It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas as Langdon volunteers get ready for another carnival to celebrate the holiday season.
This year’s Christmas Carnival on Dec. 2 will have plenty of attractions for the whole family at the Langdon Clubhouse, with the main one being pictures with the guest of honour himself Santa Claus.
There is more room for the carnival to grow this year, so organizers are excited to offer a bigger and better event.
“The nice thing is we have our brand-new garage, so we will try to utilize some of that space as well this year,” said event co-ordinator Jessica Smythe. “In the past we had everything in that main hall. We had to carve out a niche for the Santa pictures and there is a lineup for pictures and vendor’s tables get blocked.
“We are hoping to move that stuff into the garage this year so it’s going to be much easier to get around this year through the vendor’s tables. We will also have kid’s crafts this year so they will have that stuff separate. We haven’t planned it all out but there will be Christmas themed items.”
There will be plenty for kids to do at the carnival. Along with getting a photo with Santa — which is available by donation, usually $5 — they can do crafts, go on a wagon ride and skate on the outdoor rink (weather permitting).
There is also a gingerbread house making contest for kids of all ages, and at the end of the day there will be a tree lighting followed by carolling.
“We light the tree all together, do a countdown and sing some Christmas songs to get everyone in the holiday spirit,” Smythe said.
The main attraction for adults will be the vendor’s market, as local residents are encouraged to set up their creations to sell.
Smythe will be taking applications for spots specific for original items until Nov. 15 before opening up spaces to the direct sales people. To register, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, as she would like as many local products as possible.
“We’re looking for original handmade items for sure,” Smythe said. “Things that you can get to support our residents and get something nice as a gift.
“Anyone can go to a market and get lipsense or those types of things. We would like to have more original things but we’re not going to have five tables if we’re not going to have enough people this year. We will give priority to handmade items and then we will move on.”
Double Tree Farms will be providing the wagon rides from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the carnival — also for a $5 donation.
There will be more details soon to be announced so residents are encouraged to check goodlucktown.ca for more announcements.