Christmas in the Bay

Christmas in the Bay is a special time for our community to welcome the holiday spirit to St. Margaret’s Bay. The Christmas in the Bay elves have some fun surprises in store that are sure to warm your heart and get you into the spirit of the season. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and share your stories.

Providing a headquarters for in-person Christmas in the Bay activities, a pick-up location for prizes, and ongoing volunteer and administrative support, the CEC is proud to be the home of this very special community celebration.

2021 Activities

Suzie Reindeer

Suzie Reindeer will be reporting from the North Pole on December 5 at 5:30 PM LIVE on the Christmas in the Bay Facebook Page. Click to watch the show!

Holiday Hayrides

ATV Hayrides with the Safety Minded ATV Association, and volunteer support by Bay Seniors, will take place on November 28. Click to book your ride.

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

Christmas in the Bay has partnered with the St. Margaret’s Bay Chamber of Commerce and local businesses  to bring you 12 Days of Giveaways! There will be a post every day on the Christmas in the Bay Facebook Page, from December 1 to 12. Find out how you can be eligible to win one of these great prize package

All-Ages Colouring Contest

Another exciting Christmas in the Bay activity, the All-Ages Colouring Contest, co-presented with the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts, offers community members an opportunity to colour charming original artwork donated by local artists, with first, second and third prizes being awarded in four age categories: 2-5, 6-9, 10-12, and teen/adult.

Only one entry per person, please.
All contest entries must be submitted by Thursday, December 16 at midnight by dropping them off at the Community Enterprise Centre. Entries may be placed in the bin labelled Christmas in the Bay next to the tree on the porch.
Entries must be submitted as a paper copy.
Entrants may use crayons, markers, pencils, or paint.
Please DO NOT write the entrant’s name on the front of the colouring sheet, but instead write it on the back, with the entrant’s age if under 14.

Age categories:
Ages 2 -5
Ages 6 – 9
Ages 10 – 12
Teen/adult (adults of any age are eligible)

Judging will take place on December 17, with winners announced on the Christmas in the Bay Facebook page at 5 pm that day.

The judging will be done by artist members of the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts. Judges will not see the names of the entrants. The decision of the judges is final.

Entries will be judged on skill and creativity. It is understood that the colouring skills of younger children in an age range generally do not match the skills of older children in that range, and consideration will be given for that.

Prize packages are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the four age categories, for a total of 12 prizes. Prizes have been donated by the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts and Hedgehog Writing & Editing.
For more information on prizes, visit the Christmas in the Bay Facebook page.

Prizes may be picked up at the Community Enterprise Centre on Saturday, December 18, between 10 am and 2 pm, or by making other arrangements by emailing

How To Series

DIY Holiday Decor

Local artist, Karen Llewellyn, shows how we can brighten up our space indoors and outdoors, with festive DIY decor from nature.

Traditional Scottish Shortbread

The Gall family shares their recipe for Traditional Scottish Shortbread, which has been in the family for 6 generations. Sláinte!

Transform Costume Jewellery into Ornaments

Make an ornament out of old costume jewellery as a unique gift for friends and family.

Easy Chocolate Fudge

Local resident, Tanya Acorn, shares her recipe for Easy Chocolate Fudge. Plus tips on how to plate it as a festive wreath!

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