It's here!! This weekend is the first annual Chester Village Christmas event...there is so much going on in the village over this coming weekend, it's time to embrace your inner elf!!!
Ready?? Here we go.........
This Week in Chester
Family oriented events and activities will span the entire weekend for the Chester Village Christmas. The merchants and restaurants will extend their hours and tailor their offerings to embrace the Chester Village Christmas theme. Here are some highlights:
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Bandstand to light the village tree amid dancers and music. The Chester Treat Truck will be on site and Santa will be handing out goodies.
The Kiwi Café will be open Friday evening for festive pizza, and the Fo'c'sle Tavern will be serving festive fare till 9:00pm.
The annual Gingerbread Competition entrants and winners including the Chef's Invitational Challenge entries, will all be on display at White Gate at 28 Pleasant Street.
Two of the busiest solo musicians in the country, Dave Gunning & JP Cormier are presenting a holiday show at the Chester Playhouse on Friday, November 30th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $32
Santa stays in the village and will be at the pancake breakfast at the Chester Legion on Saturday, December 1st in the morning from 7:30 -10:30am.
Christmas Trees will be on sale all weekend at Going Coastal on Queen Street, with all proceeds going to the local food bank.
The Chester Art Center will be holding a free Family Open Studio day on Saturday as well, with lots of fun activities, and right next door to them will be the Mystery Tree Decorating Competitionsite....come check it out and tap your creative flair!!
OceanView Garden Center will be having Fusion Painting demonstrations, on both Friday & Saturday at 10:00am & 2:00pm, definitely worth a visit!
At White Gate Restaurant, on Pleasant Street, you can see the Gingerbread houses all weekend, and on Saturday there will be Cookie decorating from 3:00 - 5:00pm. Also in front of White Gate Tanner & Co. Brewing will have a vendor stall both Saturday & Sunday from 2:00-6:00pm. And if you are feeling competitive, check out the Christmas Wreath Toss also at White Gate.
As you wander round the village, participate in the Elf Selfie Scavenger Hunt....have photos taken of you behind the various pairs of Elf Boots you will find scattered round the central part of Chester Village. There are prizes for the best Elf Selfies!!
If you pop into Light My Fire Studio on Duke Street, you can frost a Peppermint Snowball Candle,from 11:00 - 4:00pm, cost is $20!!
There will be live music on Queen Street both days...Saturday features Taelor Bent at 2:00pm, Peter Parsons at 3:30pm and at 5:00pm the Chester Studio Singers will be caroling!! Fa la la la laaaaaaa
The lovely folk from Avondale Sky Winery will have a vendor stall on the deck next to the Kiwi on Queen Street, so you can taste and buy some of their Nova Scotia wines.
Again on Saturday the Chester Merchants will be staying open late, they will be featuring their own promos and giveaways, so this is a great time to get a jump on your holiday shopping.
Also on Saturday the Kiwi Cafe will stay open late, and be BBQing sausages on their deck.
Sunday you will find the Christmas Farmers & Artisan Market at the Chester Legion from 9:00am-2:00pm...plenty of great things to pick up as presents or stocking stuffers!
The various competitions and activities will continue to run on Sunday so there is no lack of activities, and cookie decorating will be held at the Kiwi Cafe on Queen Street, free with a donation to the Food Bank.
The live music on Queen Street will feature the Market Boys playing festive tunes - usually found at the Hubbards Market - who will do 2 sets - 1:30 & 3:00pm.
And to get you in the mood for holiday romance, the Chester Playhouse will be screening 'Love Actually' at 4:00pm. Tickets are $7.00 at the door, and they have popcorn!!