Opening Night Tree Lighting

Held on the lawn of the St. James Presbyterian Church within Sherbrooke Village, the opening night tree lighting officially kicks off the annual Old Fashioned Christmas celebrations. Following the tree lighting, the candlelight procession leaves from this area to go to the Performance Centre. There, enjoy musical entertainment provided by the Kidd Brothers, fireworks and a visit from the jolly man himself, Santa Claus!

Over 65,000 Lights!

A spectacular 65,000 lights illuminate the Village each evening from 6 pm to 10 pm from Opening Night to January 6th.

Events to Inspire the Christmas Spirit in Everyone!

Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas offers variety of festive events inspired by Christmases long, long ago. Enjoy delicious sandwiches, delectable desserts, and a hot beverage on a crisp winter’s day at the Victorian Tea. Take part in a holiday workshop. Visit artisans working their magic throughout the Village. Enjoy amazing decorative displays inside some of the Village’s most buildings. Find a special gift for a loved one at Kris Kringle’s Craft Market. We have something for everyone!

Children's Events

Old Fashioned Christmas at Sherbrooke Village offers several events designed with the kids in mind! These include a petting zoo at the on-site barn, wagon rides through the Village, children’s Christmas tea and storytime, and children’s crafts — not to mention the magical lights and decorations sure to add a sparkle to any child’s eyes!

Spectacular Decorations

Beginning in mid-October, our team of Old Fashioned Christmas volunteers transforms Sherbrooke Village into a magical holiday wonderland — inside and out! Miles of authentic garland and red ribbon, decorated doors, window displays, photo props, and festive touches await!

Closing Night Parade

On the last day of the festival, a closing parade makes its way through Sherbrooke Village beginning at the parking lot. A second spectacular display of fireworks follows the parade — capping off another magical Old Fashioned Christmas!