Annette Read and Barb Penner. Photo submitted

Annette Read and Barb Penner. Photo submitted

Reid Hotel to host 2017 Heritage Christmas Village

Christmas display showcase in conjunction with The Reid Hotel’s 101 birthday

Barb Penner and Deb Briggs are partnering up with the St. John Hospital Auxilliary Society and Annette Read and the crew at The Reid Hotel to put on a beautiful showcase of Christmas in conjunction with celebrating 101 years of The Reid Hotel.

The Christmas displays will be shown in the entire front portion of the famous old Reid Hotel building, separate from the licensed restaurant area so children will be able to attend.

In the bar/eating area of the building, guests 19 and older will be able to stop by and have a hot chocolate, coffee, drinks and all kinds of foods and desserts. The Reid Hotel 101st birthday party is scheduled for Saturday November 25. It will be a ticketed show and after the show guests will be able to check out the Christmas Village.

It is hoped that the Christmas Village will be open nearly every day through the holiday season from December 1, 2017 till January 1, 2018.

Entrance to The Christmas Village will be by donation. The proceeds from the event will be shared by both The Reid for providing the venue and the Hospital Auxilliary Society for hosting the Christmas Village display.

 

Barb in one of her Christmas sheds where she stores decorations. Photo Fiona Maureen

Barb in one of her Christmas sheds where she stores decorations. Photo Fiona Maureen

Barb among some of the approximately 150 Christmas trees she has gathered over the years from the reuse shed and saving them from the landfill. Photo Fiona Maureen

Barb among some of the approximately 150 Christmas trees she has gathered over the years from the reuse shed and saving them from the landfill. Photo Fiona Maureen

St. John Hospital Women’s Auxilliary meeting in the hospital cafeteria on Tuesday evening Sept 12. Photo taken right after Barb and Deb made their Christmas Village presentation which was received with a unanimous positive response by the Auxilliary members. Photo Fiona Maureen

St. John Hospital Women’s Auxilliary meeting in the hospital cafeteria on Tuesday evening Sept 12. Photo taken right after Barb and Deb made their Christmas Village presentation which was received with a unanimous positive response by the Auxilliary members. Photo Fiona Maureen