County Museum holding Christmas Festival

The festive season starts at the Wellington County Muse­um and Archives with an after­noon of Christmas cheer on Dec. 9, from noon to 4pm.
It is the museum’s annual Christmas Festival. Entertain­ment, refreshments, seasonal dis­plays, family crafts and acti­vities will be available all after­noon. Officials expect a visit from Santa Claus before the day is over, and are also seeking an  answer to the question: What is a Canadian Christmas?
The entertainment will fea­ture a variety of local perform­ers, from Performance Studios and the Meadowlarks, and Pine Meadow’s choir will perform at 2pm in the Exhibit Hall.
The Aboyne Hall will be transformed into a Christmas tea room, with seasonal treats home-made by St. James ACW, of Fergus.
Visitors can choose from several seasonal craft activities in the Nicholas Keith Room in­cluding, old fashioned poman­ders, cornucopias, Victorian Christmas crackers and thau­ma­tropes.  Not sure what some of those unusual items are?  Visit and find out.
Building on the theme of Canadian Christmas traditions the sunroom will feature spe­cial Christmas baking displays and demonstrations. Discover the history and rituals around such Christmas favourites as gingerbread, plum pudding and mince pie.
Festival Day admission is $1 per person, with tea room refreshments extra. The museum is located on County Road 18, between Fer­gus and Elora.
For information contact 519-846-0916 extension  221.