No plans for the weird week between Christmas and New Year’s? Here’s what’s on:
Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday honoring the African culture and traditions. Celebrate this annual holiday with African dance, storytelling, drumming performances, workshops and traditional crafts at The Simcoe Mall. December 29 2017. 4 pm – 8 pm. FREE. All welcome. 19 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa.
Check out Aladin: A Panto in One Arabian Night at the UOIT Regent Theatre! Dancyn Productions presents this brand new family musical adventure for the holidays. December 28 – 31 2017. Various times. 50 King Street East, Oshawa. $29 per ticket.
Diversified Theatre presents Wizard of Oz: The Panto at the Whitby Courthouse Theatre! December 27-31 2017. Various times. 416 Centre Street South, Whitby. Adults $26.50 (+tax), Children $16.50 (+tax).
The Oshawa Little Theatre hosts How the WoofJocks Canine All Stars Saved Christmas! This one-of-a-kind, live theatrical production with dogs is perfect entertainment for the whole family. December 27 2017. 62 Russett Ave, Oshawa. 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets $13/$15, family of four $55.
Head to the Tribute Communities Centre for a free family holiday skate, and please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank! December 30 2017. 3 pm to 5 pm. Tribute Communities Centre, 99 Athol Street, Oshawa.
It’s the closing reception & artist talk for Joan Jothi Saldanha at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. During her residency at RMG, Joanie explored how she connects with her South Asian roots while sharing what being “Canadian” means to her. December 30 2017. 1 pm – 3:30 pm. 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. FREE.
Enjoy the annual Tim Horton’s Holiday Skate on the north and south pads of Harman Park Arena sponsored by Ontario Hyundai. December 31 2017. 1 pm – 4 pm. 829 Douglas Street, Oshawa. FREE.
Play tourist in your city! Check out attractions you may not have visited before, like the houses that make up the Oshawa Museum at Lakeview Park (and the updated First Nations exhibit!), Parkwood Estate (Oshawa’s National Historic Site), check out a full-size replica of Lightening McQueen from the hit Disney film Cars at the Canadian Automotive Museum, or check out the new exhibits at the family-friendly Robert McLaughlin Gallery.