Looking for a few festive ways to pass the time this month? There’s an abundance of events and activities happening around Huntsville in the coming weeks. Check out what’s on offer below (and let us know if there are others!)
Project Porchlight Food Drive, Dec. 4 starting at 6 p.m.
The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department and other local first responders go door-to-door gathering food donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank. Remember to leave your porch light on!
Quartette, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m., Algonquin Theatre
Canadian singer/songwriters Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick and Sylvia Tyson enchant with their singularly lush harmonies, unique arrangements and rich variety of musical influences.
Muskoka Rock Choir – Let it Be, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., Algonquin Theatre
Muskoka Rock Choir’s season 15, with songs by Radiohead, Lorde, Prince, Green Day, Coldplay, The Beatles, Todd Rundgren, Supertramp, George Michaels, The Everly Brothers, Annie Lennox, The Psychedelic Furs, Joni Mitchell and more. It is going to be a wonderful evening with special guests Sean Cotton, The Mighty Lopez and Jamie Hassard.
Niveous: A winter art show at the Eclipse Art Gallery at Deerhurst Resort, opens Dec. 6
Terry Ananny’s bright and colourful acrylic paintings of hockey, children at play and seasonal village scenes cheerfully capture the spirit of Canadian life. Elizabeth Johnson depicts Dorset and surroundings in her oil paintings sometimes using a palette knife. Chris Keene has a realistic style of painting and loves to explore the interaction of us humans with our wildlife. His work is beautiful and interesting as it tells a story. John Kinsella’s interpretations of Algonquin Park and surroundings are created in oils. Kathy Haycock lives and breathes Algonquin Park, often painting en plein air; her work is greatly influenced by her dad, painter Maurice Haycock, who was A.Y. Jackson’s painting partner for over 30 years.
Santa and Mrs. Claus in downtown Huntsville, Dec. 7 from 12-2 p.m., Kent Park
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Kent Park (corner of Main Street and Brunel Road) on Saturday, December 7 from 12-2 p.m. and on Saturday, December 14 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Say hello, drop off a wish list or a letter in the direct-to-Santa mailbox, and pause to let mom or dad snap a photo.
Huntsville Public School Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., HPS
Over 30 vendors, bake sale, lunch counter & raffle. All are welcome.
Dreamlife of Angels: a fundraiser for The Table Soup Kitchen Foundation, Dec. 7 from 7-9 p.m., Trinity United Church
Annual Christmas concert in support of The Table Soup Kitchen Foundation with Ruth Cassie and Friends. Performances honour the memory of Rev. S. Derek Shelly. $15 suggested donation and/or non-perishable food items
Light Up Dwight Night, Dec. 7. at 5:30 p.m, Dwight Public Library
Join the Lake of Bays Library and the Dwight community for the annual Light Up Dwight Night. Live music, treats, crafts, Santa, and more!
XMUS Festival and Ugly Christmas Sweater Dance Party, Dec. 7, Canvas Brewing Co.
This festival is a day full of savouring Ontario craft beers, local distilleries, festive cocktails and wine while shopping for unique gifting at the holiday market.
Elvis: Blue Christmas, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m., Algonquin Theatre
Collingwood Elvis Champion Gino Monopoli backed by Rudy & the Angels singing all your favourite Elvis classics.
Baysville Santa Claus Parade, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m., Baysville
It’s the only parade that goes around twice! The fun starts at 1 p.m.
Rotary Christmas Auction live finale, Dec. 8 from 12-3:30 p.m. online and on YourTV
Your last chance to bid on almost $50,000 worth of items! Proceeds support Rotary projects in the community.
Muskoka Music Mix and Two Four Time present Christmas in Muskoka, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., Trinity United Church
In addition to performances by the chorus and quartets, there will be solos, duets and other combinations, accompanied by piano or guitar. There is no charge for this family friendly event (freewill donations gratefully accepted). Stay for cookies and coffee or tea after the concert.
Noah’s Larks Carol Sing with Christmas Goodies, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., Pioneer Memorial Church (2370 Hwy 60)
Noah’s Larks will lead everyone in singing in the season while you nibble on Christmas Goodies. Invite your family and friends to join you for this festive afternoon. Goodwill offering appreciated.
Advent Choral Evensong, Dec. 8 from 4-5:30 p.m., All Saints’ Anglican Church
The service of choral evensong is a contemplative service from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, steeped in the music and rooted in the worship traditions of the 16th century, now being replicated in Huntsville’s All Saints’ Church, a beautiful 125-year-old historic setting for music that remains a joy to both the ear and the heart!
See more below and on our Events Calendar here.
Still to come in December
Maker Series Do & Take: The wonderful world of festive decor with Sandhill Nursery, Dec. 10, Active Living Centre (pre-registration required)
Make Festive Christmas Cupcakes with Christine Kropp of Whimsical Bakery, Dec. 11, Active Living Centre (pre-registration required)
Warren Miller’s Timeless, presented by Algonquin Outfitters, Dec. 11, Algonquin Theatre
Good Lovelies Christmas, Dec. 13, Algonquin Theatre
Santa and Mrs. Claus in downtown Huntsville, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kent Park
A Christmas Carol, presented by Huntsville Festival of the Arts, Dec. 14, Algonquin Theatre
Breakfast with Santa Toy Drive and Santa Meet and Greet, Dec. 15, Bullock’s Independent Community Room (pre-registration required for Breakfast with Santa)
Ukulele Carol Sing-Along, Dec. 18, Huntsville Public Library
Community Christmas Sing-along with Huntsville Theatre Company, Dec. 18, Partners Hall, Algonquin Theatre
A Portage Flyer Christmas, Dec, 21, Muskoka Heritage Place
A Very Reggae Christmas with WATERHOUSE, Dec. 21, Huntsville Legion
Torchlight Parade, Dec. 24, 5-7 p.m., Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area
New Year’s Noon Party, Dec. 31, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Huntsville Public Library
Family-Friendly Fireworks, Dec. 31, 5-8 p.m., Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area
And here’s what’s coming in January
A Play, a Pie & a Pint, presented by Huntsville Festival of the Arts, Jan. 13-14, The Mill on Main
Banff Mountain Film Festival, presented by Algonquin Outfitters, Jan. 20-22, Algonquin Theatre
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