Arisaig prepares for 32nd Christmas Bazaar
After more than three decades, the annual Arisaig Christmas Bazaar is still going strong.
Last year, more than 400 adults paid to enjoy the traditional buzz of holiday excitement and Christmas cheer.
For the next few weeks, many volunteers will be working to make the 2018 bazaar even better, which is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Arisaig Parish Community Hall, on Highway 245 in Antigonish County.
Christmas music will greet visitors.
Admission is $2 for adults, while it is free for children 12 and under.
The parish community table is a highlight of the bazaar. Organizers said the ladies of Arisaig are busy preparing freshly made pickles, preserves, jellies and jams. A large variety of home baked breads, cookies and squares will find their way to the table, festively displayed and sold at reasonable prices. Mittens and crafts are also often donated to this table.
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The canteen, which is open throughout the day, offers the tantalizing smell of baked beans and gingerbread coming from the kitchen.
The 50-50 draw always provides a generous prize for some lucky winner. Last year, someone walked away with almost $400.
Tickets are also sold on 20 pounds of lobster and a donated turkey.
Tables include used books and good quality ‘new to you’ items.
Twenty-five talented vendors will be selling a wide variety of hand-crafted selections, including jewellery, paintings, wood crafts, Christmas wreaths and wall hangings, preserves, jams, home baking and fudge. A variety of crafts, knitting, hooked articles, stuffed snowmen, as well as many other interesting creations, will make perfect Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers.
Tables are selling quickly but some are still available. The cost for each 6 foot table is $10.
To book, contact Mary at 902-863-1101 or email@example.com.
Santa Claus — also known as Jamie Ross — provided a festive flavour to the 2017 Arisaig Christmas bazaar. This year, the event is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Arisaig Parish Community Hall.