The snow came a little early, but it’s certainly making things feel merry + bright! If the crisp air, falling snow and sparking lights are getting you in the holiday spirit, celebrate the season with these festive events in your community! Temperatures may be dropping in the North but these Happenings are sure to heat up your calendar. Check back often for more of the latest and greatest!

North Bay Film Festival
When: November 15-18
Where: Capitol Centre, North Bay

North Bay Film festival takes place annually in beautiful North Bay, Ontario at the historic Capitol Centre Theatre. The festival features international, Canadian and local films paired with panel discussions, receptions, workshops and industry events. North Bay Film Festival is presented by the Near North Mobile Media Lab and North Bay Film.

Hilarity for Charity
When: November 15
Where: Spacecraft Brewery, 854 Notre Dame Ave.

Join us for an evening of improv comedy, featuring actors from MAS Acting Studios, great food and beverages. A $5 donation is encouraged.

North Bay Festival of Trees & All Things Christmas
When: November 15 & 16
Where: North Bay Museum

Get an early start on your Christmas shopping at Festival of Trees & All Things Christmas!

Admission is free.

Enjoy and bid on beautifully decorated trees and holiday wreaths, courtesy of our local businesses.

Proceeds raised support the PADDLE Program in providing lifelong experiences for adults with developmental disabilities and the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation’s Cancer Care, Close to Home campaign.

Urban Barn – Sudbury Grand Opening!
When: November 16 – 17
Where: 1599 Marcus Drive

Hello Sudbury! Join us all weekend November 16th and 17th at 10am to help us celebrate the grand opening of our new store and shop our brand new Sudbury location for inspiring furniture and accents. Be one of the first 50 people in line to receive a $20 gift card, plus get the chance to enter to win a grand prize $200 gift card draw.

Annual Callander Christmas Craft Show
When: November 16
Where: Callander Community Centre

Annual Christmas craft show featuring a variety of unique vendors. Our event is FREE. Donations for the Callander Food Bank would be greatly appreciated. Lots of great vendors including: Bella Hills Maple Syrup, Mud Dog Creek Candle, Go Forth and Lather bath Products, Dirty Girls Farm, Lids for Kids and SO MANY MORE!!!!

Sudbury Santa Claus Parade
When: November 16
Where: Downtown Sudbury

The Greater Sudbury Santa Claus Parade will brighten the streets of Downtown Sudbury on Saturday, November 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. Parade Route, road closures and other important information issued by the Greater Sudbury Police Service (link above).

North Bay Santa Claus Parade
When: November 17
Where: Main Street, North Bay

2019 Theme: A Tropical Christmas. The route this year is Chippewa St. – Ferguson St., Ferguson St. – Main St.

All the Pretty Things Market
When: November 21
Where: Salute Coffee – South End, 2195 Armstrong Street, Sudbury

Join local artisans starting at 6 p.m. for an evening of shopping, snacks and cocktails at Salute Coffee in the South End! This event is a fundraiser for the Sudbury Action Centre for Youth (SACY)! Donations will be accepted. Scratch off some names on your list while supporting a worthy cause!

Christmas at the Stockey Centre: Seventh Annual One-of-a-Kind Artisan Show & Sale
When: November 23 & 24
Where: Charles W. Stockey Centre, Parry Sound

Our seventh annual One-of-a-Kind Christmas Artisan Show, will showcase the work of the most talented artisans from all around our region. This is an opportunity to find that special something for the hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list, a unique gift that will delight!

The show runs Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm each day.

Holiday Mixology & Social
When: November 27
Where: Oscar’s Grill, 86 Durham St., Sudbury

The Young Professionals Association of Sudbury would like to invite you to join us at our Holiday Mixology & Social!

Join us at Oscar’s Grill for a chance to learn (and try!) firsthand some festive cocktails for the holiday season. Seasoned bartenders will teachus their tricks to creating and perfecting some holiday cocktails. Following the mixology lesson, stay and mingle with YPA members and community before the holiday season ramps up!

When: November 28-Dec 1
Where: Capitol Centre, North Bay

Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre Proudly Presents Elf, The Musical. ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. … With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Start your Christmas holidays with this fun filled musical which will sure to be entertaining for young and old alike. Tickets are $20 and available, as of Tuesday Oct 22 nd at Creative Learning 181 Main Street or at the Capitol Centre Box Office or from any Cast Member .

1882 Lakehouse Bistro
When: November 29-December 5
Where: Callander

Nightly fresh shucked oysters, West Coast vs East Coast, Bloody Caesar specials, Champagne, cold vodka, chowders, gumbo, Po’boy sandwiches – you get the picture. Special tasting event on December 5 inckudes tasting notes, wines and canapes.

Huntsville Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa Claus Parade
When: November 29
Where: Main St, Huntsville

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:15pm on the steps of town hall. A 15 foot tree will once again adorn the town hall steps to brighten our beautiful downtown throughout the Christmas Season.

Join us as we light up the town and stay for the annual Santa Claus Parade to follow at 7:oopm.

Route: Along Main St/King William St – starting at Centre Street and ending at Huntsville Mall.

North Bay Ol Fashioned Christmas Walk
When: November 29
Where: Main St, North Bay

Join us in North Bay for the annual ol Fashioned Christmas Walk!
Friday November 29th from 6pm – 9pm; we’ll be serving up some BBQ goodies to warm you up while you check out the vendors and activities on Main Street.

Holiday Mini Maket
When: November 29
Where: North Bay Museum

Join us on Friday, November 29th during the 31st Annual Downtown Christmas Walk for our Holiday Mini Market! Vendors will be located on the first and second floor of the museum with lots of crafts, baked goods, and other handmade items! Free museum admission!

2019 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
When: November 29
Where: Via Rail Canada, 233 Elgin St., Sudbury

CP’s Holiday Train is ready to brighten communities and warm hearts for the 20th year. The train is scheduled to arrive at the downtown VIA Rail station at 8:50PM and the entertainment begins at around 9:15PM. Just look for the lights and music! This year, we’ll be treated to the sights and sounds of Scott Helman and Madeline Merlo. Every year, Holiday Trains travel through dozens of communities, raising food and cash donations for North American food banks.

Deerhurst Beer Bus Weekend
When: Nov 29-Dec 1
Where: Deerhurst Resort

Looking for the perfect pre-holiday gift or getaway? Get on board the Deerhurst Beer Bus for a beer-tasting extravaganza at Muskoka’s favourite breweries right in our own backyard: Muskoka Brewery, Sawdust City Brewery, Lake of Bays Brewery and Canvas – Huntsville’s new brewery. Weekend resort packages include two nights accommodation, tours, t-shirt and live music.

Holiday Road – Presented by the Heart and Soul Singers
When: December 1
Where: All Nations Church, 414 Raphael St., Sudbury

Join The Heart & Soul Singers on the Holiday Road as we sing in the Christmas season. Our accompanist is the world famous Iona Reed. And we are thrilled to welcome guest artists, Jean Yves Begin sax; Jack Broumpton percussion; Jonathan Poenn cello; Brian Quebec bass: Tony Simpkin piano, Yjing Sun piano.

Tickets available at A&J Home Hardware, All Nations Church,
Sonya 705 522 9171 and Ted 705 522 2815

The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents: Holiday Magic
When: December 7, matinee & evening performances
Where: Fraser Auditorium, Laurentian University, Sudbury

Revel in the holiday season with our traditional holiday concert filled with delightful seasonal classics, guaranteed to boost your holiday spirit.

The Sudbury Youth Orchestra joins the SSO onstage to perform holiday favourites including: Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel, Fantasia on Greensleeves and Dances from the Nutcracker. Don’t forget to bring your voices and join our orchestra performance with our holiday sing along!

YES Theatre Orchestra Presents: Mary Poppins
When: December 12 – 14
Where: Glad Tidings Church, 1101 Regent St., Sudbury

DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS! Don’t miss the Holiday Event of the Season! With a live 16-piece Orchestra and 20 actors, this production promises to be SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!

Sound of Music Sing-Along
When: December 13
Where: Capitol Centre, North Bay

See the Sound of Music movie on the big screen with subtitles to sing along and Participation Kits to play along!!

Tickets include Participation Kits!

Regular $25 · Stage Door $20 · Student/Child $15

Grinched! A Yule DIE Mystery
When: December 13 & 14
Where: Cambrian College Student Life Centre, 1400 Barrydowne Rd., Sudbury

Murder Mystery dinner theatre
Cocktails 6:00 pm ( Meet the characters) Cash bar
Roast beast buffet dinner and show @ 7:00pm
Book now to avoid disappointment
Celebrate your Christmas party with us.

For ticket information call; 705-524-7489

North Bay Farmers Market
When: Saturday’s, Oct 19-April 25
Where: North Bay Mall, 300 Lakeshore Drive

Visit our winter location for produce, preserves, cheese, meat, artisans, crafts, bath & body, baking and more!

Sudbury Market
When: Saturday’s, November 2-May 30
Where: Southridge Mall

Enjoy wholesome foods and unique locally made products. Meet local farmers, crafters, artisans, food vendors, and entertainers.

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