Holiday events set in Victoria

Published 11:31 am Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Families and children will have no shortage of fun, holiday-themed activities all-around the Town of Victoria on Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, as the Christmas Parade and the Small Town Christmas Celebration are set to take place.

According to Victoria Town Manager Rodney Newton, the Christmas parade will begin Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

Newton said the parade line up will take place on Tidewater Avenue.

“The parade will move from Tidewater Avenue down Court Street to the traffic light where it will turn right and continue down Main Street,” Newton said. “The parade will disperse after passing the intersection of Third Street and Main Street.”

An array of events is scheduled for Dec. 8 as part of the seventh annual Small Town Christmas Celebration.

Morning events include breakfast with Mrs. Claus hosted by Central Cafe at 1812 Main St. from 9-10:30 a.m.; breakfast with The Grinch at Victoria Restaurant at 1411 Eighth St. from 9-10:30 a.m.; a Christmas card workshop at Victoria Public Library at 1417 Seventh St. from 9:30-11:30 a.m.; ornament decorating at Sweet Magnolia at 1700 Main St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at A&J Produce at 1520 Main St. all day; pictures with Santa at BLISS of Lunenburg at 1808 Main St. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and the Christmas Shoppe Craft House at the Victoria Community Centre at 1421 Sixth St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring artwork from Eldridge Bagley.

Afternoon events include Barrel Train Rides from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; child ID fingerprinting at the Lunenburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Office at 1811 Main St.; lunch with the Grinch at Marino’s Italian Restaurant at 1401 First St. from noon -1 p.m., (this same event will allow photos with the Grinch until 1:30 p.m.); a marshmallow roasting and fire safety program from 1-3 p.m. behind the Data Care of Lunenburg location at 1600 Main St. All-day face painting and music/caroling opportunities will also be available during the celebration.

“We are always looking for volunteers to assist with the community events,” Newton said.