The annual Community Family Christmas tree lighting party just keeps getting bigger and bigger, with well over 150 residents of all ages in attendance to see the lighting on the young Port Williams Christmas tree.
Although there was no snow on the ground, the December chill had the crowd in a festive mood, ready to sing Christmas carols under the leadership of the guitar trio of Rev. Dave Ogilvie, Cameron Porter and Lewis Turner.
After welcoming Santa, whose safe arrival was ensured by the volunteer fire department, everyone headed inside for hot
chocolate and sweets, with some people stopping to exchange their old Christmas lights at the NS Power LED Holiday Light Exchange Program.
Princess Port Williams 2013, Emily Miller, and child attendant, Paige McDonald, handed out treat bags as Santa heard the childrenâ€™s Christmas wishes.
The Baptist Churchâ€™s Christmas sweets silent auction continues
to be a part of the evening that both kids and adults look forward to every year.
Kids also visited the fire department table and did Christmas crafts organized by the youth group. More photos of the event are available in the village photo gallery (portwilliams.com).
Come ring in the New Year at the annual Port Williams Volunteer Fire Department New Yearâ€™s Eve dance on Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the village office, Wharf General Store or from any PWVFD member.
Tickets for the Lions Club's Christmas Draw are available from any club member or TOPS member and are three for $5 or $2 each. The draw will be on Dec. 18. First prize is 450 litres of furnace oil, second prize is a $150 automotive gift certificate; third prize is a painting and the fourth prize is a $100 Port Pub gift certificate.