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!)
Maker Series Do & Take: The wonderful world of festive decor with Sandhill Nursery, Dec. 10 from 6-8 p.m., Active Living Centre
Join the pros at Sandhill Nursery to learn how to add some festive flair to your home this holiday season. Each participant will go home with their very own Christmas Wreath to dress up their home or porch for the holiday season. (Pre-registration required)
Make Festive Christmas Cupcakes with Christine Kropp of Whimsical Bakery, Dec. 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Active Living Centre
Whimsical Bakery’s cake decorator, Christine Kropp, will demonstrate how to make fabulous festive Christmas cupcakes from scratch, along with buttercream frosting, then learn different designs to decorate your cupcakes. (Pre-registration required.)
Warren Miller’s Timeless, presented by Algonquin Outfitters, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Algonquin Theatre
Much of the world has changed since Warren Miller started making ski films in 1949, but the passion of snowriders across the globe has stayed the same. Timeless emulates the enduring spirit of winter and gives a deserving nod to the past seven decades of ski cinematography, while looking foward on the future.
Good Lovelies Christmas, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Algonquin Theatre
Still merry after all these years, Good Lovelies return with their 13th annual Christmas tour. What better way to celebrate the season than with classic holiday and winter selections, timeless and original material polished to a warm and welcoming glow?
OPP Auxiliary Stuff-a-Cruiser Toy Drive, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Those wishing to help make a child’s Christmas bright may bring their new, unwrapped toys to one of the Auxiliary members who will be posted at area stores between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the following locations: Huntsville Canadian Tire located at 77 King William St. Huntsville or Huntsville Walmart located at 111 Howland Dr. Huntsville. All toys collected will go to assist local families in need.
Santa and Mrs. Claus at Kent Park in downtown Huntsville, Dec. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus will at Gingerbread Lane (a.k.a. Kent Park on the corner of Main Street and Brunel Road)! 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. There will not be a photographer on site, but families are welcome to snap as many photos as they want. This event is free of charge courtesy of the Downtown Huntsville BIA.
Muskoka Concert Band presents “Christmas Lights”, Dec. 14, 2 p.m., Trinity United Church
Join the Muskoka Concert Band for a selection of their favourite holiday tunes. There’s nothing like a sing-a-long to get you into the spirit of the season! Admission by donation.
A Christmas Carol, presented by Huntsville Festival of the Arts, Dec. 14, Algonquin Theatre
It’s A Christmas Carol like you’ve never seen it! Join HFA for this hilarious family friendly production of the holiday classic presented by Dufflebag Theatre. Penny-pinching miser Ebenezer Scrooge is well-known across Victorian London for being far more interested in making money than friends. Above all else, he hates Christmas time and its spirit of giving. But on one particular Christmas Eve, several spirits give Ebenezer the surprise of his life, as they whisk him off on a magical journey through past, present and future, to show him the true meaning of the season. From Fezziwig to Tiny Tim, all the favorites are included in DuffleBag Theatre’s exuberant version of the Charles Dickens Yuletide classic!
Huntsville’s first Santa Pub Crawl, Dec. 14, 6:30-11:30 p.m.
The route includes Canvas Brewery, Pub on the Docks, Lake of Bays Brew House, and Mill on Main. Wear a Santa Suit and donate $20 to the Santa Cause (donation to a local family in need). Private Message Valerie Kittner on Facebook if you are attending and if you know of a local family struggling at this festive time.
Breakfast with Santa Toy Drive and Santa Meet and Greet, Dec. 15 from 10-12 and 12-2 p.m., Bullock’s Independent Community Room
From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., join Santa for a pancake breakfast and help him fill his sack with unwrapped toys. Limited spots available: reserve your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (Gluten-free option available.) Or from 12-2 p.m., meet and greet with Santa! Have your picture taken with the jolly old elf and enjoy some Christmas crafts.
Secret Santa’s Workshop, Dec. 15, 1:30-4:30 p.m., More Than Just Art
The Magic of Christmas is in the Giving! Workshop for kids ONLY! Ages 7 to 12, no parents allowed. Make special gifts for family or friends and wrap them up for secret keeping. Materials will also be on hand to create ‘heirloom’ decorations.
Huntsville Suzuki School Christmas Concert, Dec. 15, 3 p.m., Bethel Pentecostal Church
And there’s more! See our Events Calendar here for the full list, and get a sneak peek of next week’s events below.
Still to come in December
A special service designed for those for whom the holidays might be difficult, Dec. 16, 7-9 p.m., Trinity United
Free sewing drop-in: make a Christmas gift! Dec. 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Huntsville Public Library Annex
Ukulele Carol Sing-Along, Dec. 18, Huntsville Public Library
Community Christmas Sing-along with Huntsville Theatre Company, Dec. 18, Partners Hall, Algonquin Theatre
Build a personalized, sugar-free gingerbread house heirloom centerpiece,
Dec. 21, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
A Portage Flyer Christmas, Dec, 21, Muskoka Heritage Place
A Very Reggae Christmas with WATERHOUSE, Dec. 21, Huntsville Legion
Save a Life, Give the Gift of Blood!
Dec. 23, 2-7 p.m., Faith Baptist
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
Etwell Concert Series New Year’s Eve Dance, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., Huntsville Legion
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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