Forget Christmas shopping! Check out these brilliant weekend events around Oshawa instead:
Take the kids to see Santa at the 4th Annual Kedron Candy Cane Christmas Event! Sing carols along with the Salvation Army band, and watch the lighting of the Kedron Christmas Tree. Wagon rides and refreshments will be available. This is a free event, but please bring a donation for the Salvation Army Food Bank. December 9, 2016. 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Kedron Park, 399 Britannia Ave., Oshawa.
Head to the Columbus Community United Church for an evening of gingerbread house decorating, plus a visit from Santa. All supplies provided. December 9, 2016. 7 pm to 9:30 pm. $10. 3285 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa.
Experience A Night Before Christmas in historic Lynde House, where guests can tour the museum by candlelight. Two tours will be offered at 7 pm and at 8 pm. December 9, 2016. 900 Brock Road South, Whitby. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy an evening of festive music at the Whitby Brass Band Christmas Concert, with performances by the Whitby Junior Brass Band at 6:45 pm, and the O’Neill Chamber Choir. December 9, 2016. 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm. Hebron Christian Reform Church, 4240 Anderson St., Whitby. Adults $15, children $10, under 5s FREE. Buy tickets online.
Catch the holiday classic The Polar Express in 3D at Cineplex Family Favourites! December 10, 2016. 11 am – 1 pm. Cineplex Theatres, 1351 Grandview Street North, Oshawa. $2.99 per ticket.
It’s Science Experiment Saturdays at The LivingRoom Community Art Studio! Take part in an afternoon of creative play and discovery and make your very own DIY “Lava Lamp” and/or Galaxy Jar. December 10, 2016. 12 pm – 2 pm. All ages and abilities are welcome. Suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Like in support of the LivingRoom project. Contact email@example.com to register or for more information. 149 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa.
Everyone is welcome at Club Loreley for their Annual Christmas Dance! Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing, with dance only tickets available. December 10th, 2016. 6 pm to 1 am. 389 Dean Ave, Oshawa. Call (905)723-5435 for tickets.
The Oshawa Civic Band heads to Pickering Village United Church to perform The Sounds of Christmas. December 11, 2016. 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. 300 Church Street North, Pickering. In lieu of admission, donations to the church outreach program are gratefully accepted.
It’s OPG Second Sundays at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, so bring the kids to add some extra sparkle to this year’s gift-giving season! Create and decorate a unique gift, wrap it in some shimmering handmade gift-wrap and add a sparkling card for a special person in your life. December 11, 2016. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. 1 pm to 3 pm. FREE, no registration required.