Christmas arrives in Yarmouth

Carla Allen
Published on November 23, 2012
The Town of Yarmouth will light its Christmas tree and Frost Park at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Carla Allen photo

The Town of Yarmouth's tree lighting ceremony will take place tonight (Friday) at 6 p.m. at the town hall. At 6:25 p.m. carollers will lead the crowd to Frost Park for the lighting of the park.

Prior to the lighting, the Efficiency NS Holiday Light Exchange will take place at 4:30 p.m. Residents who bring two strings of traditional glass holiday lights for free recycling will receive one string of LED holiday lights free in return.

Donations for the food bank are encouraged.

The agenda for this evening is as follows:

Note: Main Street in front of Frost Park and the town hall will be closed to traffic during the lighting ceremony.

6 p.m. - Welcome and Singing of O'Canada

6:02 p.m. - Christmas Greetings/Thanks/Acknowledgements

6:03 p.m. - Greetings from the Town of Yarmouth

6:06 p.m. - Greetings from the Municipality of Yarmouth

6:09 p.m. - Greetings from MLA Zach Churchill

6:12 p.m. - Greetings from Councillor Ken Langille

6:15 p.m. - Official Announcement/David Olie, Town Crier

6:18 p.m. - Official Lighting of the Tree

6:19 p.m. - Thanks/Hot Chocolate and Treats to follow in Frost Park

6:21 p.m. - Christmas Carol Singing/Santa

6:25 p.m. - Christmas Carollers lead crowd to Frost Park for Park Lighting

 Refreshment kiosks will be set up in the park.

The Christmas parade will take place this Saturday (Nov. 24) at 6 p.m. It will start at the corner of Argyle and Main streets and proceed down Main Street. Floats with trailers will be going up Herbert Street and continue to Pleasant Street, dispersing in the Yarmouth Mall parking lot.

Streets will be blocked off and there will be NO PARKING along Huntington Street, part of Brunswick, and Herbert.