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December 4, 2002
38th Annual Christmas Around the World Festival at City Hall Rotunda, December 7 to 8
The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto (CFAC) and its member groups will be
bringing together more than 25 different ethnic community Christmas displays at
the 38th Annual Christmas Around the World Festival at City Hall Rotunda, 100
Queen St. W., December 7 and 8, from noon - 5 p.m. Admission is free.

The sights and scents of Christmas will transform City Hall's Rotunda into an
international marketplace of Yuletide delight including: Kolachinya from
Macedonia, Ukrainian pyrizhky, Portuguese bolo rei, Filipino lumpya, Scots
shortbread and Polish barsczc. Traditional ornaments, handicrafts, artwork and
tapestries from around the world will also be available for purchase, each
designed with Christmas in mind. Sveti Nikolai, Father Christmas, Sinterklaas
and St. Nicholas (Santa Claus' European cousins) will be on hand to entertain
the little ones and Santa Claus may even drop by to share in the fun and good

CFAC is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that presents the heritage of
over 91 nationalities found in Toronto. In coalition with its 91 member groups,
CFAC showcases international traditions through events like Global roots,
Christmas around the World, First Night and Taste of Toronto. The council also
brings groups from other nations to perform in Toronto, and sends its own
member groups to perform in places as far away as Taiwan. Through its
activities, the council helps to bring about a higher profile for the heritage
arts in the greater Toronto area.

Media Contact
Wendy Limbertie,
Executive Director, Community Folk Art Council of Toronto,



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