What’s On Oshawa Weekend Dec 17-18 2016

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No plans? Here’s what’s going on around Oshawa this weekend!

Parents and children can take a guided tour through Lynde House and paint a special gingerbread cookie decoration to take home.  Guided tours begin at the visitor centre at 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m.  December 17, 2016. 900 Brock Street South, Whitby. 

The Uxbridge Optimists host the 9th annual Fantasy of Lights! Open every evening from 6 to 9:30 p.m. through Jan. 1, 2017.  Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides and more on December 17, 2016. Donations welcome — all profits support local youth.  Elgin Park Drive, Uxbridge. Email uxbridgeoptimist@gmail.com for more info. 

Take a drive and enjoy extravagant displays Christmas lights! Check out Listen to our Lights at 563 Labrador Drive and Sparrow Christmas Lights at 765 Kenora Avenue, Oshawa.  Please bring along a non-perishable food item for local food banks.

Enjoy Christmas at the Opera with the Ontario Philharmonic and Canadian tenor Michael Ciufo on December 17, 2016 at the Regent Theatre. 8 pm. Tickets $45 – $56. 50 King Street East, Oshawa. 

Prima Dance Ensemble presents the classic ballet The Nutcracker, on stage at the Oshawa Little Theatre! December 17 and 18, 2016. Various times.  Tickets $21.50 and $29.50.  62 Russett Avenue, Oshawa. 

It’s your last chance to have Breakfast with Santa!  Enjoy a hearty breakfast including pancakes, bacon, sausage and all toppings plus a small coffee, tea or hot chocolate with the big guy himself, all for $7 (or $5 for a child portion, ages 10 and under). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Santa’s chosen charity. Photos with Santa are $10.  Donations of gently used outerwear and non-perishable food items are gratefully accepted.  Sunday, December 18th, 2016. 9 am to 11 am. Brimacombe, East Chalet, via Gate 4, 4098 Durham Rd. 9. Email marketing@brimacombe.ca for more information. 

Celebrate the holiday season in Victorian style at the Oshawa Museum! The halls are decked, the tree trimmed, so drop in for a Holiday Tour and learn how Oshawa’s earliest settlers celebrated the season.  Admission by donation. Start your visit at Guy House.  Sunday, December 18, 2016. 12 pm to 4 pm.  Lakeview Park, Oshawa. 

The LivingRoom Community Art Studio is feeling a Grinchy! So join them and express your inner Grinch through an afternoon of art and craft making.  As always, costumes are absolutely welcome. Sunday, December 18, 2016. 12pm – 4pm All ages and abilities welcome. Suggested donation of $10 or Pay-What-You-Can. Contact info@livingroomcommunityartstudio.org to register or for more information. 149 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa. 

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