It is a weekend full of Christmas events in Central Lambton.
Petrolia hosts its annual Christmas in the Park Friday starting at 5 pm. The lights will be turned on at 6 pm and there are some new displays to see including giant nutcrackers donated by Linda Cook and Art Oke.
You can tour the Christmas lights in town by picking up a map at the park between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm.
This year, the Petrolia service clubs will be providing treats for all.
The Village of Oil Springs is also lighting up Christmas Friday night. Santa will be driving around the village starting at 5 pm and then at 6 pm he’ll arrive at Town Hall on Oil Springs Drive to turn on the Christmas lights.
Saturday also promises to be a busy day. Petrolia opens its first ever Christmas Market in the Farmers’ Market with dozens of unique vendors. It runs from 10 am to 4 pm.
Santa Claus comes to town at 2pm for the annual Petrolia parade. This year the theme is the Colours of Christmas.
The parade will be following the traditional route, starting at LCCVI on Dufferin Street, heading west to Maude Street, then north to Petrolia Line where it will travel downtown to Tank Street.
The town is asking people to voluntarily scan a QR code for contact tracing and for families to keep their physical distance from others along the route.
After the parade, children and parents can meet Santa at the Petrolia Y. The Petrolia Camera Club will be taking photos and COVID-19 protocols, such as masks, will be in place.
The celebrations move to Wyoming Saturday with Christmas in the Village.
Starting at 5 pm, people are asked to come to the Wyoming Lions Hall where Santa will be welcomed at 5:15 pm. At 5:30 pm, the crowd will walk down to the Pat Davidson Library where the lights on the tree will be turned on the for season.
Santa will lead people back to the Lions Hall for photos with Santa, kid’s crafts, horse and carriage rides and snacks.
The Nightingale Chorus will also be on hand to as part of their Christmas Ribbon performances. You can see a performance from last year at Sumac Lodge here