6pm: Light Up Grand Bend – gather at the parkette in front of the Welcome Centre for the official Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:15pm: Santa arrives by horse & carriage! Treats for one and all. Enjoy hot chocolate (courtesy of Tim Horton’s), hot apple cider and cookies (courtesy of Sobeys) served by West Coast Lions while the Huron Shores United Church Choir sings your favourite Christmas Carols. Free horse and carriage rides.
6:30pm: Santa awards prizes for the Light Up Grand Bend Poster Competition. Expression Dance Art troupe (ages 2-years+) performs.
Help the Food Bank
Donations of non-perishable goods for the local Food Bank greatly appreciated. Drop-off points include Pine Dale Motor Inn and the Welcome Centre.
Remember a Loved One
Celebration of Life Tree: Buy a Star ornament for $5 or more in memory of a loved one or pet until mid-December. Stars placed on the big Christmas Tree in the parkette.
Christmas Decorating Contest
Christmas Decorating Contest: Every business and residence is encouraged to turn on their Christmas lights by Friday, November 13 at 6:15pm! Nominate your favourite Christmas lights display. Forms available at Pine Dale Motor Inn, Baillie’s Picture Framing, Welcome Centre, akSence, Home Hardware, RONA and Foodies. Prizes awarded in six categories: Home for Christmas, Aurora Borealis, Gleaming Little Gem, Countryside Dazzler, Kid Friendly and Business Beauty. Nominations need to be submitted by December 6.
Contest Nomination Form
Nominations need to be submitted by December 6.