Festival of Trees 2016 – Schedule

November 26 & 27, 2016
St. Peter’s Lions Hall

Lots of Activities This Year!

Kidd Bros – Always a festival favorite, Kidd Bros is back!  An interactive duo of entertainers, the Kidd Bros have a show for kids that is always lots of fun for kids and parents alike.  With lots of bubbles, costumes, and singing, the Kidd Bros are sure to delight!

Return of the Reindeer HuntSanta’s reindeer have escaped! Help Santa find the missing reindeer at participating businesses in St. Peter’s on Saturday, Nov 26 th. Pick up a “Missing Reindeer” sheet at the Festival of Trees then use the clues on the sheet to find Santa’s missing reindeer. There are special deals at businesses where you find the reindeer! As long as you find at least one reindeer, you can bring back your sheet to the Festival by 8:30pm on Saturday for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from a participating business of your choice!

Santa’s Favorite Cookie of the Year ContestCalling all bakers! Do you think you bake the best cookie? Here’s your chance! Bake 100 bite sized cookies for the public to taste and vote by secret ballot. Santa will declare a winner during the official opening at 6:30pm. Call Shanna at 535-2987 to register. (Limited to 10 bakers so register ASAP!)

Register your Tree Today! (Reminder to bring an item for the silent auction and food bank donations)


Saturday, November 26, 2016 (9:00am-8:30pm)

Things to do and see all day
View display of Christmas Trees, Vote for your Favorite Tree, Make a Christmas Craft, Hunt for Santa’s Reindeer, Have Tea/Lunch with Friends, Participate in Silent Auction

Jingle Bell Family Fun Run / Walk
2.5km or 5km option. Wear your Santa hat, ugly Christmas sweater, & bring a donation to the Shelby Shines on Toy Drive.  Following the run, join us for pancakes with Santa!
Time:  9:00am

Family Pancake Breakfast with Santa Claus
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

New to You Table
Donate your unused Christmas items so they find a new home!
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Picture Taking with Santa
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $5.00/picture

Kidd Bros
Cape Breton childrens’ performers – this concert is an absolute must see!
Time: 11:00am – 12:00noon

Break for Lunch!
A light lunch is available for purchase at the Festival.
Time: 11:30am

Santa’s Favorite Cookie of the Year Contest
The first 100 tasters get to vote!
Time: 12:30pm

Santa’s Corner with crafts, coloring contest and Santa’s wishlist
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Official Tree Lighting
Time: 6:00pm

Christmas Storytime
The Night Before Christmas read by Santa’s Elves.
Time: Following Official Tree Lighting

Evening Musical Entertainment
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Hot Mulled Cider and Christmas Snacks
Time: Following Entertainment

Sunday, November 27, 2017 (11:30am-2:00pm) 

Tree Viewing, Voting, Cookie Decorating, Silent Auction & Picture Taking with Santa
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Break for Lunch!
A light lunch is available for purchase at the Festival.
Time: 11:30am

Musical Entertainment
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Presentations & Silent Auction Awarded
Time: Following Silent Auction Finish

Tear Down
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm