MacLachlan Woodworking Museum Presents WinterLight

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The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum is again hosting “WinterLight: A Seasonal Celebration of Trees and Community” on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event celebrates the changing season by bringing the community together to enjoy crafts and the cheer of holiday lights.

Enjoy holiday-themed crafts and events both indoors and out, including:

  • The day’s events include family crafts: wreaths, paint-chip cards, ribbon-stick trees and mini-reindeers.
  • Capture the day’s fun with our seflie wall. Grab a prop and pose for the camera!
  • Children can create a craft for the person they love in the Candy Cane Forest.
  • Our gift shop will be open. Pick out some holiday gifts or a special something just for you.
  • Kingston Field Naturalists will host a bird show and tell inside the museum. Outside, join them for nature walks at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • The Kingston 1000 Island Cruises & Trolleys mini bus will shuttle people to the beach where they can take part in a scavenger hunt and make a pinecone birdfeeder craft to take home. While on the bus, listen to a holiday story to get you in the spirit of the day.
  • The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is bringing its mobile library, so don’t forget your library card. The library will also host story time in the Candy Cane Forest at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • The Woodturners will be turning ornaments for our WinterLight guests at no extra charge.
  • The campfire will be burning. Listen for the sounds of popping and smell the kettle corn in the air. We provide the popcorn, but don’t forget your marshmallows!
  • The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will talk about furs on display, wildlife management and the Bear Wise program.
  • The Calliope Collective will host an all-day paper -lantern making workshop.
  • Personalize your own hot chocolate at our hot chocolate bar with yummy additions like chocolate, candies and candy canes.
  • The Kingston Carolers will delight us in song throughout the afternoon.

The event ends with the illumination of the log house at 5 p.m.

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New this year: Donate a new, unwrapped toy in lieu of paying admission. Skip the lines and pre-register if you are planning to donate a toy instead of admission. Visit the museum’s website for more information.

Admission is $5.13 for adults, $4.34 for seniors, $1.75 for children 3 to 12 yrs., $4.34 for youth 13 to 24 yrs., infants 2 and under are free and a family pass is $12.30.

The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum is located on the St. Lawrence River at Grass Creek Park, 2993 Highway 2 East. They can be contacted online by email at or by visiting

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