This weekend, thousands of Nova Scotians are expected to enjoy the 25th annual Christmas Festival of Trees and Crafts in Middle Musquodoboit, Halifax Regional Municipality.
“There will be a Christmas choir, handmade crafts to purchase, and the beauty of Nova Scotia balsam firs fully decorated to enjoy,” said Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill. “We encourage everyone to stop by for a visit this weekend.”
The Festival of Trees starts today, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., and includes a craft festival on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Natural Resources Education Centre and the Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre complex on Highway 224.
More than 30 balsam fir trees, donated by the government and the Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Producers’ Association, are decorated by community groups and businesses.
The opening ceremony will feature greetings by special guests, the tree lighting, and entertainment by youth choirs and community groups.
More than 100 crafters will display their wares Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2.
An LED holiday light exchange will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. People can save energy and money, and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by bringing in two sets of incandescent holiday lights to exchange for one set of energy-efficient LED lights. They will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information and directions go to http://novascotia.ca/natr/education/nrec/xmas-14.asp