In Photos: Village Noël is the New France-themed Celebration You Don't Want to Miss

Shop for locally made goods, experience traditional French Canadian delicacies, and get into the spirit of Christmas!

Editor's Note: All photos have been provided with permission courtesy of Village Noël Temiskaming.

We’re serious–you don’t want to miss this weekend. Every year in late November, for one weekend become immersed in a New France-themed Christmas village in Temiskaming Shores, and we guarantee you’ll come away with a bolstered sense of holiday spirit!  

Think costumed performers, cozy fire pits on the streets; an incredible variety of food, beverage, and product vendors—and evening entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights: a New France Christmas. Friday night will feature local talent at the Community Hall, and Saturday night is everyone's favourite—the holiday parade.

The Village is also an ideal place to start or finish up your holiday shopping, find that perfect piece of décor for the table, or try a traditional French Canadian dish. But it's not just about shopping—bring the whole family for a day of activities ranging from animal displays to axe throwing. 

While the event may be New France-themed, there is a range of cultural experiences to enjoy during your visit. Local Indigenous artists and craftspeople will be on-site exhibiting drum songs, traditional canoes, handmade goods, and more. And you can experience it all first-hand at Village Noël.

Luckily, you don’t just have to take our word for it—these phenomenal photos will let you see for yourself! 

Baby, it's cold outside

But that doesn't mean you should stay inside! Village Noël is the perfect reason to bundle up, rouse your holiday spirit, and head to Temiskaming Shores.

Experience french Canadian culture

Christmas takes over the streets, and you never know what characters you're going to meet.

 right alongside local indigenous culture 

A traditional tipi.
Drum and song.
A traditional canoe on display.

there's a ton to see and do

Are you a true northerner? Try your hand at axe throwing!

Everyone can enjoy taking a sleigh ride. 

and you can finish Christmas shopping, too

Where to go first?
Village Noël is your one-stop shop for holiday and home décor. 
Handmade products.
And the tastiest baked goods.

These Lights shine bright, especially at night

Costumed performers dance in the streets.

The action culminates in a holiday parade.

Temiskaming shores is serving up Christmas Delight and we can't wait to see you 

Happy Holidays, and we'll see you at Village Noël!

where to stay & more information


Holiday Inn Express & Suites New Liskeard
(705) 647-8282
998029 Highway #11, Temiskaming Shores

The Presidents' Suites Resort 
(705) 622-0279
620 Lakeshore Road S, Haileybury

Leisure Inn
(705) 672-5084
509 Ferguson Ave, Haileybury

Waterfront Inn
(705) 647-8711
2 Cedar Ave, New Liskeard

Tourism Information

Temiskaming Shores & Area Chamber of Commerce
(866) 947-5753
883356 Hwy 65, New Liskeard

City of Temiskaming Shores
(705) 672-3363
325 Farr Drive, Haileybury

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