Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas In The Country

A Child’s Christmas this Weekend at Westfield

Looking for something special to do with your children this weekend?  Westfield Heritage Village is the place to be, with two special programs to get your family into the holiday spirit.  On Saturday, December 13, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas will be in full swing from 5-9:00 pm.  On Sunday December 14, Westfield’s Christmas in the Country will delight visitors from noon until 4:00 pm.  Westfield is a special place where visitors can step back in time and visit more than thirty-five historical buildings, decorated in their holiday best, to discover the history of Christmas traditions, from the Georgian, Victorian and modern eras

On Saturday evening, a magnificent fireworks display, set to traditional Christmas music, will light up the winter sky at 6:30 pm.  From 7:00 – 8:00 pm., the extraordinary Rosewood Consort will present their gorgeous music in the Mountsberg Church.  Directed by Bob Rivers, Rosewood is an elite group who perform a repertoire of Early and Baroque music on a full range of recorders, from Sopranino through Contra Bass and Viola da Gamba.  They will present A Rosewood Christmas at Westfield, a rich programme of seasonal music developed just for this event. 
On Sunday afternoon, come out and enjoy free horse and wagon rides, complete with jingling bells.  At the one room log schoolhouse, young visitors can take a seat and make a traditional craft to take home.  Step back in time at the General Store, where traditional sweet treats are available for purchase.  The lively children’s entertainers, Turkey Rhubarb, will have everyone singing along and tapping their toes in the church from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.  Little ones will enjoy a visit with Father Christmas at the Hardware Store, where they can try out some old fashioned wooden toys.  Children of all ages are invited to visit the 1898 Jerseyville Train Station, where they can telegraph a message to the North Pole.

In the spirit of the season, Westfield will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for distribution to local food banks.  Please give generously!

Westfield Heritage Village celebrates ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Saturday, December 13th from 5:00-9:00 pm.  Christmas in the Country will take place on Sunday, December 14 from 12:30 - 4:00 pm.  Admission is $11.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors and people with disabilities, and $6.50 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and under are admitted free.  Parking is free.

Westfield Heritage Village is located at 1049 Kirkwall Road (Regional Road 552) in Rockton, just off Highway 8, between Hamilton and Cambridge. For more information please call 519-621-8851 or visit


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