By Alison Marks

Celebrating its twelfth year of shopping and dining excitement, Midnight Madness is a much-awaited event in the heart of Knowlton.

People come from far and wide to take advantage of pre- Christmas sales, one-of-a-kind delights, and the charm and warmth of a Knowlton winter’s eve. Taking place on December 8 from 5 p.m. – midnight, you can shop and make merry in all your favourite stores and restaurants, with a few additional planned events.

Knowlton Academy choir, along with colourful Christmas lanterns, decorated by children and adults from the community, will kick off the evening. Two giant igloo tents in Mill Pond Park and Pettes Park will feature a variety of merchants, and new this year, a light show will be continuously projected onto the Pettes Library walls.

Sleigh bells and percherons, a time-honoured treasure hunt with prizes to be won, the Honeysuckle Sisters at the Lakeview, carolling with the Knowlton Players, as well as Celtic entertainment by Daniel Haché and seasonal tunes by the Squeegees, December 8th Midnight Madness will be a night to remember.