It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the hamlet. Everyone and everything is decorated for the season.
All our shops are open and await you.
Why not visit us here in Chester?
Some are happy about the weather ...
Some, not so much
This Week in Chester
is the 20th (!) Annual Sing Choirs evening of Christmas music at the
Chester United Baptist Church, 84 King Street at 7:30 pm. The evening
features St. Stephen's Anglican Choir, Chester United Baptist Choir,
Studio Singers Community Choir, St. Augustine's Catholic Singers,
Musical Friends Youth Choir, with a special guest appearance by Dirty
Dougie and the Divine Dandies. Admission is pay-what-you-will at the
door, to benefit the CAMS Well-Fed Students Lunch Program. Storm date:
Why not ring in the New Year at White Gate?
They are holding their annual New Year's Eve event, a 5 course culinary
extravaganza plus a glass of bubbles to toast 2020, $85 per person, and
an optional wine pairing available for purchase on the night. They are
taking bookings now, and still have some space available. Phone
902.275.4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is happening right now at the Village Emporium on Pleasant Street !!
This Week in Chester
Tonight, Wednesday, at 8
pm the Chester Drama Society will premiere Malcolm Callaway's Christmas
farce "The Secret Diary of M" at the Chester Playhouse. The play runs until Saturday evening. Tonight is "pay what you can."
Set on Oak Island, where
several groups have laid claim to the area, bizarre characters challenge
the theory of a hidden treasure left by pirates.
Unlike his summer works,
Malcolm's Christmas plays are not known for solid plots or deep
meaning. In fact, they have been said to be more shallow than a cookie
sheet.The Secret Diary of M (the Sequel) is no exception. Intended for
those who tire of the commercialization of Christmas, laughter is the
one constant in the Chester Drama Society's Christmas plays.
Tickets are racing out the front door. 902 275-3933
The Shore Club in Hubbards is a wrap for 2019 but they are readying for 2020. Shore
Club VIP passes are now available until Christmas Eve or until they run
out. The VIP pass allows free admission to all the regular Saturday
night dances for the upcoming season, approximately 25 nights, featuring
all the top bands in Nova Scotia. On busy nights, the VIP pass takes
you to the front of the line, and should you not be able to attend, the
pass is fully transferable. VIP passes are $100 and may be ordered at
A bargain for top drawer entertainment ! Iconic
Shore Club hats are also available, $25,or you might want to give a
gift that everyone enjoys - lobster. There are gift certificates for any
denomination for the 'almost famous' Shore Club Lobster Supper - going
into its 84th year.
This Friday Black Harbour Distillers will be
hosting "Christmas at the Distillery" (419 Highway 329, Fox Point) from
7 - 10 pm. Stop by to sample their products and enjoy the music.
This Sunday, December 15th, Chester's own Teresa Bergen will be in, or near, her studio at # 117 Highway 14 (just past Oceanview Nurseries) from 10am - 5pm "by appointment or chance in perpetuity." Teresa
is a ceramic artist who creates exuberant one of a kind sculptures and
exotic intricate teapots - a hint of fairy tale mixed with glamour.
Cranks, pulleys and gears allow the viewer to participate in the actions
of these ceramic creations. This is a rare opportunity to see and purchase Teresa Bergen's work. Don't miss out. 902 299 0640
Next Tuesday, December 17th, the Chester Playhouse
presents their 2nd annual "By Folk-El Spectacular Holiday Social" from
6:30 to 7:30 pm. Get your tickets now for this extraordinary "Kitchen
Party" produced by Andrew Hamson and Friends.
Tickets $25 and include a burrito. Yes. A burrito. For info/tickets, call 902-275-3933
Next Wednesday is the 20th
(!) Annual Sing Choirs evening of Christmas music at the Chester United
Baptist Church, 84 King Street at 7:30 pm. The evening features St.
Stephen's Anglican Choir, Chester United Baptist Choir, Studio Singers
Community Choir, St. Augustine's Catholic Singers, Musical Friends Youth
Choir, with a special guest appearance by Dirty Dougie and the Divine
Dandies. Admission is pay-what-you-will at the door, to benefit the CAMS
Well-Fed Students Lunch Program. Storm date: Thursday,December 19th.
The Chester Village Christmas Festival last weekend was a huge success. There was so much going on it was hard to focus on any one event.
The giant Gingerbread Man running through the streets being chased by hoards of children certainly caught my eye as I glanced out the window...
There were dogs that looked like Christmas trees, cookies that looked like Christmas trees and people that looked like Christmas trees.
Everyone was sporting an elf name tag. "McJingle Glitter Balls" was my favourite.
The gingerbread house creations were truly magnificent. All of them !
And then there were the dogs whose owners missed the dog parade ...
This Week in Chester
Tonight, Wednesday, Jeremy Dutcher will be performing at the Chester Playhouse at 7:30 pm. Performer, composer, activist, musicologist - these roles are all infused into his art and way of life. His music, too, transcends boundaries: playful in its incorporation of classical influences, full of reverence for the traditional songs of his home, and teeming with the urgency of modern-day struggles of resistance. Tickets $35
This Saturday is Christmas at the Hubbards Barn from 8 -12 noon. There will be fresh produce, meats, eggs, cheese, wine, spirits, soaps, ornaments, pottery, cards, salts, wood carvings, wreaths, beer, spirits, hats, authors, woodwork, jewelry and more. For a full list of vendors visit our website,
This Sunday the Chester Brass is presenting their Christmas Dinner Gala at Oak Island Resort @ 5:30 pm. You will be welcomed into the lobby with live Christmas Carols played by a Brass Quartet. The evening includes a full buffet. You will be entertained by Chester Brass Band, the Quintz Jam Quartet and the evening will wind up with a Carol sing accompanied by Chester Brass. Ticket purchases are eligible for a $50 tax receipt. Dress is semi-formal. Reservations can be made by email: email@example.com / 902-275-3396 or on event brite. The price is $100 per person (a receipt for charitable donation portion will be issued). Oak Island Resort is offering special room rates for all Gala guests who wish to stay the night. 902-627-2600
Looking ahead to next week Malcolm Callaway continues his tradition of writing Christmas farces for people who don't like Christmas. "The Secret Diary of M" (the Sequel) runs from next Wednesday, December 11th to Saturday, December 14th, 8pm at the Chester Playhouse with Pay What You Can on Wednesday and opening night Thursday.
The Chester Village Christmas kicks off Friday evening!
We hope you can join us.
V. Mulkahainen photo
This Week in Chester
You can't hide from the Christmas season !
is the Chester Heritage Society's Victorian Christmas Craft Sale at the
Lordly House Museum. The sale runs from 10 am - 5 pm daily until
Sunday. For more details, contact Hilary 902-273-2176
Friday kicks off the Chester Village Christmas
festival weekend with the tree lighting at the bandstand by the Yacht
Club at 6:30 pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive to light the Christmas
tree. It takes a Village to celebrate such a wonderful event. The
evening will feature the CAMS Christmas Carolers, CDS Choir Sings,
Freeze Dance Fun with EnPointe Studio, and the Treat Truck with hot
chocolate and a cookie for $2.
Celebrate the Chester Village Christmas with
family oriented events and activities that will span the entire weekend
as well as many fundraising events with all proceeds going to the
Lighthouse Food Bank. Merchants and restaurants are extending their
hours and tailoring their offerings to embrace all things Christmas. The
weekend event dates and times are here.
will be crafts, cookie workshops and friendly competitions such as
Mystery Tree Decorating and Christmas Wreath Tossing along with a
village wide Elf Selfie Scavenger hunt, a Christmas Tree Festival, local
street vendors, a 'Village Festival of Trees', a Family Christmas Pet
Parade and Costume Competition, Christmas movies and so much more ! The
annual Gingerbread House Competition will be on display at White Gate
Inn and Restaurant Saturday and Sunday. For more info contact Nicola
Boyd 902-275-7712 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oceanview Garden Centre is hosting a fun and festive make-and-take wreath class this Saturday
from 1-11 am. They will use a variety of fresh seasonal greens to make a
lush textural wreath to hang on your door for the holidays. A variety
of berries and other natural elements can be layered on to create your
own unique design. Demonstration, guidance, materials, and refreshments
will be provided. Please call the store to register- payment required in
full at time of booking. Cost: $35 902-275-2505
Luna Salon is having a tax free sale this Saturday from 10 - 5 pm. Load up on hair fluff products for the year !
from 9-2 pm at the Chester United Baptist Church is having their annual
Christmas fair. Felting, tatting (?) jewelry, knitted items, sewn
garments, hand painted glassware, wood crafts, Emu oil products, hand
painted tree and window ornaments, Mary Kay products and bake table.
St Stephen's is hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday
from 10:30 - 1:30 pm. Lunch commences at 11 am with a variety of soups,
rolls and homemade pies. There will be a baked goods table,Christmas
items, crafts and decorated wreaths. 902-275-4219 for info.
Sunday the Chester Farmers' and Artisan Christmas
Market will be at the Chester Legion from 9 - 2 pm. Unique gift ideas,
baked goods, meat & eggs, home decor, bath & beauty products,
jewelry, jam, honey, frozen meat pies and so much more.
Next Wednesday, December 4th Jeremy Dutcher will be performing at the Chester Playhouse
at 7:30 pm. Performer, composer, activist, musicologist - these roles
are all infused into his art and way of life. His music, too, transcends
boundaries: playful in its incorporation of classical influences, full
of reverence for the traditional songs of his home, and teeming with the
urgency of modern-day struggles of resistance. Tickets $35