Nativity Set-up & Commencement
Date:Saturday Dec. 4th
Time:10am to 12 noon
Location:Somerset Square Park (corner of Wellington & Somerset St.)
Description: A neighborhood gathering around the installation of the out-door creche. Regional and city officials along with the Hintonburg Neighborhood Assoc. members, other neighborhood services and assoc., religious leaders, local residents and friends from around the city, gather to set-up the nativity scene in the park. This is the official launch of the GIFTS OF THE MAGI Christmas Out-reach in Ottawa.

 Gift Collection
Date:Sat. Dec. 4th thru to Sun. Dec. 23rd
Time:daily from 10am to 6pm
Location:1073 Wellington St West
Description: Our Christmas gift program is on once again! Volunteers will be at the center (1071 Wellington St.) everyday from 10am to 6pm accepting new gifts gifts that are wrapped and labeled indicating who the gift is for either a man/woman/girl or boy and the appropriate age and size. A little Christmas greeting or message on your gift makes it much more personal.

  The Family Christmas Concert & Street Procession
Date:Sunday, December 19th
Time:7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location:St. Francis Church (corner of Wellington and Fairmont)
Description: The ecumenical, bi-linqual, Jubilee Christmas Concert is for the whole family, featuring five multi-cultural choirs. It is an evening of solidarity in friendship on our common journey into the 3rd Millenium. Followed by a police escorted, candle-light, carol-singing procession (WALK OF THE MAGI) of our personal gifts for the homeless poor. Gifts brought to the concert that night will be processed and placed at the out-door creche at Somerset SquarePark. Prayers offered by various religious leaders will be said at the creche. Bring your candle and gift for the walk. Clearly mark on your gift who it is for whether a man /women /girl /boy and the age and size. Hot refreshments and treats will be served by Holy Rosary Parish.

A Grand Christmas Dinner at The Carleton Restaurant
Date:December 25th
Time:11:00am to 3:00pm
Location:The Carleton Restaurant at the corner of Parkdale and Armstrong
Description: Everyone is invited- no questions asked. Come and have Christmas dinner with us!



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"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
And the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called
Wonderful,
Counselor,
The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace."

. . . Isaiah 9:6