If there is one word to describe this year’s Village Noël, it would be “magical.” The new strips of lights and the snow covering the ground made the site, all that much more mystical. The school day was particularly a success, which we will never forget. The laughter and smiles of children cannot be forgotten. The biggest challenge of this edition comes down to the cold northern winds, which made some merchants run after their things. The wind also enjoyed putting out the fires, which caused us to close a bit earlier. However, hats off to the volunteers and vendors who adjusted their setup accordingly to the weather. It is indeed another year to remember, a year from which the organizers emerge even more inspired.
This year was the first year on the grounds of the Autumn Fair, so we faced new challenges, but also new opportunities! The muddy grounds had a real feel of New France, which provided a wonderful contrast with the bright costumes and beautifully decorated kiosks. Around 10,000 people came to enjoy the concerts, games and creations from our vendors.
Despite a small storm the first evening, the 2019 Christmas Village was a great success. Activities such as sawing logs, making bark canoes, throwing the cake, throwing the ax, and exhibitions of 'artists and craftsmen have distinguished this edition.
The 2017 edition was simply magical. We welcomed new exhibitors, new visitors and, above all, new memories to last forever.
We may not have had snow at Village Noel 2018, but we had a great time.
The 2016 edition of the Témiskaming Christmas Village promises to be as eventful, dynamic, musical and imbued with the Joy of living that only the Témiskaming Christmas Village can give. A unique winter experience! More than 10,000 visitors invade the Village. Ax throwing, sawing logs and many other period games delight the 1,500 students who descend on the site. Costumed characters, singers, musicians, dancers, everything to give life and dynamism to this village with a New France feel.
In December 2015, Festival and Events Ontario awarded the prestigious “Best new festival or event” award in the province of Ontario, category $100,000 to $500,000, at Village Noël Témiskaming.
The first edition of the Témiskaming Christmas Village took place in November 2014 thanks to the support of FedNor, Canadian Heritage and Celebrate Ontario and numerous local and regional sponsors. More than 6,000 visitors from northeastern Ontario and northwestern Quebec as well as southern Ontario invade the Village. Added to this are 170 local artists, artisans and producers who promote their work and products. While many musicians, singers, dancers and historical figures enliven the site, more than 200 volunteers are swarming the site to carry out this first edition.
In spring 2013, the ARTEM Cultural Center of Temiskaming Shores, in collaboration with the city of Temiskaming Shores, the Chamber of Commerce of Temiskaming Shores and surrounding areas, the Business Improvement Area, The Keepers of the Circle - Temiskaming Native Women's Support Group, the Temiskaming Métis Council, the Riverside Farmer's Market and the New Liskeard Lions Club, are launching the Témiskaming Christmas Village project, a Christmas village with a New France feel.