Start the holiday season with the whole family in Westport! Explore the WAC “one of a kind” Christmas market where you will find unique, creative, and handmade gifts and then fill up on cheer and seasonal spirit with wagon rides, carolling, food, drinks, and, of course, the lighting of the WAC Christmas tree.
Local boutiques will also be open until 8pm so you can enjoy the festivities and shop at your leisure.
Kick-off the holiday season with “Christmas Begins in Westport” on Friday, 24 November, 2017 from 3pm to 8pm. Our gathering of “one-of-a-kind” vendors is not your typical outdoor Christmas market. In the heart of downtown Westport, you will find unique, creative, and handmade gifts, along with your favourite Westport boutiques with extended hours (until 8pm). We will be located beside Home Hardware on Church Street in the parking lot. Also at 5pm take part in the WAC tradition of lighting the WAC Christmas tree for the holiday season at the museum. With wagon rides, food, and drinks, you can bring the whole family for an inspiring holiday experience! And don’t forget the Lion’s Santa Parade on the Saturday, 25 November at 2pm.
The WAC Christmas Magic day was truly a festive day. With carolers, the arts and crafts show, the local business window decorating competition, the annual Lions Santa Claus Parade and, of course, the lighting of the WAC Christmas tree and the Christmas tree on the mountain, there was definately magic in the air!
Congratulations to Pinecone, winner of the 2014 Westport Arts Council Best Decorated Christmas Windows. Thanks to the amazing judges, Delvalle and Tamara, and to Cynthia Pringle for her assistance is coordinating the competition.
WAC put together a float for the Lions Christmas Parade showcasing the theme “Christmas Wishes for Santa” and won Best in Theme. Thanks to all members who helped decorate the float, walk in the parade and hand out over 100 santa hats!