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Christmas concerts and more this week in York Region


Winter Tunes with Craig Cardiff

December 10 – 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Tickets are $50

Aurora Armoury, 89 Mosley Street, Aurora

Come spend your winter holidays in the warm hearth of JUNO-nominated, Canadian singer-songwriter Craig Cardiff’s tunes. Cardiff sings songs that expose the human condition, putting a magnifying glass to the clumsier and less proud moments. He can turn any setting into an intimate affair, infusing his music and lyrics with an uncompromising humanism.

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Urban Rednecks @ Market Brewing Company

Friday, Dec. 10 – 7 to 10 p.m.

17775 Leslie St., Unit 4, Newmarket

Urban Rednecks return to Market Brewing Company playing classic and modern rock unplugged.


Newmarket Artisans’ Holiday Show and Sale

December 11 – 19

Looking for unique, handmade gifts this Holiday Season? Matsu Jewellery is hosting an ARTISANS’ HOLIDAY SHOW and SALE featuring a wonderful selection of handmade products by 13 local artists. The show will be open for a 10 day period at the Matsu showroom in Newmarket, Ontario: 1235 Gorham Street, Unit 1. The pop-up event runs from December 11th to 19th and is open weekdays from 11am to 6pm and 11am to 5pm on the weekends. For more information about the show and participating artists, visit This show has been curated with gift-giving in mind and will feature a wide selection of items including: mixed media art, paintings, jewellery, ceramics, hand-dyed silk scarves & pillows, wood crafts, ceramic tile art, one-of-a kind linocut cards and ornaments, bath & body products and cozy up-cycled mittens. This will be the third year the pop-up has operated from the Matsu showroom in Newmarket.


Christmas Concert and Market


Sat December 11 – 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Dorcas Centre, 2667 Bur Oak Ave., Markham

Outdoor Christmas market (5-9pm) to get into the Christmas spirit. Free entry – please bring non-perishable food for Markham Food Bank if you can

Activities: Christmas tree lighting, musical performance, horse carriage riding, over 40 vendors, food truck and more

Performance: Unionville Theatre Company, Rhenish Church of Canada, Markham New Horizon band, Air Cadet 351

Special guest: Mayor Frank Scarpitti, City counsellor Andrew Keyes & Markham School trustee; Mr. Allan Tam.


The Fitzgeralds: A Celtic Family Holiday Jubilee

Kaleidoscope Family Series

December 11 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Tickets are $15

 Aurora Armoury, 89 Mosley St., Aurora

Meet The Fitzgeralds – a family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing sensations Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald. Featuring 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing. With roots in Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, The Fitzgeralds have evolved to include a wide variety of material in their performances, including Celtic fiddle pieces and a strong focus on original compositions and arrangements.


Kortright Magical Christmas Forest

9550 Pine Valley Dr, Woodbridge

Until December 23

Escape into the Magical Christmas Forest at the Kortright Centre and experience a winter wonderland filled with lights, activities and treats for the whole family.

Please note: This is an outdoor event; come dressed for the weather.


Dates and Times

December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23

Times Available: 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

December 5, 12, 19

Times Available: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. | 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Pricing: Adults: $29.00 + HST; Children: $24.00 + HST (Admission free for children 1 and under.)

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