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Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

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A Festival of Lights and an Assembly of Elves comes to Baker Friday, Nov. 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the 400 Block of Baker Street Santa returns to Baker inspired by the flash mob Street with new surprises. movement and it is your To make the annual event opportunity to not just more fantastic organizers attend, but to be a part of are inviting people do doth the fun. their helpers attire and join The street will also in the city’s First Annual be more vibrant as a new Elf Walk. This will also be group have started a comthe launch of the Festival mittee to increase Nelson’s of Lights as Santa turns on holiday lighting presthe newly decorated holiday ence. Event co-organizer trees of Baker Street. Maureen Crawford notes For over 40 years Santa that the addition of 10,000 Claus has been coming to lights to the downtown area Baker Street courtesy of will bring more cheer to Nelson Fire-Department to the holiday season. “Our light up the holiday trees goal is to make the streets and personally meet with more festive for the holithe children of Nelson. days and we are working This tradition is getting together with local groups some extra excitement as and organizations to help organizers are encourag- make this a reality, we are ing people to show up on off to an excellent start this 400 block of Baker Street year, you must come out in their best Elf attire to to see,” Quotes Maureen show Santa their spirit of Crawford. the season. This event was This entire event is

7th Annual Reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

made possible by everyone in Nelson, in particular local businesses and organizations. Without hesitation people have donated and volunteered to help make this event successful. There will popcorn courtesy of Kal tire, apple cider from the Kootenay Coop, The Bridge is hosting a chili contest, Eddie`s Music is helping with sound, a visit from the Shaw Cable Polar Bear and don`t forget Santa. Also the Chamber of Commerce, the Cultural Alliance, the City of Nelson and the Nelson Business Association are volunteering their time to help make this event another wonderful reason to come to town. ����������������������������� “Nelson is one of my favourite places to visit. I am so impressed at how

well everyone gets together to make my stay so special, especially the children. This is one of my most inspirational stops and I’m very excited about the new additions this year,” Says Santa Claus. “I really look forward to seeing everyone dressed up in their favourite elf outfit.” Come join the fun on Friday November 30th 400 Block of Baker Street, at 5:30pm for the First Annual Elf Walk and lighting of the trees of Baker Street. Santa arrives at 6:30pm and will stay until he sees every child waiting in line. For more information contact our Facebook page facebook. com/ElfWalk?fref=ts or call the Chamber of Commerce at 250.352.3433. submitted by Juggernaut Communications



Sunday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00) Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St. This dramatic Dickens classic will be performed as a fundraiser for the Nelson Food Cupboard.

Admission is by donation be accepting donations of please contact (donations over $20.00 will non-perishable food items receive a tax receipt). The at that time. submitted by the Nelson Food Cupboard will also For more information, Food Cupboard

Library Holiday programs for kids Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10:15 (for 3 to 5-year-olds) Thursday, Dec. 13, 3:30 pm (for 9 to 12-year-olds) Storytime Sparkle: Put a out the Baker’s Dozen play little sparkle in your 3 to (reader’s Theatre), play 5-year-old’s holiday! The “unwrap the Present” and Nelson Library is offering “Holiday Bingo”, decorate seasonal stories, merry songs, their own mmmmm ginglittery crafts, and yummy gerbread cookie and help treats. whack the Giant Cookie Tween Tweats: It’s Pinata! Pre-register, please: a Baker’s Dozen holiday 250-352-8283 Tween program for ages 9 submitted by the Nelson to 12 years. They can act Public Library


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