Jingles & Joy is Back in the Village and Festive Events are Happening Throughout Grey County!

LE Shore features hikers who went the full length of the Bruce Trail Nov 30. Owen Sound has 1st Festive Friday Dec 1, Festival of Northern Lights, Georgian Bay Choir's Christmas show Dec 2 Meaford features Men of the Deeps Dec 1, BIA Window Unveiling Dec 2, Dec 2 sees Santa Claus Parades in Durham, Dundalk, Hanover, and Meaford. Dec 3 Santa Claus Parade in Neustadt. Desboro hosts Interro Quartet for an afternoon chamber concert on Dec 3. Hanover hosts Holiday Shop & Win from Nov 15th to Dec 19th. Find out more!







From End to End: Hiking the Bruce Trail with Margaret and Ken Yaraskavitch

From End to End: Hiking the Bruce Trail

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

L.E. Shore Memorial Library & Gallery, Thornbury

In the Fall of 2017, Margaret and Ken Yaraskavitch hiked the full length of the Bruce Trail from Tobermory to Queenston Heights, Niagara.  Margaret will share some of their experiences, from people met on the pathway, appreciating flora and fauna, logistical juggling, lessons learned and other challenges, and the joy of walking. An AAC presentation.  All are welcome.

FESTIVE 1st FRIDAY Shopping Event in Downtown Owen Sound

FESTIVE 1st FRIDAY in Downtown Owen Sound

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

854 Second Avenue East, Owen Sound

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!

The Men of the Deeps  Our birthday party!

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

12 Nelson Street East, Meaford

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 Firefighters Association Santa Claus Parade

Durham Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 12:30pm

Downtown Durham

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 Santa Claus Parade

dundalk parade

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Downtown Dundalk

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.


Meaford Santa Claus Parade & BIA Window Unveiling

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Downtown Meaford

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.


Hanover Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

10th Street Hanover

Parade theme: "A Red and White Christmas"


Georgian Bay Concert Choir presents: A Canadian Christmas

concert poster

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Harmony Centre, Owen Sound

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.


Winter Chamber Music Concert with Interro Quartet

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

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.  Doors Open 1:30pm.  Music Starts 2:00pm

Neustadt Santa Claus Parade

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

Streets of Neustadt

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



Ongoing Events

Owen Sound Festival of Northern Lights

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 10:00pm

Downtown Owen Sound

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.

Hanover's Holiday Shop & Win

Hanover's Holiday Shop & Win

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 to Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Various Participating Businesses in Hanover

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.


Jingles & Joy

Jingles & Joy Image

Saturday, December 2, 2017 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


OUR CANADA: Coast to Coast and Back Again

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to Saturday, January 27, 2018

12 Nelson Street East, Meaford

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.

Call Box Office to check hours 1.877.538.0463 or email at


Earlybird Discount on Nordic Season Pass at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Earlybird Nordic Season Pass at Scenic Caves

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, December 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

260/280 Scenic Caves Rd, Collingwood/The Blue Mountains

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 .

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