Formosa ready to host ‘Christmas in the Country’

(Saugeen Conservation Foundation photo)

The hamlet of Formosa is preparing for it’s first “Christmas in the County” weekend.

The annual event, traditionally held at the Sulphur Springs Conservation Area near Hanover, re-located to Formosa this year because there was more room to expand, with additional hydro services.

Almost every public building and space will be decorated with thousands of Christmas lights. Many Formosa residents have added to their own outdoor Christmas displays.

Weekend activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, cookie decorating, craft making, free hot apple cider, an animal barn, train rides, motorized duck rides, storytelling, and a Home and Hobby Show.

On Thursday, there’s a drive-thru, lights only from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Santa will be on hand for all three days of the event on Friday, December 6 (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.), Saturday, December 7 (2 p.m. to 10 p.m.), and Sunday, December 8 (2 p.m. to 7 p.m.).

(Saugeen Conservation Foundation photo)

Admission for the event is $10 per adult, $3 for kids,  and pre-schoolers are free.  All proceeds go to the Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation and the Hamlet of Formosa for local initiatives and conservation projects.

Partners with the Conservation Foundation include the Formosa Lions, Lioness’, Formosa Nativity Scene, and the local Catholic Women’s League.
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