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December 2017
FESTIVE 1st FRIDAY in Downtown Owen Sound
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
854 Second Avenue East Owen Sound N4K 2H3

Christmas is in the air in downtown Owen Sound!  From 6 to 9 pm, be sure to come downtown and enjoy festive sales and promotions by participating merchants and horse drawn carriage rides.  It's a wonderful way to kick off the Christmas season.

The Men of the Deeps  Our birthday party!
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

The Men of the Deeps Our birthday party! - $65/70

The Men of the Deeps is a choir of working and retired coal miners from Cape Breton Island. Organized in 1966 as part of Cape Breton’s contribution to Canada’s Centennial Year (1967), the group’s inception was an effort by the people of Cape Breton to preserve in song some of the rich folklore of Cape Breton’s coal mining communities.

Durham Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Durham Durham N0G 1R0

Location: Santa Claus will be at Durham Fire Hall after parade.

Parade Theme: Canadian Christmas

For safety, the throwing of candy, etc will not be permitted. 

Contact: Rob Leno 519-369-2745 or Alex Neuman 519-379-3694

dundalk parade
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
Downtown Dundalk N0C 1B0

The Dundalk Santa Claus Parade is held on the first Saturday of December. Enjoy the Christmas Spirit and visit with Santa in Downtown Dundalk after the parade. Proudly presented by the Dundalk & District Chamber of Commerce. For more info contact the Chamber at 519-923-3290.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
Downtown Meaford N4L 1A0

Watch downtown Meaford transform into a whimsical, winter wonderland during the BIA Window Unveiling and Santa Claus Parade. Sykes Street will become a pedestrian mall while local businesses showcase the unveiling of their new holiday window displays. Bring the whole family out to see the displays, light the town tree, and enjoy a visit from Santa. This incredible family event is the perfect way to kick off the holidays.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
10th Street Hanover N4N 1P2

Parade theme: "A Red and White Christmas"

concert poster
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Harmony Centre Owen Sound Owen Sound N4K 2N7

Welcome the Christmas season with Georgian Bay Concert Choir! We will continue our year-long tribute to Canada's 150th birthday with an evening of Canadian Christmas music - from traditional to modern, solemn to celebratory, there will be something for everyone. 

Conducted by Dan Lenz and accompanied by Barb Dyck. Generously sponsored by Shorty's Grill. Reception after the concert sponsored by Kia Owen Sound.

Interro Quartet at Desboro Music Hall on Sun Dec 3 at 2pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
136215 Grey Road 40 Desboro N0H 1K0

Interro Quartet presents an afternoon of music to bring warmth into the holiday season.  Featuring beloved works by Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, as well as excerpts from Tchaikovsky's beloved "Nutcracker Ballet" arranged for string quartet.  Desboro Music Hall.  All Ages.  Sunday Decebmer 3, 2017 at 2pm.  Doors Open 1:30pm.  Music Starts 2:00pm

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
Streets of Neustadt Neustadt N0G 2M0

Meet Santa and free roller skating at Neustadt Arena following the parade.

Christkindl Farm
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 4:00pm to Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00pm
393889 Concession 2 Durham N0G 1R0

Join us December 8th and 9th, 4-9pm, at our 2nd annual Christkindl Market for a fabulous spread of traditional European sights, smells and fun.

We will have sleigh rides with bells, activities for the children, artisan vendors and amazing European style foods and baking.

Walk the candlelit pathways and warm up in the stable with hot apple cider.

Experience the magic of Christmas this year at our beautiful event!

Wizard of Oz
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
12 Nelson St. E. Meaford N4L 1N6

The Wizard of Oz Kids In The Meaford Hall

Fri Dec 8, 7pm $15 $free for elementary students

Come to Kansas with the ' Kids in the Meaford Hall.' Who knows where we may end up!

This year's play is the ninth for the 'Kids' and it promises to be a great evening at the theatre for your family. Hurry up and get inside there's a storm coming! Presented by Kids In The Meaford Hall

Festive Tribute to the King featuring Peter Irwin & the Memphis Rebels
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 8:00pm to Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Normanby Arena Complex, Ayton, 112102 Grey Rd 3 Ayton N0G 1C0

Normanby Recreation presents Festive Tribute to the King. 

Doors open at 7:00 pm. Show begins at 8:00 pm.

Tickets $25. Available at:

  • West Grey Municipal Office, 402813 Grey Rd 4, Durham
  • Trixies Saloon, Ayton
  • Granny's, Ayton
  • My Scissors & I, Hanover
  • Gerry's Beauty Salon, Mount Forest

Food available. Proceeds to community enhancements

Festive Tribute to the King featuring Peter Irwin & the Memphis Rebels
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 8:00pm to Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Normanby Arena Complex, Ayton, 112102 Grey Rd 3 Ayton N0G 1C0

Normanby Recreation presents Festive Tribute to the King. 

Doors open at 7:00 pm. Show begins at 8:00 pm.

Tickets $25. Available at:

  • West Grey Municipal Office, 402813 Grey Rd 4, Durham
  • Trixies Saloon, Ayton
  • Granny's, Ayton
  • My Scissors & I, Hanover
  • Gerry's Beauty Salon, Mount Forest

Food available. Proceeds to community enhancements

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
997 4th Ave E Owen Sound N4K 5W9

Free admission, 20+ vendors, coffee & muffins available.

Christmas Sale In The Barn With The Alpacas
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11:00am to Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
734762 West Back Line Markdale N0C 1H0

Come join us and all of the moms and their crias (babies) from this year in the barn.

For your convenience the store will be setup in the barn with all of our products made from our warm and luxurious alpaca fibre.

Christmas Markets poster
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

The Meaford Farmers' Market presents the 7th Annual Christmas Markets at Meaford Hall on November 25th, December 9th & December 16th, from 11am-4pm. Unique gifts and one of kind treasures, delicious edibles and beautiful hand-made local arts and crafts.

Georgian Bay Symphony
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
1550 8th St E Owen Sound N4K 3P6

Experience the wonders of the season with a live orchestra. Make some memories. A one hour family themed concert. This is "A Pay What You Can" event!

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
1550 8th St E Owen Sound N4K 3P6

Clarinet Concerto in A Major KV 622 ; Christmas Carol Sing-along ; Numerous Seasonal Classics by Great Composers. Your musical holiday celebration includes symphonic music of the season, the always popular carol sing-along and will feature the famous Mozart Clarinet Concerto performed by our own Principal Clarinetist Rob Tite. Be part of a great Grey Bruce holiday tradition.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
451 Saddler Street W, Durham N0G 1R0

Meet Santa & his crew! Enjoy some games, activities and face-painting. Free refreshments & treats! Draws for Christmas food hampers!

A FREE event hosted by Durham Recreation Advisory Committee.

OSCB December Concert poster
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound N4K 2M6

Owen Sound City Band Traditional Christmastime Family Concert - directed by Julia Richards.
2PM Sunday December 10, 2017, at the Bayshore Community Centre
with our special guests the Alexandra Community School Choir.
Everyone Welcome - Refreshments.  Admission: by Donation.  All proceeds to the Harrison Park Pool Renovations Fund

German Advent Service in Hanover
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church, 356 9th St Hanover N4N 2N9

An hourly long non-denominational Advent Service to celebrate in word and song. Led by Rev. J.Polacok at the St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church in Hanover. Sing-a- long to German Advent and Christmas songs and listen to poems and stories. Music performed by local musicians. This year special guests are an Alphorn Trio and a Swiss Children Choir. Christstollen and coffee to follow. All are most welcome.

The Once East Coast Christmas
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

The Once East Coast Christmas - $32/38

Festive Open House at Craigleith Heritage Depot
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
113 Lakeshore Road East The Blue Mountains L9Y 0N1

Join us Dec. 12th at the Craigleith Heritage Depot for some lighthearted festive readings by local writers!
Arrive anytime between 1pm and 3pm.

Bring a friend, neighbour, or newcomer!  All are welcome, as are donations to support the museum.

Refreshments will be generously provided by Shale Rock Cafe.

Potter - the Panto
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
251 9th St E Owen Sound N4K 1N8

Sandcastle Theatre presents Potter – the Panto, a hilarious parody full of magic, laughter and fun for all ages.   Potter – the Panto tells the tale of young wizards who rescue their Academy from the clutches of evil, all while singing and dancing and poking fun at American politics, local celebrities and Canadian winters.  Audience members will cheer for the hero and boo the villain and even get up on stage as magical helpers.  Guaranteed to

Skydiggars
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

One day, if someone with perfect penmanship and a great memory for details takes up a Canadian Rock Family Tree project and plots the development of the Canadian roots rock community, they may discover that many – if not all – branches and roots at some point interconnect with the Skydiggers.  More than twenty-five years after the band’s formation, the roots rock veterans continue to create and inspire with their unique blend of Canadiana.  Th

Christmas Markets poster
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

The Meaford Farmers' Market presents the 7th Annual Christmas Markets at Meaford Hall on November 25th, December 9th & December 16th, from 11am-4pm. Unique gifts and one of kind treasures, delicious edibles and beautiful hand-made local arts and crafts.

Moreston Village in the snow
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
102599 Grey Rd 18 Owen Sound N4K 5N6

Join us in Moreston Heritage Village for an old fashioned holiday celebration!

The historic buildings will be open and dressed in seasonal decor. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a festive stroll through the village! This event is a truly unique Christmas experience for all ages and has become a well-loved annual tradition. 

The Return of Buddy Holly
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
443 10th Ave Hanover N4N 2K6

Coming in December, please note that less than 100 tickets remain for this show...Buddy Holly songs were among the first songs Gavan Rousseau ever learned as a toddler. It is all a product of Gavan’s natural “old soul” and upon discovering Buddy’s music his desire to know more lead him to “The Return of Buddy Holly”.

The Nutcracker
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

Sun Dec 17, 2pm & 7pm          $20adult $10kids

This holiday, treat yourself and your family to The Nutcracker: that shimmering, glittering spectacle of holiday cheer as performed by Collingwood’s own Fleet-wood Dance Centre. The Nutcracker Ballet is a rite of passage for children and an annual must-attend event for many. It just wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker! Presented by Meaford Hall

Harp & Holly - Terry Young guitar/ voice, Sandra Swannell violin/ voice and Sharlene Wallace celtic harp
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
310 10th Street West OWEN SOUND N4K 3R5

Canada's most prolific and influential Celtic harpist Sharlene Wallace joins award winning violinist/violist Sandra Swannell and finger-style guitar virtuoso Terry Young in a celebration of Christmas with a poetic blending of Celtic, New Age and Baroque sounds.

Honeymoon Suite
Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

Juno Award winning band Honeymoon Suite will bring its 80s rock to Meaford Hall on Dec 23 featuring hits such as New Girl Now, Feel it Again, What Does it Take and Lethal Weapon.. Honeymoon Suite is a Canadian hard rock band formed in 1981 in Niagara Falls. The band's name was a nod to the fact that Niagara Falls is the unofficial honeymoon capital of the world. Tickets are $57 plus HST

On-going Event
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, January 27, 2018 (All day)
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

Two traveling painters, Holger Majorahn and Jennifer Stenberg, inspired by the natural splendour of Canada have created a new colourful collection of famous and fascinating off the beaten track scenes. www.artsonten.com

Call Box Office to check hours 1.877.538.0463 or email at info@meafordhall.ca

Earlybird Nordic Season Pass at Scenic Caves
On-going Event
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, December 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
260/280 Scenic Caves Rd Collingwood/The Blue Mountains L9Y 0P2

Earlybird Nordic Season Passes are available at a discount rate until December 22/17 for the 2017-18 season. May be used seven days a week for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing until March 25, 2018.  Glide on 27 km. of x-country ski trails groomed daily for classic/ skate styles Stomp along 10 km. of dedicated snowshoe trails, one of which crosses the 420 ft. Suspension Bridge with breathtaking views of south Georgian Bay .

Hanover's Holiday Shop & Win
On-going Event
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
Various Participating Businesses Hanover N4N 1P7

Join us in Hanover this Holiday Season for our annual Hanover Holiday Shop & Win promotion! Collect stamps while shopping locally at over 40 participating locations, and enter to win one of 12 prizes totaling $3000 dollars!

Early bird draws will take place December 2nd, with all remaining draws happening December 20th.

festival of northern lights
On-going Event
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 10:00pm
Downtown Owen Sound N4K 3E3

Be part of the magic in downtown Owen Sound from Saturday, November 18 until January 7, 2018.  The lights are on from 5:00pm to 10:00pm daily.

Jingles & Joy Image
On-going Event
Saturday, December 2, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, January 7, 2018 (All day)
156 Jozo Weider Blvd. The Blue Mountains L9Y 3Z2

Thousands of twinkling lights, festive storefronts and family-friendly entertainment make the perfect backdrop for holiday celebrations and shopping. Fireworks every Saturday night, horse and wagon rides, Santa, music and family activities. See here for more details bluemountainvillage.ca/jingles

The Owen Sound Artists' Legacy Gallery feature work from our 2017 guests and members.
On-going Event
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, December 30, 2017 (All day)
942 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound N4K 2H6

The Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op welcomes Christmas with festive art and craft this December!  Four Holiday themed guest artists include; Folk Art carved wood Santas, rich with detail, by Richard Gleiser, delightful driftwood Santas and sweet sock monkeys by Maureen McTeague, Jim Scott’s charming hand carved figures and lovely stained glass ornaments and story boxes by Zoe McDougall.