The neighbouring communities of Copper Cliff and Lively are both holding tree-lighting Christmas celebrations this weekend.
The Lively community will gather at the Anderson Farm Museum from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 for the annual event, which is organized by the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society.
Everything starts at 6 p.m. with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by horse-drawn Wagon and the Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony, followed by greetings from Ward 2 Coun. Michael Vagnini and Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas, performances by schoolchildren and cheque presentations.
Inside the stable, children can meet Santa & Mrs. Claus and everyone can enjoy free hot chocolate and coffee provided by the Lively Tim Horton's, free milk from the Manitoulin/West Sudbury Dairy Producers and Christmas cookies and fresh popcorn served by 2964 Walden Irish Army Cadets.
Inside the Granary, you will find Santa’s Helpers and displays of vintage toys and woodworking projects by Walden Srs. Woodworkers, plus free refreshments.
Outside you can meet our Walden Volunteer Firefighters with their fire trucks, take a free ride and see the Christmas lights in a Horse-Drawn Wagon.
Local radio station PURE Country 91.7 will be collecting items for their December Diaper Drive, and Walden Lions Club will be collecting non-perishable food for Walden Food Bank. Items can also be dropped off at the main entrance in our ATV donated by Marc Benoit.
Park at the T.M. Davies Arena parking Lot and take a free shuttle bus to the Centre Court of the Anderson Farm Museum.
The Copper Cliff community's annual tree-lighting takes place at the Copper Cliff Museum Sunday, Dec. 8 starting at 6 p.m.
Join in the festivities with a horse and wagon ride, carols, hot chocolate and a special visit from Santa.
Parking is available at the arena if you're not walking to the event. The event, which is organized by the Copper Cliff CAN, is free, but donations are accepted for the Sudbury Food Bank.