Events to Keep Your Heart Warm with Christmas Cheer this week in Grey County

Christkindl Market Dec 8 at 4:00 to Dec 9 at 9:00 Durham..... Wizard of Oz Kids in the Meaford Hall Dec 8 at 7:00 Meaford..... Festive Tribute to the King featuring Pete Irwin & the Memphis Rebels Fri Dec 8 and Sat Dec 9 Ayton.....Quota Bazaar and Bake Sale Dec 9 from 9 - 2:00 Owen Sound.....7th Annual Christmas Markets at Meaford Hall Sat Dec 9 from 11 am to 4 pm Meaford.....Christmas Sale in the Barn with the Alpacas Sat Dec 9 and 10 Markdale.....Georgian Bay Symphony Family Christmas Concert Dec 9 4:00 - 5:00 Owen Sound.....Christmas Cheer Dec 9 7:30 - 9:30 Owen Sound (christmas music).....and so much more!








Christkindl Market

Christkindl Farm

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 4:00pm to Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00pm

393889 Concession 2, Durham

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!

The Wizard of Oz Kids In The Meaford Hall

Wizard of Oz

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

12 Nelson St. E., Meaford

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 Pete Irwin & the Memphis Rebels

Festive Tribute to the King featuring Peter Irwin & the Memphis Rebels

Friday, December 8, 2017  to Saturday, December 9, 2017

Normanby Arena Complex, Ayton

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


Quota Bazaar and Bake Sale

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

997 4th Ave E, Owen Sound

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


7th Annual Christmas Markets at Meaford Hall

Christmas Markets poster

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

12 Nelson Street East, Meaford

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.


Christmas Sale In The Barn With The Alpacas

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

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.


Family Christmas Concert

Georgian Bay Symphony

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

1550 8th St E, Owen Sound

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!


Christmas Cheer

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

1550 8th St E, Owen Sound

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.


West Grey Family Christmas

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

451 Saddler Street W, Durham

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.


Owen Sound City Band Traditional Christmastime Family Concert

OSCB December Concert poster

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound

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

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 at Meaford Hall

The Once East Coast Christmas

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

12 Nelson Street East Meaford

Tickets $32/38


Festive Open House

Festive Open House at Craigleith Heritage Depot

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

113 Lakeshore Road East The Blue Mountains

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 (Owen Sound)

Potter - the Panto

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

251 9th St E, Owen Sound

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


A Skydiggers Christmas


Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

12 Nelson Street East, Meaford

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. 

Ongoing Events

Christmas at the Co-op

The Owen Sound Artists' Legacy Gallery feature work from our 2017 guests and members.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 to Saturday, December 30, 2017

942 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound

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.

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

156 Jozo Weider Blvd., The Blue Mountains

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 .

December Discount at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

December special at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Saturday, December 2, 2017  to Friday, December 22, 2017

260 Scenic Caves Rd, Collingwood/The Blue Mountains

Before the nordic season opens, admission is just $10 for available nature adventures. View a South Georgian Bay panorama from the 420 ft. Suspension Bridge, hike nature trails, explore a path of wooden sculptures, climb and swing on the Children’s Adventure Playground, search for clues on the Scavenger Hunt. Weather-permitting.  Offer subject to change without notice. Open daily 9am-5pm (last admission 3pm).

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