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The Christmas holidays passed oif 'quietly in Akaroa. There was a large | influx on. Christmas Eve, tbe motorcars bringing quits as many as in previous years. Tbe shops in Akaroa were as full as on any previous Christmas Eve, the rain which fell about 880 pm not interfering with the number of Bays people who came to town lo do their shopping. Santa Claus arrived by car, and was seen at Mrs C Goodwin's. All tbe sbopp, were decorated, and numbers of young people were about tbe streets buying toys and setting off crackers. Tbe rain lasted all night, clearing off about 430 a.m Another sharp shower fell about 9 am. on Christmas morn ing. The weather then cleared, and tbe afternoon was bright and sunny. CHRISTMAS SERVICES. St. Peter's Church was decorated roost tastefully for tbe Christmas festival There were upwards of fifty at the early service in St. Peter's Church, Akaroa At the 11 am. per vice there was a large congregation. The service was bright, and conducted by the Vicar (Rev. A. H. Julius), In the sermon be referred to the war, and said that, tbougb we could not forget tbe euffarings at tbe other eide of the world, it was only proper that we should carry on tbe Christmas rejoicings as usual. On Sunday evening, in place of tbe usual sermon, tbe .choir sang carols. ST, PATRICK'S, AKAROA. St. Patrick's Church, Akaroa. was decorated most tastefully for Christ mas. On Christmas Day Mass was celebrated at 7 am. arid 11 a.m., Rev. Father Bonetto officiating.

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3465, 29 December 1914

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3465, 29 December 1914

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