are knee deep in Gingerbread this month ! We are all about our little
molasses men and the 14 Gingerbread house creations that will be on
display at the Chester Train Station this weekend. Our "flat men" are
turning up on properties all over the village this week with some
interesting twists. Come and have a look at the new displays.
Harding, our Tradewinds Realty gingerbread "man on the street" was the
poster boy last weekend at the Gingerbread Fair at CDS, to the delight
of all the attendants. Thank you Eric !
This Week in Chester
Merchants have banded together to make a gift basket valued at over
$1000 which you can win. We encourage people to spend their shekels here
in the Hamlet then everyone wins.This campaign runs from Friday until
December 21st. You may enter the draw when you "shop local."
The Chester Playhouse
Annual Poinsettia sale is b a c k ! They are all red this year so
you won't have to agonize over a choice of colour as to what will match
the sofa, and they are available for the bargain basement price of $20.
Order today (and I mean TODAY) and your little red bundle of joy will be
available for pick up or delivery next Saturday.
Cynthetics" are hip to the Christmas scene this season with cocktail
music to celebrate. You may book them for your staff party, house
gathering, huge blow out event or dinner for one. Visit their Facebook page then dial up those dulcet tones directly @ 902-233-4781
is the opening of the annual Victorian Christmas Show and Sale at the
Lordly House at 133 Central Street. They have over 20 vendors with a
wide selection of items including wooden bowls, knit and crochet items,
glass, jewelry, soaps, hooked mats, quilts, specialty vinegars, and a
whole bunch more. The show runs daily from 10-5pm until Sunday and it
costs a loonie to get in the front door. One fifth of all proceeds will
be donated to the Chester Municipal Heritage Society for restoration
work in the village. 902-273-2176 - knowledge at your fingertips.
night kicks off our Gingerbread festival with Christmas tree lighting
at the Chester Train Station. Plan to arrive at 6:30 pm and take part in
the Efficiency (oxymoron) Nova Scotia Holiday Light Exchange. Santa
will jet in at 7pm for the tree lighting. Music, hot chocolate and
cookies await. Food Bank donations are welcome.
This is a big
weekend of Christmas celebration on the South Shore. The Hubbards Market
is back from 8am - noon on Saturday in the Barn. The Gingerbread Houses
are on display at the Chester Train Station Saturday from 10-4pm and
Sunday from 12-4pm and Father Christmas is in Mahone Bay all weekend so
there is something for everyone here on the Bluenose Coast.
Sunday is the last mine tour of the season down at Gold River. For more info/reservation (a must) call 902-275-3718.
Playhouse presents "The Gingerbread Man" next Tuesday evening at 7 pm.
Theatre students from 5-8 years old are on stage. I actually attended
one of these "short one" productions and was pleasantly surprised with
the talent. GN Thermoforming is the top supporter of the Chester
Playhouse and it is because of their help these programs are possible.
Annual Chester Brass Band Christmas dinner will be held next Sunday,
December 7th at Atlantica Hotel in Western Shore. For reservations dial
up the maestro @ (902) 275-3453 Tickets are flying out the door so hurry and book your seat/ table now !
Merchant Gift Basket
I have shared these tips before but I think it is worth revisiting as the holiday season approaches...
carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows
nothing of the holiday spirit. If you see carrots, leave immediately. Go
next door, where they're serving rum balls. Drink as much eggnog as you can. Who cares that it has 10,000 calories? Did
someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory
celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some