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A Christmas Full of Magic

Crédit : Patrick Albert
A Christmas Full of Magic
November 05 2018

Christmas Splendour

Even if there isn’t any snow falling in November or December to get us in the holiday spirit, we can always depend on the excitement found at Christmas markets and craft fairs all over Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

As soon as November arrives, I rely on the magic spark that comes from starting my Christmas shopping early at one of the many local holiday markets. It puts me right into the holiday mood, knowing that I’ve found treasures that can’t be found anywhere else and that my friends and family are getting unique gifts.

Every time I visit one of Vaudreuil-Soulanges’s Christmas fairs, I love the feeling I get from knowing I am supporting the region’s local producers, artists and artisans. An added bonus is that shopping the markets is a perfect way to get the family together! Going from booth to booth, filled with curiosity and surprise, I’m overwhelmed by the colorful jewels, delicately embroidered tablecloths, delicious treats, creative greeting cards and handmade Christmas ornaments. At these markets, I allow myself the time to see each and every item on offer before finally choosing the things that I just can’t pass up.

 

100% local magic

Feeling uplifted by emotions that only belong to this special time of year, wrapped up in memories of childhood. Holding my grandmother’s soft hand and seeing how beautiful she is among the sparkling decorations. Spending time with her, looking for those special objects that started my love of handmade gifts so many years ago. Finding that perfect cup of hot chocolate, herbal tea, or spiced cider. Hearing Christmas songs, and how my grandmother’s voice joins in the fun. Bright eyes down each and every row of kiosks. Smiles and laughter everywhere.

We are all enchanted by the feeling holiday spirit, by memories of good times and tradition. It feels so good to come together at Christmas fairs, to see how goodwill can flourish  in the right conditions. Every time I’m there with my children, I see the beginnings of beautiful memories that will stay with them forever. I know they will remember these holiday moments and pass the tradition on to their own children. One day, they will bring their own families to new Christmas markets, finding their own magic moments.

This year, I’m putting a little sparkle into my holiday shopping. I’m going to skip the big-box stores and the malls in favour of my neighbourhood businesses. If you’re looking to add the same magic to your holiday, visit these markets in November and December:

THE LEGENDARY
TRESTLER HOUSE
CHRISTMAS MARKET
November 10 & 11 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info
SAINT POLYCARPE
CHRISTMAS MARKET
November 10 & 11 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info
RIGAUD
CHRISTMAS MARKET
November 17 & 18 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info
ÎLE PERROT MARCHÉ DES SAVEURS
CHRISTMAS MARKET
November 24 & 25 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info
PINCOURT
CHRISTMAS MARKET
November 24
November 25
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More info
COTEAU-DU-LAC
CHRISTMAS MARKET
December 1 & 2 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info
BRIND’AMOUR
CHRISTMAS MARKET
December 7
December 8
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More info
LES CÈDRES
CHRISTMAS MARKET
December 8 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More info
SAINT LAZARE
CHRISTMAS MARKET
December 8 & 9 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info
SAINT ZOTIQUE
CHRISTMAS MARKET
December 9 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info
XYZ JEUNES ENTREPRENEURS
ARTISANS MARKET
December 8
December 9
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More info
SALON DES ARTISANS
VAUDREUIL-SUR-LE-LAC
CHRISTMAS MARKET
December 15 & 16 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info
Marie-Belle Ouellet

Marie-Belle Ouellet

Rédatrice, écrivaine et poète, Marie-Belle Ouellet manie les mots avec finesse afin de composer des contenus rédactionnels audacieux. Son baccalauréat en études littéraires profil création lui a permis d'acquérir des compétences clés. Collaborant à des projets corporatifs, créatifs et artistiques de toutes sortes, elle participe également au dévoilement de la splendeur de sa région : Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

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