Steveston Village gets festive

Two marquee events this Saturday are expected to pull Richmondites into the Christmas and holiday season.

“From noon to 3 p.m., Winter Tram includes free family crafts, festive refreshments and climbing aboard the beautifully restored Tram Car 1220 where Santa will be listening to the wishes of youngsters and the young-at-heart,” noted a City of Richmond news release this week.

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Then, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Steveston Museum’s Town Square Park (3811 Moncton Street ) will come alive with Songs in the Snow.

“Join the singing of favourite holiday songs performed by local artists, community and school groups, take a selfie beneath the beautiful illuminations in the park, enjoy free refreshments and create vintage-style Christmas crafts.”

Songs in the Snow is a three-part Saturday series (Dec. 2-16). 

In the holiday spirit of community and giving, this year’s Songs in the Snow supports the Richmond Hospital/Healthcare Auxiliary Thrift Shop building restoration on Chatham Street and Ignite the Warmth, which provides blankets to the homeless. 

A cash and/or a blanket donation for each of these worthy charities is welcomed.

Songs in the Snow at the tram (4011 Moncton Street) is presented by the Steveston Historical Society, the City of Richmond and the Richmond Arts Coalition. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada 150, a collaboration between Richmond Community Foundation, and the Government of Canada.

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