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Crystal Carnival

                           Welcome to Holyrood’s 2019 Crystal Carnival

Chilly is back for another 9 days of fun filled activities during the annual Holyrood Crystal Carnival. Please take the time to scroll through all the activities listed below. We guarantee there is something for everyone. Make sure you view our Carnival brochure by clicking on the link below. We hope you take the time to come out and celebrate 2018 Crystal Carnival. Don’t forget to check out the Town of Holyrood on Facebook for all Crystal Carnival updates throughout the festival.

Friday, February 15- Sunday, February 24 

CRYSTAL DIP POSTPONED: Due to ice build-up in Holyrood Harbour and a forecasted windchill temperature of -27 degrees, the Crystal Dip in association with the Holyrood Crystal Carnival has been postponed to 10:00am Sunday, March 3 at the Holyrood Beach Boardwalk.

While the Dip is postponed, the Town is pleased to invite everyone to the Star of the Sea between 10:00am and 1:00pm tomorrow for a Carnival Brunch and a very special Holyrood 50 announcement.

The Town of Holyrood apologizes for any inconvenience but safety remains top priority in all Crystal Carnival events.


To see the complete Crystal Carnival 2019 Flyer please click here: Crystal Carnival Brochure (Readable)

Friday, February 15

Carnival Comedy Night
featuring Matt Wright and more!
Location: Star of the Sea
Time: 8:30pm
Matt Wright is coming to Holyrood for the Carnival Comedy night. Tickets are $20 at the Holyrood Orange Store and Holyrood Municipal Office. Matt will be joined by 2 other comedians to ensure a night full of laughter. Bar service will be available.

MGA 50+ Carnival Dinner and Dance
Location: Holyrood Community Centre
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $12.00 Member
$15.00 Non-Member
Entertainment by Contraband. Dinner will be a cold plate. For tickets call Sadie at 229-4094 or Mary Corbett at 229-7850.

Saturday, February 16

Outdoor Winter Yoga
Location: Holy Cross Swim Park
Time: 10:00am
Cost: Free
Join Yoga instructor Jenny Temple for our first outdoor winter class. We’ll have healthy snacks and refreshments following the class.

The Crystal Cup Mixed Dart Tournament 
Location: Star of the Sea
Time: Registration 9:00am
Tournament: 10:00am
Cost: $50.00 per team
Teams will consist of 5 players with either 3 men and 2 women or 3 women and 2 men. This tournament is open to the general public. For more information call Nick at 691-0043.

Chilly’s Chili Cook-Off
Location: Holy Cross Park
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Cost: $5.00 Admission
In aid of the School Breakfast Program.

It’s Chilly’s second annual Chili Cook-Off in aid of the School Breakfast Program. Tempt your taste buds with a wide variety of chili prepared by local businesses, community groups, and local residents. It’s simple: Pay your admission, sample chili, and vote for your favourite. Join Chilly for live music, on site with free hot chocolate for everyone. See the information document below:

Chili Cook-Off Rules 2019

Crystal Carnival Kick-Off
Featuring Ice Carver Steve Watson
Location: Holy Cross Park
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Cost: Free
We’re flaming the torch under the Holy Cross Park Lights to officially open the 2019 Crystal Carnival. Don’t miss the live music, ice carvings, free hot chocolate and small fireworks display to officially open the Carnival.

Featuring Q’s BBQ’s Stephen Quinton
Location: Holyrood Community Centre
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $55.00
Tickets: Contact 229-7252 ext. 210 or email holyrood50@holyrood.ca for tickets
We’re pairing some amazing hand crafted tacos with your favourite NL craft beer! The menu calls for Pork, Chicken, Fish, Turkey, and Beef hand-crafted tacos! Get your tickets today!


Sunday, February 17

Carnival Mini Movers 
Location: Holy Cross Elementary
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Age: 5 and Under
Cost: Free

Horse and Sleigh Rides  **CANCELLED**
Location: Holyrood Soccer Field
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: Free
Holyrood 50 is inviting you to take a trip back in time to when the only means of transportation was by horses. Contact 229-7252 ext. 210. Maximum number of people per ride is 10 people. Please note there is no bathroom on site.

Skating Party **CANCELLED**
Location: Boland’s Pond
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Join us for music, hot chocolate and an afternoon of skating on Boland’s pond. Note: Stay tuned to this website in the case weather does not cooperate.

Holyrood at the Edge- St. John’s Edge vs Windsor Express 
Location: Mile One Centre
Cost: $10 per ticket
Time: 2:00pm
Date for Ticket Deadline: February 12

Thanks to the St. John’s Edge, Holyrood is taking over their game vs the Windsor Express. Tickets are only $10 each with special food and beverage deals as well!  See food details below.
To purchase tickets visit the Holyrood Municipal Office or contact 229-7252 ext. 210.

St. John’s Edge Crystal Carnival Food and Beverage Deals  

Pizza + Soft drink      $4.00 Each
Fries + Soft drink      $4.50 Each
Popcorn + Soft drink      $3.00 Each
Hot Dog + Soft drink      $3.00 Each
Pizza, Popcorn + Soft drink      $4.50 Each


Monday, February 18

Building Holyrood Business 
Location: IBEW
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm

A session to assist local businesses find new ways for growth. Coffee and lunch provided

Youth Pizza and Paint Night 
Location: Holyrood Municipal Office
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $20.00
Ages: 9 – 15
Registration: Contact 229-7252 ext. 210 to register for a night of pizza and painting fun.

Tuesday, February 19

Crystal Carnival Story Time
Location: Holyrood Public Library
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: Free
Join the Holyrood Public Library for snow-themed stories and rhymes. For Children of all ages. Please call 229-7852 with your library card to register. Don’t have a car? Get yours for free by dropping by or registering online.

Wednesday, February 20

Remember When…
An Evening from the past- Storytelling, desserts, live music, and more
Location: Star of the Sea
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $10.00
Holyrood 50 presents an evening from the past. Tickets are on sale now at the Holyrood Municipal Office or by calling 229-7252 ext. 210.

Thursday, February 21

Holy Cross Elementary Ski Day
Location: White Hills Ski Resort
Holyrood’s Crystal Carnival is pleased to sponsor the Holy Cross Elementary Ski-Trip. Students in grades 5 and 6 will be making the trip to Clarenville for a fun day of skiing.

Families 1st Program
Location: Holy Cross Elementary
Time: 6:30pm
Don’t miss the chance for free family play at the drop-in activity program.

Cabernet and Canvas 
Featuring Clay Cafe’s Jamie Lynn McCabe
Location: Holyrood Municipal Office
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $40
Registration: contact 229-7252 ext. 210
Paint the night away with a glass of wine and hot hors d’oeuvres.

Friday, February 22

Chase the Ace and 50/50 Draw
Supporting the Holyrood Fire Department and Royal Canadian Legion
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Draw will take place 9:15pm

Saturday, February 23

Breakout NL in Holyrood
Escape Room Challenge
Location: Holyrood Community Centre
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $15.00/person for a 30 minute game.
Registration: Contact 229-7252 ext. 210.
Breakout NL is bringing their escape room to Holyrood. Sign up in a team of 4-6 to solve the mystery and escape the room. Limited space available. Prizes for the fastest team.

The Chilly Dash
5K Walk and Race
Registration: Please visit the following link to register: Running Room Registration
Pre and Post Race Location: Holy Cross Elementary
Pre and Post Race Time: 9:00am – 9:45am
Transportation to the route provided at 9:45am
Cost: $30.00
All participants will receive a medal. lunch, and a Miller Lite or non-alcoholic beverage.

Carnival Dance
featuring Cripple Creek
Location: Star of the Sea
Doors Open: 9:00pm
Tickets: $10.00
Tickets available at the Holyrood Orange Store. Tickets are limited. 19-plus event.

Sunday, February 24

Location: Holyrood Boardwalk
Time: 10:00am
Can you handle the freezing Atlantic Ocean in the midst of winter? If you have the courage, find your wackiest costume and take the plunge into the cold Holyrood Harbour to support Young Adults Cancer Canada. Join us at the Star of the Sea immediately after the dip for brunch as we release the total funds raised. 
Registration Information

For complete details on taking part in the event please see the information sheet below:
Crystal Dip Information Sheet and Registration

Crystal Dip 2019 Pledge Sheet

Merchandise Bingo
Location: Holyrood Community Centre
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: $2.00/card or 3 for $5

Carnival Brunch
Location: Star of the Sea
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $4 Children $8 Adults
Join us as we celebrate all our Crystal Carnival Dippers. Don’t miss a very special Holyrood 50 announcement.

Gone to the Dogs
Location: Holyrood Dog Park- Salmonier Line
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: Free
Bring your furry friend for a play day in the park. Free hot chocolate and treats for your dog!

Carnival Dinner Theatre- ABBA
Featuring Spirit of Newfoundland
Location: Star of the Sea
Time: 7:00pm
Dinner Option: Roast Turkey Dinner
Tickets: $65.00
Tickets on sale now at the Holyrood Municipal Office or by calling 229-7252 ext. 210.