Festive events this weekend & beyond in Amherst

Collins Christmas Craft Fair
Nov. 15-17. Amherst Centre Mall, 142 S. Albion St. Santa Claus, local crafts, games, food.https://www.facebook.com/events/2341444839404953/

Bethlehem Market
Sat. Nov. 16., 9 – 11:30 a.m. Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church, 1 Ratchford St.home baking, pickles and preserves, crafts, Christmas decorations and a large silent auction. Enjoy turkey soup and biscuits for lunch ($8 per person).https://www.facebook.com/events/416871265653214/

Tree for Boston Send-off
Sun. Nov. 17, 10 – 11 a.m. Amherst Superstore. 126 S. Albion St. Refreshments and live music. 

Cards for Christmas
Nov. 21-23. Shari Mallinson Gallery, 127 Victoria St. E. Create handmade cards to bring cheer to seniors living alone. Supplies provided… just stop in!

6 Artists, 1 Studio
Sat., Nov. 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio, 33 Church St. A tiny festival of art in one downtown studio.

Christmas Market & Chili Luncheon
Sat., Nov. 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Amherst Lion’s Den, 9 Electric St. Over 30 local vendors. Soup or chili luncheon tickets $10.

Holy Family CWL Christmas Tea & Sale
Sat., Nov. 23, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Holy Family Church Hall, 63 Church St. $8 admission. Crafts, baked goods, raffles.

Christmas Carol Sing
Fri. Nov. 29, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church, Heartz Hall, 1 Ratchford St. Refreshments will be served.

Dayle’s Grand Christmas Extravaganza
Sat., Nov. 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dayle’s Grand Market, 129 Victoria St. E. Holiday shopping with 40 vendors, live music and a party you won’t want to miss

2019 Amherst Cookie Crawl
Dec. 6-7. Buy a ticket and exchange it for a one-gallon cookie tin to fill with cookies from stores all over Amherst. Only 100 tickets available, $25 each. Get yours at Town Hall or

Santa Visits the Barbershop
Sat. Dec. 7, 9 a.m. – noon. Tim’s Barbershop, 211 South Albion St. Take a photo with Santa in support of Christmas for Kids.

Deck the Halls Christmas House Tour
Dec. 7, 2 – 7 p.m. Tour some of Amherst’s most beautiful homes all decked out in their Christmas finery! Tickets $20 First Baptist Church, Buds to Blossoms Floral Boutique and The Copper Tree Boutique.

Santa Pictures for Pets
Dec. 7, 9 a.m. – noon. Wag Canine Recreation Centre, 10 Lawrence St. $15/pet, $20/family. Book at 902-660-9244. https://www.facebook.com/events/464217121117901/

Victorian Christmas
Sat., Dec. 14. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a traditional Christmas in downtown Amherst with carollers, horse-drawn wagon rides and a Victorian photo booth!

Elvis ‘68 Comeback Christmas
Wed., Dec. 11. 7:30 p.m. Amherst Regional High School, 190 Willow St. Thane Dunn and the Cadillac Kings present Elvis’s classic hits and Christmas favourites. Tickets $40 at Amherst Pharmasave or www.thanedunn.ca

Grandma’s Family Christmas
Dec. 11-14. Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre, 5 Ratchford St. Hilarious musical theater and roast turkey dinner. 506-536-2248.

One Christmas Carol
Dec. 15-17. Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre, 5 Ratchford St. One actor plays more than 35 colourful Dickens characters in an evening of theatre that everyone in the family will love! 902-667-2359.https://www.facebook.com/events/2395375320701980/

Did we miss a holiday event? Send your information to Jennifer Bickerton at jbickerton@amherst.ca