Christmas Comes to the Village on December 7th

Photo Karen Graham.
The festive season begins in town. Thanks to Firefighters’ Association members who decked out the tree in style, setting the stage for Christmas in the Village when horse-drawn wagon rides return.

Photo Marjorie McDonald

This much-anticipated event hosted by the Millbrook BIA is returning to the village, offering the community an early taste of the season.  It runs from 5 to 9pm in downtown Millbrook and features food, shopping, and a few favourite traditions.

The popular horse-drawn wagon rides provided by Earle Cochrane and his stable are back, taking visitors on an old-fashioned tour around town.   Music provided by Joe the Barber will bring the sounds of Christmas to the occasion, and he will also be open for business for those looking for a seasonal haircut.

Get into the Christmas spirit and strike a few people off your gift list as you browse through the interesting offerings in our eclectic local shops and at the craft vendor booths keeping warm this year in the Masonic Lodge.  Check out the BIA’s Silent Auction at the Legion that evening to find more local gift options.  Still wondering what to get for that person on your list who has everything?  Pick up some BIA Bucks available at Exit 38 or the Millbrook Wine Shoppe to put in their stockings so they can purchase their own gifts at one of the downtown restaurants or retailers.

Outdoors local vendors will be offering a variety of treats including fudge, maple syrup and preserves.  New local vineyard 1840 Farmhouse located at Kirby will be on hand with a variety of their red and white wine selections that will be sure to complement your holiday celebrations.  For dinner, visit one of the local restaurants or stop in at the Legion which will be serving up a hot roast beef dinner with all the trimmings from 5 to 7pm for $20 per person.

Take a selfie in front of the Masonic Lodge which will be all decked out for the season, then go inside for a hot drink and watch some youngsters explore their colouring skills under the creative supervision of staff from the Millbrook EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

Before heading home, take the youngsters to the Old Firehall located at 2 Hay St. behind the Nexicom building where they can get their photo taken with Santa.

The Lions’ food truck has been put to bed for the winter, but the BIA thanks the club for their $500 donation to help make this event possible.

While enjoying the festivities, be sure to keep the best of our local tradition of supporting our community by adding a contribution to the donation bins for Millbrook Food Share on the street.  Get out there and get into the holiday spirit with friends and neighbours at this popular local tradition brought to us by our local BIA merchants.  Enjoy!  KG

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