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The Lobster Capital of Canada
Our 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!
Merry Little Christmas Shopping Party - Island & Barrington Fire Hall, Centreville, CSI - 6 - 8PM
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.
7:30 pm. North East Point Beach area.
Inclement weather date - Sun., November 26 - 7:30pm.
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.
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
Christmas Craft Program for Children - Barrington Municipal Library - 6PM - 7PM
Family Christmas Concert with Lynne Crowell - Wesley Heritage Centre, Barrington - 7PM
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
Barrington & Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas House Tour - Barrington, NS
Seniors Christmas Tea - Barrington Lion's Hall - 1PM
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.