December 13 & 14 Christmas Activities in Ayer’s Cliff
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.