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Holiday spirit is alive in Pictou this season. There are many events and activities for all to enjoy over November and December. Visit this page often to keep up to date on community happenings.   

Schedule of Activities:                                        

A Pictou Gingerbread Heritage Christmas 

Dust off your rolling pin, ‘Tis the season to create your version of a Pictou Heritage building out of gingerbread. 
Drop off your entry at the McCulloch Centre 86 Haliburton Road, Pictou no later than 3:00 pm Monday, December 12. Everyone is welcome to vote on your favorite gingerbread house.
Voting will take place by ballot from the 13th to the 18th of December.  The winner(s) will be announced on Sunday, December 18th during an open house from 2-4 pm at the McCulloch Centre.  Refreshments will be served.  Admission is a voluntary monetary or food donation to the Pictou Food Bank.
For more information call the McCulloch Centre 902-485-4563 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Visit link for poster on event:  Pictou Gingerbread Heritage Christmas (townofpictou.ca)

Downtown Pictou Treasure Hunt

Are you a sleuth, good at figuring out clues? Join in the Christmas Treasure Hunt in downtown Pictou. Three super prizes to be won. 1st prize $300 in Pictou Bucks, 2nd prize $200 in Pictou Bucks and 3rd prize $100 in Pictou Bucks. Draw will take place on December 9th. Pick up your treasure hunt form at the Pictou Town Hall or participating businesses. A fun way to shop local and uncover some unique Christmas gifts this season.
Brought to you by: Pictou Business and Marketing Society

Wreath Making

Brought to you by:  Jamieson's General Store Pictou314668623 142859611835894 6652435937019136099 n
Dates: Nov 17th 18th, 20th 24th, 27th and December 1st, 4th, 5th & 6th
Join us for a festive workshop where you will leave with your very own homemade Christmas wreath made from fresh pine boughs. We will supply ribbon for a bow on each wreath!
We will provide everything you need from the hoops, wires and boughs. Feel free to bring along any ribbons or accessories/ decorations you wish to add to your wreath.
Festive beverages will be offered complimentary during the workshop.
 Due to space classes will be limited to 20 people
Classes are roughly 1 hour - 1.5 hours 
71 Front Street (CN Station) 
https://jamiesonsgeneralstore.ca/.../christmas-wreath... 

Cast on for Christmas Workshops

Brought to you by: Natural Ewe Yars
November 19 & 26
This is a course dedicated to beginner knitters who want to improve their skills. Over the course of two weekends, we will create a wonderful winter set featuring an easy mock-cable hat and matching mittens.
The adventurous knitter will
- Learn to knit in the round
- Learn mock cable
- Learn magic loop (or choose to work in the round in 16" circulars!)
Week 1 - November 19th
The first week we will start by learning how to do a proper gauge swatch, before casting on for a winter hat and joining in the round. Assistance will be provided as you work a mock-cable brim. Learn techniques such as sl1, psso, yo, as well as kfb.
Week 2 - November 26th
Week two, we tackle a pair of mittens with a mock cable cuff to match the hat we began the previous session. With the assistance of the instructor, learn to construct your basic mitten, while adding simple design details.
* $15/week plus the cost of materials. *
The pattern provided is a Natural Ewe original.
We ask that you purchase your yarn in shop. Participants will have a choice of our Lush DK (80% Baby Alpaca 20% Wool) or Eco Merino DK (100% undyed Merino).
Recommended needles are 4.5mm 16-inch circular (longer for magic loop)
and/or a set of double-point needles.
Registration is required as space is limited. Call or drop in for more information and to secure your spot.

Events at the Pictou Library for the Holidays

Christmas Scavenger Hunts- Dec. 1st - 24th Search the library for Symbols of the Season, find them all and get a prize! 
Paper Christmas Ornament - Thurs. Dec. 1st @ 6:30pm. All materials provided, Pre-Registration is required
Doily Christmas Tree Craft - Sat. Dec. 3rd @ 10:30am All materials provided, Pre-Registration is required
Pebble Art with Diana Spurvey - Tues. Dec. 6th @ 6:30pm. All materials provided, Registration Required
Christmas Ornaments - Wed. Dec 7th @ 6:30pm. All materials provided, Pre-Registration is required
Family Storytime- Wed. Dec 7th @ 6:30p. Join Ms.Bonnie for some stories and activities.
Christmas Puppet Show -Thurs. Dec.8th @ 2:00pm
Christmas Cards - Thurs. Dec. 8th @ 6:30pm All materials provided, Pre-registration required
Froggy's Christmas - Fri. Dec. 9th @ 10:30am Join Ms Bonnie for a Christmas craft and story
Santa Visits the Library -Sat. Dec. 10th @ 10:30am
Folded Christmas Book Tree- Sat. Dec. 10th @ 2:30pm. All Materials provided Pre-Registration Required
Candy Cane Hunt - Sat. Dec. 10th 10-3:30 Drop in and search for some candy canes.
Christmas Puppet Show - Tues. Dec. 13th @ 2:00pm
Christmas Book "candle" - Wed. Dec. 14th @ 6:30pm All Materials provided, Pre-registration Required
Christmas Bingo - Sat. Dec. 17th @ 2:00pm
All Things Guide Dogs - Tues. Dec. 20th @ 6:30pm Join Craig Aucoin for a chat and q&a about guide dogs
Schools out! - From Dec 21st -Jan 4th drop in for some fun with LEGO, Puzzles, Board Games and more!

 Saturday, November 26

Christmas Market
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Jamieson's General Store
71 Front Street
Kiln Crust Co and Appleton Chocolates Company will be joining us along with many other great vendors.

Saturday, December 3

Holiday Market
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Northumberland Fisheries Museum
21 Caladh Avenue
Holiday festivities, crafts, baked goods, gifts and more

Christmas Market at Jamieson's General Store Pictou
9:00am-2:00pm
CN Station, 71 Front Street
Fine hand crafts, baked goods, food vendors, fresh produce and more.

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Ebenezer Scrooge-Spirits of Christmas
2-4pm and 7-9pm.
26 St. Stephen St., Pictou (across from the Stella Maris Catholic Church).
$10/adult, $5/child 12 and under, Christmas treats included with admission courtesy of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Plus be sure to visit our bake shop filled with plenty of goodies!
Visit this link for full details:    Spirits of Christmas Event (townofpictou.ca)

Saturday, December 3

Fill Up the Truck Food Bank Drive
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sobeys Parking Lot
Proceeds to the Pictou West Food Bank
Thanks to Santa's Helper Team: Pictou & Area Lions Club; Fulton Trucking; Sobeys;
Pictou RCMP Detachment; Town of Pictou; Community Volunteers

Teeny Weeny Picture Show
Art2Sea Gallery
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Art on the shelf or in a stocking; enjoy cake on your visit 16 artists.....45 minitures.

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begins at 4:15pm
Market Square Gazebo on Water Street
Get set for the Annual Pictou Christmas Light Up happening December 3rd!
Beginning at 4:15pm at the Gazebo at Market Square, grab a free hot chocolate and sign a greeting card for seniors. Try your chance to win a candy jar by making a guess.
At 4:30pm, join in an ELF WORK-OUT to keep warm, prizes to be won!
At 4:50pm enjoy some music by local elementary school choirs. You will be sure to start singing along !
Santa will make a guest appearance at 5:00pm when the tree lighting takes place.

Sunday, December 4

Candy Cane Fun Run/Walk
10:00 am
Pictou Waterfront/Jitney Trail
Broidy Park Splash Pad Society Fundraiser to kick off the holiday season!
Wear your best Candy Cane/Festive Attire for a chance to win a prize.
Registration: $10, please register here: https://square.link/u/mSiTg90G
Visit link for poster on event: Candy Cane Fun Run (townofpictou.ca)

December 7 and 8, 2022

Tis the Season 15
Event by: deCoste Performing Arts Centre
Location: Picotu County Wellness Centre
Come out to the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Dec 7th or 8th to see Bette MacDonald and Maynard Morrison’s beloved show, now in its 15th season. This show is a favourite throughout the province for its unique – and very Cape Breton – take on the trials and hilarity of the season. For Bette and Maynard “this show has become a way of celebrating the holidays by visiting our favourite venues and meeting old friends and new. We can’t wait to get out there and bring some much-needed laughter to our fellow Nova Scotians” says MacDonald. Tickets can be purchased online or at deCoste Box Office at 25B Front Street, Pictou.
TICKETS: $43.75 + taxes & fees = $53.76

Friday, December 9, 2022

A Pictou County Musical Christmas
Event by: deCoste Performing Arts Centre & Glasgow Square
Location: Glasgow Square
The success of the Pictou County Musical Christmas shows featuring the county’s top performers has made this show a requested annual tradition. For its third year, we are pleased to present this wonderful holiday production filled with many Christmas favourites you’ll know and love. You’ll find yourself singing along! Come on out to the Glasgow Square on Dec 9th, it’s a show you won't want to miss! Tickets can be purchased online or at deCoste Box Office at 25B Front Street, Pictou.
TICKETS: $40 | MEMBERS $37 + taxes & fees = $49.45 | MEMBERS $46

Saturday, December 10

Christmas with a Celtic FlairChristmas with a Celtic Flair
Pictou United Church
7:00 pm   
$20   (under 12 free)
Singing, dancing, galie storytelling, pipers & fiddlers.
Tickets at door or reserve via email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For a complete list of performers visit this link: Christmas with a Celtic Flair-December 10 (townofpictou.ca)

Sunday, December 11

Gift Card Bingo
2:00 pm
Pictou Legion
Sponsored by Pictou Lobster Carnival

Sunday, December 18th (new date)

Polar Dip
Northumberland Fisheries Museum
CALL FOR PLUNGERS
Looking to have some fun and support a great cause this winter??
NFM will he holding a polar plunge as our big end of year fundraiser!
If you would like to partake, send us a message or email and we will get you registered and send you your fundraising form!!

Not your thing but still want to participate? No worries! Our plungers will be looking for donations! You can donate to a specific plunger you really want to see jump in, or you can make a general donation that will be split among everyone’s goals!!
Hope to collect a crowd to come watch us take our plunge on the 18th, and will be live-streaming it as well!!

Friday, December 23

A Gunning and Cormier Christmas
Event by: deCoste Performing Arts Centre & Pictou Legion, Branch 16
Join us on Dec 23rd at the Pictou Legion to see two of the busiest solo musicians in the country, 2019 East Coast Music Award Winners Dave Gunning & JP Cormier. They are coming together to bring us a one-of-a-kind show for the holiday season – A Gunning & Cormier Christmas! New & old song favourites for some great times and good laughs. A show not to be missed! Tickets can be purchased online or at deCoste Box Office at 25B Front Street, Pictou.
TICKETS: $30 | MEMBERS $27 + taxes + fees = $37.95 | MEMBERS $34.50