As busy as the holiday season becomes it’s always special to attend a festive event that also helps a good cause. Stratford is spreading good will and cheer with many festivities and here’s just three you may take a fancy to.
Fans of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol can enjoy a dramatic reading accompanied by world class musicians at The Stratford Festival Theatre on Friday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. and help fund the building of the Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice scheduled to open in 2019. Adrienne Arsenault, an anchor on CBC’s The National, as well as renowned actors Cynthia Dale and Tom McCamus are just three of the seven readers participating. Last year’s show raised $40,000.00 for the much needed Hospice. For tickets call the Stratford Festival Box Office at 519-273-1600 or 1-800-567-1600 or visit their website at www.stratfordfestival.ca . Tickets are $30.00, $40.00 or $50.00.
Still shopping for the perfect one of a kind gift? Make it a fun outing and check out the eighth annual Start the Holidays Art Show & Sale on Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Factory163, 163 King Street, Stratford. Handcrafted by local Perth County artists you will discover unique jewelry, paintings, up-cycled clothing, furniture, and pottery.
Drop by the charity bar for some festive cheer and support Pal Stratford which provides affordable housing to those 55 years and over who were or are associated with Canada’s performing arts communities. Also one dollar from each admission will be donated to Pal Stratford. Admission by cash only at the door is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors and kids under 12 are free.
Stratford’s Annual Holiday Shaker DJ Dance Party on Saturday, December 22 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. is being held this year at Revival House restaurant at 70 Brunswick Street, a beautiful and stately former church built in 1873-74. This event started as a pot luck dinner in the mid-1990’s at the Stratford Central Highschool cafeteria and over the years kept growing with new hosts including Mercer Hall. Admission is just $10.00 and a non-perishable food item which includes locally sourced hors d’ouvres and a delicious holiday cocktail! All proceeds benefit The House of Blessing and the Local Community Food Centre. For more information call Revival House at 519-273-3424, closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the winter season.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season,
Roxanne Hendseron, Broker
Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd, Brokerage. Stratford[wpi_designer_button text=’Chestnut Park | Stratford Branch’ link=’https://www.cityhousecountryhome.com/stratford-office’]