Christmas / December newsletter TASTE * TOUR * EXPLORE * UNWIND…….December 2019

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

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

Twin BirchTwin Birch Cottages & Suites ~ Winter Getaway Specials. Waterfront Resort at the edge of Wellington savingsBefore you travel, check out December Deals & Discounts
Activities   Food •  Wine
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. Winter Getaway Packages  …  
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 & County Unveiled Tours •  Stay & Play Pkgs •  Group or Corporate Pkgs
At the Lake SuitesAt the Lake Suites ~ Two beautifully appointed suites, each with their own fireplace. Jacksons Falls Country InnJacksons Falls Country Inn
Experience the fusion of European and First Nations cultures.  Girlfriends Weekends
LittleJohn FarmLittlejohn Farm~ A Wellness Farm ~ Unique Farm Stay Experience • Guided Wine Tours •  Culinary Workshops isaiah tubbs resort isaiah tubbs resort
Overlooking Sandbanks • Family vacations • Weddings • Conferences
The ManseThe Manse Boutique Inn
The perfect place for that special occasion.  Romantic fireplace rooms.
Bees Knees BnBBees Knees BnB
Walk to downtown Picton, close to arts and culture, restaurants & wineries.
Starlit Properties at Smith’s Bay
Enjoy the brilliant skyscape and constantly changing waterfront view. Wheelchair accessible.
English Rose B&B and Spa English Rose B&B, Spa, Holistic Healing getaway package. Walking distance to Picton Harbour & park, restaurants, theatre, art galleries and shopping.

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

Wassail

Wassail

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 in the County – Winter Wine Festival ~ Weekends of Nov 16 + 17, Nov 23 + 24, and Nov 30/Dec 1 at multiple locations. Join Prince Edward County’s winemakers for mulled wines, comfort foods and festive good cheer.  … More information }

Wassail Wreath Making ~ Weekends of Nov 16 + 17, Nov 23 + 24, and Nov 30/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 }

Wassailing at Macaulay’s ~ Weekends of Nov 16 + 17, Nov 23 + 24, and Nov 30/Dec 1 @ 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 }

Festivus for The Rest of Us / Wassail ~ Every Saturday, Nov 16 – Dec 7 at Three Dog Winery: Join us for 4 fun-filled Saturdays, live music with Tim Sheffield, prizes for feats of strength, airing of grievances and free samples for those who sing. … More information }

You’ll be Entertained

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Hickory, Dickory, Dock: The Panto ~ Nov 28, 29, 30, Dec. 1 at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse in Milford. Fun for the whole family! A hilarious romp! … More information }

Nov 29Save the South Shore fundraiser at PEC Yacht Club
Nov 30All Earth Is Waiting at St. Mary Magdalene
Dec 5 – Instant Rivalry “Whiskey & Lead” album release concert at The Regent Theatre
Dec 7 – A Swingin’ Christmas with Toronto All-Star Big Band! at The Regent Theatre
Dec 8 – County School of Dance presents Nutcracker at The Regent Theatre
Dec 8A Renaissance Christmas at Glenwood Cemetery Chapel
Dec 12 – Festival Players presents The Boy from Bologna at The Studio Theatre in Wellington
Dec 13 – Festival Players presents Beautiful Things by Bruce Dow at The Studio Theatre in Wellington
Dec 15A Wellington Christmas at St. Andrews Anglican Church
Dec 20Yuletide Evergreens (music) at St. Mary Magdalene Church

Christmas Celebrations

Festival of Trees ~ Nov 29, 30 and Dec 1 at Isaiah Tubbs Resort: Silent auction of nearly 200 decorated Christmas trees, bucket draw, Christmas boutique, entertainment, visits from Santa, bake and preserves sale. Sponsored by the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary … More information }

Bloomfield Festival of Lights ~ Friday Nov 29: The village of Bloomfield sparkles like a magical fairyland for their annual night-time holiday parade with floats, bands and lots of glitz. Main Street closes at 6 p.m. and all the holiday lights in the village are turned on at once. … More information }

Santa at the Armoury ~  Saturdays Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 & 21 at The Armoury, Picton. Santa will be at the Armoury as part of the Holly Jolly Holiday Market running 10am to 4pm.

Picton Santa Claus Parade ~ Sunday Dec 1: Picton Main Street closes at noon, parade begins at 1pm. Enjoy the music, the clowns, the marching bands and all the fun of the big parade. … More information }

Ameliasburgh’s Christmas in the Village ~ Sunday Dec 1 from 12-4 pm at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village: Experience the Village as in Ages Past. Visit several stations around Ameliasburgh Heritage Village.  Free family fun. Horse and wagon rides. … More information }

Wellington’s Christmas in the Village ~ Saturday Dec 7: Kid’s crafts, photos with Santa, and more. There will not be a parade this year. … More information }

Christmas House Tour ~ Sunday Dec 8 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 }

Christmas in Consecon ~ Sunday Dec 8 : Parade starts at 1pm. The day kicks-off at 9:00 till 11:00 am as the Consecon Legion hosts “Breakfast with Mrs. Claus and Santa’s Elves,”. At 10:00 am till 1:00 pm, the Masonic Hall will feature kids activities … More information }

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Nov 30Picton Small Business Saturday with tasty treats, store demos, special discounts, and more
Nov 30Christmas Vendor & Bake Sale at Sonrise Christian Academy
Nov 30Midtown Christmas Market at Midtown Brewing Company
Nov 30Drake Devonshire Holiday Market at Drake Devonshire
Nov 30Holly Jolly Holiday Market at The Armoury
Nov 16-Dec 15 – Christmas Shopping at The Harvest Shed
Dec 7Christmas Cookie Walk at Wellington United Church
Dec 14Busy Hands Craft Show at Wellington & District Community Centre
Dec 14Nick of Time Christmas Craft Show at Bloomfield Hall
Dec 12-23 – “12 Days of Colour” Holiday Show and Sale at ANDARA Gallery
Until Jan. 26 – Arts on Main Gallery Winter Show

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor PEC Homewatch
PEC Homewatch December tip

Dec 24 – Christmas Eve at Waring House
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve at the Knoll at Isaiah Tubbs Resort
Dec 25 – Christmas Day at Waring House
Dec 25 – Christmas Day at the Knoll at Isaiah Tubbs Resort

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

save money

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

New Year’s Celebrations!

Happy New Year

New Year’s Eve at Waring House ~ Dec 31 at The Waring House: Two Great Parties – One Great Price. Waring Hall Gala,  Buffet Dinner & Dance with The Reasons or The Barley Room Pub and Amelia’s Garden Dining Room 3 Course Dinner with Greg Wyard.   … More information }

New Year’s at isaiah tubbs ~ Dec 31 at Isaiah Tubbs Resort: Grand Buffet Dinner & Dance with Live Band, Champagne Toast & Party Favours. Wednesday Morning Hot Deluxe Breakfast & Noon Check-out! … More information }

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