Old Fashioned Christmas at Sherbrooke Village


Due to Covid-19, we regret to announce that Old Fashioned Christmas is cancelled for 2020.

Since 1996...

Old Fashioned Christmas at Sherbrooke Village is a traditional Christmas celebration for the whole family!

Make plans now to attend this year’s Old Fashioned Christmas at Sherbrooke Village. The event will feature an opening night tree lighting, candle light procession, fireworks and entertainment. Over two weekends, there will be Christmas craft sales and workshops, a concert, festive dining, Victorian teas, children’s Christmas Tea with storytime, closing night parade and more! There’s something for everyone this holiday season so get your “Hands On History” while getting into the holiday spirit at Sherbrooke Village!

A spectacular 65,000 lights illuminate the Village each evening from 6 to 10 pm from Opening Night to January 6th — the perfect setting for a stroll in the crisp winter air!


``What a beautiful day we had! The exhibits and demonstrations were all in full swing for this special Christmas weekend. The people were friendly, the Victorian Tea was delicious and the decorations were just beautiful. It felt like we stepped back in time for a few hours. What a great idea to open the Village for this most wonderful of seasons!``
Jean - Waverly, Nova Scotia (via TripAdvisor)
``For many years I've wanted to get to the Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration at Sherbrooke Village and this year I was able to cross it off my Holiday Bucket List. It's quite a lovely coming together of communities, as folk and families gather for the lighting of the huge Christmas tree. ... Store-front windows shine with displays of teddy bears and toys while men in top hats and waist coast stroll with ladies in long dresses. It feels like a scene from a Dickens story. ... Put the Old Fashioned Christmas on your Holiday Have-to-Do List - to enjoy with your family and friends - what a treat!``
Kelley Edwards - (via Sea and be Scene)

Awards & Honours

1st Runner-Up in Canada, 2000
& Atlantic Region Winner
Winter Product Development Contest
“Christmas in Canada” Category
Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)

Festival & Event Award, 2017
Destination Eastern
& Northumberland Shores (DEANS)

Community Service Award, 2014
Crystal Tourism Awards
Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS)

Marketing Award, 2002
Budget Category $20,000-$49,000
Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS)

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The Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas Association is a not-for-profit, volunteer group, who work diligently in partnership with Sherbrooke Village to offer an off-season, illuminated Christmas festival.