Join in a magical and heartwarming community Christmas celebration at St. John's this holiday season! Our Christmas Market and Play is a delightful event that combines the festive spirit of a Christmas market, the warmth of a cozy café, and the enchantment of a Christmas play, all under one roof. Here's what you can expect:
Step into a wonderland as our church is transformed into a charming Christmas market. Stroll through the beautifully decorated hall adorned with twinkling lights and festive decorations. Here, you'll find tables where you will delight in a wide array of delectable treats, from beautifully decorated cookies to savory samosas, lovingly prepared by local vendors.
As you explore the market, you'll discover our enchanting Warming Tree, a centerpiece of comfort and kindness. The Warming Tree is adorned with scarves, mittens, and hats generously donated by you, our community, all free for those in need. Your generosity will help keep those less fortunate warm during the chilly winter months.
As you explore the Christmas market, make a pit stop at our cozy café. Warm up with a cup of steaming hot cocoa, or freshly brewed coffee. Savour delicious homemade baked goods, from sugar cookies to butter tarts, all served with a dash of holiday cheer. The café is the perfect place to relax, chat with friends, play a few board games and enjoy the soothing ambiance while the world outside is bustling with the joys of the season.
Kids and adults alike can take part in ornament decorating. This creative activity allows you to embellish your very own ornaments, each carrying a special message of hope, love, or inspiration. You'll find a variety of crafting supplies, from colourful paints to glitter and ribbons to embellish your ornaments.
By bringing light to our darkness, we also honour light in our lives.
The highlight of our event is a heartwarming Christmas Nativity play that will touch your soul. Gather in our beautifully decorated church to witness a captivating and often humorous performance that tells the story of the first Christmas. Our talented cast will bring the Nativity to life, with characters like Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, and the Three Wise Men. The play is a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas, and it's perfect for the whole family to enjoy together.
As the sun sets, we gather around the beautiful Christmas tree in front of our church. We will provide ornaments to be personalized and adorn the tree as a symbol of hope, or a heartfelt prayer. These ornaments serve as a reminder of the spirit present in our lives, illuminating the darkness with the enduring warmth of our memories. As the switch is flipped and the tree glows with a radiant and heartfelt brilliance, we will sing Silent Night together marking the start of a beautiful holiday season filled with love and community.
Our Christmas Market and Play will be held on Sunday, December 10, from 2:30-6pm. Join us to fully immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere.
This Christmas event at St. John's is not just an opportunity to shop for delectable holiday treats, savour delicious baked goods, and be entertained by a heartwarming play; it's a chance to come together as a community, celebrate the holiday season, and embrace the joy, love, and warmth that Christmas brings.
We can't wait to share this special time with you and create cherished memories. So, mark your calendar, invite your friends and family, and let us make your Christmas season truly magical!