November 30, 2019



Celebrate the season in St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia, with this family favourite, Christmas tradition! The day is a community effort, and is organized by a group of local volunteers, businesses and organizations.
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“Christmas is in the Bay is all about celebrating the season in our community, and supporting the local businesses and organizations who make St. Margaret’s Bay a great place to live." -Julie Stover

Schedule of Events

Open house

8 AM – 4 PM | GoodLife Tantallon (3650 Hammonds Plains Rd)

GoodLife Tantallon will be hosting an open house at the club with complimentary workouts- come on in and warm-up with a workout and a sauna before heading to the tree lighting! Ages 12-18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All memberships purchased during the Open House will receive a special gift bag!

live music, outdoor fires & food Specials

9 AM – 6 PM | Cavicchi’s Meats (5411 St.Margarets Bay Road)

Cavicchi’s will be keeping toes warm and bellies full with warm fires, live music and food & drink specials. Plus, an exclusive pop-up event with Little Red Door earrings!

Christmas Craft & Hobby Sale

9 AM – 1 PM |​ St. Luke’s United Church (5374 St. Margaret’s Bay Road)

The St. Margaret’s Bay Christmas Craft and Hobby Sale is your one-stop-shop for everyone on your Christmas list! Local crafters, bakers, artisans and vendors will have lots of great treasures for all your shopping needs.

Family Festive Crafts

10 AM – 4 PM | Tantallon Public Library (3646 Hammonds Plains Rd)

Check out the library’s holiday materials, warm up and relax while the kids make a festive craft!

Holiday Food & Beverage Sampling

10 AM – 1 PM | Atlantic Superstore Tantallon (5178 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd)

Atlantic Superstore invites customers to sample and enjoy tastes of the President’s Choice Holiday Insiders products along with sparkling beverages.

Hot Apple Cider & Mince Pies

10 AM – 5 PM | Delish Fine Foods (5280 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd)

Stop by Delish for hot apple cider and a traditional British Christmas treat, Mince Pies!

Christmas Craft Fair Fundraiser

10 AM – 3 PM | St Nicholas Anglican Church (29 Westwood Boulevard)

The Melissa Connick School of Dance Competitive Dance Team is hosting a Christmas Craft Fair as a fundraiser to raise funds to help offset the costs of competitive fees. It’s going to be a great day supporting local businesses! Entrance fee – donation to local food bank (monetary or non-perishable goods).

Coffee & Tea open house

11 AM – 5 PM | SMB Community Enterprise Centre (1-5229 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd)

Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, and learn about how the Community Enterprise Centre is bringing people together to create a stronger more vibrant community!

Hot Chocolate, Live Music & Food Specials

11:30 AM – 9 PM | The Rustic Crust (10 Sonny’s Road)

The Rustic Crust will be offering all day free hot chocolate and treats for the kids plus food and drink specials! There will be live music with Derrick Le Lacheur in the evening from 6-8pm.

Hop on, hop off ATV Hay Rides

1 PM – 5 PM | Bike and Bean, Local Vendor Market or The Community Enterprise Centre

Who reeds a horse and buggy when we have ATV hay rides with the Safety Minded ATV Association along the Rails to Trails! Hop on or hop off at the Bike and Bean, Local Vendor Market or The Community Enterprise Centre and enjoy all the events going on along the way! There will be hot chocolate and popcorn for everyone to enjoy.

scavenger hunt & Treats on the Trail

1 PM – 5 PM | Behind the Bike & Bean (5401 St. Margaret’s Bay Road)

Take part in a fun scavenger hunt with the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails! There will also be sweets and tattoos to keep you and your family in the festive spirit.

Big Green Egg Turkey Demo

1 PM – 3 PM | Redmond’s Home Hardware (5209 St. Margaret’s Bay Road)

Learn how to cook the perfect turkey on the Big Green Egg in time for Christmas! Redmond’s will be answering any questions you have about cooking on the BGE and of course sampling the final product.

Open Studio

4 PM – 6 PM | Breathing Space Yoga Studio Tantallon (5209 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd – Suite 205)

Enjoy hot tea and treats while you take a tour of the studio. Check out Christmas gift offerings, including eco-friendly yoga mats, malas and bracelets handmade in the Bay, and yoga and wellness gift cards.

Local Vendor Market

4 PM – 7 PM | 16 Sonnys Road (Tantallon Village Farmers Market)

The Local Vendor Craft Market offers you the unique opportunity to shop locally (VERY LOCALLY) this holiday season. You’ll find some wonderful gift ideas made by artists and entrepreneurs who live in your community!

Look for us in the red roof barn next to the Redmond’s Plaza – home of the Tantallon Village Farmers Market in the summer.

Santa, Tree Lighting & Fireworks

4-6 PM | Redmond’s Plaza (5209 St. Margaret’s Bay Road)

Santa will be visiting St. Margaret’s Bay, so bring your wish list! There will be face painting, hot chocolate and treats for everyone to enjoy, and special guests Anna, Elsa, Spiderman AND The Grinch!

Deborah Gabinet, and her music students will be roving carolers and leading everyone in singing classic seasonal favourites. After the Christmas tree is lit (6 PM), enjoy a festive fireworks display!

Family Skate

7-8:15 PM | St. Margaret’s Centre (12 Westwood Blvd)

Bring the family to the St. Margaret’s Centre for a FREE Family Skate!

“We hope local businesses and organizations will join us in welcoming the Christmas season to the Bay.” -Colin Glover

Join Us

Are you a local business or organization? Join in the fun by planning holiday specials or activities, or providing a financial contribution!

For more information or to have your event listed on our website, contact the organizing committee by email.