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A Main Street Christmas
A Main Street Christmas
2023 is Over! Thank you everyone!
2024 date is Saturday December 7th
Each year, the Schomberg Village Association puts on A Main Street Christmas, and as the Chair of the Schomberg Village Association, I'd like to thank everyone who had a part to play in this years' event. It was so good to see so many people back in in our small Village!
A Main Street Christmas only lasts for one day, but the background work takes much longer.
We're extremely grateful for everyone's contribution whether organizing a parade or appearing in one, working with the police to ensure that everyone's safe or working a gate, putting up decorations or helping Santa settle into his seat, working for an hour or all day long. We couldn't do it without you!
The executive committee of the Schomberg Village Association is very small, and it amazes me how much you have accomplished - it's an honour to work with you to present A Main Street Christmas.
The support of business owners, property owners and residents on Main Street and in the surrounding neighbourhoods is greatly appreciated. We know it's an inconvenience to have your streets blocked off and filled with crowds - and we thank you for your ongoing support.
A large public event such as A Main Street Christmas cannot be presented without considerable costs and through our sponsorship program, our local businesses are the backbone of our finances. We are extremely grateful and humbled by the financial support of our business community and we strongly encourage you to support them when you're making purchases.
Thanks to everyone who appeared in the Santa Claus Parade which kicks off the celebration each year. I believe this year's parade was one of the most impressive ever, and my thanks to Anna Lester, her volunteers and those who participated.
The Farmers' Parade of Lights was amazing as always - and I think one of the largest. The Schomberg Village Association is grateful for the relationship we've had with the farming community over the years and especially for the time and effort they take to ensure Main Street was goes out with a bang, every year better than the last! Thank you!
Thanks to Trisan Construction for a once again not only providing all the bollards that line the streets and ensuring that the streets will be clear of parked cars so that both of our parades can safely make their way along the street, but for also delivering, placing and then finally removing them for us after our event is done.
Thanks to the Schomberg Agricultural Society, allowing us to use their facilities as a parking and staging area and for the Christmas Carriage Ride.
Thanks to the Lions for working the gates all afternoon and evening. It's a tremendous task.
Our thanks to the Township, on both the staff and political sides. We worked with people from multiple departments within the Township, all of whom worked hard to ensure that everything was in place for this year's A Main Street Christmas. Our local politicians were enthusiastic supporters, and many walked in the Santa Clause Parade! Special thanks is due to Kyle Brett and his local team at Community Services in Schomberg for decorating our Main Street Christmas Tree in time for our Lighting Ceremony on November 26th.
We would also like to recognise York Region Police for their guidance and presence and St. Johns Ambulance and Schomberg Firefighters for their support every year.
And of course, a special thank you to everyone who took part in the in the day by coming out, enjoying the day, walking the street, taking part in the activities, enjoying the entertainment, visiting the Christmas market, and shopping at our local stores. We do this for you!
We'll be back this year on Saturday, December 1st!
Want to get involved?
If you'd like to become a part of this coming A Main Street Christmas, or are interested in the other work we do with in Schomberg, reach out to us by leaving a message on the Schomberg Village Association Facebook page, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday November 24th
Join us at the north east corner of Main Street and Dr Kay Drive as we light up the Main Street Christmas Tree!
We'll be there on Sunday November 24th, with singing, snacks and fun starting at 4:00 pm.
As is tradition, the winner of the Schomberg Scarecrow Competition will get to turn the tree on, so don't forget to enter a scarecrow in the competition!
King Township Volunteer Award
The Schomberg Village Association has was recognized with a King Township Volunteer Appreciation Award for 2022. It's a recognition for the extra work that took place over the last two years as we created a Covid-friendly A Main Street Christmas celebration.
We appreciate the recognition, and have been happy that since 2023, we've been able to return to
our traditional Main Street Celebration.
The A Main Street Christmas Drive-through Celebration - featuring the Farmers' Parade of Lights is over!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated; either as a volunteer, an attendee, or as one of many of the unseen support staff in the Township, the police, health and fire departments.
If you'd like to re-experience a portion of the Parade of Lights, click here!
As part of A Main Street Christmas, our in-person Christmas Market is back!
If you're interested in participating, please check here for details.