Norfolk County’s Heritage and Culture department is celebrating the 2020 holiday season with a series of interactive videos and a performance of a Christmas classic that can be viewed in the comfort of your own home.
“A Crafty Christmas” is a series of videos that will be posted to Norfolk Heritage and Culture’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. These family-oriented videos will explore the traditions of Christmas past, accompanied by craft making. The videos will go live on Friday, December 11.
During the week leading up to Christmas, Norfolk Heritage and Culture will be presenting a theatrical reading of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens via Facebook and YouTube.
A condensed version of this popular Christmas story will be performed by J.P. Antonacci, a local actor who is also a member of the Heritage and Culture advisory committee. The story will be presented over four evenings, December 20 to December 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Norfolk Heritage and Culture would also like to invite the community to participate in the Christmas Eve Jingle. This county-wide celebration will take place on December 24 at 6 p.m., when the community is invited to step outside and ring a bell for a full minute.
“2020 has been a year of challenges for all of us,” said Melissa Collver, director of Heritage and Culture. “We may not be able to be together in the traditional sense this Christmas but we can certainly greet family, friends and neighbours with the cheerful sound of a bell. We hope you will join us in spreading this simple message of cheer and hope.”