Only 10 days left until the Big Day, and the rush is on. Stores are filled with shoppers, making sure they have the perfect gift for those on their gift list. In Richmond we are so fortunate to have a great selection of gift shops that can help take the stress out of the season. Everything from heirloom Christmas items from the Christmas Shoppe to specialty items at the local Boutiques and Craft and Gift shops; quality items made by local crafters can be found here in Richmond. So don't panic, there is still time to drop in at any of the beautiful shops around the county to find what you are looking for.
Even as the holidays draw near, there are still lots of events taking place to heighten your holiday spirits. One such event, which you will not want to miss will take place tonight, December 14th, at the St. Georges Channel Community Hall. Noel, A Christmas with J.P. Cormier and the Elliot Brothers will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20.00 and you get your tickets by calling 1-902-345-0616, or 1-902-345-2641. On December 18th, the St. Georges Channel Hall is busy again as it holds it very popular Country Breakfast from 9am until noon. And also on December 18th, there will be a Christmas Concert held at Our Lady's of Assumption / Notre Dame de L'Assomption Cathedral in Arichat at 2292, Hwy 206 at 2pm. A lunch of soup, sandwich, dessert, tea or coffee will be served following the concert.
At the Port Hawkesbury Civic Center, they have a special display taking place commemorating Christmas from year's past. Come and see some beautiful old toys and memorabilia. The showing will run during the holidays at the J Franklin Wright Room from 4pm until 10pm.
If you have not sent out your Christmas cards yet, you might like to pick up a pack of 6 beautiful Winter in Richmond County Note Cards, which feature the winning images from the 2011 Winterscapes photo contest. The cards are available at Jeantie's Mini-Mart, Shamrock Store, C & M Video, Home Hardware in St. Peter's, Fleur de Lis Store (Rockdale), the East Coast Credit Unions in Richmond County and St. Josephs Credit Union.
Until next week, have fun as you prepare for the upcoming holidays.