Thursday, 4 December 2014

Christmas is Coming!

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

A Sensory Feast Awaits you at Westfield


Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the scent of freshly baked bread, fresh pine and cinnamon.  Envision twinkling lanterns and a brilliant display of fireworks lighting up the winter sky.  Hear the sounds of traditional music wafting through the crisp night air, the hearty laugh of Father Christmas, the clatter of a woodstove being stoked.   Taste the sweetness of an old-fashioned candy stick, a steaming cup of hot cider, a morsel of roasted chestnut, sprinkled with salt.  Westfield Heritage Village will be the setting for this feast of sensory delights during its ‘Twas the Night before Christmas, program, which will take place on the evenings of December 6th, 13th and 20st from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Lit by lanterns and candlelight, the village is a magical place for families and children of all ages.  At Westfield you can step back in time and enjoy the sights, sounds, aromas and tastes of Christmas in the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian eras.
The program on Saturday December 6 will be sure to put you into the Christmas spirit.  Visitors to the village can explore more than thirty-five historical buildings decorated in their holiday best, meet costumed interpreters and have a special visit with jolly Father Christmas.  Young ones will enjoy a holiday craft in the one room log schoolhouse.  A magnificent fireworks display will light up the skies over the Village Green at 6:30 p.m.  You won’t want to miss a special concert by the popular and much-loved Albertones Men’s Chorus, who will present a delightful Christmas program at the historic Mountsberg Church from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Hungry visitors can enjoy moderately priced light fare in the Ironwood Hall, including warm homemade soup, sandwiches, baked goods and hot chocolate and cider.  Visit the General Store to purchase old fashioned sweet treats.  Munch on some free, hot popcorn as you take in the sights and sounds of the village. 

In the spirit of the season, Westfield will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for distribution to community food banks.  These items can be dropped off at the admissions kiosk.  Please give generously.

Westfield Heritage Village celebrates ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Saturdays, December 6th, 13th and 20th from 5:00-9:00 pm.  Christmas in the Country will take place on Sunday, December 14 from 12 noon to 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.

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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