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Shop and Play Locally in South Georgian Bay! Great events throughout The Blue Mountains and Beyond!

01/12/17
Dec 2: Christmas Craft and Gift Show at Marsh St. Centre Dec 3: Dam Good Brunch at The Dam Pub Dec 2: Jingles and Joy Dec 3: Annual Christmas Dinner at the Marsh St. Centre Dec 6: Christmas Quilling at the Craigleith Heritage Depot Dec 9: Christmas Jazz at the Marsh St. Centre Dec 9: Olde Fashioned Christmas in Thornbury (amazingly fun event for all ages!) And more great events around the region, including Liona Boyd Dec 8th in Midland, The Wizard of Oz at Meaford Hall Dec 8, Holiday Markets, Santa Visits

NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 3

COUNTRY AFFAIR CANDLES WAREHOUSE SALE

MEAFORD

A great chance to pick up your seasonal gifts for hostess gifts, teacher/caregiver gifts. Don’t forget the postman! Or even just to have something on hand for that unexpected houseguest. This sale is open to the public.  More Info

DECEMBER 1 - 2

STAYNER TREE LIGHTING AND SANTA CLAUS PARADE
CLEARVIEW

Christmas Tree Lighting: Friday. December 1st at 7pm. Santa Claus Parade: Saturday, December 2nd at 10:30am. (Downtown Stayner).   More Info

STARTS DECEMBER 2

JINGLES AND JOY
THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

Thousands of twinkling lights, festive storefronts and family-friendly entertainment make the perfect backdrop for holiday celebrations and shopping at Blue Mountain Village. Fireworks every Saturday night, horse and wagon rides, Santa, music and family activities.  More Info

DECEMBER 2

CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND GIFT SHOW
THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

The Marsh Street Centre will be hosting a Unique Christmas Gift Sale. Over 20 diverse and talented artisans will be featuring their one of a kind items. There will be a cookie bar selling cookies by the pound; a lovely lunch and special treats.  More Info

DECEMBER 1 - 2

CREEMORE TREE LIGHTING & SANTA CLAUS PARADE
CLEARVIEW

The Creemore BIA is busy preparing for our annual Santa Claus Parade  and are currently accepting applications from participants. The Creemore Santa Claus Parade is run by volunteers – all of whom want to share a fun day with you and the community. Discover Christmas in the Valley.   More Info

DECEMBER 2

LIVE MUSIC AT THE HURON CLUB
COLLINGWOOD

Stop by The Huron Club in Collingwood for some live music! Dave Allen will be performing from 8:30-11:30pm.  More Info

DECEMBER 2

PAINT NIGHT AT SERENDIPITY
COLLINGWOOD

What could be better than a fun and social night out with your friends while you create a painting?! All supplies and instruction is provided for you, all you need to do is gather up your friends and join us for a night of fun and laughter. No art skills required...just a willingness to embrace the enjoyable world of painting.  More Info

DECEMBER 2

NOTTAWA CHRISTMAS SHOPP
CLEARVIEW

The 3rd annual Nottawa Hall Christmas shopping event is here with over 30 local vendors, unique finds, something for everybody. Free admission, plenty of parking, always a fun event at the Nottawa Community Hall.  More Info

DECEMBER 2

WINDOW UNVEILING AND SANTA CLAUS PARADE
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.  More Info

DECEMBER 2, 9, 16, 23

VISIT SANTA AND HIS REINDEER

COLLINGWOOD

This Christmas season all kids (big and small) will have an opportunity to visit with Santa in his big sleigh when he comes to downtown Collingwood. There will also be a special surprise! You won’t want to miss Santa’s reindeer in training, as they will be joining Santa at town hall.  More Info

DECEMBER 3

DAM GOOD BRUNCH!
THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

A great way to start off your Sunday with the famous Brunch menu at The Dam Pub, cooked to order, 2 eggs with blackforest ham, Norwegian Smoked Salmon or Florentine on a fresh english muffin and our homemade hollandaise sauce, trimmed with home fries, crispy bacon and fresh fruit. Or try the Whisky Maple French Toast with all the trimmings and of course you can order eggs anystyle and pick your sides....every Sunday!  More Info

DECEMBER 3

HOLIDAY MARKET AT SIDE LAUNCH
COLLINGWOOD

Side Launch Brewery has teamed up with Peaces to bring your the very first Holiday Market at the brewery. Enjoy a freshly brewed beer along side some of Ontario's most exclusive local Artisans for our first ever Holiday Market in Collingwood. Featuring over 20 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade craftsmen items to vintage clothing, antiques & collectibles, plants, artisan eats & more.   More Info

DECEMBER 5 - 8

APPY HOUR AT THESMOKE
COLLINGWOOD

From Tuesday to Friday, 3 pm till 5:30 pm, all draught pints and beer tall boys are only $5 each. House red and white wines are only $1 per ounce. Pulled Pork Nachos and Brisket Poutine are only $10, and our regular Poutine is only $6. Dine in only.  More Info

DECEMBER 6

CHRISTMAS QUILLING
THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

Drop in at the Craigleith Heritage Depot and try out Quilling, the Renaissance art of paper filigree. Make your own Christmas ornaments or cards. All supplies provided. Cost is by donation.  More Info

DECEMBER 9

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOPPING AT THE BARN CO-OP

MEAFORD

Shop for holiday gifts at The Barn Co-op in Meaford featuring local artisans, food & practitoner demos, gift basket giveaways, hand crafted treats and warm cider.   More Info

DECEMBER 7 - 8

CHRISTMAS PAST AND PRESENT
MIDHURST

Catch the holiday spirit and witness Christmas from days gone by at the Simcoe County Museum. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Simcoe County Museum.  More Info

DECEMBER 8

LIONA BOYD A WINTER FANTASY

MIDLAND

Brookside Music Association presents "Canada's First Lady of Guitar" featuring guest artist Andrew Dolson and award winning The Children's Community Choir in St. Paul's United Church Midland.  More Info

DECEMBER 8

THE WIZARD OF OZ - KIDS IN THE MEAFORD HALL

MEAFORD

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!   More Info

UNTIL DECEMBER 9

FIRST LIGHT AT SAINTE-MARIE AMONG THE HURONS

MIDLAND

Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission. Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities.  More Info

DECEMBER 9

MEAFORD CHRISTMAS MARKETS

MEAFORD

The Meaford Farmers' Market presents the 7th Annual Christmas Markets at Meaford Hall. Unique gifts and one of kind treasures, delicious edibles and beautiful hand-made local arts and crafts. There will be 30+ vendors.    More Info

DECEMBER 9

THORNBURY'S OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

Spend the entire day with us at the annual Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration. From the decorated shops opening their doors to the activities throughout the day… to the Christmas tree lighting and the traditional Hidden Santa hunt with wonderful prize baskets, full of donations from your local merchants… we even have chestnuts roasting on an open fire, singing, and laughter and we mustn’t forget… Santa and his helpers.   More Info

DECEMBER 10

THE ONCE EAST COAST CHRISTMAS

MEAFORD

A modern indie folk trio, The Once has collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, numerous ECMA awards, was named Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council. They have earned two JUNO nominations for best Roots/Traditional album. While originally known for its haunting interpretations of traditional music, The Once has at long last uncovered a sound that truly represents their inner artistry.   More Info

UNTIL DECEMBER 22

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON NORDIC SEASON PASS
THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

Scenic Caves Nordic Centre season passes 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.  More Info

 

UNTIL DECEMBER 31

WINTER'S GIFT
COLLINGWOOD

Celebrate the season with a wide selection of gifts from talented local artists including pottery, jewellery, woodwork, glassware, textiles. sculpture, clothing, painting and metal work at the Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts gallery.  More Info

 

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

Locally-made treasures and unique shops are ample in South Georgian Bay. Make your Christmas wish list then head out to pick up one of these unique gift options. (Photo: Dags & Willow Fine Cheese & Gourmet Shop)  More Info

 

 


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