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.
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!
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.
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.