Tis the season to be jolly

Have you used your windshield scraper yet? Or gone down to the basement and brought up all your winter clothes? To quote a popular HBO series “Winter is Coming!”  However, with the arrival of snow and cold weather come the joys of Christmas and a host of fun seasonal activities across Lambton County.

It’s time to get your calendars out, put on your snowsuit, and have some family fun!


Christmas Comes Early in Grand Bend:  Nov. 13-15

Now in its sixth year, Christmas Comes Early gets you started with your Christmas shopping.  Retailers are known for unusual, unique and hard-to-find gift items.

More info: http://www.grandbendtourism.com/events-2/christmas/


Celebration of Lights – Sarnia: begins Nov. 20

The Celebration of Lights opening ceremonies will take place on November 20 and will include music, cake, hot chocolate, apple cider, and photos with Santa.  The Lights continue each night until December 31.

More info: http://www.celebrationoflights.com/


Twin Pines Christmas Open House:  Nov. 21

Enjoy an evening of live music at Twin Pines roasting marshmallows over a campfire, treats and wagon rides under the stars.

More info: Search “Twin Pines Christmas Open House” on Facebook


Rustic River: Nov. 21

Come visit the country wood-shop along the beautiful St Clair River filled with an eclectic mix of artwork, furniture, home, and garden decor…perfect for those unique Christmas gifts.

More info: Search “Rustic River” on Facebook


Holiday in the Hamlet:  Nov. 21

Dawn-Euphemia School Council hosts this annual fundraiser at Dawn-Euphemia School. Crafters, vendors, food, children’s activities, entertainment, and holiday portraits. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

More info:  Search “Holiday in the Hamlet” on Facebook


Lambton Mutual Free Family Movie: Nov. 22

Lambton Mutual will be sponsoring a Free Family Movie at the Kineto Theatre in Forest, Ontario. The classic movie Elf featuring Will Ferrell will be shown at 2:00 p.m. Doors will open at 1:15 p.m.

More info: Visit the Lambton Mutual Facebook page


Christmas in the Park – Petrolia:  Dec. 4

A family event in Victoria Park that includes a chili cook-off, live nativity scene, and music. Lighting of the Lights, wagon rides and carolling. 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sounds pretty good!


Good Ole Fashioned Christmas on the Farm:  Dec. 4-5

Enjoy Christmas the “Old Fashioned Way” at Canatara Animal Farm. Horse & Carriage Rides (Saturday Only), roasted Chestnuts, hot apple cider, decorate the Christmas Tree and make a Tree ornament!

More info: http://www.tourismsarnialambton.com/events/good-ole-fashioned-christmas-on-the-farm/


Watford’s Moonlight Madness: Dec. 10

Several local businesses will be staying open for your shopping pleasure, with lots of great Christmas decorating and gift ideas. There will also be several craft and vendor tables at various locations in town.

More info: Search “Watford’s Moonlight Madness” on Facebook


Christmas Parades:

  • Alvinston – Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Chatham – Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Corunna – Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Forest – Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Petrolia – Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sarnia – Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Strathroy – Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Thedford – Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wallaceburg – Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Watford – Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10:00 a.m.