De­cem­ber 13 & 14 Christ­mas Ac­tiv­i­ties in Ayer’s Cliff

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Ay­ers Cliff Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion

The­first edi­tion of the Christ­mas Vil­lage is well un­der­way in Ayer’s Cliff. The vil­lage will be trans­formed to make way for tra­di­tions, en­ter­tain­ment and joy­ful en­coun­ters for a week­end.

An old fash­ion Christ­mas Mar­ket will be held on Satur­day and Sun­day. The con­cept seems al­ready to have at­tracted many, as we have quite a few ex­hibitors for this first edi­tion. From one end to the other of Main Street, pub­lic build­ings and pri­vate homes will be trans­formed into out­lets that will host the mer­chants and ar­ti­sans of all kinds. A lovely way to find gifts while hav­ing fun.

Ac­tiv­i­ties for the whole fam­ily are sched­uled with, among oth­ers, a visit of Santa Claus, elves tricks through­out the vil­lage, horse pulled sleigh rides and a gi­ant North Pole mail­box. A pass­port will be avail­able in the cen­tre of the vil­lage with the map and sched­ule of ac­tiv­i­ties.

The vil­lage mayor, Mr. Alec Van Zuiden, wel­comes the event say­ing, «It is a plea­sure to see the young and old work to­gether and con­trib­ute to the achieve­ment of an ac­tiv­ity such as Christ­mas Vil­lage. Christ­mas is pri­mar­ily a cel­e­bra­tion of shar­ing and gath­er­ing, and that’s what we want to cre­ate with the Christ­mas Vil­lage this year. «

There will be a time of tra­di­tion on Satur­day evening with the meet­ing of cit­i­zens and vis­i­tors in the cen­ter of the vil­lage to sing to­gether Christ­mas car­ols to the glow of can­dles. We are wish­ing for a white car­pet and a few flakes for the evening. In the spirit of tra­di­tion, peo­ple can buy real Christ­mas trees and fi­nally the hot choco­late will flow.

Sev­eral peo­ple are in­volved in the prepa­ra­tions but we need vol­un­teers for the week­end ac­tiv­i­ties. If you are in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing, con­tact the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Ayer’s Cliff at 819 838 5006.

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