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Wintertide Holiday Festival

Friday, November 17 2017 to Tuesday, January 2 2018

The City of Charlottetown's annual Wintertide Holiday Festival is a collection of the many seasonal celebrations, events and recreational activities taking place from November 2017 to January 2018.

The Wintertide Holiday Festival also adds spirit and sparkle to Charlottetown's nighttime sky through thousands of lights in the Capital region.

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Wintertide Holiday Festival Calendar of Events

Seasonal celebrations, activities, events, goodwill giving and community support programs in the Wintertide Holiday Festival Calendar of Events are but a highlight of some of the scheduled programming taking place in the city over the next several weeks.

A copy will be available for download by the afternoon of November 17.

Anyone wishing to have a printed copy will be able to visit the Tourism Centre at City Hall (199 Queen Street) beginning the afternoon of November 17.

Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting (Friday, November 24)

Discover the magic of the holiday season with the Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting on Friday, November 24!

The event begins with a candlelight walk from Peakes Wharf to the Confederation Centre of the Arts Upper Plaza. For those who wish to participate in the candlelight walk, meet at Peakes Wharf to pick up your candle between 6 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. The festivities begin at the Confederation Centre Upper Plaza (Grafton Street side) at 6:15 p.m. There will be entertainment and refreshments.

Join family and friends as we usher in the holiday season in Historic Downtown Charlottetown with Father Christmas, the Confederation Centre Youth Choir and other special guests. Don't miss this magical and festive evening!

For more information, please contact: 902-566-5548.

Charlottetown Christmas Parade (Saturday, November 25 at 5:00pm)

 

Ho! Ho! Ho! Feel the magic of the Season this Christmas and join Santa in the Capital City on Saturday, November 25 for the 19th annual Charlottetown Christmas Parade.

The parade will begin at 5:00pm at the University Avenue entrance to UPEI and will travel down University Avenue/Great George Street to Grafton Street, continuing along Grafton Street to West Street, and finishing at the Provincial Government Buildings. The public is encouraged to line the parade route and enjoy the seasonal music, sparkling lights, and Christmas spirit!

Beginning at 4:30pm, the Food Bank will be collecting non-perishable food items along the parade route. Children are also encouraged to bring their letters for Santa to be collected by Canada Post employees.

For more information please contact 902.566.5548.

A John Gracie Christmas (Friday, December 1 at 7:00pm)

A John Gracie Christmas is an annual Christmas concert featuring recording artist John Gracie. It's a magical evening of classic Christmas songs taking place Friday, December 1 at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown.

Tickets are FREE to the public and will be made available on Saturday, November 18 at the Eastlink Centre 11:00am until 12:00pm (or until tickets are gone). * Limit of 4 tickets per person

For more information, please contact: 902-566-5548.

A Christmas to Remember (Saturday, December 2 at 7:00pm

A Christmas to Remember features all of the best popular Christmas and holiday music performed by some of PEI's finest singers and artists and the reading of well-known Island Christmas stories. This holiday performance is taking place Saturday, December 2 at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown.

Tickets are FREE to the public and will be made available on Saturday, November 18 at the Eastlink Centre from 11:00am until 12:00pm (or until tickets are gone). * Limit of 4 tickets per person

For more information, please contact: 902-566-5548.

Victorian Christmas Weekend (Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26)

The 4th annual Victorian Christmas Weekend will take place during the same weekend of the Charlottetown Christmas Parade, November 24th to 26th. This festive celebration will feature many yuletide events including the 4th Annual Victorian Christmas Market on Queen Street, free horse-drawn wagon rides, ice sculpting demos, visits with Santa, Singalongs with Jill Chandler, free walking and church tours, breakfast with Santa and much more.

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Holiday Home Decorating Contest (Registration deadline - Monday, December 4)

Charlottetown residents are invited to participate in the holiday season and share in the magical spirit with neighbours and family by decorating their home!

Residents interested in participating in the Wintertide Holiday Home Decorating Contest must register by 12 p.m. on Monday, December 4. Judging will begin Monday, December 11 with winners announced at a later date. Entries are being judged on the following criteria: use of natural materials, use of lighting, creativity with materials, and overall design.

Call 902.566.5548 or email cnicholson@charlottetown.ca

Capital New Year - First Night 150 (Sunday, December 31)

The free, family friendly event, Capital New Year in the Park, will take place in the beautiful Victoria Park. The celebration will include musical performances at the Cultural Pavilion and much more! Details will be announced closer to the event.

For more information, please contact: 902-566-5548.

 

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