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Christmas Day


Many Christians in Canada mark the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25, which is known as Christmas Day. It is a day of celebration when many Canadians exchange gifts and enjoy festive meals.

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.

The traditions centered on Christmas gifts in Canada vary a lot between families. In some families, 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.

Symbols of Christmas Day

There are many symbols of Christmas. These include images of baby Jesus and the Holy family in the stable, stars and Christmas trees. Another important symbol of Christmas is Santa Claus. This is a mythical figure with origins in European, particularly British, Dutch and German, cultures. He is a jolly man who wears a red suit, has a long white beard, lives at the North Pole and travels in a sleigh pulled by reindeer.


Date :
Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Eve in Westport


Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day preceding Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.[4] Christmas Day is observed around the world, and It is widely observed as a full or partial holiday in anticipation of Christmas Day. Together, both days are considered one of the most culturally significant celebrations in Christendom and Western society.
Many people around the world celebrate Christmas Eve in different ways. It is observed in many countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Christmas Eve has many of its own customs and traditions

The most widely practised one that still exists today is going to a Midnight Mass Church Service. Many other varying cultural traditions and experiences are also associated with Christmas Eve around the world, including the gathering of family and friends, the singing of Christmas carols, the illumination and enjoyment of Christmas lights, trees, and other decorations, the wrapping, exchange and opening of gifts, and general preparation for Christmas Day.
Legendary Christmas gift-bearing figures including Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Christkind, and Saint Nicholas are also often said to depart for their annual journey to deliver presents to children around the world on Christmas Eve, although until the Protestant introduction of Christkind in 16th-century Europe,[10] such figures were said to instead deliver presents on the eve of Saint Nicholas’ feast day (December 6).

Christmas Eve around the world!

In many European countries including Germany, Serbia and Slovakia, Christmas Eve is the day when the Christmas Tree is brought into the house and decorated.

Date :
Saturday, December 24, 2016 | all day

Event location :
Westport, ON

2016 Christmas at the Mill

3The mill will be lit up with festive candles as part of Delta’s Celebrating the Season.

We’ll be open from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Also be sure to visit our Christmas Gift Shop in the Old Town Hall. Lower Beverley Lake Park will be lit with over 85,000 lights and there are free wagon rides from the village to the park.

Admission is free (donations appreciated). Admission to the park is $5 (children 12 and under are free).

Please see the Celebration Season Brochure for more information.

Date :
Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17, 2016

Event location :
Rideau Lakes, ON

Contact :
William Morris, Park Manager
Call: 613-928-2881
Fax: 613-928-2073
Delta, Ontario, Canada K0E 1G0

The Christmas Story in Music & Drama

The Christmas Story

November 28, 2015, 7 pm

The Christmas Story in Music & Drama with total audience participation.

Starts at 7 pm at Delta Baptist Church with the Angel’s announcements to Mary & Joseph, moves to the Delta Mill Shed for the birth of Jesus and the Shepherds, and concludes at Delta United Church with the Magi.

Christmas Magic Begins in Westport

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas Experience Arts & Crafts Show

Carolers – Singing throughout the day.

Lion’s Club Westport Santa Claus Parade 2:00 p.m.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree – In front of the Museum at 5:00 p.m. with hot cider served.

11th Annual “Celebrating the Season” 2015

Celebrating the seasonYou are invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of Delta’s “Celebrating the Season”


November 21 & 28, December 5, 12, and 19

Celebrating the Season 2015

Bundle up for an evening stroll, or wagon ride around the Park to see the trees and buildings all magically lit with over 80,000 lights!

Christmas carols will be playing throughout the park with various festive displays being lit for your pleasure.

Free wagon rides will be available throughout the park on half hour intervals between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Wagon rides will ONLY be available from the Fair Grounds at 110 Mill Creek Drive, Delta

People are encouraged to walk throughout the park to view the sites. Pedestrian parking is available from the Village Boat Launch which is located on the park entrance road.

Stop by Santa’s workshop (Cottage #1) for a visit and leave your letter for Santa. Please bring your own camera for a photo opportunity with Mr. & Mrs. Claus.

Hot Chocolate and Willard’s Donuts will be provided at Cottage #2.

Meals will be available each evening at the United Church starting at 4:00 p.m. Handicapped accessible parking will be available on Church Street.



2015 Celebrations:

Date Meals at the United Church Time Price per person
Saturday, November 21 Chilli and Biscuits 4 to 7 pm $11
Saturday, November 28 Spaghetti Dinner 4 to 7 pm $11
Saturday, December 5 Shepherd’s Pie 4 to 7 pm $11
Saturday, December 12* Chicken Stew and Biscuits 4 to 7 pm $11
Saturday, December 19* Turkey Dinner 4, 5, 6 and 7 pm $17

* Reservations are required for the 12th and 19th
by calling Pat at 613-928-2712 or emailing

Guided tours of the Old Stone Mill will be available at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Public Washrooms at the Old Town Hall Building will be open between 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

For more information, click here: lblp-christmas-2015

Holiday Season at The Cove

Holiday Events at The CoveHello friends!
Lots of exciting times coming in December! Particularly, my twin brother
Jeff and his family are returning from Australia for a visit! They will be
around lots so stop in and visit as they haven’t been back in over 2 years!
We look forward to this time of year every year. It’s great to see family
and friends coming together to celebrate! This is also a time for us to
acknowledge your continued support and interest in The Cove. It’s been 26
years and things are still looking up! We couldn’t do it without you…
Hope to see you soon,
Seamus and All of Us at The Cove


Every Sunday

Every Monday
FAMILY DAY (Kids Eat Free with Purchase of Main)

Every Tuesday
SENIORS DAY (25% Off Food for Age 55+)

Wed.Dec.3, 10 + 17
WINGS ‘N TUNES with Shawn McCullough (Guitar/Vocal) 6-9pm


FUNK POWER PARTY! 5-Piece Soul/Funk Band with Horns! A Benefit for
Trumpeter BENJI PEROSIN 8-11pm


JOHN WILBERFORCE (Country/Rock) 6-9pm


SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country/Rock) 6-9pm

FOOD 4 FOOD FAIR (Westport Food Bank Fundraiser) 12-3pm
HEAD OVER HEELS (Folk/Rock/Blues) 6-9pm

HOLIDAY JAZZ NIGHT with Jeff Cowan 9-11pm

BULLMOOSE REUNION (Rock & Roll) 9-12pm


Winter Arrangement Workshop

ID-1002563Come to the Portland Community Hall on Friday, December 5 from 10am-1pm and create your very own Christmas Arrangement.Join Terri Olivo as she guides you in making your own outdoor holiday winter arrangement!
Workshop brought to you by the Friends of the Rideau Lakes Public Library.
$25.00 per person. Register at
or call 613-485-6528 (first come , first served).
Funds raised will support the Box of Books Program.

St. Edward`s CWL Christmas Bazaar

ChristmasSt. Edwards Christian Women’s League is having a Christmas Craft Bazaar on December 6 from 9am-1:30pm in the St. Edward’s gymnasium. You’ll find artisan crafted Christmas decorations and fresh baked goodies.

To support you local Christian Women’s league come out and see what the ladies have been creating!

Westport Christmas Farmers Market

ID-100165685Saturday, December 6th  2014- Westport Christmas Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rideau Vista Public School (9921 County Road 42), Westport. Come out to the picturesque Village of Westport and find that one of a kind gift for that special someone on your list.  The Christmas Market features local chefs, bakers, crafters, and artisans who will be showcasing a wide variety of unique handmade gift ideas. Rideau Vista Public School will also be holding a Scholastic Book Fair Fundraiser.  For more information, contact Rebecca Whitman at 613-273-3255 or Also visit  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!