Holiday events in Amherst this weekend

Collect free holiday ornaments from Amherst shops and restaurants!

The holiday season starts this week and you’ll get a free ornament with purchases over $40 from these Amherst merchants. Each shop has a different ornament, and you can collect the whole set! (while quantities last)

30 Church Women’s Clothing
Beans & Cocoa Toys and Gifts
Bordertown Flowers & Frills
Buds to Blossoms Floral Boutique
Candy Craze
Damaris Spa & Wellness Centre
Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio
Focal Point Gallery
Gateway Wellness
Heather Trenholme Hairstyling & Tanning
Maritime Mosaic
Mrs. Pugsley’s Emporium
Simply for Life
The Copper Tree Boutique
The Old Warehouse Cafe


Collins Christmas Craft Fair
Nov. 16 – 18, Amherst Centre Mall
More than 70 Maritimes exhibitors showcasing paintings, photography, crafts, sculpting, jewelry, greeting cards, fibre products, woodworking, seascape crafts, scale boats, and antiques! Photos with Santa and a kids zone too! Presented by Amherst Artisan Gallery.

Holiday Book Bazaar
Sat. Nov. 17 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dayle’s Grand Market

Do your holiday shopping and enjoy treats and prizes. Over 40 authors will be in attendance including David Myles, Kayla Hounsell, and Sara Jewell.

Many Artists, 1 Studio
Sat. Nov. 17 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio

A tiny festival of beautiful art in one downtown studio.

Showcase Productions presents:
“And That’s The Way It’ll Always Be”
Nov. 15, 16, and 17 – 7:00 pm

a new musical comedy written and directed by Patrick McWade!
Tickets: $10 available at Bliss Crystal Cafe or at the door.

CWL Christmas Tea & Sale
Sat. Nov. 17, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Holy Family Parish

Baked goods, Crafts, “white elephant” table and raffles. $8 admission.

Tree for Boston: Sun. Nov. 18
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Amherst Superstore

Gather for live entertainment, refreshments, and photos with the 40′ tree from Oxford as it makes its last stop before leaving Nova Scotia.

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