Heathsville turns golden

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Little Nora was just one of the many children who  made new friends with the two Alpacas, above, who were a special feature of this past weekend’s Golden Village Christmas event in Heathsville.

Little Nora was just one of the many children who made new friends with the two Alpacas, above, who were a special feature of this past weekend’s Golden Village Christmas event in Heathsville.

A great way to spend a few hours on the first Saturday in December was a trip to Golden Village Christmas in Heathsville.  One might think this was just a chance for adults to stroll around and select some Christmas gifts from local craftsmen and merchants.  However, this was an event that was just as entertaining for the younger members of the family.

Santa Claus was waiting for all the boys and girls to let him know what they wanted for Christmas and as mementoes, there were 8-1/2 x 11 color pictures with him to take home.  From there, the children could walk around and see all of the animals that were on the grounds.  The alpacas and miniature horses were particularly fascinating to pet and admire.  There were artisan groups putting on demonstrations and of course, plenty of food and drinks available to tempt the appetite.

On the second floor of the Transportation Museum Building, was the children’s store.  No parents or grandparents were allowed up the stairs, only children.  They were assisted by tavern “elves” that…

 

For the full story, pick up a copy of the December 11 issue of the Northumberland Echo, on stands now!

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