Welcome to the Mahone Bay Father Christmas Festival, a handmade yuletide community-wide celebration!
Join us in 2019 for the 15th Annual Mahone Bay Father Christmas Festival
November 29 - December 1, December 7 & 8, 2019
Mahone Bay is ‘dressed in holiday style’ to welcome you to a handmade, yuletide, community-wide, family-style celebration of the festive season!
Not to be missed is the glorious Winter Gardens Christmas Fantasy Display that unfolds for you in a stunning setting. Experience the magical Garden of Children’s Delights and stroll through the Wondrous Winter Garden, a forest of lace fashioned from intricately designed and hand-cut paper creations. You won't believe your eyes as you step into the twinkling Fairie Gardens, where you may pause to enjoy a winter treat. Each garden is peopled with handmade Father Christmas figures ready to amaze and delight all ages.
Fill all your stockings as you stroll around the bay and through charming shops in the town of Christmas abundance! Stores are decorated to welcome you with the chance to Win Your Wish List of all the items you desire!
Go into one of the Three Churches and listen to some of your favourite festive carols or if stories are your thing, have a seat and enjoy listening to local authors reading from their books.
Marvel at the beauty of the Christmas quilting display at the Festival Welcome Centre and find inspiration at Homes for the Holiday, a decorated house tour. Pick up that perfect little art piece at the One of a Kind Art Show and Sale.
Festive flavours abound at the Yuletide Gourmet Market in restaurants, coffee houses, at the craft brewery, the pub and at local bake sales and the cookie walk. See more beautiful Father Christmas figures throughout the town as you enjoy your walk around, sip a hot cider, toast a marshmallow and sing along with strolling carolers.
Lace up your running shoes and don your Christmas bling for the Mahone Bay Reindeer Fun Run, with proceeds donated to a local charity.
The community museum hosts fabulous children’s crafts and activities as well as gingerbread decorating with tiny trees to take home and decorate. There is a new One Size for All Multimedia Art Workshop for children and families.