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Fri, November 20 - Sun, November 22, 2020

Traditional 1940s Christmas Dinner

Christmas dinners will be going ahead with COVID-19 regulations in place. This means reduced numbers each day. Bookings will be by table only, we can no longer combine smaller reservations at the same table. Unfortunately no refunds will be available. Advance payment in full is required to secure your table.

An authentic 1940s Christmas dinner served by candlelight in our traditionally decorated Cookhouse. No turkey! The public candlelight concert with Musical Friends will not be going ahead this year.

Arrive at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 6:30 PM

Dinner Details

Some of you have told us that you can't imagine a Christmas season without our Memory Lane Christmas dinners. After much consultation with NS Public Health, we are proud to say that we have found a way to move ahead with the dinners, with strict Covid-19 regulations in place. The Musical Friends concert will not take place in the church this year, but we have plans to make this a special evening, with our decorations, music and an opportunity to stroll through the Village decorated with Christmas lights before coming into the Cookhouse.

Bookings will be available by table only as we can no longer combine several smaller ticket reservations at the same table. Tables will be appropriately distanced from each other, increased sanitization protocols are in place, and all guests must wear a mask while entering and exiting the Cookhouse, and when going to and from washrooms. (Masks may be removed only once guests are seated at their tables.) 


As usual, we started receiving booking inquiries for the dinners early in 2020, (pre-Covid-19) and have contacted all those early birds and booked them in. We anticipate that the seating we have left will go quickly, so please contact us by email at if you are interested in booking a table. We will take bookings in the order that we receive them by email. As staffing is limited at this time of year, please do not call the office to book. 

As of October 16th the following tables are still available for booking:

  • Friday Dinner (November 20) - 1 table of 8 and 1 table of 10
  • Sunday Dinner (November 22) - 1 table of 6

Due to reducing seating capacity to accommodate social distancing, and the increased labour to prepare three dinners, the per-person costs have increased from previous years.

Table Costs:

  • 6 person table: $240
  • 8 person table: $320
  • 10 person table: $400

A Few Important Details 

Tables must be paid in full at the time of reservation confirmation. There will be no refunds unless the entire event is cancelled by public health regulations. The person in charge of your group reservation is required to submit a bar order one week before the event (a bar menu will be circulated and we will call you to collect your drink order), along with the names of those in the party (for contact tracing). Additional drinks can be ordered through your server at the dinner and payment can be made at the end of the evening.

With regards to the adjustments we have had to make in 2020, we appreciate your patience and understanding. In the end, we are just so pleased to be able to keep our Christmas dinner tradition alive. Thank you for your support!

Time: 6:30 PM

Fee: $240 for table of 6; $320 for table of 8, $400 for table of 10

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