Posts Tagged ‘Santa Day’

Santa Day & Nighttime Parade & Fireworks!

November 25, 2017

for all the details, visit www.santaday.ca!

Helpful Tips from Santa’s Elves!

November 22, 2017

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how best to enjoy your Santa Day

On Saturday, November 25, 2017, Santa Day will effectively take over our village, to the delight of all! We’ve been consulting with Santa’s Elves and here are a few tips and tricks to make your visit to Fenelon Falls on Santa Day the best it can be.

Santa Day Headquarters – Video Image, 10 Colborne St.
(near the woodcarver by Stokes on Trent)
www.santaday.ca

Cartoon by Laurie Rockman, Kawartha Lakes; www.mugshotscards.com

Video Image on Colborne Street will house the main hub of Santa Day organization, along with the Lost and Found. It is great relief to know there is one spot to go to if you have any questions, need any assistance, or if you have misplaced that incredible scarf that you were positive you just had!

Parking is not an issue if you plan ahead. Take note of the signs posted about the village before you leave your car, especially the No Parking signs and times posted on the light poles on the main street. There are public parking lots behind Colborne St. north of the locks, on either side, just behind the stores on the street, accessible from Colborne and Francis Streets. There is also the old arena by the Curling Club that is available, as well as the parking lots by the beach and Garnet Graham Park.

Road closures are planned as usual. The city’s new website made it easy to find the notice…Water St. will be closed from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm for the daytime activities and Lindsay St. – Colborne St. will be closed from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm for the parade. The Parade route runs through the heart of the village. Cars will be cleared from the Lindsay/Colborne corridor starting around 4 PM and the road will not reopen until the parade and fireworks finish. If you are needing to make a quick exit after the fireworks, be sure to park on the same side of the locks as your destination.

SANTA IS COMING!!! Santa will be receiving visitors at Stewart Morrison Insurance office on Colborne St. Santa needs to get ready for the parade so be sure line up to get your photo with Santa before 3:30 pm.

Use this information as your activity guide or pick up a printed brochure at the first place you spot one! For young families, Pharmasave has a Family Friendly Station for your needs. There is also an actual Town Crier, live and in person, who will be announcing festive fun all day long. Be sure to say hi!

The Parade commences at 5:00pm SHARP! Scope out your place along the route and get ready for the dazzling lights of the Nighttime Parade. During the parade the clowns with the flashing lights will gladly accept your kind donations. Watch for the Fireworks at 6:00pm at the locks!

This incredible, popular, amazing, awesome day is TOTALLY FREE FOR ALL thanks to Santa Day volunteers and supporters, along with the business community of Fenelon Falls and the surrounding areas. Santa Day is a time to celebrate and practice the art of giving, sharing, joy and comfort. Let’s celebrate together in each and every smile passed from one person to another.

Happy Santa Day to one and all!!
 


Amazing Photo Credit: Karen Suggitt of Baddow Road Photography

 

 

Planning in Full Swing for Santa (Oct. 2017)

September 26, 2017

Fenelon Falls Santa Day – Mark the last Saturday in November on your calendars.

Santa Day Magnet Final 2017To paraphrase the Neil Diamond song “Wrap up the babies & grab the old ladies and everyone come” to Fenelon Falls November 25th for Santa Day.

Come & see which of your favourite attractions are still here & which ones are new. What is your favourite?  Is it the Petting Zoo, Wagon Rides, Face Painting, Decorating a Gingerbread Cookie, Pony Rides, a Magician, Letters to Santa, visiting the Reindeer, or visiting Santa & getting your picture taken with him. Oh what have we missed?

Don’t forget all the treats given out throughout the day by our local merchants.

What better way to end such a great day than with an amazing Parade starting at 5pm. & Fireworks following Santa!

All this for the low, low, price of No Charge thanks to our generous merchants, corporate, and private supporters!

Help us spread the word. Tell all your relatives, friends, neighbours, and anybody else to come to Fenelon Falls on Saturday November 25 from 11- 6:30 for a day of fun, family, food, and more.

Donations for Santa Day are always welcome. See below for more information.

See you there.

2017 Donation Request for Website

Santa Day 2017 Donation Form

Santa Day 2017 Donation Options

Santa Day 2016 Events Announced! (Nov. 2016)

November 15, 2016

Santa Day in Fenelon Falls is known far and wide as one of the best celebrations of all things Holiday. On Saturday, November 26, 2016 downtown Fenelon Falls is transformed into a Santa inspired wonderland; a sight you must see to believe! Bring the whole family for an entire day of FREE events. Stay for the nighttime parade at 5pm and watch the sky light up with fireworks after Santa rolls through the village.

Start planning your day at www.santaday.ca.

Click here for the Santa Day 2016 Activity Guide.

Special thanks to all of Santa’s Elves – Santa Day is only possible with many hands helping. And to all of the 2016 Santa Day Supporters THANK YOU for making this day a FREE day for all! Your generosity is astounding.

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Santa Day Gingerbread House Competition (Oct. 2016)

October 18, 2016

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One of the many popular events for the young and the old at Santa Day in Fenelon Falls is the building of a Gingerbread House or creation of choice. Be sure to enter Santa’s Gingerbread making competition. During Santa Day – November 26, 2016 – at our Gingerbread Headquarters, we will be judging and putting on display several categories, from youngsters to professionals. This event is open to all ages and will be judged accordingly. (See categories below)

All entries are due by November 25, 2016. Please call Noreen Moore @ 705-887-6213 so arrangements can be made to deliver your entry on Friday November 25, 2016 to the Gingerbread House and Decorating Centre at 10 Water St., Fenelon Falls. (Slices & Scoops Building).

For those who want to decorate a GINGERBREAD COOKIE, be sure to visit the Gingerbread House on Saturday November 26, 2016 (Slices & Scoops Building) in Fenelon Falls. It’s all free and it’s fun!

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Rules for the competition and entry forms can be found here:

Gingerbread Contest Application 2016

Gingerbread Competition Rules 2016

For more information contact Noreen Moore at 705-887-6213 or noreenm585@gmail.com or visit our website – www.santaday.ca

ALL ENTRIES WILL BE ON DISPLAY DURING THE FESTIVITIES SATURDAY

NOVEMBER 26, 2016. 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

THIS IS OUR 17 th YEAR FOR THE EVENT AND IT PROMISES TO BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE!

 

Santa Day 2015 Lineup Announced!! (Nov. 2015)

November 20, 2015

There is something for everyone at Santa Day

Nov 28 ReindeerWe are less than three weeks away from the most anticipated event of the year – Santa Day in Fenelon Falls.  Hundreds of volunteers, organizers, business owners and community supporters come together to bring a day of fun and fantastic activities, rides, treats and goodies for one and all to enjoy. Thousands of people from near and far will gather in Fenelon Falls on November 28 for face painting, bunny petting, pony rides and cookie decorating to name a only few of the events taking place in the downtown core.  The 2015 event schedule is now available to view on www.santaday.ca; you can grab breakfast starting at 8 am with most other activities kicking off at 11 am. Check out the full list online – it’s an impressive roster of ways to celebrate the season. There is so much to do… and it’s all for FREE!

Are you interested in volunteering?  The Santa Day event is about bringing people together to celebrate one of the most magical times of the year and many volunteers are required. They need outgoing and dynamic individuals to work the daytime events and at night to wear the character costumes or carry signs or assist with the parade logistics. If you think you would like to be part of the Elf Team – call 705-454-1951 or fill out the online form. Have you heard about the Most Spirited Parade Volunteer? This year the volunteer with the most spirit on display during the nighttime parade will be awarded $100.

There are lots of ways to get involved in addition to being a volunteer or enthusiastic patron on Santa Day; www.santaday.ca has all the entry forms for those wishing to enter a float for the parade or a gingerbread house for the competition.

All of the sponsors are featured on the site – be sure to thank these local businesses and individuals for providing the funds to have this special day offered free of charge in our community.

Click on over and visit the new Santa Day Website. Start planning your Santa Day today!! www.santaday.ca

Santa Day Gingerbread House Contest

October 20, 2015

Gingerbread house

One of the many popular events for the young and the old at Santa Day in Fenelon Falls is the building of a Gingerbread House or creation of choice.

Be sure to enter Santa’s Gingerbread making competition.

During Santa Day November 28, 2015 at our Gingerbread Headquarters, we will be judging and putting on display several categories, from youngsters to professionals.

This event is open to all ages and will be judged accordingly. (See categories below)

All entries are due by November 27, 2015. Please call Noreen Moore @ 705-887-6213 or the Chamber of Commerce at 705-887-3409 so arrangements can be made to deliver your entry on Friday November 27, 2015 to the Gingerbread House and Decorating Centre at 10 Water St., Fenelon Falls. (Slices & Scoops Building).

For those who want to decorate a GINGERBREAD COOKIE, be sure to visit the Gingerbread House on Saturday November 28, 2015 (Slices & Scoops Building) in Fenelon Falls. It’s all free and it’s fun.

Rules for the competition can be picked up at the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce, Sobey’s or by calling Noreen Moore 705-887-6213 or visit our website at www.santaday.ca or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

CATEGORIES FOR GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION

 

  1. UP TO AGE 12                                  4. ADULT
  2. AGES 12 – 16                                    5. PROFESSIONAL
  3. KIT CREATIONS                             6. GROUP ENTRY
    a) up to age 16                                       a) up to age 16
    b) over age 16                                        b) over age 16

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd place ribbons will be awarded in each category

1st place $ 40.00, 2nd place $ 30.00 and 3rd place $20.00. Will be awarded in each category. (Excluding Professional)

 

ALL ENTRIES WILL BE ON DISPLAY DURING THE FESTIVITIES SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2015. 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM SANTA DAY

 

THIS IS OUR 16 th YEAR FOR THE EVENT AND IT PROMISES TO BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE

 

Messages from Visitors on Santa Day (Dec 2014)

December 8, 2014

Our People have left a lasting impression on visitors to Fenelon Falls on Santa Day!

Thank you

The town’s website, www.FenelonFalls.info, has been receiving many ‘thank you’ notes from people that visited our community for Santa Day. People were overwhelmed by our generosity and our gracious hospitality. Hats off to the people of Fenelon Falls. Well Done!!!!!!!

“Thank you very much.   It was a wonderful day.   Krystoffer was talking about St. Nick all day.    He doesn’t forget anything.” ~ David

“I am in the middle of Cancer treatments and I all I wanted to was to be here in Fenelon to experience all the love. The small town parade was exactly what I needed to bring me a little happiness. Thank you. ”   ~Bonnie

“I can’t believe it was all free! People in Fenelon are so generous. It is like stepping back in time. It is my new favourite place. Thanks to everyone.” ~ Heather

Santa Day a Wondrous Success (Dec 2014)

November 30, 2014

Kicking Off the Holiday Season in Fenelon Falls.

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When you think that an event could not get any better, Santa Day 2014 proved without a doubt that it can. This year was the most successful holiday event Kawartha Lakes has ever seen!!!

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Crowds gathered in the downtown of Fenelon Falls to enjoy an unprecedented number of activities hosted by local merchants, groups, churches and volunteers from across our community. Smiles, laughter, surprise and wonder was found on the faces and in the hearts of young and old.
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From the first sleigh ride of the day to the bursting array of fireworks at night, what a glorious day it was!  The event made all of us proud to belong to the amazing community we call Fenelon Falls.

 

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Thank you to everyone that contributed to making Santa Day the talk of Kawartha Lakes and beyond.  All of the organizers, volunteers, businesses and city employees that came together to make Santa Day 2014 the wondrous success that it was, we extend our  most sincere gratitude. You are what makes Fenelon Falls the most amazing place to live.  Merry Christmas to all – we had a good night!

 

Food Drive on Santa Day (Nov 2014)

November 11, 2014

foodbankAs your family and friends come together to celebrate Santa Day festivities, lets remember that there are many that are less fortunate and will rely on food bank donations to make it through the holidays without going hungry. 

The Salvation Army will be holding a Holiday Food Drive during Santa Day. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off Saturday November 29th from noon to 6pm at Sharney’s Diner at 69 Colbourne Street, Fenelon Falls.  

All food collected will be used to stock the shelves of the Fenelon Falls Food Bank at the Salvation Army on Bond Street in Fenelon Falls. The Food Bank is heavily relied on during the holidays with extra expenses placing strain on budgets. Please be generous. 

15th Year for Fenelon Falls’ Santa Day

November 11, 2014

Santa Day 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Santa Day… More FUN than ever… ALL FREE!

Come see Santa on Water Street at 11:00 am – everyone enjoys a free treat and picture with the jolly big guy!Santa Day 2

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Santa Day in Fenelon Falls, a free fun filled day for kids and adults of all ages. Santa Day is a community event brought to you by over 100 sponsors and is a day for the whole family. Come and enjoy the petting zoo or a pony ride, pet the rabbits or ride the horse drawn wagons. Store owners provide a place to stay warm with their treats to celebrate the holidays. Downtown activities run from 11:00 – 4:00 pm. Then at 5:00 pm enjoy the spectacular nighttime parade, with all your favourite characters and new bands to put you in the festive mood. Don’t forget following the parade is the outstanding fireworks show that can been seen from each end of town!

Follow Santa Day on Facebook for quick access to updates (click here) or visit the website at www.santaday.ca

GET THE APP! Stay connected on your smartphone with this handy tool to make the most out of your visit to Fenelon Falls on Santa Day! Click here to visit www.santaday.ca for more information

 

 

15 Years for Gingerbread House Competition (Nov -2014)

November 11, 2014

Gingerbread

 

One of the many popular events for the young and the old at Santa Day in Fenelon Falls is the building of a Gingerbread House or creation of choice. Be sure to enter Santa’s Gingerbread making competition.

During Santa Day,  November 29, 2014 at our Gingerbread Headquarters, we will be judging and putting on display several categories, from youngsters to professionals. This event is open to all ages and will be judged accordingly. (See categories below)

All entries are due by November 28, 2014. Please call Noreen Moore @ 705-887-6213 or the Chamber of Commerce @ 705-887-3409 so arrangements can be made to deliver your entry on Friday November 28, 2014 to the Gingerbread House and Decorating Centre at 10 Water St., Fenelon Falls. (Slices & Scoops Building).

For those who want to decorate a GINGERBREAD COOKIE, be sure to visit the Gingerbread House on Saturday November 29, 2014 (Slices & Scoops Building) in Fenelon Falls. It’s all free and it’s fun. Rules for the competition can be picked up at the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce, Sobey’s or by calling Noreen Moore 705-887-6213 or visit our website at www.santaday.ca or download your free app on your iphone, ipad or mobile device by going to the app at the site http://santaday.quickmobile.mobi or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

CATEGORIES FOR GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION

1. UP TO AGE 12 4. ADULT

2. AGES 12 – 16 5. PROFESSIONAL

3. KIT CREATIONS

6. GROUP ENTRY a) up to age 16 a) up to age 16 b) over age 16 b) over age 16

1st, 2nd, 3rd place ribbons will be awarded in each category 1st place $ 40.00, 2nd place $ 30.00 and 3rd place $20.00. Will be awarded in each category. (Excluding Professional)

ALL ENTRIES WILL BE ON DISPLAY DURING THE FESTIVITIES SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2014. 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

THIS IS OUR 15 th YEAR FOR THE EVENT AND IT PROMISES TO BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER.