Where to Find Your Christmas Spirit Early: The Village Noël Temiskaming

Editor's note: 2016 dates have not yet been announced. Be sure to check back closer to November for updates!

From the 26th to the 28th of November, 2015, almost one hundred and fifty artisans, artists, acrobats, cooks, and carollers will transform the sleepy lakeside city of Temiskaming Shores into a Christmas Village filled with music and light. Taking inspiration from the strong francophone culture in the area, the Village Noël will have a New France theme, harkening back to beloved Christmas traditions of community, care, and delight in the unique and hand-made.

Bursting with the best crafts from across the region, astonishing artworks, delicious fresh made treats, and beautiful handmade clothes, the Village Noël is meant to be the perfect weekend outing for families looking for some Christmas inspiration. Wander, eat, enjoy the antics of street performers, and get all your Christmas shopping done a month early. 

Browse the works of local potters, sculptors, weavers, jewellers, chocolatiers, distillers, trappers, local producers, soap makers, furriers, cabinet makers and more while snacking on treats by local cooks, playing games, and keeping warm beside several outdoor fireplaces.

new-france-christmasClassic Canadiana. This illustration from Library and Archives Canada depicts a French Canadian village returning home after midnight mass.

The Village Noël Temiskaming

An outdoor winter market with a New France Theme


Thursday, November 26th from 6pm to 9pm

This is a great night to be in town. Festivities kick off with the Traditional Lighting of the Lights.

Friday, November 27th from 10am to 9pm

Games, crafts, and storytelling

Saturday, November 28th from 10am to 9pm

The Santa Clause Parade (with a Saint Nicholas twist)! If you can only come to town for one day, this is the day.

Sunday, November 29th from 10am to 2pm

Last chance to get that perfect gift 


Downtown New Liskeard, Temiskaming Shores at the corner of Armstrong and Whitewood

Need More Information?

Phone: 705-647-8500


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