Here’s what’s happening across York Region this weekend
SMALLtreasures – Live Member Group Show and Sale
A beautiful variety of original artwork, in many medium, styles and themes are available. Smaller sizes and prices perfect for the gift-giving season. Come in to find that perfect gift for you special someone. Over 100 pieces of artwork to choose from.
COVID protocols including masks, physical distancing and contact tracing are in place so you can enjoy a safe visit. Proof of full COVID 19 Vaccination is required for all 12 years and older to enter the Mill Pond
Date: December 18, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free
Mill Pond Gallery, 314 Mill St, Richmond Hill
Kindred Spirits Orchestra to perform Capriccio Italien
The Kindred Spirits Orchestra performs a night of exceptional and evocative music. Tchaikovsky’s poignant Capriccio Italien is a musical travelogue painting the landscape of the composer’s journey to Rome. Violinist Conrad Chow commands the stage with Korngold’s romantic film-score inspired Violin Concerto. Shostakovich’s ultimate Symphony No. 15 embodies a range of musical emotion analogous to the composer and his life.
December 18, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Richmond Hill Centre, 10268 Yonge St, Richmond Hill
This concert is part of KSO Flex so you can attend in-person, watch via live-streaming or watch via a recording.
Stouffville Spirit Jr. A hockey action
December 18 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tickets $5 – $12.
Ontario Junior Hockey League regular season play – Burlington faces off against Stouffville. (OJHL Images photo)
Stouffville Arena, 12483 Ninth Line, Stouffville
Motus O Dance Theatre’s A Christmas Carol
MOTUS O dance theatre brings to the stage this classic story of greed and hope. Effortlessly weaving a range of dance styles, text and video you will follow our anti-hero Mr. Scrooge as he visits his faded hopes and his chilling fears propelling him to a heart stopping climax that unveils the true spirit of the season. A thoughtful and fun filled performance for the whole family.
Saturday, December 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment – Nineteen on the Park, 19 Civic Ave, Whitchurch-Stouffville,
Tickets: $27.99 to $33.64
Christmas at The Briars 2021
Until December 19th, 2021
Join us, as the historic Briars property transforms into a magical outdoor Christmas festival. Cozy up at one of our campfire stations throughout the property. Peruse our local artisan booths for unique Christmas gifts. Take a walk through our magical trail of lights. Enjoy live entertainment and sing-along to your favourite holiday tunes. Bring a toy along to donate to our “CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish” toy drive or a non-perishable food item for the Georgina Food Pantry. Check out our selfie stations to pose with our larger than life elves or take a seat in Santa’s sleigh for the perfect photo op. Grab a bite from one of our delicious food trucks. Warm up at The Briars Sweet Booth with hot chocolate, hot apple cider, tea, or coffee. Curb your sweet craving with our mouth watering holiday themed cinnamon rolls prepared fresh daily by our executive chef – bet you can’t eat just one! Take a ride on our holiday themed tractor drawn carriage ride. VISIT WITH SANTA!
Admission fee (per person):
$20 (Friday evenings)
$25 (Saturdays or Sundays)
Children 12 & under are FREE
55 Hedge Rd, Jackson’s Point
We Need a Little Christmas! – a benefit concert.
This Stouffville-exclusive concert packs all your favourite Christmas tunes into one intimate, cabaret-style evening. 100% net proceeds go directly to the Stained Glass Centre For The Performing Arts and their renovation projects! Joan Mansfield, Artistic Director, has curated an intimate Christmas cabaret showcasing classical and contemporary singers, with grand piano accompaniment! With a few surprises – including a visit from St. Nick himself! Come and be enchanted with the holiday spirit! Will leave you with a tune in your heart and a skip in your step!
Sunday, 19 December 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The Stained Glass Centre for the Performing Arts, 34 Church Street North, Whitchurch-Stouffville
Tickets are $50 each.
The Nutcracker, a traditional holiday favourite with a contemporary twist. Young Clara is celebrating the festive season with her family and is presented a Nutcracker doll by her uncle, a famous magician. When the clock strikes midnight Clara finds herself immersed in an exciting adventure where she helps the Nutcracker Prince battle the mice and their King. The Prince then takes Clara on a magical adventure where they travel through the land of snow the land of sweets. This up-dated production features a variety of dance styles and is performed by dancers from The York Dance Academy and guest artists Dominic Who and Alayna Molotkow. A wonderful way to celebrate the holidays and will entertain children of all ages!
Date: December 19
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
VENUE: New Roads Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres., Newmarket
Newmarket Artisans’ Holiday Show and Sale
Until December 19 @ 5:00 pm
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 www.matsujewellery.com
VENUE: Matsu Jewellery, 1235 Gorham St Unit 1, Newmarket
Gallery of Festive Heritage Trees At The Elman W. Campbell Museum
Until December 19 @ 4:00 pm FREE
The Elman W. Campbell Museum presents the Gallery of Festive Heritage Trees to celebrate the holiday season. Whether your style is Victorian, Edwardian or Retro, there’s something to inspire everyone! On display until December 22, 2021. Open during Museum hours, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. The Museum is located at 134 Main St., S., Newmarket.
Main Photo: Folks enjoy a stroll through Niemi Family Farm’s Outdoor Christmas Market, open until December 22.
Top Row: Junior hockey, jewellery shows, Tchaikovsky and art at Mill Pond Gallery are options for the weekend.
Bottom row: Maybe you want to see The Nutcracker, take in the festive heritage trees at the Elman W. Campbell Museum, a take on A Christmas Carol or visit The Briars for hot chocolate and treats. It’s all happening in York Region this weekend.