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Annual Yuletide Village Celebration

Summerside to Host Annual Yuletide Village Celebration in Veteran's Memorial Square Park
Posted on 11/14/2023

SUMMERSIDE, PE – The enchanting spirit of the holiday season comes alive as Summerside proudly announces the return of its annual Yuletide Village in picturesque downtown at Veterans Memorial Square Park. This magical Christmas extravaganza promises to captivate hearts and spread joy throughout the community.

Mayor Dan Kutcher expressed his excitement, stating, "Yuletide Village has become a cherished tradition in our city, bringing families and friends together in the true spirit of Christmas. This year's event promises to be bigger and brighter, fostering a sense of community that makes Summerside truly special."

The Yuletide Village, organized by the dedicated teams at Explore Summerside, Downtown Summerside and Sport Entertainment Tourism Summerside (SETS), has become a highlight of the holiday season. "Our team has worked tirelessly to curate a magical experience that will delight visitors of all ages. From festive decorations to live entertainment and holiday treats, Yuletide Village is a celebration of the warmth and joy that the season brings." shared JP Desrosiers, Director of Community Services for the city. Desrosiers further shares, "Designing and organizing Yuletide Village is a labor of love. We aim to transport visitors into a world of holiday magic, where the spirit of Christmas is tangible in every corner. This year's village promises to be a feast for the senses, with new attractions and beloved traditions blending seamlessly to create an unforgettable experience."

The Yuletide Village will feature a range of activities, including charming light displays, a Santa's Workshop for children, a holiday market showcasing local artisans, and live performances to add a touch of festive cheer. The village is set to open on December 1 directly following the Santa Claus Parade with the lighting of the city Christmas tree and will continue to spread joy each Saturday until December 16.

For more information and updates, please follow the SETS, Explore Summerside and Downtown Summerside social media pages Facebook and Instagram.

ABOUT SPORT ENTERTAINMENT TOURISM SUMMERSIDE: SETS is a division of the Community Services Department of the City of Summerside, with the purpose to assist minor and amateur sporting bodies along with event organizers in attracting regional, national, and international sporting events in Summerside for the purpose of hosting. Sport Tourism represents over 15,000 visitors to Summerside annually, and is a critical piece of Summerside's tourism offering.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN SUMMERSIDE: Downtown Summerside is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the cultural, recreational, and economic vitality of Summerside. Through various events and initiatives, Explore Summerside aims to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.

ABOUT EXPLORE SUMMERSIDE: Explore Summerside is the Destination Marketing Organization for the city. It’s one goal? Improve tourism in Summerside. We support our members by attracting new and returning visitors to our City by the Sea.


The City of Summerside is located in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada with the mindset of promoting and advancing its small city with big opportunities. Summerside offers a diverse market and skilled workforce and is a leader in sectors such as green energy, sport tourism and rapid economic growth. To learn more, please visit or connect through Facebook, X, or Instagram.

For further information or media inquires, please contact:

JP Desrosiers

Deputy CAO

City of Summerside

[email protected] 

Tanner Doiron

Communications Manager

City of Summerside

[email protected] 

Sandra Zarvie

Executive Assistant

City of Summerside

[email protected]