Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
This weekend you can head for the ski slopes, make a stop at the Salon des métiers d’art de l’Estrie (an arts and craft show), have fun during Festif Bromont!, and run a race with your pooch to fundraise for a good cause. With all those great activities on offer, you’ll get into the holiday mood in no time!
The ski season has officially started! Due to the cold temperatures and heavy snowfall over the past couple of weeks, several ski centres are already open, namely, Bromont montagnes d’expérience, Mont Orford and Mont Sutton. Contact the individual centres for further information regarding opening hours and prices. Here’s wishing all you skiers a great season on the slopes!
The Salon is the largest arts and crafts show in the region and there are some exceptional things for sale in a warm, welcoming ambience. The show attracts some 70 professional artisans who are happy to interact with the public and to convey their passion for their work – just the place to find a unique gift!
Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, from 10am-5pm. Entrance fee is $5 (free for those under 16 years old). Sherbrooke Exhibition Centre.
The first edition of Festif Bromont! a multi-attraction event in Old Bromont aimed at all age groups, is being launched this weekend and continues on December 8 and 9. Activities include a ride on the Orford Express “Christmas Train” (it leaves from a temporary station in Bromont); Conte et bricolage en pyjama (storytelling and craft making in pajamas) at the public library; lamb dishes at Désirables Gâteries and a concert of Christmas classics. For details, check out the program.
Bring along your beloved pooch and join the 3.5-km run around Lac des Nations. The aim of this pet-friendly race is to raise funds for the less privileged members of our society, to help them out during the holiday season. Proceeds from the race will be donated to the Sherbrooke branch of the Salvation Army.
Saturday, December 1, from 08:00-12 noon. Register online (until November 30) or on-site on the morning of the race. Departure from Parc Jacques-Cartier, Sherbrooke.
Looking for some unique decorations for your Christmas tree? How about heading for the Baba Jaga Glassworks where a glassblower will show you how to make your very own Christmas ball? Your holiday guests will be impressed! On-site you’ll also find lots of remarkable items made of glass.
Saturday, December 1, from 9am-5pm. Cost - $20. Baba Jaga Glassworks, 1230 chemin Favreau in Sainte-Edwidge-de-Clifton. For reservations, call (819) 588-8331
Now that there’s less than a month to go before Christmas, it’s time to immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere associated with this time of the year. The following are some weekend activities that will help you to get into the holiday spirit!
Learn how to make your own presents at the Christmas workshop taking place at La Grande Ruche; watch the Santa Claus Parade in Magog; enjoy singer/songwriter Jean-Pierre Ferland perform at a Christmas fund-raising show and mellow out to the soothing sounds of Sherbrooke’s Symphony Orchestra.
And don’t forget to check out our list of Christmas markets around the region where you can pick up locally made gifts.