TORONTO, October 13, 2005-Harbourfront Centre
celebrates the Winter season with fun free family-centered weekend
festivities starting Saturday November 19.
Activities range from free daily
at the Natrel Rink to festive cultural forays at the Swedish
Fair and at the Ten Thousand Villages-Mennonite
Festival. Every Sunday afternoon, families can
also enjoy ZOOM!
family programs including Gallery Kids and the ZOOM!
All festive season events occur at Harbourfront Centre (235
Queens Quay West,
Skate away those Winter blues at
Swedish Christmas Fair
The twenty-fourth annual Swedish Christmas Fair takes place Saturday November 19 and Sunday November 20 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Experience a traditional Swedish Christmas with a Lucia Pageant, Swedish singing and folk-dancing. The event also features the sale of handmade crafts and decorations, plus home-baked goods and imported Swedish food. There is also a chance to win a trip to Sweden
Ten Thousand Villages-Mennonite Christmas Festival
Support skilled artisans from more than 30 developing countries through the sale of fairly-traded handcrafted gifts at the Ten Thousand Villages-Mennonite Christmas Festival. Festival activities include caroling by members of the Pax Christi Chorale, while audiences can also sample Mennonite baking at the Tea Room. This year, through the Living Gift program, shoppers can buy memorable gifts which will help families in countries like Croatia, Rwanda, Laos and Burkina Faso. The festival also has exquistely designed and crafted Persian, Bokhara and Tribal carpets from Pakistan available for purchase.
takes place on November 25 (6 p.m. to
p.m.), November 26 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and November 27 (noon
Presented by Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit fair trade
the Mennonite Central Committee, the relief and development agency of
Mennonite and Brethren in Christ Churches of
Visitors can also shop at Bounty: Contemporary Canadian Craft Shop, open daily (except Mondays). This store features blown glass, wheel-thrown ceramics, lathe-turned wooden bowls and a diverse selection of contemporary handmade jewelry. Support Canadian artists with your holiday shopping by purchasing unique works created by Harbourfront Centre's Craft Studio residents and alumni. Works are also for sale by some of