An Olde Fashioned Christmas at White Point

A few days ago we shared the magical little woods in Clare that have been mysteriously transformed each December with hundreds of Christmas ornaments. If you want to dive even deeper into holiday decor (and food…and music…) White Point is another great stop to add to your holiday travel list.

White Point Beach resort Nova Scotia

White Point is one of the great local sponsors of our 2015 Local Wishlist, and last week, they invited us to come spend a night at the lodge to experience Olde Fashioned Christmas, White Point style!

The tree with the sea in the background

The tree with the sea in the background

The tree in the main section of the lodge is just one of the many trees you’ll find set up around the resort. My favourite is this one – play I-Spy with the many little critters that fill the tree!

White Point Beach

White Point Beach Resort

White Point Beach Resort

This iconic getaway near Liverpool has been welcoming guests since the 1920’s. It’s an easy place to fall in love with regardless of the season. We met a couple during our recent stay who have been coming to White Point every year for 22 years!

Their Olde Fashion Christmas events take place each weekend from late November through to the end of December. There’s a dinner and dance, cocktail classes and wine pairing lessons, and sunset s’mores by a bonfire overlooking the beach.

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Bonfire at White Point Beach

White Point Beach Resort Cocktail Class

There were even Jackalopes!

Jackalopes - Great light displays Nova Scotia

Jackalopes Light Displays Canada

Jackalopes at White Point Beach

And lots and lots of lights to guide visitors back to their rooms at night…


We got a little candy cane greeting during our stay, and there were sugar cookies and cider waiting in the lodge in the afternoon.

Candy Cane Hearts White Point Beach Resort

Sugar cookies White Point Beach

There was lobster eggs benny, one of the local menu options celebrating lobster season in Nova Scotia…


And of course the many resident bunnies were there to greet guests!

Bunnies at White Point Beach

White Point Bunnies

White Point Beach Resort bunnies

Okay…this one is from our trip back in March but it was SO CUTE I had to post it again. And yes, the bunnies come that close.

Get an even better look at White Point Beach in all its holiday splendor in this great video they put together, or better still, plan a trip to see it yourself.  As they recently reminded me on Twitter, some treasures can’t be caught as a photo, simply experienced.

There’s still a little time left to see the lodge done up for the season. Christmas is totally sold out, but there’s still a little space for Boxing Day and New Year’s!

Find a number of fun weekend events coming up in the new year, and gift certificates, along with hundreds of local gift ideas from local makers from across Nova Scotia on the Local Wishlist.

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