Festival of Lights

Seasons Greetings

November 23 - December 3, 2017

The Festival of LightsOur Winter Festival of Lights is a celebration of both Christmas and a kick off for our Lobster Season. Come visit and see our giant Lobster Trap Christmas Tree! The Tree is located at the Cape Sable Island Causeway and is decorated with buoys of present day fishermen and in memory of those fishermen who have passed on and/or who have been lost at sea. We kick off the festival with the lighting of the Lobster Trap tree and a spectacular display of fireworks over Barrington Bay! Be sure to check out our shop local promotion and a wonderful parade of lights!

Highlights of the Festival includes

  • Lighting of the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree
  • Parade of Lights
  • Fireworks over Barrington Bay
  • Shop Local Promotions
  • Lighting of the Lens (Seal Island Light Museum) & Old Fashioned Christmas Carol Concert at the Old Meeting House Museum
  • Christmas House Tours
  • Lobster Dip
  • Christmas Craft Markets
  • Santa’s Visit

Visit our Facebook Event page for full details of events! 


2107 Schedule of Events

November 22

Merry Little Christmas Shopping Party - Island & Barrington Fire Hall, Centreville, CSI - 6 - 8PM 

Thursday, November 23

Turning on the Lights Opening: 7 pm
North East Point Gazebo. Lights on the gazebo and the lobster pot Christmas tree will be turned on!

McDonald Chisholm Trask Insurance staff will provided hot apple cider.
Sobey's staff will provide hot chocolate.

Fireworks Display
7:30 pm. North East Point Beach area.
Inclement weather date - Sun., November 26 - 7:30pm.

Friday, November 24

Santa’s Visit & Christmas Crafts - 6 - 8 pm
Visit Santa at the Island and Barrington Passage Fire Hall. While waiting, keep busy by making Christmas crafts. Cookies, milk, juice will be provided.

Saturday, November 25

Canada 150 Lobster Dip
12 noon - Cape Sable Island Causeway. Take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean - if you dare! Proceeds to the local Me to We Campaign. $10/dipper, $15/pair of dippers . For more information, phone Sherry at 902-723-0242 or Suzy at 902-637-2015

This year, the first 150 participants will receive a special limited edition Canada 150 Lobster Dip Tote Bag filled with goodies, including a Canada 150 toque and a finishing medal! Registration from 10:30AM until 11:30 AM. Musical Entertainment by Madisen Atkinson-Newell. 

Barrington Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade - 7 pm
Parade starts at the former BMHS and ends at Causeway Interiors. Sponsored by Barrington and Area Chamber of Commerce. To register, email Kathy at
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November 30 

Christmas Craft Program for Children - Barrington Municipal Library - 6PM - 7PM

December 1 

Family Christmas Concert with Lynne Crowell - Wesley Heritage Centre, Barrington - 7PM 

December 2 

ERMES Christmas Craft Market - Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elementary School, Shag Harbour - 10AM - 2PM 

 Build Your Own Gingerbread House - Children's Program - Barrington Municipal Library - 10AM

 1st Annual Christmas at the Fairgrounds - Barrington Exhibition Grounds - 12PM - 4PM 

December 3 

Barrington & Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas House Tour - Barrington, NS 

December 8 

Seniors Christmas Tea - Barrington Lion's Hall - 1PM 

December 9 

Wood's Harbour Community Centre Christmas Craft Sale - Wood's Harbour - 10AM 

Reindeer Dash - Sherose Island Rec Centre - 10AM 

Skate with Santa - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena - 6PM - 7:30PM

Lighting of the Seal Island Light Museum Lens and Old Fashioned Christmas Concert - Old Meeting House Museum - 6:45 - Hosted by the Cape Sable Historical Society - dress warmly - refreshments served afterwards at the Old Court House.