By Julia Taylor
Your presence is more important than your presents at this special time of year. Here is a list of the most precious gifts you can
Once again, the Kinette Club of Bobcaygeon will be hosting Santa’s visit to the village on Saturday, December 10th. Come out for breakfast with Mr. Claus at the Lion Hall between 8:30 and 10 am. Or join him later in the day for Bobcaygeon’s annual Santa Claus Parade, starting at 5pm downtown.
Come out for Coboconk’s Santa Clause Parade on Sunday, December 4th at 1 pm; guaranteed to have great music, fun floats, and of course, Mr. Kris Kringle himself.
It’s a big event for Coboconk so make sure to be there early to get a good viewing spot: the parade will start at the south end of the village at the Civitan Club parking lot (Northline Rd) and will follow Hwy 35 to Legion parking lot. (All floats welcome. Meet at the Civitan Club at noon.)
Please bring non-perishable food items for the Coboconk & Area Food Bank for collection during the parade.
After the parade, families are welcome to join the Santa Claus parade committee at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 519 for a light snack, carols, and a photo with Santa. Donations will be accepted at the door towards costs of next Christmas’ parade.
The committee wishes to thank donors, community organizations, and local businesses that make the parade possible every year.
Kinmount’s Christmas in the Village is favourite all-day family event. Taking place Saturday, December 3rd, the day starts with Breakfast with Santa at the St. James Anglican Church, a farmers’ market and crafts for kids at the Kinmount Community Centre, a Kinny the Elf hunt (various locations), horse draw wagon rides, a family lunch and gifts for kids at the legion, and Christmas Music Night at Galway Hall with The Band Hughey, desserts and a loonie auction (tickets $10). Visit Kinmount.ca for more information.
Woodville’s Santa Claus parade takes place on December 3rd at 6:30 pm.
Following the December 10th Santa Claus parade in Bobcaygeon, the public is invited to warm their hearts and stomachs at Trinity United Church on William Street.
The Soup and Scones for Chiapas and the Planet fundraiser is a pay-by-donation supper event to support
It’s a time of year when some people want to take a more "peaceful" approach to Christmas, instead of a relentlessly "joyful" one. So Fenelon Falls United Church offers both the joyful and peaceful time in different services.
The “Quiet Christmas Service of Hope” is an annual tradition at Fenelon Falls United.
The Bobcaygeon Churches are joining together to host their annual Community Christmas Dinner again—on Christmas day—and this year at Trinity United Church.
Volunteers from the village churches will be serving dinner to all comers at noon on Christmas Day—with roast turkey and ham, and all the fixings. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.
The stable scene is a familiar one at this time of year: the feeding trough filled with hay, a few barn animals providing a little heat, awestruck shepherd spectators compelled by a vision of angels, and a new mother with a Holy Child in her arms.
St. James Anglican Church in Fenelon Falls will bring the scene to life on Christmas Eve for the second year by bringing live stable animals into the church.
My goodness, here comes the Christmas season already, so mark your calendars for two craft and gift sales—with catchy names.