submitted by John Barclay

The Oxford Mills Community Association invites everyone to join them in celebrating the Spirit of Christmas on December 2nd and 3rd. Festivities begin at the Oxford Mills Town Hall (beside Maplewood Hall) for the annual Christmas Tree lighting on Friday evening. This year, thanks to a small community grant, the lights will be absolutely dazzling. The event starts around 6:30pm and includes carol singing led by our local Girl Guides. After tree lighting and caroling all are welcome over to Maplewood Hall for cookies, hot chocolate, to view Silent Auction items and to have a visit with Father Christmas!!

Around 8pm you will see the OMCA hay wagon, sponsored by The North Grenville Times, leave to tour the hamlet and judge which home has the most beautiful Christmas lights and decorations. Winners will be announced the next day (December 3rd) at the Spirit of Christmas and Craft Sale in Oxford Mills.

Next day (December 3rd) from 8:30am till 10:30am enjoy a free Pancake Breakfast with Santa at the Oxford Mills United Church. Sponsored by Gerry Van Gurp and Olde Porch Primitives. There will be free photos with Santa and developing on site.

Finally, please join your neighbours on December 3rd from 10am till 3pm in
beautiful Maplewood Hall. This is the OMCA’s 5th Annual Spirit of Christmas Craft Sale. Over the past five years we have paid attention to what our attendees ask for in a vendor. This year each vendor booked has been carefully chosen. The craft sale will offer an intimate shopping experience, and a chance to fulfill every Christmas wish. You will not be disappointed.

We will also have Oxford Mills’ landmark Brigadoon Restaurant supplying soup and biscuits for purchase, with money raised going to the OMCA to support their free community activities.


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