Big Valley’s ‘Christmas in the Village’

The Original Cowgirls, from the left, Linda Thurston, Lori Gordon, Dallas Gordon were part of the entertainment provided at the Big Valley ‘Christmas in the Village’, Dec. 22.




Christmas is a time best spent in the company of family and friends, and that is exactly what the Big Valley community did on Dec. 22.
Village and rural residents came together to celebrate “Christmas in the Village” with a host of events reminiscent of days gone by.
From humble beginnings seven years ago, the event has grown into a community wide celebration, with a dedicated ensemble of community groups, businesses and volunteers working together to make this special event happen.
There definitely isn’t a shortage of holiday cheer in Big Valley.
It’s all about giving back to the community and kicking off the holiday season in style.
As the number and variety of activities has grown over the years, so has the attendance.
For many, the event has become a ‘must do’ during the Christmas season with something happening in every corner of the village.
At the Community Hall there was free chili and holiday treats, a last minute Christmas shopping area and a children’s craft table.
Throughout the evening, the Big Valley Ukulele Club, Rosco, and the Original Cowgirls serenaded the crowd with traditional Christmas carols.
Downtown businesses stayed open late, adding to the holiday atmosphere, while the Big Valley Inn hosted a customer appreciation night.
Throughout the evening, horse-drawn hay wagons transported revellers around the village to view the wonderful holiday lights.
After seven years, Big Valley continues to keep “Christmas in the Village” unique and entertaining.

Linda Stillinger,
ECA Review

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