Oh, you better not shout, you better not cry… this weekend, anyway.
One of Thornbury’s oldest signature events, the Olde Fashioned Christmas, is on tap for Saturday, and people are getting excited.
“There are 40 years of tradition behind Olde Fashioned Christmas, it’s a big legacy,” said organizer Sarah McNulty. “I think the appeal really stems from the people of Thornbury, it highlights the best of who we are as a community.”
“There is something so magic about seeing multiple generations from families exchanging holiday wishes with other families who they have often known for most of a lifetime. It’s one of the best things about small town life, especially at the holidays, seeing people pause from their busy lives to connect with each other.”
The Thornbury Business Improvement Area sponsors the event, which typically draws hundreds of people to the downtown core to loiter and schmooze with their family, friends and neighbours, but there’s more to the event than that.
McNulty said this year the “reindeer are back after a hiatus last year.”
“The horse and wagon rides return as well, the Burton Rigolet Learn to Snowboard program is as well, and all family activities take place at town hall.”
“From 6 – 9 we’ll be making maple taffy on snow at the sugar shack in the Hester Street Parkette, and Santa will be popping by as well.”
The community tree lighting will take place at 6, and there will be jazz concert fundraiser as well at the Marsh Street Centre. Tickets are $30.