Free holiday films, block-printing basics, and an a cappella carol concert! You’ll find these, and many more fun and festive Oshawa events, in this weekend’s What’s On:
Families of children with autism are invited to Breakfast with Santa! Includes breakfast, plus crafts, music, and a visit with the big guy in red. Date; December 12, 2015. Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre, 15 Harmony Road North. Time: 10 am to 12 pm. Cost: $5 per ticket, purchased in advance.
Catch the live action remake of the Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey, at Cineplex Family Favourites! Date: December 12, 2015. Location: 1351 Grandview Street North. Time: 11 am. Cost: $2.99 per ticket.
Join community artist and LivingRoom regular Jaye Cossar to create a one-of-a-kind up-cycled Eye-Spy toy! All materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own trinkets to personalize your Eye-Spy experience. Date: December 12, 2015. Location: 149 Simcoe Street South. Time: 11 am to 1 pm. Cost: $10 suggested donation or Pay-What-You-Can. For more information, or to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn the basics of block printing with urban artist & educator Andres Musta! Learn how to safely handle lino cutting tools to create printing blocks that can be use create original art prints, holiday cards and/or street art stickers! This workshop is free for all ages and abilities – but space is limited due to availability of tools and materials. Date: December 12, 2015. Location: 149 Simcoe Street South. Time: 2 pm to 4 pm. Cost FREE. Contact email@example.com for more information or to register!
Lunch at Allen’s are a band comprised of Canadian song writing royalty: Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas. The group will take you on a journey of humorous stories, while performing their classic and modern hits. Date: December 12, 2015. Location: UOIT Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East. Time: 8 pm. Cost: $40 per ticket.
Drop in to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery with the kids, and make glittery gifts and sparkling cards, part of OPG Second Sundays! Date: December 13, 2015. Location: 72 Queen Street. Time: 1 pm to 3 pm. Cost: FREE.
Watch a free screening of How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the UOIT Regent Theatre, and find out what happens when Cindy Lou Who decides to befriend the terrible Grinch. Date: December 13, 2015. Location: 50 King Street East. Time: 2 pm. Cost: FREE.
Take a break from shopping to and enjoy traditional holiday carols at the Centennial Albert United Church Christmas Concert. Date: December 13, 2015. Location: 19 Rosehill Blvd. Time: 3 pm to 4:30 pm. Cost: FREE, donations welcome.
An afternoon of classical seasonal songs and duets by Brie Kroeker, Kim Sartor, and William Shookhoff at A Sacred Christmas. Date: December 13, 2015. Location: St. Luke’s Church, 333 Rossland Rd. West. Time: 3:30 pm to 5 pm. Cost: Suggested donation of $20.
Not enough Christmas carols in your life? The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple is hosting a Community Carol Concert, followed by a bake sale and silent auction. Date: December 13, 2015. Location: 570 Thornton Road North. Time: 7 pm to 9 pm. Cost: FREE.
Nuance Vocal Ensemble present an evening of a cappella and accompanied traditional carols and new Christmas songs. Date: December 13, 2015. Location: Kedron United Church, 1995 Ritson Road North. Time: 7:30 pm. Cost: $15 at the door.
Celebrate the holidays with a Victorian Tea at the Oshawa Community Museum! Weekday tours include sandwiches, scones, dessert and a tour of the Museum decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Weekend tea includes tea and scones with a short presentation about Victorian Christmas in Oshawa. Dates: December 17, 18, and 20, 2015. Location: Oshawa Community Museum. Time: Weekdays 11:30 am. Weekend 1 pm. Cost: Adults $15, children $7.50 on weekdays. Adults $10 on weekends.