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Things To Do and See

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Christmas in the Country provides plenty of things to do and see for all ages.  It is the largest interactive Christmas event in Grey and Bruce Counties.

The event is hosted by the Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation to raise funds for conservation efforts within our own local area.  Some of the things to do and see include the following:

Twenty-four must things to do and see at Christmas in the Country!

  1. NEW – this year’s event will be held in the Hamlet of Formosa - there will be so much more to see and do!
  2. Come out to a one-of-a kind Christmas event that you won’t want to miss – something for all ages!
  3. Enjoy a walk through the Hamlet as every building hosts a different Christmas activity.  The Hamlet will be closed off to normal traffic for the duration of the event, helping to provide a real old-fashioned Christmas feel as horse-drawn wagon rides make their way through town with bells a ringing, music playing and candle lanterns lighting their way!
  4. The Hamlet will feature hundreds of candle jars lined along the roads and pathways, as well as thousands of lights adorn the park!
  5. Enjoy demonstrations, hands-on activities and unique displays, especially the Native Encampment and the Story Telling!
  6. See if you can make your way through the Elf's Maze!
  7. Make Your Own Bannock Over An Open Fire!
  8. Enjoy the Animal Barn - the kids love it!
  9. Enjoy a free cup of hot apple cider!
  10. See if you measure up at our New Elf Academy!

  11. Take part in the 'Evening Story Telling' sessions around a cozy fire! 
  12. Try out the fresh kettle corn made daily by Frontier Popcorn.
  13. Take a Horse Drawn Wagon Ride to the Christmas Cafe.
  14.  Get on a horse and take a stroll through our woodland.
  15. Have the little ones take a Motorized Duck Ride, provided by Stu Byers, Hanover 
  16. Get on board the Polar Express train for a short ride to the North Pole! 
  17. Visit the Christmas Cafe for a steaming bowl of chili or a freshly basked chocolate chip cookie - fresh out of the oven!
  18. Write a letter to Santa, courtesy of The Post, Hanover and Canada Post.
  19. Take in the Christmas Cafe!  Stop for a hot drink and a warm cookie - straight out of the oven!
  20. Decorate your own Gingerbread Cookie!
  21. Make a Christmas craft by Make a Craft, Durham
  22. Don't forget...VISIT WITH SANTA!
  23. The kids will love Whoeville!
  24. And last but not least, remember to collect your free goodies at the last stop!

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