Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, don’t miss our round-up of fun and festive early Christmas events…
Tell Santa what you want for Christmas at Santa’s Snowy Valley at the Oshawa Centre, starting November 22, 2015. Date: November 22, 2015 to December 24, 2015. Location: Oshawa Centre. Time: Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm. Cost: FREE, but photos are extra. Note: In partnership with Autism Durham Oshawa Centre will host 2 SILENT SANTA mornings (November 29 and December 6) where children with special needs can visit Santa in a calm and friendly atmosphere. Customers will need to RSVP directly with Durham Autism at 905-432-5092 to book an appointment time.
The Five Points Mall is also hosting Santa, who will be available weekend starting November 22, 2015 and daily from December 9 to 24, 2015. Plus on November 27, 2015, bring your pet to have a photo with Santa, too! And anyone who brings a non-perishable food donation will receive a 10% discount. Date: November 22, 2015. Location: Five Points Mall, 285 Taunton Road East. Time: Various, so check the website before heading out.
Have breakfast with Santa at Trafalgar Castle School, plus entertainment and children’s crafts. Date: November 28, 2015. Location: 401 Reynolds Street, Whitby. Time: 9 am to 11:30 am. Cost: Contact the school for details.
Support Grandview Children’s Centre at the All Decked out Holiday Shopping Event! Includes vendors, gift wrapping, raffle, and photographer. Date: November 28, 2015. Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre, 15 Harmony Road North. Time: 9 am to 4 pm. Cost: FREE
Enjoy decorating a gingerbread house, without the mess! The Oshawa Airport Lions Club is hosting a Gingerbread House Decorating Event at Mount Lawn Funeral Home. Date: November 29, 2015. Location: 21 Garrard Road, Whitby. Time: 9 am to 12 pm. Cost: $5 per house.
Deck the Halls Around the World at Northview Community Centre, and all-ages evening including the official lighting of the Northview Christmas tree, a visit from Santa, crafts, and storytelling. Date: December 3, 2015. Location: 150 Beatrice Street East. Time: 5 pm to 8 pm. Cost: FREE, but please bring a donation to the food bank.
Queen Elsa and Princess Anna invite you to join them for an evening of pizza and fun with a special guest – Santa Claus! Bring your camera and autograph books, because the Frozen princesses and Santa will be posing for pictures. Date: December 3, 2015. Location: Oshawa Community Health Centre, 115 Grassmere Ave. Time: 5 pm to 7 pm. Cost: $20 per ticket. Call 905-723-0036 x 238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s time for Holiday Magic at RMG Fridays! Carolyn T’s powerful voice commands the stage, followed by an engaging performance with former “The Guess Who” member Dale Russell, accompanied by Artemis Chartier. Enjoy a tea tasting by Honey and Tea and support our community partner Feed the Need Durham by donating a non-perishable food item. Join artist Mike Drolet in Gallery A. Date: December 4, 2015. Location: Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street. Time: 7 pm to 10 pm. Cost: FREE.
Meet Mary and Joseph, a friendly donkey and sheep, the shepherds and, of course, the baby Jesus at a family-friendly live nativity! Date: December 5, 2015. Location: Christ Church, 81 Hillcroft Street. Time: 1 pm to 2 pm. Cost: FREE. Sign up for tickets here.
Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at the Oshawa Community Museum’s annual Lamplight Tour. Date: December 5, 2015. Location: Oshawa Community Museum, Lakeview Park. Time: 6 pm to 8 pm. Cost: $5 per person.