The Holidays Are Here In Hastings County 2022

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The holiday season is upon us, which means the calendar will be full of festivities, parades, holiday markets, performances, and holiday cheer. With so much going on in Hasting County we put together a list of all the events so you can make the most of this merry time of year.

Christmas at Farmtown Park

Celebrate the Holiday Season in the beautiful Heritage Village. The village will be gorgeously decorated with trees, wreaths, and unique items all available to be won by raffle.

Christmas in November – Shopping Weekend

It’s Christmas in November!
The Merchants of Bancroft invite you to kick-start your holiday shopping with a fun-filled weekend of small-town shopping in beautiful downtown Bancroft. Visit the shops all dressed up for the holidays and support our local businesses.
Participating merchants will have special offerings or in-store events, so be sure to pay a visit to everyone!
Bancroft is a fabulous shopping destination for a day trip or weekend getaway–there are so many unique and exciting merchants to visit! We look forward to seeing you!
A list of confirmed participants so far (more to come!):
A Place for the Arts
Bancroft Brewing Co.
Cedar and Co.
Country Bargain Store
Local Goods Bancroft
Mack Attack Outdoors
McG’s Cakes on Main
McMichael Jewellers
Niffers Clothing
The Chocolate Rabbit
The Muse Gallery & Cafe
The Old Tin Shed
West Wind Gallery & Gifts
Zihua Boutique

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Madoc Festival of Trees

Over 40 decorated trees plus numerous other items! Come and find your favourite at the 2022 Madoc Festival of Trees. Ladies Night Wednesday 16th. Sponsor night Thursday 17th. General admission is Friday the 18th, Saturday the 19th, and Sunday the 20th.

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SHANTYMAN: An Intimate Evening With Séan McCann of Great Big Sea @ The MAC

McCann has shared his powerful and inspiring personal story and songs with audiences all across North America over the past decade as a solo performer and musical keynote speaker. As the concert trail is opening up again as pandemic restrictions loosen, McCann continues to do what loves best, write and perform songs and share stories accompanied by his best friend “Old Brown” – the first guitar he purchased back in 1989.

McCann’s own battle with overcoming alcohol addiction, coming clean and owning his truth has been key to his growth as a husband, a father, a musician, and a human. Armed with the strength and support of his wife, Andrea Aragon, McCann co-penned his first book One Good Reason (April, 2020). “It’s the story of how love saved their marriage, and music saved his life. It is the story of a man freed from the weight of a lie; a man who is changing his narrative and never forgetting… that he is not alone.” A lot has happened in the almost 10 years since Séan McCann exited the Canadian folk rock arena filling GREAT BIG SEA he co-founded in 1993.

With McCann’s wide range of influences at play, SHANTYMAN is a great example of a comfortable dichotomy of both style and story. Though many of the old sailor songs are about loneliness and longing, McCann conveys them in such a rousing, joyful manner we all want to catch the same friendly wave and sail along together with him towards brighter shores. SHANTYMAN is the sound of freedom and release belted out by a voice strengthened by the weathering of many personal storms. “Music is strong Medicine” is the mantra by which McCann measures his own successful recovery (now 10 years sober). “It has the power to heal the hurt and unite the divided and we ALL need that now more than ever”

You’re not going to want to miss this very special evening with Canadian royalty. Tickets are sure to go quick.

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Marmora’s First Annual Christmas Market

Come join us at our first annual Christmas Market! Enjoy free hot chocolate and find one of a kind gifts for everyone on your list!

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Stirling-Rawdon BIA – Christmas Mingle

The Stirling-Rawdon BIA is hosting a Christmas party on Nov 24 and we want you to join us! This is going to be a potluck dinner with the BIA providing turkey and buns, and everyone else invited to bring a dish. There will be no cost to attend and a cash bar will be available. Come out and celebrate the season with your fellow business owners!

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Snow White and the Magnificant North of 7


Snow White is the most beautiful in the land. The evil Queen gets jealous and Snow White is exiled to a hunt camp North of 7. There she meets seven siblings, the Hunter Family (Doc, Sneezy, Hap, Grump, Sleepy, Dopey and Bashful). There’s a woodsman, a prince and Snow White’s mom, Blanche. Mirth and mayhem ensue!

Starring J.P. Baldwin as Blanche, Taylor Cole as Snow White, Ryan Whittal as Woodrow the Woodsman and Lousia O’Keane (Magenta from the Rocky Horror Show) as the evil Queen Broom Hilde.

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Evergreen Planter Workshop, Step-by-step

We will be creating festive evergreen planters using farm fresh greenery to adorn your outdoor entrances. Approx. 24″ tall, with various styles according to individual preferences. Limit 8 participants per workshop. $35 all materials provided. All profits go to charity. Alternate date/times: Thursday, Dec 1 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm.

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Frolicking On Forsyth

There will be late-night shopping, a vendor’s market, hot chocolate, and apple cider. hot dogs, photo props, and more.
Also, make sure to bring letters for Santa and enjoy Christmas stories courtesy of the Marmora Library.

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Tweed Festival of Trees

The Tweed Festival of Trees is taking place from December 1st through December 4th at the Tweed Hungerford Agricultural Building on 617 Louisa Street.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful event.

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Christmas Open House

New art up at both The Muse Gallery and Cafe and A Place For The Arts. Meet the artists. Shop local. Food and Beverages available for purchase. Enjoy a fun night out!

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Stirling Santa Clause Parade

Friday, December 2, 2022

6:30 p.m.  8:30 p.m.

1 East Front Street Stirling, ON, K0K 3E0 Canada

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Tweed Santa Clause Parade

Tweed Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, December 3rd starting at 12:30 pm. While in Tweed there are many other attractions to take in ….free hot dogs and hot chocolate at the Legion, the 18th Annual Festival of Trees at the Agricultural Building, and More than a Christmas Market at the Curling Club.  You will also find Palmateer Farms Maple Sugar Bush – Artisan Christmas at the Sugar Bush and a Christmas Craft Sale at the Lions Hall.  The Tweed & Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Shopping & Snowflakes weekend event with No Tax at participating local merchants on Saturday.  Come out and discover all that the Municipality of Tweed has to offer.  Be sure to check out our calendar of events page for a complete list of events!

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Marmora and Lake Santa Clause Parade

Santa Claus is coming to Marmora and Lake! 🎅

The Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club is once again organizing this year’s Santa Claus parade. It will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 2:00 pm.

The parade route will be the same as other years starting at the fairgrounds and disbanding at the old fire station on Bursthall Street.

At the conclusion of the parade, parents are invited to bring the kids to the Marmora Community Centre for hot chocolate and a hot dog and of course, to meet Santa Claus!

Collection for the Marmora Food Bank will take place as well.

To enter a float, please contact Cynthia Reid at cynreid@eastlink.ca or 613-920-3728.

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Christmas at O’Hara Mill

A day when the homestead is decorated for Christmas. With music in the log house to join in some caroling, Hot chocolate and cider. Roasting marshmallows and more. As darkness sets, lanterns are lit throughout the grounds. Food Booth is open. This event is subject the COVID requirements of the day.

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Springbrook Santa Claus Parade

Sunday, December 4, 2022

3:00 p.m.  4:00 p.m.

Springbrook, ON

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Tyendinaga Township ATV Christmas Parade

Join us by putting in a float in our ATV Christmas Parade!
– Free Hot Chocolate and Food
– Outside Fire & Christmas Music
– Please dress for the Weather

Register your float online here: https://forms.gle/qTygaJnrn5syF1yv7
Event Details Here: http://bitly.ws/wvdp

For more information, please contact 613-396-1944 ext. 203
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Madoc Christmas Extravaganzaza

Last Minute Christmas Shopping?? Yes Please! Come out to Ivanhoe Hall to see all our vendors set up for your last-minute Christmas Gift needs.
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Coe Hill Winter Market

Huge Outdoor/Indoor Winter Market in Coe Hill. Arts, Crafts, and Food. No monetary entry fee, however, please bring a food or toy donation if possible.
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Near The Open Christmas Show

Near The Open is playing a Christmas show on Saturday, December 17th at 7:00 PM at 163 Hastings Street North! $5 admission at the door.

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Quinn's of Tweed

345 Victoria St. North Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0

Visitors often ask about the building and it’s name, Quinn’s of Tweed. In fact, tradition dictates that we keep, with honour,  the name Quinn’s of Tweed, the original name of the store and building. The Quinn’s of Tweed building is one of the town’s oldest and most beautiful historic stone structures, dating back to the 1880s. The twelve foot walls allow us to hang paintings in the traditional French salon style. You’ll marvel at the craftmanship of the ash and maple staircase, the old bookeeper’s office, and the stained glass that brings one back to an era when a handshake and promise were as good as gold – today, we still believe in those principles.

gaylord hardwood flooring

228 Victoria St N, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0

Charles Frederick McGowan sold the lot in 1907 to William James Lawrence for $600.00. Shortly thereafter Mr. Lawrence erected the building which still stands there today. He conducted a furniture business until 1912, when he sold the property to the Traders’ Bank of Canada, which within the year, was taken over by the Royal Bank of Canada. It operated out of the building until 1942, when the war forced consolidations and closures due to a lack of tellers (men). The property changed hands a couple more times before local Tweed family, Gaylord Forest Products secured the property in 2003. Since then, they have evolved every inch of the interior into an experience. Each room throughout the building is a real life ‘showroom’ from top to bottom; you simply have to see it to believe it. The stairwell in particular holds a lot of history!

Marmora and Lake Inn

Come as strangers. Leave as friends.

29 Bursthall St, Marmora, ON K0K 2M0

Experience the charm of our 1906 mansion, nestled in the village of Marmora, Ontario, an historic town celebrating 200 years in 2021. The large and stately home was built by Ed Shannon for lumber baron Henry Reginald Pearce (known as “Reginald”) and his family, who purchased the lot for $200. It remained a private family dwelling for many decades and eventually was converted to a Bed and Breakfast by Chris and Lilly Boldly.

It now operates as Marmora And Lake Inn B&B and boasts beautiful, spacious bedrooms with quaint old-world craftsmanship for a luxurious stay. Onsite amenities include an exceptional indoor swimming pool, bubbler tub, infrared sauna, large screen SMART TV’s in each room, wireless internet access throughout, and generous sized gathering rooms. And being a small town, the pool is open to the community and friends for a nominal fee (pre-booking is required).

Our guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast including locally baked breads and pastries, yogurt and fresh fruit, an extensive beverage and tea/coffee bar featuring a wide variety of flavours and blends. Great outdoor patio area for fair-weather relaxation and large private events.

Whether planning a romantic weekend for two, a small wedding, a family reunion or a week-long visit to bask in the natural beauty of the region, the Marmora And Lake Inn B&B will help make it a time to remember. (Please note that all bedrooms are on the upper levels and we don’t yet have accessibility assist.)