Mural town lines up for an old-fashioned Christmas
When it comes to Christmas, Warren Goulding says Chemainus has the spirit.
“Just when you thought Christmas was too commercialized and the true meaning of the season was being obscured by blinding lights and flashing credit cards, folks in Chemainus have a better idea,” he said in a press release.
“For the fifth year, volunteers are putting on Little Town Christmas, an old-fashioned, family celebration with all the fellowship, fun and excitement of the season,” he continued. “In fact, the Chemainus celebration on Saturday, Dec. 17 may take you back a few years.”
Little Town Christmas chairwoman Shelley Rouse agrees
“We’re all about old-fashioned values and making sure everyone can enjoy themselves without breaking the bank,” Rouse promises in the same release.
“All our events are by donation, thanks to the generosity of local organizations like the Rotary, Legion, Eagles and many, many businesses. As well, we’ve got a tremendous group of volunteers who run the games, crafts, events and other activities as well as sell raffle tickets and help us raise funds to put on Little Town Christmas.”
Activities get underway at 3 p.m. in Waterwheel Park and will run until about 6 p.m.
“Santa arrives at 4:30 and that will certainly be a highlight, but there’s entertainment, games, a fish pond, hockey shoot-out, a cake walk, live nativity scene and so much more going on,” Rouse added.
There will be hot dogs and hot chocolate, music, and a chance for youngsters to have their photo taken with Santa.
For more information visit chemainus.com.