Christmas Day

 

Many Canadians have a day off work on December 25 and many spend the day with close relatives or friends. It is customary to exchange gifts, enjoy a special festive meal and, perhaps, attend a special church service.

In some Canadian families and in the United States, a mythical figure called Santa Claus brings gifts. He travels on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, enters homes via the chimney and leaves presents and candy in Christmas stockings or in a pile under the Christmas tree. In other families, individual members exchange carefully selected gifts. Popular gifts are toys, games and candy for children and clothes, music, alcohol and practical or luxury items for adults. Canadians may open their presents on Christmas Eve after a special church service or during the morning or after lunch on Christmas Day.

The original meaning of Christmas is a special church service, or mass, to celebrate the birth of Christ. The story of the Nativity, or the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, are particularly important in religious celebrations of Christmas. However, many traditions that are around today have their roots in pre-Christian winter festivals. These include the importance of candles and decorations made from evergreen bushes and tree, symbolizing everlasting light and life.

 

Date :
December 25, 2019

FIREHALL THEATRE’S 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY

On Sunday, July 6, come out and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Thousand Islands’ Firehall Theatre. Browse through our memorabilia, take a stroll through the theatre’s past, hear stories that you’ve never heard before, see the costumes and wardrobe up close, not to mention visit with our special guests
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2015 Kingston Prize

2015 Kingston Prize from Friday, October 9, 2015 – 12:00pm to Sunday, October 25, 2015 – 8:00pm GANANOQUE EXHIBITION FIREHALL THEATRE The Kingston Prize is a Canada-wide competition and exhibition tour for Canadian portrait painting. The competition is open to any Canadian artist who depicts a Canadian citizen or landed
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Explore GANANOQUE ONTARIO

Gananoque is a beautiful town located in the heart of the 1000 Islands. Take a tour of the Thousand Islands with the Gananoque Boat Lines. Learn about the history of this fabulous area by visiting the Arthur Child Heritage Museum. Catch a breathtaking view of the 1000 Islands and the the St. Lawrence River from the 1000 Islands Skydeck. There are wonderful shops and restaurants around Gananoque making the downtown area a fun place to visit. There is always something to do in Gananoque and there are several attractions throughout the year such as the Poker Run and Power Boating Extravaganza, Jammin' in the Islands Music Fest and the 1000 Islands Music Fest. The 1000 Islands Playhouse is also another famous attractions in Gananoque. Gananoque provides fantastic fishing, boating, golfing, historical landmarks, biking, trails for walking, sightseeing and much more.

If you have never been to Gananoque or you are a returning visitor and would like to find out about places to stay, stores to shop at and things to do, visit our Business Directory.

For a list of upcoming events happening in Gananoque, visit our events calendar or click on events for a detailed description. Join the Gananoque Communinty Group and participate in discussions about Gananoque. Feel free to contact us with any questions or if you would like to be a part of our website.