Christmas village in Youbou open between Christmas and New Year

A carousel and Ferris wheel are two of the star attractions in the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)A carousel and Ferris wheel are two of the star attractions in the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Get a glimpse of the ballroom, part of the Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Get a glimpse of the ballroom, part of the Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Lorelei Rondeau looks in shop windows at the Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Lorelei Rondeau looks in shop windows at the Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Thousands of individual pieces have been put together over a four-week span to make up the Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Thousands of individual pieces have been put together over a four-week span to make up the Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Donna Jones shows off her huge Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Donna Jones shows off her huge Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Donna Jones shows off her huge Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Donna Jones shows off her huge Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Dennis Jones shows off the huge Christmas village he and his wife Donna have put together at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Dennis Jones shows off the huge Christmas village he and his wife Donna have put together at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
A popcorn vendor is part of the Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)A popcorn vendor is part of the Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Get up close to the Christmas village display at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)
Thousands of individual pieces have been put together over a four-week span to make up the Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)Thousands of individual pieces have been put together over a four-week span to make up the Christmas village at Cassy’s Coffee House in Youbou. (Andrea Rondeau/Gazette)

Donna and Dennis Jones are thrilled to be showing off their massive Christmas village in Youbou at Cassy’s Coffee House once again this season, and are urging people to beat the doldrums between Christmas and New Year’s with a visit.

The display has traditionally closed just before Christmas, but this year is being extended to open from Dec. 28-31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Entry is free, but donations are being accepted which will go to Cowichan District Hospital.

“I have had cancer three times and that’s why we give the donations to cancer treatment at the CDH,” Donna said.

“We like to give back to the community. We also love to hear what people say about the display and the children are just amazing.”

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