Alvinston was filled with people Saturday for the Alvinston Optimist Christmas extravaganza – It’s a Hallmark Christmas in Alvinston.
The Christmas event started when the Optimist decided to have a reverse parade during the pandemic in 2021. This year, people parked their cars at the arena and took a carriage ride to the downtown events.
Fifty-five volunteers transformed the Brooke-Alvinston-Inwood Community Centre and downtown Alvinston in to a Christmas wonderland. There were dozens of vendors at the arena, downtown and at the Legion for people to shop and there was lots to see and do including fire performers, jugglers, a live nativity scene – complete with camels – roasting chestnuts, maple syrup making and wagon rides amid music provided by the LCCVI Band, the Sarnia Legion Band and local musicians.
And of course Santa was on hand to turn on the Christmas tree downtown and talk to lots of young people who wanted to tell them exactly what they wanted for Christmas.
Families also enjoyed a full Christmas dinner at the arena.