Transport yourself back in time, to Christmases past and a simpler time.
McLean Mill will be all decked for the holidays at this year’s McLean Mill Christmas Market from Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. Every year, the Community Arts Council brings a variety of artisans and crafters to the Mill to ring in the Christmas season. This year, we are partnering with McLean Mill Historic Park to be bigger and better, with the mill light-up, trains, bonfires, a s’mores bar, carollers and even breakfast with Santa.
The park is open in the evenings to bring a bit of magic while you stroll the historic mill site and shop for all those extra special holiday gifts. Train and Breakfast with Santa tickets are available at Rollin Art Centre. Kids ride for free with paid adults.
Join us this Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Rollin Art Centre Holiday LITE-UP, when the gardens and grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland and Mistletoe Market begins.
Come and stroll the magically-lit gardens, then pop upstairs to the gallery and visit Mistletoe Market where you will find hundreds of gift items for all your shopping needs. The market is a showcase for more than 75 local artists, artisans and crafters. You will find something for everyone on your list!
Mistletoe Market runs until Dec. 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is located at the corner of Argyle and 8th Ave. We are also wheelchair accessible.
HOLIDAY EXTENDED HOURS
The Rollin Art Centre and decorated grounds will remain open late on Friday, Dec. 7, Friday, Dec. 14 and Friday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Community Arts Council is holding their annual Members Appreciation Day with two days of savings! If you are a current member, join us in the gallery on Thursday, Dec. 6. (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and Friday, Dec. 7 (open late, until 8 p.m.) to receive 20 percent off all items in the gift shop and gallery, excluding ticket sales.
Please join us Friday, Dec. 7 from 5-8 p.m. for an evening with local First Nations artist/carver, Cecil Dawson, where Cecil will be sketching and story telling, and again on Friday, Dec. 14th from 1-3 p.m. Then local author, Joan Donaldon-Yarmey, will join us in the gallery on Friday, Dec. 14 from 5-8 p.m. for a book signing event, showcasing her mystery, young adult, Canadian historical and Christmas romance novels.
CHAR’S LANDING CONCERTS
Advanced tickets available at Char’s Landing or the Rollin Art Centre.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., Maddie Storvold – “Open Book” Western Canada Tour
Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., AV Words on Fire ! – Spoken Word Open Mic Featuring: Mark Leiren-Young
Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Ryan “The Fox” McMahon: Songs & Stories – CD Release Party
Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Itamar Erez Trio – world/jazz
Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre. Call 250-724-3412.