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Old-fashioned Christmas Festival kicks off Saturday in Georgetown

This is Kings Playhouse in Georgetown, P.E.I.
This is a summer scene of Kings Playhouse in Georgetown, P.E.I. - Contributed

This Christmas season in Georgetown will be a magical one as the Kings Playhouse is partnering with community members of Georgetown to put on a special Old-fashioned Christmas Festival that will enchant even the grumpiest of Scrooges.

Today and tomorrow, the whole town will be lit up with Christmas trees lining the streets. The event starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 with the opening of the artisan shops and tables. There will be an All Things Christmas Scavenger Hunt, face-painting and cookie-painting and baking, a 3-km Reindeer Run, carolers and sleigh rides. The parade starts at 6 p.m., followed by a visit from Santa and free hot chocolate and cookies.

On Dec. 9, the Kings Playhouse will host a pancake breakfast and photos with Santa. There will be a dress-up skate at the rink, plus a fundraising Bingo and a Christmas movie for the whole family.

On Dec. 18, a special Community Christmas Concert will be presented as local musicians and entertainers of all ages will be strutting their stuff onstage.

A special comedy night is set for Dec. 21 in the hall. Island-born and bred comedian Justin Shaw is coming to Kings Playhouse for an evening of comedy. Offering his off-beat (and often peculiar) perspective of the world, Shaw is bringing home-spun tales of family, friends and, unfortunately, romance. Join him in the casual setting for a side-splitting evening of humour.

Still looking for a great Christmas gift for your family? Dufflebag Theatre Company will bring the classic fairy-tale of “Beauty and The Beast” to life in its signature, fun-filled fashion using audience members as the stars. troupe will not disappoint and is sure to be a hit with all ages. On Dec. 30, the group will present “Beauty and Beast” at Kings Playhouse at 6:30 p.m., following a 2 p.m. performance of “Snow White” that same day at the Harbourfront Theatre is Summerside.

For more information on these events in Georgetown, visit kingsplayhouse.com or call 902-652-2053.

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