Christmas time is all about community and supporting local vendors and makers! We are thrilled to support our friends and neighbors along the north shore this Holiday season through the “Good Tidings on the North Shore” Christmas festivities!
What is ‘Good Tidings on the North Shore’?
‘Good Tidings’ is a Christmas Festival that started as an initiative to bring locals and tourists alike to PEI’s north shore businesses during an otherwise “off-season” period. Tourism Cavendish Beach and Central Coastal PEI have been working with businesses along the north shore to create a magical Christmas experience for all! The north shore is not just for summertime, we can bring the Christmas magic too! Come experience Good Tidings and celebrate the season of comfort and joy on the North Shore every weekend from Nov 12th to Dec 18th. Each weekend will feature local shopping opportunities, pop-up experiences, interactive workshops, dining, and family fun all set against the backdrop of PEI’s stunning North Shore. It’s the perfect way to experience the wonder of the season at a leisurely pace, while shopping local and enjoying timeless traditions, including a visit to PEI’s famous Christmas lights village, North Rustico!
Where can I participate in Good Tidings?
All along the north shore and central coastal region! From our capital city in Charlottetown, to the summertime tourism hub of Cavendish Beach, to the sweet Christmas village of North Rustico with tons of great stops in between!
What kind of things can I do during the festival?
Good Tidings features something for everyone! Shop for unique Christmas gifts while supporting fantastic local shops and artisans, enjoy a delicious meal, make an adorable visit to a petting farm, take the kids to visit the iconic Toy Factory in New Glasgow, take in some live local music, see a production of a timeless Christmas classic “A Christmas Carol”, or have a lovely staycation at a cozy north shore accommodation! Last but certainly not least – new this year – warm up with Central Coastal’s Hot Chocolate Trail!
What is the Hot Chocolate Trail?
Discover your favorite local businesses in the Central Coastal region and support local this holiday season all the while enjoying a delicious, local, Instagram-able hot chocolate! Explore the drool-worthy Central Coastal Drive’s Hot Chocolate Trail from November 12th to December 18th, 2022 (weekends only). The Hot Chocolate Trail is presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada – PEI in partnership with Cows Creamery, the Province of Prince Edward Island and the Tourism Industry Association of PEI. Find a full list of participating businesses here! Each participating business will offer their own unique hot chocolate creation which will be announced soon!
What kind of events are happening during the ‘Good Tidings’ festival?
There are lots of fun and festive events happening along the north shore this holiday season! Visit Avonlea and celebrate the Christmas season at Green Gables, attend a wreath-making workshop, browse a Christmas craft fair, try your hand at candle making, eat, drink and be merry at Clinton Hills Olde Fashion Christmas Party, decorate some gingerbread or take in a tree lighting! The options are endless.
Jingle all the way down to the north shore this holiday season for a holly jolly good time! For full details including available accommodations, participating shops and restaurants, activities, shows and event dates, head to cavendishbeachpei.com! From Twin Shores to our neighbors on the north shore, and all of you, we are wishing you good tidings and lots of festive cheer this holiday season!