Christmas has always been a magical time. As a child on Christmas eve we always went as a family for a Christmas light walk, leaving my grandmother to touch up dinner, and without fail, Santa would have come mysteriously while she was in the kitchen. I couldn't fathom the possibility my grandmother was lending a helping hand, and with child like wonder would be mystified. "Grandma, but are you sure you didn't hear him come? Maybe you stirred too loudly? lets look for clues!"
I'm a little older, maybe a little wiser, and while some holidays don't quite hold the same magic as an adult, but Christmas appears to be the exception for the entire Fieldhouse family. If you've followed us from the start you know that we love the holiday- and have had our share of adventures turning the park into a winter wonderland over the years, with candy cane walk ways, an upcycled and craft christmas market, ugly sweater yoga, and our personal favourite- turning the fieldhouse into a giant gingerbread house with cookies, cakes, cocoa, and other sweet treats inside.
This year we are all about the handmade, after all, we've been learning how to knit! A few of us are away or injured, in my case this year I'll be at the Austrian christmas markets that first inspired our upcycled christmas market, but Monique is holding strong, and like every Tuesday and Thursday 11-3 (until Dec 12) the doors will be wide open to the public.
This year, you're invited to be part of the magic, attend our holiday festivities as we decorate the fieldhouse in Riley Park! We'll be serving mulled cider, herbal teas, and assorted treats. Make your own keepsake at our craft table. Get to know others in your community.
When: Tuesday, December 3rd from 11am - 2pm
Where: Merakos Fieldhouse, 95 E 32nd Avenue