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Brighten-up the season: Come to WinterLight, a celebration of trees and community at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

November 23, 2016 -

Bring your family and friends out to craft seasonal decorations and activities both inside and outdoors at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, 2993 Highway 2 E., on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holiday lights and The Kingston Carollers will add magic to the day. The event ends with the illumination of the log house at 5 p.m.


Crafts, stories, songs and food

Inside the cozy, festive museum, enjoy winter story time with Kingston Frontenac Public Library – or try your hand at making wreaths, nosegays & swags, orange pomanders, string art disks, cinnamon stick trees, paper ornaments and mini-reindeers. You can even learn how to turn wood and, of course, there will be a colouring/crafting table.

Children can create a crafted gift for a loved one in the secret gift room (Shhh, it's a secret. No adults allowed!)

A biologist will have animal pelts and furs on display and be able to answer questions. 

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library will have the mobile library, so don't forget your library card.

Farm Girl will be selling sandwiches and soups for families to enjoy. There will also be baked goods for a donation and free hot chocolate.


Nature walks, scavenger hunt and petting zoo Outside, WinterLight activities include a nature walk, holiday ornament craft, tree decorating and a camp fire. Remember to bring your marshmallows!

Kingston Field Naturalists will be on hand for nature walks and a bird show and tell. The entire log house is being transformed into an artisan market – a perfect place to pick up that special gift for that special someone.

New this year: The Kingston 1000 Island Cruises & Trolleys will have one of the their mini buses shuttling people to the beach where they can take part in a scavenger hunt for items to fill a keepsake Christmas ornament and visit the animals in the petting zoo.  While on the bus, listen to a story about the friendship of Penguin and Pinecone and create your very own pinecone friend.

Beat the lines: Pre-purchase your tickets at and when you get to the museum go the front of the line.  Admission is $6 for adults, FREE for children four and younger, $2 for children five and older, $ for students and seniors, $14 for a family.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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