Things to do in Oshawa Between Christmas and NYE 2015


Don’t hibernate until New Years Eve!  We’ve found fantastic and (mostly!) free events that will keep everyone in the family busy to 2016:

Rogers Hometown Hockey brings free activities,  live entertainment and giveaways to Oshawa’s Civic Square at City Hall! Darcy Tucker and Gary Roberts will be on hand for autographs, Tim Hicks will perform live, and at 5:30 pm watch the Rogers Hometown Hockey Live Pre-Game with broadcast legend Ron MacLean. Click here for the full schedule.  Date:  December 27, 2015.  Location:  Civic Square, at City Hall.  Time:  11:15 am start.  Cost:  FREE.  Note:  Follow the signs to Hometown Hockey parking areas. 

Visit the Robert McLaughlin Gallery during extended hours!  The RMG will be open during Rogers Hometown Hockey on December 27, 2015, from 12 pm to 7 pm, and admission is free!  Due to road closures, access via John Street.

Watch the swashbuckling family musical Treasure Island at the Centennial Building in Whitby!  Date:  December 27 – 31, 2015.  Times:  Various.  Cost:  Adult $25, Child $15.  Location:  416 Centre Street, Whitby.  Call 416-696-6041 for tickets. 

Spend all your money on Christmas presents?  Catch a free screening of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, at the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library.  Date:  December 27, 2015 at 2 pm, and December 28, 2015 at 10 am.  Registration required for December 27.  Location:  65 Bagot Street. 

Check out what’s changing at the Canadian Automotive Museum!  Take a self-guided tour, and explore their impressive collection of historic vehicles right here in Oshawa.  Date:  Regular hours resume December 28, 2015.  Location:  99 Simcoe Street South.  Time:  10 am – 4:30 pm.  Cost:  Adults $8, Children $5, under-5s free. 

Take a road trip…to Whitby!  Visit the Station Gallery December 29 and 30, 2015, and see Secret World:  23 Annual Members’ Exhibition before it closes on January 10, 2016.  Date:  December 29 – 30, 2015.  Location:  1450 Henry Street, Whitby.  Time:  10 am to 4:30 pm.  Cost:  FREE. 

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