Weekend Wrap-up: Dec 7-8, 2013

1. It’s this year’s Gingerbread Sunday! The Annual Gingerbread Sunday is an Art Gallery of Nova Scotia tradition with the community. Join us for some tasty art making to welcome in the holiday season.

Using lots of decorative and yummy “construction materials”, create your own gingerbread house. Be prepared to go home sticky.

2. The Christkindle Market is back at Alderney Landing. Join them this weekend, for a fun celelbration to get you in the spirit of the season. 

3. Symphony Nova Scotia’s The Nutcracker has been Halifax’s favourite holiday tradition for more than 20 years. When a little girl’s toy comes to life, she’s whisked away to an enchanted world where she must overcome the ferocious Mouse Queen! Featuring innovative giant puppets, spirited dancing, and Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful music, this tale of magic and wonder is a seasonal treat for all ages. Starts Dec 6th!

4. As part of the New Ross Christmas Festival staff at Ross Farm Museum has put together a great program for your enjoyment. Step back in time to experience Christmas in the Country. At Rose Bank Cottage sample traditional dishes from the period such as plum pudding, sugar cookies & warm spiced cider while you enjoy some of your favorite Christmas carols. There will be craft activities in the school house, visitor center and farm workshop. Weather permitting there will be horse drawn rides.

5. JazzEast’s 10th annual winter fundraiser takes a seasonal twist this year with local jazz legend Jerry Granelli, who will perform the original score of A Charlie Brown Christmas for the first time ever, since its inception with the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Drummer Jerry Granelli is the only surviving member of the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Accompanying Jerry will be Simon Fisk (base), Chris Gestrin (piano), and Vivace Children’s Choir (vocals) Special family activities will take place during the matinee. JazzEast encourages families to come out and experience this time honoured Christmas special. A silent auction, featuring a wonderful display of generous donations from local businesses, artists and other supporters of JazzEast, will coincide with the event. All proceeds from the annual fundraiser support JazzEast’s ongoing music education programs, such as Halifax JazzLabs, Creating Creative Listeners and the annual summer intensive music camp, the Creative Music Workshop.

Christmas Cards Available at the Nova Scotia Archives

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