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Eighteenth annual New Ross Christmas Festival approaching



Collete and Sarah Gates at New Ross Consolidated School with the New Ross Christmas Festival's new mascot, "the walking Christmas tree." As part of this year's festival it's up to the students to name the tree.
 NEW ROSS - It's time to dig out your Christmas spirit for the 18th annual New Ross Christmas Festival.

 Running from December 2 to 4, the event is open to any and all who wish to attend.

 The festival kicks off on December 2 at 7 p.m. with the Parade of Lights, a parade of children holding lights marching through the community, followed by the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at the bandstand.

 "We're going to have a really good time," said festival co-ordinator Sarah Gates. "It's a great place to spend a weekend with your family."

 After the tree lighting, head to New Ross Consolidated School for Al Bernard's professional magic show. Mr. Bernard has been voted Atlantic Canada's best family performer.

 Also on December 2 drop into the local Home Hardware from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for the LED light exchange. Bring two strings of traditional glass holiday lights to the New Ross Christmas tree lighting for free recycling and receive one string of LED holiday lights in return - a gift from Nova Scotia Power. Quantities are limited, based on a first-come, first-served basis. One LED set per person.

 As usual the Christmas Festival Craft Fair will be held on the second day of the festival, this year December 3. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. drop into the school to shop, sit and savour. Entertainment and demonstrations on the festival stage are sponsored by Heritage Canada.

 There will also be live entertainment and events throughout the weekend.

 As well, keep your eyes open for the community carollers (there are now over 200), weekend turkey suppers, wagon rides, taffy pulls and wreath making.

 And for some hands-on learning, visit the Nova Scotia Christmas Tree Interpretive Centre located next to Ross Farm.

 On Sunday there will be a wrap-up variety show for volunteers and the community.

 Keep an eye out for posters and brochures as they become available.

 For more of the weekend events, drop by the Winter Welcome Post at Ross Farm Museum for details and a map to direct you to festival events.



posted on 11/23/11
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