Viamede Holiday Traditions

The Holidays are here, and with that comes fun (and maybe a bit quirky) family traditions! These special memories can be anything from hanging the outside Christmas lights, visiting a local Christmas Tree farm to cut down the perfect tree, or even baking gingerbread in matching pajamas belting out the classic carol, Grandma got ran over by a Reindeer. 

Much like your family, the Viamede family has their favourite traditions that we want to invite you to participate in. While you may not get the (dis)pleasure of hearing us sing carols, here are some of our Holiday traditions: 

Viamede Yetis 

These funny guys like to hide around the property. Bundle up warm and start the mission of finding them throughout the property in the winter months. Don’t be fooled – sometimes they make it easy on you, but we have a few mischievous Yetis that are pros at this game. Can you and your family find 3 out of the 7 Viamede Yetis to win the prize? Don’t worry – no matter the outcome, we’ll reward you with a delicious cup of hot chocolate to warm you up from the cold. 

Cooking Decorating 

Let’s be honest, Santa isn’t the only one that loves to have some milk and cookies during the Holidays. At Viamede we’ve got you covered with our 24/7 sugar cookie station, guaranteed to fulfill all those cookie cravings. Take advantage of the decorating supplies, be as creative as you want, we promise we won’t judge your cookie decorating skills… or how many cookies you eat! 

“The Stockings Were Hung By The Chimney With Care” 

Stockings are so symbolic of the Holiday Season. History has it that children would place 1 of their everyday socks on the fireplace mantel. (don’t worry you can leave your socks in the room, we have you covered!) Personalize a stocking with your name, buttons, and whatever else strikes your fancy. Than just like the good ol’ days, hang it on our fireplace mantel from all the way back in 1885. Be sure to check back Sunday morning. Do you think you made the nice list? 


December Events in the Kawarthas

by Jill Persson, Marketing Manager

Whether you live nearby, or you’re just in the area for the weekend, we encourage you to get out in the community and revel in the season’s sounds, sights and experiences. There is so much happening in the Kawarthas this month, the only drawback is deciding which ones to attend!

Here is my round-up of happenings for December (there’s something for every age)!

 

Friday, December 7

In From The Cold Christmas Concert at Market Hall in Peterborough

8:00 – 10:30 pm

This incredible Celtic Christmas concert features instruments like the harp, concertina, guitar, fiddle, Irish bouzouki, tin whistle and bodhran and sung in gorgeous wraparound harmony. Proceeds support YES Shelter for Youth and Families.

https://www.facebook.com/infromthecoldpeterborough/

 

Saturday, December 8

A Christmas Carol at Hutchison House Museum in Peterborough

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” is told by firelight in the museum’s historic Keeping Room. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served.

http://www.hutchisonhouse.ca/

 

The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra: Home For The Holidays at Showplace in Peterborough

7:30 pm

This light-hearted holiday concert features seasonal favourites, a carol sing and the Kawartha Youth Orchestra!

http://www.thepso.org/

 

Sunday, December 9

The Artisan Fair at Evinrude Centre in Peterborough

59 local artisans are selling a wide variety of handcrafted treasures. Free parking, wheelchair accessible, and guaranteed to cross some names of your Christmas list.

http://theartisanfair.ca/

 

A Child’s Christmas in Wales / The Gift of the Magi at Hutchison House in Peterborough

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” are told by firelight in the museum’s historic Keeping Room. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served.

http://www.hutchisonhouse.ca/

 

Friday, December 14

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music at Showplace in Peterborough

7:00 – 9:00 pm

This is your chance to sing along to the most successful movie musical of all time! The movie will be shown on the big screen, and song subtitles are shown – make sure to warm up your vocal chords!

http://www.showplace.org/#

 

Little Britain Santa Claus Parade

7 :00 pm

 

Saturday, December 15

Peterborough Humane Society’s Christmas Open House and Bottle Drive in Peterborough

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Drop in for some Christmas Cheer on December 15th from 10-2 and say hello to the animals in the care of Peterborough Humane Society. Support the bottle drive by bringing alcoholic bottles, cans, and bags.

 

Cuddles for Cancer Fundraising Tea Party and Luncheon in Lakefield

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Christmas Tea and Luncheon to support Cuddles for Cancer and the True Meaning of Christmas Campaign. High Tea, presentation as well as a live and silent auction.

http://www.cuddlesforcancer.ca/

 

Victorian Christmas for Kids at Hutchison House Museum in Peterborough

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Get into the holiday spirit with special treats, hearth demonstrations, crafts, fun and more! Finish your Christmas shopping by checking out the selection of books and seasonal items in the gift shop.

http://www.hutchisonhouse.ca/

 

Focus Fair Indie Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale, Peterborough

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

This year’s show features a wide variety of local artists offering handmade paintings, mixed media art, crafts, jewellery, cards, seeds, treats and more. Support local artists, shop downtown & make this a handmade holiday!

http://www.facebook.com/events/2019323314829122/

 

Monday, December 17

Peterborough Singers “Handel’s Messiah” at Emmanuel United Church in Peterborough

7:30 – 10:00 pm

Handel’s great work Messiah captures the joy and wonder of the holiday season and has remained popular since its first performance in Dublin in April 1742. Experience the power of 100 voices and the majesty of the mighty Casavant organ in this time-honoured celebration.

http://www.peterboroughsingers.com/concerts/messiah-2018/

 

Thursday, December 20

Jingle Boots – The Big Yellow Boot Holiday Show at Showplace in Peterborough

6:00 pm

Join the entire Big Yellow Boot family – Splash, Boots, Charlie, Chef Brock Lee and our very own Jumping Jack Granny as they celebrate the HOLIDAYS!Jingle Boots is Splash’N Boots most interactive show yet, so dress in your best yellow and blue holiday gear and get ready to dance and sing along with holiday classics and Splash’N Boots originals!

http://www.showplace.org/