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Christmas at the Alton Mill

November 07, 2017

The holiday season this year at the Alton Mill Arts Centre is full of festive family fun; here's our ultimate guide to the holiday season at the Mill, in the weeks leading up until Christmas!

Christmas Markets: Arftul Giving in the Headwaters Arts Gallery, wearable art and fashion from Gallery Gemma Jewellery and the brand new Rare Threads. The Noodle Gallery presents a Walls of Smalls and continues their year-round artisanal market.

Annual Holiday Open House: The weekend of November 18 & 19 meet Mill artists in their studios, have your family photo taken with the Grinch, listen to live music and discover tasty Christmas treats in the café. A children's art activity will be provided for families lined up for photos with the Grinch. Alton Mill artists will be creating extra-special seasonal works of art!

Silent Auction and Hand-painted Christmas Tree Display in the Pond Gallery: Original Paintings and Artwork by mill artists offered at incredibly affordable prices! Bidding starts on Saturday, November 18 and closes on Sunday, December 3rd, just in time for Christmas gift giving. Enjoy hand painted Christmas Trees as well as Paul Morin's original paintings reflecting the inspiration of our Canadian winters.
 
Full dates for the Grinch are as follows: November 18, 19 (12pm-4pm); November 25-26 (11am-4pm); December 2-3 (11am-4pm).
 
A Christmas Carol: The classic Dickens tale returns to the Alton Mill on Sunday, December 3 (2-4pm), with a dramatic performance by the talented Andrew Welch, Erin's Town Crier. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth with a special group and family offering of $10 off when booking for 4 or more.
 
Andrew Welch will also be at the Mill, telling Christmas stories, from 2-4pm on Sunday, November 26 and Saturday, December 2 in the Turbine Room.
 
Live musicians including Daniel Steduto and Olivia Borkosky will be featured throughout the holiday season - you never know where you might find a travelling musician!
 
In order to help you shop local, and find meaningful gifts for everyone on your list, the Arts Centre will be open with Extended Holiday Hours: In addition to our normal hours (Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm) we will be open on Monday, Dec. 18 & Tuesday, December 19, from 10am-5pm.
 
Who needs the malls? Experience the holiday season in an inspiring and creative environment in the picturesque Village of Alton.