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Friday, Dec 4th, 4pm to 8pm

 



 

 

Christmas by the Lake festivities begin Friday afternoon at 4 pm with the lighting of the Christmas trees and the tolling of the bell in the Christmas Village! Don’t miss this spectacular event that will give immense pleasure and lasting memories for all of the family. The New Denver Royalty will launch Christmas by the Lake by welcoming our visitors at 5pm, followed by a new Community Choir organized by Kevin Heshedahl singing Christmas carols. queen_and_santa
 
hestnuts_roastingDuring the evening activities amid the glow of the bonfires and roasting chestnuts, the Christmas Village will offer an array of delicious, time- honoured, culinary delights – many with a European flavour. Enjoy the brats with sauerkraut, Glühwein, hot chocolate, baked potatoes, soup, maple products and other European themed Christmas delicacies. Don't miss the Maple Taffy on Snow offered by Luce Paquin. Within the Christmas Village you will find many handcrafted items including toys and artisan products for sale.
Children, watch for the appearance of Santa, the Grinch and the Gingerbread Man!
 

Saturday Dec 5th, 10am to 6pm and Sunday Dec 6th, 11am to 3pm


 

 

glass_blowerSaturday and Sunday the Christmas Village comes alive! Stroll around our magical Christmas Village of old world styled wooden huts and experience the magic of craft making. Watch Jamie Barber bring steel to glow, Christie McPhee as she shows the fascinating art of glassblowing and Andrea Dupius dipping candles made of 100% pure beeswax.
Starting Saturday, the Silverton Gallery will be open with local Kootenay Artisans selling a variety of handmade quality gifts. Take the opportunity to buy beautiful quality hand-crafts and tasty appetizing traditional European food and drinks.

 

Peter Vogelaar and David Ducharme (World Olympic Champion winners of the Quebec International Sand Sculpture) will once again enthral on-lookers with their magnificent ice sculptures and their beautifully illuminated ice slide - a resounding success with all the younger visitors.

While delighting in the enchanting atmosphere of this Old World Christmas Village, you can take pleasure in the wide range of live entertainment that will include choice choirs singing Christmas carols. The German Singing Group from Nelson (choir) will sing traditional German Christmas carols and the Voices of the Lake Choir from Slocan.

Our entertainment this year includes cello music from The Celli Berries as well as music from Leah Main, Micheal Dorsey & Guests. On Sunday DJ & Friends will be playing music and a group of younger local musicians from Valhalla Fine Arts Society will perform inside the Silverton Gallery.

Needless to say Santa will be coming to town so make sure you have your photo taken with him! But, children, look out for that grinch – word is out that he will make an appearance or two! A special highlight on Sunday will be the arrival of Herb Thompson with his horses, (weather permitting), to provide sleigh rides. Children are sure to enjoy the storytelling by Hank Hasting, the Gingerbread Man, the Christmas card/ornament workshops in Silverton Gallery and this year’s special contest. This is a unique, wonderful opportunity for the younger folks to be captivated by the wonders and magic of an enchanted, traditional Christmas Tide Festival.

   



  

 

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