The first significant snowfall of the season arrived this week.
Combine that with all the holiday-themed events going on in Bradford and Innisfil this weekend, and it becomes pretty easy to embrace the festive spirit. Here’s our go-to list of things to do in South Simcoe on Saturday and Sunday:
Parent and child shinny
Kids nine years old and younger and their parents or guardians are invited to an informal game of hockey at the BWG Leisure Centre (471 West Park Ave.) Dec. 2, starting at 7:15 a.m. You must wear skates or ride a sledge to be allowed on the ice surface. The program ratio is one parent to a maximum of five children. Slap shots are not permitted.
Holly and Jolly Pop-Up Market
Mark Dec. 2 and 3 into your calendars and get ready to experience a winter pop-up market filled with unique vendors, festive decorations and delicious treats at the Stroud Innisfil Community Centre (7883 Yonge St.). You can also get a holiday photo-op, visit with Santa Claus, win a television or have your face painted. Elevator access is available. Go to the Innisfil Pop-Up Market Facebook page for all the details.
St. Peter's Anglican Church turkey dinner
A free turkey dinner will be served at the church, located at 6254 Yonge St. in Churchill, on Dec. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. The meal will include turkey and all the trimmings such as gravy, stuffing, veggies, potatoes, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea. There will also be a raffle for a basket and a homemade quilt. Everyone is welcome to attend. Any donations or non-perishable food items collected will support the Innisfil Food Bank and Christmas for Kids programs. For more details, contact Linda at 705-436-9769.
Stroud fire station tree lighting
Join the Stroud Volunteer Firefighters Association for their annual Christmas tree lighting Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. There will be pizza, subs, wings, fries, Timbits and hot chocolate available, and Santa plans to stop by to visit with families and take photos. The station is at 2394 Victoria St.