FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 27, 2020
SUBJECT: Public update on festivities for Christmas on the LaHave 2020
BRIDGEWATER, NS – The annual celebration of the Christmas season in Bridgewater will look a little bit different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Christmas on the LaHave Committee has been meeting for the past several weeks to develop a plan that will allow the residents of Bridgewater and Lunenburg County to usher in the holiday season with celebrations that are in keeping with safety parameters set out by the Province of Nova Scotia.
In 2020, because of group size gathering limits, the traditional parade and fireworks in Downtown Bridgewater will not be taking place.
“We have to walk the line right now, where we need to keep public safety in mind while still allowing the people of our community to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Christmas season,” explained Christmas on the LaHave Committee chairman Michael Graves. “Having upwards of 10,000 people in our downtown, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, simply isn’t compatible with what we’re facing in a pandemic that has touched all parts of the world.”
While the traditional parade and fireworks will be missing from this year’s offerings, Graves noted that the committee has been working to develop a plan that will still foster a wonderful Christmas atmosphere throughout Bridgewater in November and December
“There are going to be pop-up musical performances in Downtown Bridgewater by the Bridgewater Fire Department Band, the installation of decorative wreaths and lighting on King Street and Old Bridge, the annual 4-H Community Forest, and light installations in Candy Cane Lane in Riverside Park,” he said.
Additionally, a large Christmas tree courtesy of Marcus and Thomas Zwicker will again be raised at the Pijinuiskaq Park lookoff, and there will be festive home decorating and scavenger hunt contests with prizes, the installation of a Nativity scene, and more.
The public will be able to find more information on this year’s festivities in the coming weeks online at www.bridgewater.ca/christmas. You can also keep up with what’s happening by following the Town of Bridgewater on Facebook and Twitter.