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Crystal Carnival

Holyrood Crystal Carnival
Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 20

Crystal Carnival 2022 Postponement
Due to a number of factors (rapid increase of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and limited human resources) Mayor, Council and Staff have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Crystal Carnival events. The easing of restrictions in the Province does not mean that COVID-19 is going way, and this decision was not made lightly. Public safety remains our top priority in all community events and programs in the town. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the coming weeks and will work with all Carnival Stakeholders to determine a new date for the Crystal Carnival. All those who have tickets for Carnival events through Showpass will be contacted in the next 24 hours. We ask for your understanding as we navigate through these unpresented times, and remind you to remain vigilant against the further spread of this virus.

Crystal Carnival Schedule of Events: PRINTABLE
Crystal Carnival Schedule of Events- READABLE

CARNIVAL PARK At Holy Cross Park
Visit our Carnival Park during the Crystal Carnival to check out the lights, ice sculpture and of course free hot chocolate. We’ll be joining forces with Tim Horton’s to provide free hot chocolate every night during the Crystal Carnival between 6:00pm-8:00pm each night. 


Wordle Competition
Join the newest craze! Wordle has taken over the world, and we’re excited to bring it to the Crystal Carnival. Complete the daily Wordle between Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18 for your chance to win a prize. The number you get correct = 1 entry. All entries can be emailed to steve.martin@holyrood.ca on Friday, March 18. Those with the top points gets entered to win a Crystal Carnival Prize

Riddle Me This Competition
5 riddles at 5 different locations around town. Visit each site and answer the riddle for your chance to win!
Locations and answer submission will be listed Thursday, March 10

Remember When: Virtual Storytelling
Each night at 8:00pm between Monday, March 14 and Friday, March 20 check out our new virtual storytelling series with Holyrood Heritage Society. Each video will feature a story which will be broadcasted through the Town of Holyrood Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

Explore Holyrood Photo Scavenger Hunt
Over the course of the Crystal Carnival, we encourage you to get out and see the Holyrood Sites. Form your team of 2 (minimum) to 6 (maximum) people and complete the scavenger hunt list to win a Rec Room Family Prize-Pack valued at $200.
Hunt list and submission details coming Thursday, March 10. No registration necessary. 

Crystal Carnival Button Contest
We’re teaming up with Holy Cross Elementary for another Crystal Carnival Button Contest. Each day of the Carnival, students and staff will have the opportunity to win prizes with their button number. The person with the winning design will take home a Crystal Carnival Prize-Pack and a Pizza Party for their entire class! Stay tuned to see who the lucky winner will be!

Skating at Boland’s Pond
If conditions allow, the Holyrood Fire Department will be maintaining the ice at Boland’s Pond this Carnival. Feel free to enjoy a family skate daily between 8:00am and 9:00pm. Benches on site.

50 in 10 Challenge
Location: You Choose
Cost: $20.00
Get active this Crystal Carnival with our 50 in 10 Competition! Complete 50 km over the 10 days of Crystal Carnival. Walk, Run, Hike, Bike, whatever activity suits you is allowed! All participants will receive a 50 in 10 medal after the completion of the Carnival.

50 in 10: How it Works
Walk, Run, Hike, or Bike…you choose the activity! Simply complete 50km over the 10 days of the Crystal Carnival (March 10 – March 20) and receive our first 50 in 10 medal. Screen shots must be sent to steve.martin@holyrood.ca from your tracking app to qualify for a medal.

Registration: Please email steve.martin@holyrood.ca to enter.
Payment: Participants can register the following ways:
EMT: info@holyrood.ca
Credit Card: Contact (709) 229-7252 ext. 201
Drop-Off: Hubert A. Keough Municipal Building 34 Salmonier Line                 .


Virtual Carnival Kick-Off & Torch Lighting
Join us from your home as we light the Carnival Torch to kick-off Crystal Carnival 2022! Don’t miss Steve Watson create our annual ice carving. Please take the time to see the park lights, torch and ice carving at Holy Cross Park between 5pm-10 each night of the Carnival. Free Tim Horton’s Hot Chocolate will be served each night between 6pm-8pm each night.

Comedy Night- Featuring Colin Hollett and Brian Alyward 
Location: Star of the Sea
Time: 8:30pm
Cost: $35
Tickets: https://www.showpass.com/carnivalcomedynight/
Two of Newfoundland’s biggest comics are joining forces for the Holyrood Crystal Carnival before they hit the road with the Best Kind Comedy Tour.

Saturday, March 12

Kids Carnival Paint and Pizza
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: $15
Tickets: https://www.showpass.com/kids-carnival-paint-and-pizza/
Join Get Messy NL for an hour-long canvas painting lesson while you fuel your inner artist with Mama’s Pizza!

Beer & Taco Night- featuring Chef Mike Wozney
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $55
Tickets: https://www.showpass.com/beerandtaconight/
Back by popular demand! Chef Mike Wozney from Frida’s Riverside Café is dishing out 5 tacos to pair with 5 incredible NL craft beers. Live music by Holyrood resident Chris Meyers. Full menu available by visiting www.CrystalCarnival.ca.

Taco Menu

TACO AL PASTOR- Marinated pork, slow roasted with pineapple and cucumber salsa

CARNITAS TOTADA- Slow roasted pork, bean, lettuces, pickled onion, salsa verde, feta

BIRRIA TACO- Braised beef, onions, cilantro, lime crema, salsa tostada

RAJAS CON CREMA- Roasted poblano pepper, toasted corn, mushroom, crema, feta

PASTEL TRES LECHES- Vanilla sponge soaked in 3 milk syrup, toasted comet, braised strawberry

Beer Menu- Coming Soon

Sunday, March 13

Gone to the Dogs
Location: Holyrood Dog Park (Salmonier Line)
Time: 11:001m – 12:00pm
Cost: Free
Bring your furry friend for a playday in the park. Free hot chocolate and treats for your dog.

Community Bonfire
Location: IBEW Parking Lot
Time: 3:00pm
Join the Town of Holyrood and Holyrood Fire Department for a bonfire at the IBEW Parking Lot. Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows will be available. Please bring your own roasting stick.

Monday, March 14

Senior’s St. Patrick’s Day Dance
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: Free
To register call 229-7252 ext. 201
It’s been a while since we’ve danced! So, we’re kicking off our return to normalcy with a Senior’s St. Patrick’s Day Dance. Light lunch will be served. Live music by Brian Finn.

Tuesday, March 15

Carnival Yoga with instructor Jenny Temple
Location: Star of the Sea
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Free
Registration: Contact 229-7252 ext. 201 to register.

Wednesday, March 16

Carnival Storytime
Location: Holyrood Public Library
Time: 10:00am
Ages: 2-4
Cost: Free
Registration: Those wanting to attend can email holyrood@nlpl.ca or call 229-7852 to register.

Make-a-Mug with Clay Cafe
Location: Holyrood Community Centre
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $20
Tickets: https://www.showpass.com/makeamug/
Clay Café is back to lead a Make-a-Mug Workshop for the Crystal Carnival. All participants will receive a free hot chocolate bomb upon pickup for your first pour!

Thursday, March 17

Virtual Pop Culture Trivia Night
Location: Online Event via Facebook Live
Time: 8:30pm
Cost: Free
Team: Teams of 2-6
To register email steve.martin@holyrood.ca
Form a team of 2-6 people and take on the rest of Holyrood in a virtual trivia night over Zoom. Lots of prizes available! Get your team together or connect by zoom and watch the trivia live on the Town of Holyrood Facebook Page. Host Jon Quinn will test your Pop Culture Knowledge and take all your answer through an online google form. Links will be provided at the start of the trivia.
Registration now by emailing Steve.Martin@holyrood.ca

Friday, March 18

Puzzle Derby featuring live music by Randy Matthews
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $20 per Team
Registration: https://www.showpass.com/puzzlederby/
It’s time to declare the fastest puzzle team in Holyrood! Teams with a maximum of 4 people will enjoy competing against each other at the Royal Canadian Legion. The first team to complete their puzzle will be declared the winner. LOTS OF PRIZES TO BE WON! Take in the Paddy’s Crystal Ball after the Derby. Participants can pay $10 after the derby to attend the Crystal Ball!

Paddy’s Crystal Ball featuring the FINE LADS and Randy Matthews
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
Doors Open: 7:30pm (Randy Matthews 7:30-9:30pm & Randy Matthews 10:00pm – Close)
Cost: $15 each
Tickets: https://www.showpass.com/paddysball/

Saturday, March 19

Crystal Cup Dart Tournament
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
Time: Registration: 9:00am – 10:15am Tournament: 10:30am
Cost: $50.00 per team
Join the Royal Canadian Legion Dart League for the Carnival Mixed Dart Tournament. Teams will consist of 5 players with either 2 men and 3 women or 3 men and 2 women. This tournament is open to the public. For more information and to register please contact Ed Smith 229-6402.

Chili Cook-Off and Outdoor Playday- Live Music by Don Brenton
Location: Kennedy’s Lane Extension Playground
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: $5.00 (Chili competition only)
Date: Saturday, March 19
The biggest Carnival event is back! Tempt your taste buds with a wide variety of chili prepared by local businesses, community groups, and residents. All proceeds will be donated to the Holy Cross Breakfast Program. It’s simple: pay your admission, sample chili and vote for your favourite. We’ll have fire pits to keep you warm and the playground to keep your kids busy! Live music on site by Don Brenton and free hot chocolate for everyone.

INTERESTED IN COOKING? Please click on the Chili Cook-Off Registration Document: Chili Cook Off Rules 2022
Register now by emailing Steve.Martin@holyrood.ca

Sunday, March 20

Merchandise Bingo
Location: Star of the Sea
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: $2.00/card or 3 for $5.00
Our annual Merchandise Bingo is back. Lots of great prizes. Fun for the whole family!

Princess and Superhero Breakfast- featuring Ariel and Spiderman
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
Adults: $15 Children: $10
Time: 10:00 am
Tickets: https://www.showpass.com/princess-superhero-breakfast/
Thanks to Chilly, Ariel and Spiderman will be making their way to Holyrood to enjoy breakfast with you! Full menu details available by visiting www.CrystalCarnival.ca.

Carnival Dinner Theatre featuring Spirit of Newfoundland- Nashville Nights 
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
Time: 7:00pm
Meal: Roast Turkey Dinner
Cost: $70
Tickets: https://www.showpass.com/nashvillenights/
Follow your host, Keith Power, on a trip through the south! We’ll be visiting all the hot spots of Nashville, Tennessee and discovering some of
the beautiful music and memories that have been made there throughout the years.