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Festival of Lights

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December 1 - 10, 2016

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 Plunge
  • Christmas Craft Markets
  • Santa’s Visit

2106 Schedule of Events

Thursday, December 1

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., Dec. 4 - 7:30pm.

Friday, December 2

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.

A Family Christmas Concert with Lynne Crowell - 7PM
Wesley Heritage Community Centre, Barrington
Join in a festive evening of Christmas music with local singer/songwriter Lynne Crowell.

Saturday, December 3

Christmas Bake Sale - 9AM - 12PM - Little Red School House, Lower Clark's Harbour

ERMES Craft Market
10 am to 2 pm. Proceeds to the ERMES Support Group. For more info., call Rhonda 902-723-0022

3rd Annual Lobster Dip
12 noon - Cape Sable Island Causeway. Take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean - if you dare! Proceeds to the Camp Jordan. $10/dipper, $15/pair of dippers . For more information, phone Sherry at 902-723-0242

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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Sunday, December 4

Christmas House Tour: 1pm to 5:00pm
Organized by the Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, December 8

Christmas Craft Program: 6-7 pm. Barrington Library. For children age 5-12. Free Program. Snack provided. Children MUST pre-register with the library - 902-637-3348. Only 15 spots available.

Saturday, December 10

Christmas Craft Fair - 10AM - 2PM - Wood's Harbour Community Centre 

Build Your Own Gingerbread House - 10 am
For ages 5 to 12. Must pre-register with the Library, 902-637-3348. Program will be held in the Barrington Library . Only 15 spots available. All supplies provided. $10/child.

Reindeer Dash
10 am -Start at the Barrington Recreation Centre, Sherose Island. 2km & 5km runs. Adults $10, children 5-12 - $5, under 5 - free. Call 902-637-2903 to register.

Seal Island Light Museum & Old Meeting House Christmas Program
7 pm. Lighting of the lens, Christmas Carol Concert to follow at the Old Meeting House. Dress warmly, bring a flashlight. Free will offering accepted. Donations will be given to a local charity.

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