Monday, November 30, 2009
XMAS CRAFTING IN LUNENBURG COUNTY
Saturday the 28th was the beginning of Christmas season here in Lunenburg County. So, we headed to Lunenburg first for their Xmas Craft show at the Curling Club. There was lots of window shopping and a few purchases, and we sampled every nibble of fruitcake, cheese, dip, chutney and peanut brittle that we could!
We then drove to downtown Lunenburg and visited the shops there.
Nadine didn't buy the moose hat!
The whole upstairs (roughly 500 sq ft) of this shop, Comfort and Joy, is year round Christmas! However, they still didn't have a "1st Home" Xmas ornament!
We ate lunch at "Sweet Indulgence" -- soup and sandwich and lovely cheesecake! *
While we were eating, the Santa Claus parade went by. It was great! Look at that huge seagull on the first float; it even danced!
Santa didn't look my way, so now I'm worried that I'm on the naughty list!
Then it was off to Mahone Bay for their Father Christmas Festival. There are lots of Father Christmas' to be found. But I'm suspicious that they were scarecrows just a couple of months ago! (Hmmm! I've always wondered what Santa did the other 364 days of the year!)
The Father Christmas Gourmet Market is my favorite part of the festivities. It features local and Nova Scotian foods, some of which can only be found at the various Xmas markets and fairs.
This is Grand Pre Winery. Lots of free samples (good thing I'm walking!!) and a couple of purchases!
And here's Lunenburg Winery (Blackberry and Apricot were purchased). The lady on the right makes wonderful jellies and chutneys; she's also at the Bridgewater Farmer's Market (Raspberry/Lavender jam was purchased).