Merry Christmas! :-)

 

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, 2020

At Home for Christmas!

    Some Kind of Choir is proud to present “At Home For Christmas,” a virtual choir concert. With plenty of surprise local guests, join us on YouTube for a fun musical evening, live in your living room. Link TBA here and on all social media platforms. Choir directed by
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New Year’s Eve with Turpin’s Trail!

  Ring in 2021 with all of us at The Cove! Let’s put 2020 behind us and have a safe and happy NYE party! We’re having Chinese Food! Back by popular demand, TURPIN’S TRAIL (Kingston/Perth Road Village, East Coast/Folk/Celtic) will perform for New Year’s Eve! Turpin’s Trail is the Kingston-based
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Explore Rideau lakes ONTARIO

Rideau Lakes is truly the hub of eastern Ontario, with Provincial Highway 15 and the scenic historic Rideau Waterway running through its Centre. The Township of Rideau Lakes is blessed with an abundance of lakes. Rideau Lakes has 500 km (310 miles) of shoreline, excluding the Rideau Waterway. The Waterway itself traverses the Township, from the towering granite cliffs at Chaffey's Locks to the more gentle and pastoral areas of the Lower Rideau Lake. The Waterway represents an important link with the past. With island-studded lakes, man-made channels, flowing rivers and pastoral sites along its length, the Waterway offers excellent water for canoeing, sailing, boating and fishing.

Along with all of the water and activities that go with it, the Rideau Lakes is surrounded by beautiful little towns and villages offering unique shopping and dining. Several festivals and fairs also provide entertainment while visiting the area. During the summer there is a Farmer's Market every Saturday morning. If you have never been to the Rideau Lakes area 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.