TASTE * TOUR * EXPLORE * UNWIND…….December 2018

It’s DECEMBER in the County!! Get into the holiday spirit in beautiful Prince Edward County. The year-round music, art and wine take on a festive theme, while the countryside is as peaceful as ever.

December Getaways

Many of our hospitality partners are offering fabulous winter specials and packages and there are events to suit every interest. ……

Edgewater B&BEdgewater B&B ~ A modern Cape Cod home overlooking beautiful Picton Harbour & Yacht Club. 5 minute walk to downtown Picton. Modern LodgeModern Lodge
Luxury rental set amidst a beautiful forest of spruce trees. Special Getaway Packages this winter …  
LittleJohn FarmLittlejohn Farm ~ A Wellness Farm ~ Unique Farm Stay Experience • Guided Wine Tours •  Culinary Workshops •  Access Bars Starlit Properties at Smith’s Bay
The water is crystal clear, shallow, with a sandy bottom. Swim, fish, snorkel, kayak, canoe, relax. Enjoy the brilliant sky scape.
Sunrise Cottage ResortSunrise Cottage Resort
Waterfront Resort with Luxury Cottages. Ideal for family vacations, group events & reunions
Jacksons Falls Country InnJacksons Falls Country Inn
Experience the fusion of European and First Nations cultures. Girlfriends Weekends • Group Getaways
Black River B&B Black River B&B
Waterfront adult-only B&B in a park-like sanctuary.  Sumptuous vegetarian, gluten free breakfasts overlooking the river.
Sandbanks Vacations & ToursSandbanks Vacations & Tours
Wine Tours •  Stay & Play Pkgs • Half Day Tours • Lunch & Wine Tours • Group or Corporate Pkgs
isaiah tubbs resort isaiah tubbs resort
Overlooking Sandbanks • Family vacations • Weddings • Conferences  •  Christmas & New Year’s packages
The ManseThe Manse Boutique Inn
The perfect place for that special occasion.  Romantic getaways, Girls packages, Wine tours …

More Getaway Experiences to Remember «  Romantic Getaways ☆ Nature Retreats ☆ Foodie Delights ☆ County Culture ☆ Group Gatherings ☆ Action & Adventure ☆  Girls Getaways ☆ Lakeside Escapes ☆  Spa Packages



Ontario’s most unique wine celebration, Wassail pays tribute to the age old tradition of celebrating the harvest before the arrival of winter. “Raise thy cup to the vines.”

Wassail the County  ~ Dec. 1 & 2 at multiple locations. Join Prince Edward County’s winemakers for mulled wines, comfort foods and festive good cheer.  … More information }

Wassail Wreath Making ~ Saturday Dec. 1 at Sandbanks Estate Winery. Get in the festive spirit with our wreath making workshop. Create your one-of-a-kind wreath using the vines from our vineyard! … More information }

A Closson Road Christmas ~ Weekends starting Nov. 17th to Dec. 16th. The “Golden Mile” of Prince Edward County – Closson Road celebrates the holidays with 5 weekends of special events and activities in conjunction with Wassail! … More information }

Wassailing at Macaulay’s ~ Dec. 1 & 2 @ 1pm-5pm at Macaulay Heritage Park (house), Picton. This is the County’s Victorian Christmas and Good Cheer experience! Our costumed guides at historic Macaulay House will warmly welcome you. The Victorian kitchen will offer tasty heritage recipes to sample. … More information }

You’ll be Entertained

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Snow White the Panto ~ Nov 29 – Dec 2 at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse, Milford. The Marysburgh Mummers proudly continue the tradition of Christmas Season Pantomime with “Snow White- the Panto”. Tickets are available at … More information }

A Swingin’ Christmas with Toronto All-Star Big Band! ~ Sunday Dec. 2 at The Regent Theatre. Toronto All-Star Big band classic Christmas show, reminiscent of the Swing Era, fills the house with classic songs of the season as well as classics from the “Golden Age of Swing”. … More information }

Honkey Tonk Christmas Dance ~ Saturday Dec. 8 at Wellington Legion Hall. Please join us for a Honky Tonk Christmas Dance with Mike Pollard, the County’s own Becky Elliott, and the Burnt River Band.  … More information }

Bruce Dow – Beautiful Things: A Concert for the Season ~ Sunday Dec. 9 at Wellington United Church. Bruce Dow returns with his popular one-of-a-kind holiday concert, re-imagined with new songs. Featuring one of Canada’s leading singing actors singing his personal favourites in a glorious setting, you don’t want to miss this new holiday tradition! … More information }

County School of Dance presents Nutcracker ~ Sunday Dec. 9 @ 2:00pm and 7:00pm at The Regent Theatre in Picton … More information }

Sultans of String Christmas Caravan

Sultans of String: Christmas Caravan! ~ Wednesday Dec. 12 @ 8:00pm at The Regent Theatre. Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world! 3x JUNO Award nominees Sultans of String deliver an exuberant performance featuring band originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on … More information }  *** Win a pair of tickets ***

Scott Woods, Canadian Fiddle Champion: Old Time Christmas Event ~ Thursday Dec. 20 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bloomfield. A masterful two hour presentation of seasonal songs, inspirational stories and lots of family fun that will open your heart to the joy of the Christmas spirit. … More information }

Aefensang: An evening of Yuletide carols and anthems ~ Friday Dec. 21 @ 7:30pm at St. Mary Magdalene in Picton. Command Performance Choir presents an evening of traditional and contemporary Christmas carols and anthems. Tea and scones will be served at the interval to enhance the Yuletide spirit! … More information }

Christmas Celebrations

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Picton Santa Claus Parade ~ Sunday Nov. 25 @ 1pm. Enjoy the music, the clowns, the marching bands and all the fun of the big parade. Main Street will be closed at 1:00 p.m. so pick your spot and settle in for the big parade. … Find out more »

Wellington’s Christmas in the Village ~ Saturday Dec. 1. Wellington’s Who-Ville Christmas in the Village and Parade. Dress up as a WHO and join in the parade! Hot Dogs & Music in the Park … More information }

A County Christmas ~ Saturday Dec. 1 from 5-7pm at Ross St in Picton. The Christmas story comes to life in this illuminated walk-thru including live animals, actors and narrators of different parts of the Christmas Nativity Story. .. More information }

Christmas in the County House Tour ~ Sunday Dec. 2 from 11am to 5 pm. Get into the festive spirit by touring historic and unique County homes all decked out for the holidays! Funds raised from this self-guided tour support the preservation of historic County buildings. … More information }

Ameliasburgh Christmas in the Village ~ Sunday Dec. 2 @ 1-4 pm in the hamlet of Ameliasburgh. Experience the Village as in ages past. Multi-location tour, walking or by beautiful horse drawn wagon; by-gone era Christmas décor; crafts for kids, cider, hot chocolate, bake sales … More information }

Christmas in Consecon ~ Sunday Dec. 2 (changed from Nov. 18). Christmas activities are happening throughout the hamlet of Consecon. … More information }

A Wellington Christmas ~ Sunday Dec. 9 @ 2pm at Wellington United Church. The Friends of Wellington Library presents its annual opportunity to relax and enjoy Christmas-related writings by various authors and seasonal music by local musicians. … More information }

Art is everywhere

Contemplative Photography in The County Sunday, Dec. 9 @ 12:30pm at Miss Lily’s Cafe in Picton ~ First of a series of coffee shop photography workshops for the winter. Let’s get together, look at pictures on a big screen and get inspired. Participatory, educational and interactive. Limited to 8 participants. More information }

Christmas Shopping

Sonrise Christian Academy’s Annual Christmas Vendor & Bake Sale ~ Saturday Dec. 1 @ 9am–1pm at Sonrise Christian Academy, Picton. Shop our vendors and find those unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones. … More information }

Drake Devonshire Holiday Market ~ Saturday Dec. 1 @ 11am-7pm. Get into the spirit with the return of Drake Devonshire’s annual Holiday Market. You can bet on finding unique gifts and goodies among refreshments + treats, holiday tunes, and twinkling lights. … More information }

Santa’s Crafters Christmas Craft sale ~ Saturday Dec.1 at Wellington United Church. 18 amazing local crafters, and the annual Cookie Walk. Visit us before or after the Wellington Santa Claus parade.  More information }

Tears Mean Love Christmas Craft & Vendor Sale ~ Saturday Dec. 1 @ 10am-3pm at Massassaga Rednersville School. Raising awareness and funds for Quinte area families facing childhood cancer. Feel good about Christmas shopping while you support local businesses. … More information }

Holiday Market at House of Falconer ~ Dec. 1st to 24th @ 10am to 5pm at House of Falconer in Picton … More information }

Another Christmas Craft Market ~ Dec. 1 & 2 @ 9am-4pm at Bay of Quinte Vintage Market Auction Hall, Carrying Place. Admission: a non-perishable food item for the food bank … More information }

Ten Thousand Villages 30% Off Storewide ~ Dec. 7-9 at Ten Thousand Villages in Picton. 30% off any one Ten Thousand Villages craft product (excludes food and beverages, books and CD’s, conscious Steps Socks) … More information }

Busy Hands Craft Show ~ Dec. 8 & 9 at Essroc Arena (Wellington & District Community Centre). We have 72 local County artisans who create unique products! Categories include: food products, fibre arts, woodwork, body care, jewelry, art, sewing. Free parking, free admission, food and drink. … More information }

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor PEC Homewatch
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Christmas Open House at Campbell’s Orchards ~ Dec. 8 & 9 at Campbell’s Orchards. We welcome you to join us for our fourth annual Winter Open House! Join us at the orchard for food, drinks, door prizes and fun local pop-up vendors. The store will be full of homemade baking, preserves and other … More information }

Nick of Time Christmas Craft Show ~ Saturday Dec. 15 @ 10am to 3pm at Bloomfield Hall … More information }

Town Hall Christmas Saturday December 15 @ 9am to 4pm at Wellington Town Hall. A curated selection of Holiday Gifts. More information }

Give a County EXPERIENCE!  How about a gift certificate for …

  • Baxter Arts Centre Workshops? Glass, Beading, Print Making, Oil Painting. www.baxterstudioschool.com
  • County Magazine subscription ~ a quarterly feature magazine about the people, places and history of Prince Edward County. www.countymagazine.ca

Winter Show at ARTS on MAIN Gallery ~ until January 272019.  Come and do some holiday shopping – lots of variety in art and price points. Open seven days a week from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Find out more }

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Check out December Special Offers on Getaways, Christmas Shopping, Food, Wine,  Family Movies, Public Swims, Seniors Discounts  …Find out more »


Happy New Year!

New Years Eve at The Waring House ~ Join us for New Years Eve in The Waring Hall. Ticket price includes a sumptuous buffet dinner, party favours, a glass of bubbly and music and dancing to the fabulous Reasons. Accommodation package available …. Find out more }

New Year’s Package at isaiah tubbs ~ One night accommodation, Grand Buffet Dinner with Live Band MOON SUGAR, Champagne toast & party favours, Recovery Breakfast Tuesday Jan 2.  Find out more }

New Year’s hors d’oevres and 3-course dinners from Chef Michael Hoy Culinary. Order yours today, pickup is Dec 30 and 31.  Find out more }

Sports & Recreation

Winter brings new activities – cross country skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, hockey, curling and skating.   Find out more »

Public Swimming ~ at Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic Centre (PEFAC). Lifeguard on duty. Tuesdays 6-8pm; Thursday 7-8:30pm; Saturdays 1-3pm  Find out more »

Public Skating ~ at Wellington & District Community Centre and Prince Edward Community Centre (Picton). Find out more »

It’s Hockey Season in the County ~ Cheer on our local teams:

  • Picton Pirates – our local Junior “C” ice hockey team. Details & schedule at pictonpirates.ca
  • Wellington Dukes – our local Junior “A” ice hockey team. They are in the Eastern Division of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. Details & schedule at wellingtondukes.com


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