WC all things Santa this weekend

By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online

WEST CARLEON – The Christmas season is heating up and we already have the snow on the ground to add to the festive atmosphere. This coming weekend (Nov. 30 to Dec. 2) is packed full of holiday events to attend. If you cafefully organize your agenda, you’ll be able to squeeze them all in.

Nov. 30: The Carp Farmers’ Market Christmas Market Friday, Nov. 30, Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Carp Agricultural Society Fairgrounds. Friday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 1: The Constance Bay Community Market is pleased to once again partner with the CBBCA to host a Christmas Market on Saturday, Dec. 1 in conjunction with Santa Day in The Bay. The Christmas Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., giving visitors time to shop for unique and special gifts with over 30 vendors both before and after the parade and lunch with Santa.  As with the outdoor markets, visitors can expect an excellent variety of products and services at the Christmas Market including: delicious preserves, maple syrup, honey & beeswax products, natural soap & body products, photography, an array of practical to whimsical hand-crafted items including jewellery, fabric, yarn, needle & bead crafts, cards and party supplies, painting and woodwork, slime and stress toys, and tie-dye t-shirts.  Those looking to satisfy their cravings can choose from Thai food, decadent baking & goodies and fresh roasted coffee.  The CBCM’s Christmas Market has something for everyone.  We look forward to seeing you there. Vendors welcome to apply at marketinthebay.com/vendors/

Dec. 1: Santa Day in the Bay. Don’t miss the annual CBBCA Constance & Buckham’s Bay Santa Claus Parade; floats gather on Baillie Avenue for a 10 a.m. start. Parade runs along Bayview Avenue to Len Purcell and winds up at the community centre for hots dogs, Santa and hot chocolate.  Be sure to check out the Christmas Market & Craft Fair. Be sure to bring your non-perishable food item for the West Carleton Food Bank. Register your float by by filling out this simple form.

This is a fabulous and fun event; if you would like to participate as a volunteer.

Dec. 1: The Carp Cooperative Nursery School Annual Craft and Bake Sale. Dec. 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 3774 Carp Rd. (beside the Carp Farmer’s Market). Two floors of exciting bendors offering artisan crafts and beautiful gift items. Maked goods, raffle items, photos with Santa and more. For more information email ccnscraftfair@gmail.com.

Dec. 1: Festive Fair at St. Paul’s United Church, 3760 Carp Road. Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to noon. Delicous baking, jams, jellies and preserves, homemade tourtieres, white elephant table, silent auchton, gently used books, clothing and accessories.

Dec. 2:  On Sunday, Dec. 2 the Dunrobin Women’s Institute is bringing cheer to the Dunrobin community by lighting the 15-foot Christmas tree, which was planted a year ago on the greenspace at the corner of Dunrobin Rd. and Thomas Dolan Parkway.  Tree lighting time is 6: 30 p.m., with goodies and hot chocolate at St. Paul’s Church across the street afterwards. 

Dec. 2: The Kinburn Fire Station, Station 61, presents: Breakfast with Santa. Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kinburn Community Centre on the Kinburn Side Road. Fire Station 61 is inviting you to join Santa and his firefighting elves at a delicious breakfast. There will be a silent auction, raffle and more fun including an option to take a photo with Santa. Breakfast options between $5 and $10 and all proceeds go to the fire station association and the Kinburn Community Association to support community events.

Dec. 2: The Legion, Branch 616 Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar in Constance Bay, Sunday, Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, jewelry, White Elephant and lots more. Tables $12 each or two for $20. Call the branch at 832-2082 to reserve your spot and arrange payment. Doors open for vendors at 7 a.m.

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