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A wide variety of things to see and do this weekend in York Region


Classic Albums Live, above, will present Supertramp’s Breakfast in America live at the Flato Markham Theatre tonight. Santa Claus, below left, will be visiting a number of York Region communities this weekend as part of his annual parade tour; farm machinery and period costumes add to the fun in Schomberg and Elvis’s Wonderful World of Christmas is at the Flato on Saturday night.

Aurora’s Christmas Market

Aurora Town Park, Friday, Dec. 2 – Sunday, Dec. 4, 5 to 9:30 p.m. 

Start the holiday season at Aurora’s Christmas Market. Meet Santa and take a photo with the Jolly Man himself. While you are there, drop off your letter for him. NorthFIRE Circus offers an unique and engaging choreographed fire juggling and fire dancing performance. If you already have plans this evening, change them because you won’t want to miss this show. Candy Cane Hoop You: For some extra special white and red festive action, do not miss this juggling and hula hooping duo – candy cane style.

Classic Albums Live: Supertramp – Breakfast in America

Flato Markham Theatre, Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.

Supertramp took over where The Beatles left off. With fantastic arrangements, soaring vocals and deft musicianship, Supertramp found their way into your heart. The two distinct vocals within Supertramp are, like The Beatles, the secret ingredient. Supertramp ruled the ‘80s with “Breakfast in America” – the album was everywhere, hit after hit, and has become an album that accompanies us through life and several decades. It’s a deep, uptempo, hypnotic record that sends the listener on a trip, and Classic Albums Live will be performing it in a way that no one else in the world does; note for note – cut for cut.

Holiday Craft Market

The Indigenous Action Committee presents a Holiday Craft Market on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. each day at the Bayview Hill Community Centre, 118 Spadina Road, Richmond Hill. The market features nearly 20 Indigenous vendors. The event is free to attend and there will be food and refreshments provided, act activities for the kids, music, door prizes and more. If you are able, please bring non-perishable food items with are being collected for the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank.

7th Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Show

Newmarket Community Centre, Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A “True” Craft show featuring the creativity of over 60 local Crafters and Artisans, ‘The Christmas Cafe’, Prizes, Music, Sign a Card for a Senior, donation drop for The Birthday Bag program, North Pole Mailbox for letters to Santa and prize draw and more.Mount Albert Lions Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m.

The time has come for the Mt. Albert Lions Santa Claus Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday December 3rd at 11am in Mt. Albert and will take approximately 1 hour to reach the Mt. Albert Community Centre. The parade route moves north on King St., east on Shannon Rd., south on Victoria St., east on Mill St., south on Centre St., west on Main St. to end at the Mt. Albert Community Centre. Roads will be closed along the parade route at 10:50am. Come and meet with Santa at the Community Centre after the parade. There will be hot chocolate and hot dogs for all, candy and entertainment for the kids. Toys, donations & non-perishable food items will be collected during the parade so come on out to support the community and enjoy the parade.

A Main Street Christmas – Schomberg

Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a fun-filled family outing along historic Schomberg Main Street, featuring street performers, carollers, children’s entertainers, fireside readings, children’s crafts, holiday creations, an art and craft show, and, of course, Santa Claus! 

Santa Claus Parade at 4 p.m. Between 5 and 8 stroll down Main Street to enjoy the festivities with jugglers, musicians and singers. All the while you are tempted at every turn by refreshments such as hot apple cider, hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts, cookies and much, much more. Enjoy food and the Christmas Market in the newly refurbished Schomberg Community Hall. The evening is brought to a spectacular close with the Farmers’ Parade of Lights brought to you by Schomberg’s local farming community with farm equipment driven down Main Street like you have never seen it before!

Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

Santa Claus is coming to town. Santa arrives in Georgina for the annual Georgina Kinsmen’s Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. It starts in Jackson’s Point, travels down Dalton Rd. to High St., along High St. and ends at the fairgrounds. For more information or to register a float for either parade, visit The Kinette Club of Sutton will be collecting food and cash donations in support of the Georgina Community Food Pantry along the parade routes. Watch for their decorated shopping carts to make your donation.

Stouffville Santa Claus Parade

December 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Santa is coming to Whitchurch-Stouffville! Join us and celebrate the season as a cavalcade of lights, floats, bands and more will make its way down our Historic Downtown Main Street, to the delight of families of all ages. The Parade will take place on Saturday, December 3rd beginning at 6pm on Main Street starting at Ninth Line and ending at Park Drive.

Elvis: Wonderful World of Christmas

Flato Markham Theatre, Saturday, Dec.3 at 8 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays with a twist! Back by popular demand, Steve Michaels stars as Elvis in the Wonderful World of Christmas. Steve Michaels is an international award-winning Elvis tribute artist and actor who will perform the King’s great classics, such as Blue Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus, and the gospel songs that were the cornerstone of Elvis’ identity and inspiration. Both a holiday show and a tribute like no other, Wonderful World of Christmas will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes!

A Seasonal Celebration

Flato Markham Theatre, Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:00 pm

Start the holiday season off right with the Markham Concert Band as they present A Seasonal Celebration. They’ll share some Christmas and Chanukah classics, along with some holiday sing-alongs, and lots of good fun for the whole family. Pssst… Santa has been known to drop-in to this event, so be sure to be on your best behaviour! Save 50% on Children’s tickets with code: 5ForKids (with a purchase of an adult ticket, children get 50% discount)

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