Winter wonderland at the MAC

Christmas season event to delight both the eyes and the ears

MAC singers at rehearsal include from left to right: Santa Dave Klinger

MAC singers at rehearsal include from left to right: Santa Dave Klinger

A winter wonderland is coming to the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville that will not only be a feast for the eyes but the ears as well.

All three galleries at the MAC will be decked out in a winter theme from November 29 to December 24 and there will be activities for the whole family.

Spokesperson David Wright said they will once again be holding Santa’s workshops for children 6 to 12 years old starting on November 26.  He said from 1 to 3:30 p.m. they will have craft workshops every Saturday until December 10.  The cost is $30 per day or $80 for all three sessions which include all supplies.

Children will learn how to make ornaments for the tree and house plus small presents using polymer clay and a full assortment of supplies.

For adults wanting to get into the Christmas spirit the MAC Performers will be presenting Christmas Cheer. The concert of music and stories of the season will be presented Thursday, Dec. 1 and Friday Dec. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the centre.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

A Winter Wonderland opening reception will be held Friday Dec. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Come meet the artists who will be exhibiting work depicting the season of winter. The exhibition, called An Oceanside Winter, runs November 29 to December 24. The Island in Winter is a photography exhibition that runs until November 26. There will also be an artisans marketplace with original and handmade crafts on sale until December 24. MAC President Hilary Bedigan said there will be a wide variety of crafts to choose from and coffee and cookies to make your shopping experience even more fun.

Phone 250-248-8185 or visit the gallery at 133 McMillan Street in Parksville.