lighting at the Bandstand with St. John’s Lutheran Church Bell Ringers and Church Choirs

  • Food Bank Cash Donation Collection

  • Community Parade from Bandstand to Mahone Bay Centre

7:30pm

  • Cocoa, Cookies, and Family Sock Hop at Mahone Bay Centre with the Mahone Bay Legion Swing Band

Until 7 pm

  • New! Starry Nights – Shop ‘Til 7 Fill all your stockings in Mahone Bay, the town of Christmas abundance.

 

Friday, December 1st

9-4pm

Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale, Baptist Church, 56 Maple St

Until 7 pm

  • New! Starry Nights – Shop ‘Til 7 Fill all your stockings in Mahone Bay, the town of Christmas abundance.

 

 

FESTIVAL SATURDAYS -  November 25th and Dec 2nd

8:30- 2pm

  • Christmas Market, Yard Sale and Bake Table, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 89 Edgewater St

9-4pm

  • Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale, Baptist Church, 56 Maple St (Dec 2nd only)

9:30 -2:30pm

  • Mahone Bay Legion Christmas Craft Show (Dec 2nd only)

10–4pm        

  • New! Ride The Reindeer Flyer road train around town.  Suggested donation $2-$5. Free for children under 5       

  • Christmas Quilt Display and Welcome Centre by the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild, 583 Main St.

  • Yuletide Gourmet Market, 619 Main St

  • Roast marshmallows and sip cider

  • Exhibit and Children's Craft, Mahone Bay Museum, 578 Main St

  • One Size Fits All Art Sale, Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School St.

11:30 -1:30 (Nov 25th only)

  • Soup & Chowder Luncheon and Christmas Bazaar, St. James Anglican Parish Hall, 14 Parish St  

11:00 -1:30 (Dec 2nd only)

  • Soup & Chowder Luncheon - Bake & Craft Sale, Trinity United Church Hall, 101 Edgewater St

Noon-6pm

  • Visitor Information Centre … and Grinch’s Grotto! … 165 Edgewater St

Noon-7pm

1-3pm           

  • Christmas Cookie Walk, Mahone Bay Centre (November 25th only)

  • Gingerbread House & Christmas Tree Decorating for kids 3-10 yrs. at the Mahone Bay Centre. By donation (Saturdays only, November 25th and December 2nd )

  • Free Nutcracker Dance Workshop for little ones at the Mahone Bay Centre

5 pm – December 2nd only

  • New!  The Mahone Bay Reindeer Fun Run  - a 3k nighttime fun run in through the streets of Mahone Bay, starting and finishing at the Civic Marina, 683 Main St. in support of The Lodge that Gives. Cheer on the runners!  Please expect a brief traffic delay as the runners make their way along Main St.  Our friendly Race Marshalls will be all along the route to help!

Until 7 pm

  • New! Starry Nights – Shop ‘Til 7 Fill all your stockings in Mahone Bay, the town of Christmas abundance.

8-11pm – Nov 25th

  • An evening of Cuban Music with Jeff Goodspeed at the Mug and Anchor. $10 donation at the door.  All proceeds to the band to help with music education for young people.

FESTIVAL SUNDAYS - November 26th and December 3rd

9:30 -2:30pm (Dec 3rd only)

  • Mahone Bay Legion Christmas Craft Show

10–4 pm       

  • New! Ride The Reindeer Flyer road train around town.  Suggested donation $2-$5. Free for children under 5       

  • Christmas Quilt Display and Welcome Centre by the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild, 583 Main St.

  • Yuletide Gourmet Market, 619 Main St.

  • Roast marshmallows and sip cider at The Old Station, 3 Edgewater St

  • One Size Fits All Art Sale, Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School St.

  • Exhibit and Children's Craft, Mahone Bay Museum, 578 Main St.

Noon-4pm    

  • "Homes for the Holiday" Decorated House Tour (see map)

  • Visitor Information Centre … and Grinch’s Grotto! … 165 Edgewater St

 

Throughout the festival

  • New! Ride The Reindeer Flyer road train. Suggested donation $2-5, free for children under 5

  • New! Starry Nights - Shop Til 7  -  Fridays and Saturdays, Nov 24-25 and Dec 1-2

  • Festive Flavours – culinary delights abound in restaurants, cafes, coffee and tea houses and at the pub and craft brewery

  • Enjoy beautiful Father Christmas figures throughout the town

  • Listen for Strolling Carolers and Singing Mice

  • Watch for Saint Nicholas playing trombone at the Cenotaph

 

Homes for the Holiday – A Tour of Four Houses with Festive Décor

Saturdays, Nov 25 and Dec 2:  Noon–7pm and Sundays, Nov 26 and Dec 3:  Noon-4pm

Tickets $20. Purchase at Kinburn Pharmasave, Suttles and Seawinds, Amos Pewter, The Teazer, Festival Welcome Centre (583 Main St.) and Mahone Bay Visitor Information Centre (165 Edgewater St)

 

 

Fill out your Wish List with the chance to win all the items you desire

 

Ride the Reindeer Flyer at the Mahone Bay Father Christmas Festival!

Thanks to the sponsors:

Festival Sponsors and Contributors:

Download Festival brochure with map

Programs in Town during the Festival

 

Sweet Ride Cycling

Saturday Beginner Fat Bike Rides at Sweet Ride Cycling, 9am - 10:30am  (Nov 25 and Dec 2)  Enjoy guided rides through the trails and old-growth forests of Mahone Bay. Rentals available on a first-come, first-served basis, for special Father Christmas Festival rate: $15/person. E-mail Rose to book your rental!

Cocoa Organic Spa and Boutique

 

6th Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday December 2nd, 10 am – 6 pm. Enjoy fantastic one day only specials on gift certificates and retail products, prizes, hot chocolate, sweet treats, and FREE mini services.  See you there!

Musique Royale Program, Nov 25 and 26

Musique Royale presents 'Trio Diomira' on Saturday, November 25 at 4 pm at Cecilia's Retreat, 1199 Oakland Rd., RR#2 in Mahone Bay. Performances by these internationally known artists - Joseph Petric, accordion; Dinuk Wijeratne, piano/composer; Nick Halley, percussion - are marked by virtuosity,  intricate rhythms and powerful melodies. An evening meal follows the performance. $35. Advance reservations required: e-mail Barbara Butler for reservation

Musique Royale presents  'Music and Words' with multi award winning pianist Wayne Weng on Sunday, November 26 at 4 pm at Cecilia's Retreat, 1199 Oakland Rd., RR#2 in Mahone Bay. Readings of related texts will be interspersed throughout the program which includes music of Liszt, Debussy and Schumann. An evening meal follows the performance. $25. Advance reservations required: e-mail Barbara Butler for reservation 

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