Holidays in Trinidad!
Townwide in Trinidad, Sunday December 9th, 10 am - 5 pm
The gallery will lead Christmas Caroling at 4:00 p.m!
The Trinidad Art Gallery is joining with other artists, musicians, shopkeepers, restaurants and wineries of the beachside town of Trinidad for a celebration of the holiday season on Sunday, December 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is their hope that residents of the North Coast are beginning to make the festivity of “Holidays in Trinidad” a regular part of their Christmas enjoyment and a show of their support for shopping at local businesses for holiday joy and gift-giving.
There will be music, food and drink at many local shops and galleries. Trinidad Elementary School's Craft Fair and the Indie Craft Show at Town Hall have coordinated with the event to create a town-wide holiday atmosphere, with plenty for the visitor to do even if the possible welcome rainfall prevents long walks on Trinidad Beach. Santa Claus will ride through the town in his fishing boat to visit the school with an opportunity for youngsters’ photos with the jolly fellow. New holiday lights for the Pier will be lit at dusk.
Trinidad Art Gallery will lead carols at 4:00 p.m., a sing-along with words provided. For the month of December all its artist are featured in celebration of the wonderful gift that a treasured piece of art can make. In addition to art photos, original prints and paintings, there are ceramics, jewelry, hand-turned wood bowls, bread boards and cribbage boards, copper fairy creations in ever more fantastic forms, cave art images in clay, beadwork and dolls, stained glass and blown glass, silk-printed and naturally dyed scarves, and a wide array of affordable prints and greeting cards based on members' art.
Each year this festivity has grown enthusiastically as businesses of Trinidad have drawn together to make it a very special day. Now the Trinidad Civic Club has taken the lead and given the day added meaning by asking local businesses to donate a portion of the day’s profits to the fund to restore and find a permanent home for the iconic Trinidad Lighthouse. It's traditional cliff abode eroded, necessitating its costly relocation. Everyone who participates in Holidays in Trinidad will be contributing to that worthy cause. For a schedule of the day, go to trinidadcivicclub.org.