Parade of Lights and Lighting up the Park have finally arrived – plus more Stittsville events

(Santa with children in Village Square Park at 2018’s Lighting up the Park. Photo: Barry Gray)

We have all been waiting for this amazing Stittsville event happening this weekend – The Parade of Lights on November 30 at 6:00 pm. This is the highlight of the Christmas season in coordination with the Lighting of the Park in Village Square Park at Abbott and Main Streets. Our community is so fortunate to have a valued and energetic Stittsville Village Association (SVA) to organize all of the larger special events in our community. Of course, without volunteers, none of these activities could happen and that is why it is so important to ‘get involved’. Hats off to the SVA and all of the volunteers who join in to make this all possible!

Friday, November 29th

More live entertainment at Brew Revolution – Jackson Trails Centre. Join the crowd from 8:00 – 11:00 pm to listen to the tunes of Matt and Dickerson Airplane.

Saturday, November 30th

All that Glam starts at 8:00 am and goes until 2:00 pm. This is one of the year’s shopping extravaganzas that supports breakfast programs for schools in the North. Join All that Glam in its 7th year of raising funds for this notable cause. It takes place at the Kanata Recreation Complex at 100 Charlie Rogers Place. Here is a link to the story we wrote a few weeks ago on the event and the history of how it all started  https://stittsvillecentral.ca/breakfast-programs-and-all-that-glam-seventh-year-of-fundraising-for-the-north/.

From 10:00 am – 5:00 pm you can drop off your donations to The Stocking Project at the Elf Workshop, located at the Deschenes-Poitras Dental Centre (Carp and Hazeldean Roads). Please use the back door entrance at the back of the barn to get entrance.

Fill The Bus at Brown’s YIG. Again this year, OC Transpo will have a bus parked from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the front of Brown’s where you can drop off your non-perishable food for Ottawa’s Food Banks of which Stittsville Food Bank is a recipient and use the donations received to fill their Christmas Hampers. Here is our story posted earlier this week on the event  https://stittsvillecentral.ca/oc-transpo-teaming-up-with-browns-yig-to-fill-the-bus-for-ottawa-food-banks/.

Another Councillor’s Chat takes place with Glen Gower from 10:30 am at the Cardel-Rec Recreation Complex-Goulbourn, 1500 Shea Road. As always, he wants to hear from you – ideas, concerns or just stop in to say hello.

The Goulbourn Male Chorus will be performing “The First Lights of Christmas” at their annual concert marking the Christmas Season. Tickets are $15, available at the door, at Brown’s Independent, or online at www.goulbournmalechorus.com. Children are free. The concert takes place at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1817 Richardson Side Road at 2:00 pm.

At 5:00 pm the Stittsville Market @ the Barn is holding a special Holiday Market with some local vendors in collaboration with the events in Village Square Park. Holmespun Ice Cream will be on site giving out complimentary hot chocolate with peppermint ice cream to sip on as you watch the park turn into a dazzling landscape of lights.

It’s here, it’s finally here – the Stittsville Village Association’s Parade of Lights! Starting at 6:00 pm all of our town can be in awe of the numerous holiday floats as they make their way down Stittsville Main Street – from Carp Road to Abbott Street. Immediately after the parade, all can gather in Village Square Park for the annual Lighting of the Park compliments of the local Stittsville Business Association and the Stittsville Lions Club. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, meet Santa and enjoy the evening in the Park. Please bring non-perishable food items to be collected along the parade route by members of the Lions Club. These donations go to our local Stittsville Food Bank to assist them in filling their Christmas hampers for local families in need. Please note that Stittsville Main Street will be closed to traffic from 5:30/5:45 pm.

Need to warm up after the parade? Well, you will have time to catch Chris Strang entertain you at his first gig at Brew Revolution — Jacksons Trail Centre from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. If you like Tom Petty, CCR, Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Bowie, Prince, Springsteen, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, The Hip – you can look forward to his take on their tunes.

OR you can take a few steps over to Quitter’s and enjoy a nice glass of wine, a locally crafted beer or a cup of coffee. They also offer some great food we might add!

For events happening throughout the week you can find out more by checking out our website StittsvilleCentral.ca. Feel free to submit your events and we will gladly share them with our community.


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