Too warm for Christmas spirit?
On Saturday and Sunday, November 26th and 27th, Stanstead Rock Island held its’ second annual Christmas Bazaar in the old Sear’s Store at the base of Dufferin Street. Last year’s Bazaar was so popular the store remained full for
Santa was as popular as ever at the Christmas Bazaar last weekend. most of the weekend. This year the food vendors were located in a nearby building to alleviate overcrowding. The event attracted a lower turn out this year, despite its publicity and popularity of last year. The weather was unseasonably warm all weekend, which may have prevented people from getting into the Santa mood. The event was also scheduled at the same time as other Christmas sales in nearby vicinities, and last year’s sale was in December, had snow falling, and was closer to Christmas. Despite a more modest turnout, the overall reaction was positive and the mood was cheery. Children were happy to visit with Santa and have their photo taken, while many people came to nibble on treats and chat over hot coffee. Some of the products were very beautiful, and offered a refreshing change from the standard Christmas fare, such as the perfume gift set.
Nobody could say the event was not well publicized, as local residents may have noticed a somewhat conspicuous and large moose sporting an advertisement for the sale. The moose was seen for several days loitering outside the Sear’s store. He
Stanstead councillor Michele Richard didn’t miss the chance to tell Santa about her wish list during last weekend’s Christmas Bazaar.
Students of Jardin-des-frontieres sang Christmas carols for the shoppers at the Christmas Bazaar.