Fort William Business District and Victoriaville Business Association Welcome in the Holidays

Danyelle and Marley
Danyelle and Marley enjoy the wonder of Christmas as the toy train in the window of the Lake Superior Art Gallery makes its way around the track. ©NNL

Danyelle and Marley
Danyelle and Marley enjoy the wonder of Christmas as the toy train in the window of the Lake Superior Art Gallery makes its way around the track. ©NNL

THUNDER BAY – The snowfall has made Thunder Bay a winter wonderland. The fresh snow has made Paterson Park a winter wonderland that is the perfect setting for the 18th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony as the Fort William Business District and Victoriaville Business Association celebrated the season.

It is not just a tree lighting, there will be horse drawn wagon rides, caroling and hot apple cider to enjoy.

Makes for a great way to get out, and get away from the fun of clearing snow and set your family on the path toward Christmas.

The celebrations continue on Saturday in Victoriaville as young and old alike will gather for the Open House in the Centre and in area businesses. Look for businesses with the bright red bow and there will be something special in the mall or surrounding businesses. The excitement on Saturday gets going at 1PM and winds down at 4PM. You can enter a draw as well and win $500 in Business Bucks.

In the Lake Superior Art Gallery on Saturday, make a children’s Gingerbread House 1 to 3 p.m. with Carly Robillard. The cost is only $5.00 and you or your child can make a Gingerbread House.

On Sunday, it is time for the Victorian Tea at the Thunder Bay Museum.

Tory Tronrod shares, “The Thunder Bay Museum’s Victorian Tea has been an annual event since 1992, first at the Oliver Road Recreation Centre and in the Museum’s newly renovated building at 425 Donald Street East a few years later. This year’s tea will take place at the Museum on Sunday, November 25, from 1pm to 4pm. Here, Queen Victoria (aka Janice Higgins) poses in all her splendor, ready to welcome visitors. For a small fee, come join her for tea, coffee, scones and cakes”.

For further information call the Museum at 623-0801.