Get Crafty this Christmas in Centennial Square!

Get into the holiday spirit with free crafts for all ages at Crafty Christmas in the Square!

Join us for festive wreath-making, gingerbread cookie decorating, and a range of craft activities for children on Saturdays and Sundays in December from noon – 4 p.m. under the archway in Centennial Square!

Live Music

Activities will be accompanied by a mix of folk, bluegrass, Celtic and traditional holiday music performed by local bands: Coastline, Oliver Swain Trio, Eryn Sharpe Trio, and Adam Bay.

Adam Bay

Dec 1, 2

12 – 12:45 pm
1:15 – 2 pm

2:30 – 3:15 pm

Eryn Sharpe Trio

Dec 8, 16

1 – 1:30 pm

1:50 – 2:20 pm

2:40 – 3:10 pm


Dec 9, 15

12:30 - 1pm

1:30 – 2pm

2:30 - 3

Oliver Swain

Dec 22, 23

12:30 - 1 pm

1:30 – 2 pm

2:30 - 3 pm

Holiday Wreath Crafternoons

Saturdays and Sundays (December 1 – 23)
Workshops at 12:30 p.m. and again at 1:45 p.m.
Centennial Square archway
Enjoy a free, hands-on Holiday Wreath Crafternoon workshop to learn how to create a beautiful, fresh holiday wreath. Space is limited so plan to arrive early (25 people per workshop on a first-come basis.) The one-hour workshops will be led by Emma McCormick Creative and Platinum Floral Designs. All supplies will be provided. (Youth and Adults)

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating

Saturdays and Sundays (December 1 – 23)
Drop-in, noon – 4 p.m.
Centennial Square archway
Schur to Please Boutique Cakery will guide you through free gingerbread cookie decorating. Let your creative side shine before eating your artwork or taking it home to share as a gift. All supplies will be provided. (All ages)

Kids’ Craft Corner

Saturdays and Sundays (December 1 – 23)
Drop-in, noon – 4 p.m.
Centennial Square archway

Drop by Kids’ Craft Corner to participate in crafts designed for little hands and short attention spans. Shannon Emery and Hearten Art Therapy will lead three different crafts over four weekends. All supplies will be provided. (Ages 2 - 10)

Snow Day in the Square! (Rescheduled)

Saturday, December 8 (NOT Sunday, December 9)
noon – 4 p.m. (or as long as snow supply lasts)
Centennial Square

No matter what the weather forecast predicts, it’s going to be a “Snow Day” in Centennial Square on Saturday, December 8 from noon – 4 p.m.! Bring your mittens to this free, family event and get ready to play in the snow. “Snow” will be provided by Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (All ages)

Ice Sculpture Demonstrations

Sundays, December 16 and 23
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Centennial Square

Drop by Centennial Square to watch Cool as Ice transform blocks of ice into creative, holiday sculptures.

Holiday Donations

Saturdays and Sundays (December 1 – 23)
noon – 4 p.m.
Centennial Square

Help support vulnerable members of our community this holiday season by bringing gently-used clothing, non-perishable food items and spare change for donation to the Cool Aid Society and Our Place.

All activities will take place rain, shine or snow and are subject to change.

Happy Holidays!