Centreville shows off Christmas Spirit

by | Nov 26, 2023

Tree lighting, snow falling, and carol singing kicks off the holiday season

Like a scene from a Thomas Kincade Christmas portrait, Christmas spirit was alive and well in the Village of Centreville on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
People gathered in the District of Carleton North to celebrate the Christmas tree lighting.

With a fresh 15 cm of snow on the ground and more still falling, residents gathered to enjoy the ceremony.

District of Carleton North Mayor Andrew Harvey welcomed guests, wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season. Andrea Weston and Hannah Hatheway then led the group in singing Christmas carols before the official tree lighting took place, with the help of Sheila and Gladwyn Piper.

Centreville Child Care was also present throughout the evening, selling sweets that BWS Trailers donated. The funds raised were going towards the cost of building their new facility. The highlight of the evening was a visit from Santa Claus, who the Centreville Fire Department escorted in amidst cheers from the children. Taking time from his busy schedule, Santa greeted the children and handed out candy canes before heading home to continue his season’s preparations.

Sheila and Gladwyn Piper were honoured to light this year’s Christmas tree. (Sandra Hanson photo)
Andrea Weston and Hannah Hatheway led the group in singing Christmas carols. (Sandra Hanson photo)
Centreville Child Care sold sweets and hot chocolate to raise funds for their new childcare facility. (Sandra Hanson photo)
Santa arrived courtesy of the Centreville Fire Department. (Sandra Hanson photo)

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