Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
This weekend is sure to put you in the mood for the festive season! A number of Christmas activities are on offer – a Santa Claus parade, shopping at the Christmas markets and at a craft fair, live entertainment and a workshop on how to make your own decorations. Not only that! Ski buffs will be delighted to learn that several centres are opening for the winter season…
Bromont is in festive mode! The town offers all kinds of fun attractions and activities – live entertainment, gourmet food tastings, workshops, musical performances, bonfires and marshmallows. Then there’s gift shopping at the Christmas market and in the boutiques of Vieux Bromont, the old quarter of this picturesque community.
Another seasonal attraction is the Orford Express Christmas train. (It leaves from Bromont’s temporary railway station.) Climb aboard for a 2-hour train ride, during which small fry will be entertained and served with tasty surprises. The highlight is a visit by none other than Santa Claus! (Reservations required.)
November 30 – December 15 │ Old Bromont
To shop for that ‘special something’, drop by the Salon des métiers d’art de l’Estrie where you’ll find unique, handcrafted items made by professional artists and craftspeople. Using materials such as glass, metal, textiles, pottery and paper, they create a wide variety of beautiful objects - one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts.
To find even more fabulous gifts, check out our calendar of Christmas markets around the region.
Salon des métiers d’art de l’Estrie : Wednesday, November 27 – Sunday, December 1 │ Exhibition Centre in Sherbrooke
Ski aficionados, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for! Bromont, montagne d'expériences has already been open for a week and Owl’s Head will be opening this Thursday (November 28), followed by Mont-Orford on Friday (November 29). Sutton’s slopes will be in full swing by Saturday, November 30.
Looking for a unique activity you can enjoy with your kids? Head for the Baba Jaga Glassworks where you’ll learn how to blow your own Christmas bauble. (The colour and size of the ball depends on how strongly you can inflate the glass!) While you’re at the studio, take a look around the workshop and the stunning masterpieces created there.
Saturday, November 30 (9am-4pm) │ 1230, chemin Favreau, Sainte-Edwidge-de-Clifton │ To book a place, call (819) 588-8331
Throughout the month of December, Lac-Brome en Lumière – Knowlton’s Festival of Lights – bathes this picturesque village in a festive atmosphere and this Saturday, from 1pm onwards, Santa and his little helpers will be parading through the centre of town. As you walk along the streets, see if you can spot one of Santa’s elves, hidden in one of the stores. Knowlton’s shop windows are decorated to the hilt! If you submit your favourite to Tourisme Lac-Brome’s Facebook page, you might even win a prize!
This Sunday, a traditional Christmas tea will once again be served at the Beaulne Museum in Coaticook. Bring your family, friends or significant other, to enjoy taking tea amid the ambience of yesteryear, in this magnificent former residence. Buffet, musical entertainment and a prize draw.
Sunday, December 1, from 5pm onwards │ Musée Beaulne, Coaticook
Don’t know what to give your loved ones this Christmas? We’ve got a ton of ideas for you! Take a look at our Gift Ideas Special Feature. You’re sure to find something for everyone!