Ready, Set, Christmas

Glam Vintage & Moderne's entry for The Festival of Trees

Glam Vintage & Moderne’s entry for The Festival of Trees

The Port Hope Festival of Trees starts this Friday, which conveniently takes place:

a) after this recent snow dump has cleared b) on the same night as The Candlelight Walk and LIghting of Memorial Park and c) on the same night as Moonlight Madness.

Festival of Trees 2013

This is a night where you can kickstart your Christmas.  In the afternoon visit the Capitol Theatre and enter a draw for your favourite of the 80 trees .  Glam’s tree is the one without a single bare spot.  It is fully laden with berries, bows, balls and feathers in warm tones of gold and peach.  It is DONE…I mean totally!

Glam Tree Ornaments 2013

Have a little dinner at one of Port Hope’s great restos then at 7pm warm your heart by watching the traditional Candlelight Walk to the lighting ceremony in Memorial Park.

Finally snap out of the glow and  “START YOUR SHOPPING”.  Most of the retailers will provide discounts “Friday night only” so take advantage of their generosity and get your list ticked off locally at reduced prices.  Call some friends and make a date for this special night out.

port hope santa claus parade

Better still,  invite them to stay over.  Nothing takes the edge off like the sights and sounds of the following day’s whimsical Port Hope Santa Claus parade coupled with a Tylenol extra strength.

Pa rump a pum pum.

What Straight Men Really Want

1)   NOT to Shop.  Yes we can ply them with beer and supply personal shoppers, but if they had their druthers most would rather not shop.

2)  TO BUY A GIFT CARD.  This is practically foolproof.  His only options are first and foremost chosing the right store and secondly the right dollar amount.  The only mistake a guy could make is to purchase a gift card for essential needs like groceries or even worse, a gas card.   So here’s a suggestion:

Glam Gift Card

Ode to the “Hood”

PORT HOPE – Ontario Business Report has chosen Port Hope as one of ten Ontario towns to highlight in its Spotlight on Ten Ontario Historic Towns, recognizing Port Hope for having “one of the best and most complete nineteenth century commercial streetscapes in Ontario

If you have not been to visit “Glam Vintage & Moderne” and the rest of our “hood”, Christmas Shopping is a great excuse.  You may be skittish about inflicting your fabulous decor choices for someone on your list…don’t worry Richard will do it for you.  We have a “Glam Card” which works like a gift certificate towards anything in the store or on custom orders or colour consultations.