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Christmas In Grey County

Posted by Laura Murakami on November 25, 2016
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Christmas is coming to Grey County!  There are so many events happening through our local towns and villages during this holiday season that you’re guaranteed to find at least one to enjoy with your family and friends.  Take some time to enjoy the season, your surroundings and your community, and enjoy a reminder of why we all choose to call Grey County “home”.

white-christmasWednesday November 23rd – Saturday November 26th

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Roxy Theatre  251 9th St. E., Owen Sound

Enjoy the adventures of Wallace and Davis as they follow the Haines sisters to Vermont in this heartwarming musical adaptation of the holiday favourite full of well-known standards.  A wonderful way to kick off the holiday season!  Admission: Tickets $23/Adults, $21/Seniors, $11.50/Students. Visit www.roxytheatre.ca or call 519-371-2833 for details.

 

 


santa-paradeSaturday November 26th
Markdale Santa Claus Parade

Main Street, Markdale     1:00pm

Come and join us for a traditional small town Santa Claus Parade co-ordinated by the Markdale Rotary Club!  The parade starts at the old Chapman’s property and travels east to the Arena. Meet Santa after the parade at the Walter Harris Memorial Library, beside the arena.  More info at info@greyhighlandschamber.com 


meaford-windowsSaturday November 26th
Meaford Christmas Window Unveiling and Santa Clause Parade

12 Nelson St. E., Meaford       6:30pm

Watch downtown Meaford transform into a whimsical, winter wonderland during the BIA Window Unveiling and Kinsmen Santa Clause 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, watch the parade, light the town tree, and enjoy a visit from Santa.

 


27thholiday-tour-of-homesSaturday November 26th  through Sunday 
Holiday Tour of Homes

Various Locations in Owen Sound     12:00pm – 5:00pm

As a special preview to the festive season the Holiday Tour of Homes invites you to see and experience the magic, as you tour the six selected homes that have been professionally dressed by area decorators.  As part of the tour we invite you to join us at Cobble Beach to enjoy music of the season, holiday treats and refreshments, win door prizes and be part of our great Holiday Bucket Draw.  Proceeds from the Holiday Tour of Homes 2016 will support Chapman House – Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce.  To purchase tickets and for more information, contact Rob Dinsmore at robertplans@hotmail.com or visit our facebook page at  www.facebook.com/HolidayTourOfHomesOwenSound

santa-paradeSaturday December 3rd
Hanover Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade

10th St., Hanover     7:00pm

Bring your lawnchair and stake out the perfect spot to watch Santa make his was through the downtown core.  This year’s theme is “Our Town Christmas”.  Email hanoverkinsmen@gmail.com for more information or visit www.hanover.ca/events/hanover-kinsmen-santa-claus-parade to download a registration form for your float.


durham-santa

Saturday December 3rd
Durham Santa Parade

Downtown Durham     12:30pm

Enjoy a small town Santa Parade and meet Santa at the Durham Fire Hall after the parade!  He will also visit the Durham Hospital and Rockwood Terrace.  Brought to you by the Durham Firefighters Assoc.  Our theme this year is “Christmas Vacation”.  Prizes for best floats, best horses and best costumes.  Donations greatly appreciated, contact a firefighter to donate.  For more information, call Rob Leno at 519-369-2745 or 519-369-4316.

 

 

 


mhcf

Saturday December 3rd

Rockin’ The Hall & Silent Auction
Meaford Hall & Cultural Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert

12 Nelson St. E,.Meaford     8:00pm – 10:00pm

A high-energy concert featuring the best jazz, blues and classic rock all wrapped up for Christmas!  Starring Juno winner Tyler Yarema, guest vocalists Gracie, Drew Wright, Virgil Scott and Chris Scerri.  In the Galleries, the annual silent auction will be ongoing with many unique and seasonal items.  All proceeds support the MHCF.  Tickets $40.  Visit www.mhcfoundation.ca for more information.


songs-of-the-seasonSunday December 4th

Songs of the Season

Boucher and Sykes Sts., Meaford     2:30pm – 4:00pm

Come celebrate with us for this holiday season as The Goldenaires Women’s Choir presents its annual “Songs of the Season” at the Meaford United Church.  Meet our new music director Catherine Robertson who has extensive voice and music education and who will also be featured as one of our soloists this year.

 

 

 

 

harp-and-hollyFriday December 9th

Harp & Holly Christmas Concert

Central Westside United Church, Owen Sound     7:30pm – 9:30pm

Canada’s most prolific and influential Celtic harpist Sharlene Wallace joins violinist/violist Sandra Swannell and fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Terry Young in bringing their annual concert celebration of Christmas home to Owen Sound. Harp & Holly weaves a tapestry of yuletide magic with their poetic blending of Celtic, New Age and Baroque sounds.  $20 at the door.  For details contact harpandholly@gmail.com


hockeysweaterSaturday, December 10th

A Christmas Spectacular

OSCVI Regional Auditorium 1550 8th St. E., Owen Sound

Family Concert     4:00 – 5:00pm (pay what you can)

Adult Concert       7:30pm ($5 – $35)

“The Hockey Sweater” is a much-loved Canadian hockey story. Don’t miss our musical presentation of this endearing classic read by our special guest, the author himself, Roch Carrier! Your musical holiday celebration includes symphonic music of the season an audience favourite carol sing-along and a holiday musical piece by area composer Richard Mascall. And to add to the celebration we will once again be joined on stage by members of our own Youth Orchestra.  Come and be part of a great Grey Bruce holiday tradition.  Contact 519-372-0212 or gbs@bmts.com for more information.


meaford-christmas-market

Saturday, December 10th

Meaford Christmas Market

12 Nelson St. E., Meaford       11:00am – 4:00pm

The 6th Annual Christmas Market returns to Meaford on November 19th and December 10th at Meaford Hall. Unique gifts and one of kind treasures, delicious edibles and beautiful hand-made local arts and crafts from over 3o vendors. The Browns will be present to bless us with some festive music to stir up the holiday cheer.  Contact info@meafordfarmersmarket.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 


thornbury-xmas

Saturday, December 10th

Thornbury Olde Fashioned Christmas

21 Bruce Street Thornbury     All day

The Thornbury Olde Fashioned Christmas is a highlight for both our local community and those who join us from across Ontario and beyond. Join us on our 40th anniversary year as we kick off the holiday season, with activities and excitement for the whole family.  Start your holiday shopping at our local stores.  Watch as the town tree is lit.  Visit with the reindeer in training and tell Santa your Christmas wishes.  Watch out for Scrooge and his chocolate money as you stroll through our historic main street and see the beautifully decorated windows and shop interiors.  Have a delicious meal at one of our outstanding restaurants and discover why Thornbury is know for it’s warm welcome and special charm.  For more information visit www.oldefashionedchristmas.com

 


Handmade Christmas decorations exposed in wooden boxes on advent market stall

Saturday, December 10th

Handmade Holiday Market

Heartwood Concert Hall Owen Sound     9:30am – 4:00pm

Heartwood Concert Hall will be filled with artists and makers showing and selling their one of a kind, beautiful and quirky wares just in time for the holiday.  Stop by to see this unique space adorned with some of the most creative talent the area has to offer.  Free admission.  Contact Cheryl_sims@hotmail.com or Monique at stonetreewater@gmail.com


grey-county-holstein-parade

Saturday, December 10th

Holstein Non-Motorized Parade

392046 Main St., Holstein     1:00pm

Come back in time once again with us to the non-motorized Holstein Santa Claus Parade. Held annually on the 2nd Saturday of December.  Contact Dennis and Tracy Boychuk at 519-334-3823 or visit www.southgate.ca/content/holstein-santa-claus-parade

 


moreston

Saturday, December 10th

Moreston by Candlelight

102599 Grey Road 18 RR4 Owen Sound     4:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us in Moreston Heritage Village at the Grey Roots Museum for an old-fashioned Christmas!  The historic buildings of Moreston, 1850s to 1940s, will be open and dressed in seasonal decor. Hear stories of Christmases long ago.  This event is a truly unique Christmas experience for all ages and has become an annual tradition with many local families. Because the event takes place outside, visitors are reminded to dress for the weather.  See www.greyroots.com/programs-events for details.

Saturday, December 17th

Chatsworth Santa Claus Parade

5 Toronto St., Chatsworth     10:30am

The parade will begin at the Community Center and end at the Legion. Join us after the parade, at the Legion, for treats and to extend greetings to friends and neighbours.

 

 

handels-messiah

Saturday, December 17th

Handel’s Messiah at Georgian Shores United Church

997 – 4th Ave. E., Owen Sound     7:00pm – 11:00pm

Join Georgian Bay Concert Choir as they mark the holiday season with an exciting presentation of Handel’s Messiah.  This holiday favourite will be directed by Dan Lenz and will feature world-renowned organist Ian Sadler alone with soprano Sheila Dietrich; mezzo Erin Lawson; tenor Christopher Mayell; and bass Greg Crisp.  Tickets $25/adult, $5/youth and available at Birgit’s Pastry Café in the back of the Owen Sound Artists’ Coop, at the Georgian Bay Symphony office, or from any Georgian Bay Concert Choir member.


peterpanSunday December 18th

Peter Pan – The Panto Presented by Sandcastle Theatre

12 Nelson St. E., Meaford     2:00pm and 7:00pm

Join Sandcastle Theatre for this hilarious retelling of the classic tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up – complete with pirates, mermaids, Lost Boys and a love-sick crocodile! Fun for all ages!!  Tickets $21.50 for adults & $16.50 students.

Visit www.sandcastletheatre.com

owen-sound-farmers-marketSaturday, December 31st

Owen Sound Farmers Market

114 8th St. E., Owen Sound     8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome the new year with fresh local goods!  Complete your grocery list with locally grown produce, meat, eggs, and baked goods. Satiate your hunger with coffee, breakfast, lunch or snacks.  Didn’t get everything on your wish list?  Shop for pottery, artwork, books, cards, jewelry, soaps and much more! Meet the people who make the goods and support a local producer. Call 519-371-3433 or email marketboy@bmts.com


harrison-park

Saturday, December 31st

Live Entertainment at Harrison Park Inn Restaurant

Harrison Park, 75 2nd Avenue East     5:30pm – 8:30pm

Join us on New Year’s Eve for music by Andy Litt.  A continuation of the monthly series on the last Saturday of the month.  Details at harrisonparkinn@hotmail.com   Free admission.

 


nye-os

Saturday, December 31st

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre

700 10th St. E., Owen Sound     5:30pm – 8:30pm

The City’s annual New Year’s Eve Family Celebration is the best way for families with children 12 and under to celebrate the New Year.  Featuring musical guests Our Shotgun Wedding and the Eighth Street Orchestra.  In partnership with the YMCA, this alcohol-free extravaganza features lots of activities, including: Crafts & Face Painting 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Family Swim 5:30 – 7:00 pm (Children under 18 must be accompanied in the pool by a parent or legal guardian. Bring swimsuits, towels, and a lock.) Family Fun in the Gym 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Ice Skating 5:30 – 8:15 pm, Balloon Drop 8:30 pm. Our musical guests will play several sets throughout the evening, finishing up with Auld Lang Syne and the “early countdown” that ends with a cascade of balloons from the ceiling.  Please note: there is no food service at the event this year.  Contact 519-376-4440 ext. 1251 for details.


durham-nye

Saturday, December 31st

Durham Lions New Year’s Eve “Saturday Night Fever” Dance

Durham Community Ctr, 451 Saddler St. W.     9:00pm – 2:00am

Doors open at 8:30 pm. Come dressed in your finest 1970’s disco attire if you desire. Arrive by 10 pm to have your name entered into a draw for $150.00. Hors d’heurves will be served and Monique will be there with her photo booth, all for the price of $25 per person. Advance ticket sales at Eckhardt’s Shell, MacGregor Imports, The Bookstore and West Grey Auto Parts. Contact Lloyd Love at 519-369-2916 for reserved seating. Sponsored by the West Grey Durham Lions Club.   Contact Darlene Hastie at 519-369-3603 or d.hastie@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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