Town of St. Stephen launches holiday season

Christmas events scheduled throughout Charlotte County

Robert Fisher photo The waterfront in St. Stephen lit up for Christmas. The lights will remain on through New Year 2023.

ST. STEPHEN – The Town of St. Stephen kicked off the holiday season last Friday with its third annual Walk of Lights and Moonlight Madness shopping event.

Lights came on along the Waterfront Trail shortly after sundown Friday putting visitors in the festive spirit.

Leading up to Christmas, a number of events are scheduled throughout Charlotte County.

In St. Stephen, the annual Christmas parade is happening on Dec. 2 beginning at 6 p.m. Storytime with Mrs. Claus and Santa’s arrival are happening Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Garcelon Civic Center. A Make Your Own Ornament event is happening on Dec. 8.

Dec. 23 is Ugly Christmas Sweater day in St. Stephen. There will be specials throughout the day at participating businesses.

For full details of events in St. Stephen through the holiday season, go to the town’s Facebook page at facebook.com/chocolatetown.ca or the Community Spirit Facebook page at facebook.com/sscommunityspirit.

Christmas by the Sea is coming to Saint Andrews beginning Dec. 3. A tree lighting will kick off the season at 5 p.m. at Market Square, followed by the Fireman’s Santa Claus Parade along Water Street.

Sparkle by the Sea will run Dec. 8 to 11 and featuring late night shopping, special promotions and prizes, as well as restaurant specials.

For a full list of Christmas events in Saint Andrews, visit https://christmasbythesea.ca/.

In Blacks Harbour, the village is hosting a Reverse Christmas Parade.

On Dec. 19, 6-8 p.m., residents can take a drive through the village and enjoy the decorations from the comfort of their vehicle. Homeowners wishing to participate with their decorations can register with the municipal office (506-456-4870) by Dec. 8. Spectators can vote on their favourite decorated home by visiting the Blacks Harbour School roundabout. Prizes ranging from $500 to $1,500 are up for grabs. Spectators can warm up with a hot chocolate and cookie for $2 at The Kitchen-Blacks Harbour.

robertfisher@stcroixcourier.ca