Father Christmas

Signature Father Christmas figure for 2014 Father Christmas Festival
Signature Father Christmas figure for 2014 Father Christmas Festival

According to Wikipedia,

Father Christmas is the traditional British name for a figure associated with Christmas. The term is also used in many English-speaking countries outside Britain. A similar figure with the same name (in other languages) exists in several other countries, including Wales Canada and France, Spain, almost all South America, Brazil  Portugal  Italy, Ireland, Armenia , India , Andorra  Romania, Turkey , Hungary and Bulgaria.

Although he has a quite different origin, in the English-speaking world, Father Christmas is now associated with the development in the United States and Canada of  Santa Claus.

Well Mahone Bay has a Father Christmas Festival. It takes place from November 28- Dec 7th. This is the very first time we have been home for this event and I was so excited! I LOVE stuff like this.

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There are Father Christmas figures all over the town of Mahone Bay. It was so much fun to walk around and look at them. There were even horse and wagon rides.

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We made sure we stopped at our favourite shop to pick up the annual ornament. Amos Pewter has been making these beautiful pewter ornaments since 1975. I just started collecting them a few years ago and may one day update my collection to include all of them. I love this tree in their shop that displays them.

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My absolute favourite think to enjoy at the Festival was The Land of Christmas Fantasy and of course The Gourmet Food Market. I loved this part so much!!!! There were beautiful detailed Father Christmas figures ( even an Asian one) and the gourmet foods…yum!!

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PS~ And of course we picked up a couple gourmet treats to bring home!!

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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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