Fill you calendar with festive fun! From holiday events, to New Years Eve soirées to ideas on how to fill the first few weeks of the new decade you will find it all here. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle, be sure to take time to enjoy some fun while making memories – the best gifts of all. Check back often for more of the latest and greatest!

Free Family Film: Polar Express
When: December 15
Where: Capitol Centre, North Bay

A young boy boards a train and embarks on an extraordinary journey to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. His life takes a turn after he encounters special people that make his journey memorable. (Rated G · 1h 40m)

As always with our Free Family Films donations are being accepted for the North Bay Food Bank!

Tidings and Tinsel Brunch
When: December 15
Where: The Cedar Nest Decor Cafe, Sudbury

A delicious Christmas inspired brunch buffet featuring all your favorite holiday breakfast foods, with a little nest spin on it! Join us for a beautiful meal with some lovely cranberry mimosas. Each ticket comes with one complimentary mimosa, complimentary coffee and tea and 10% off your next visit!

Makers Market
When: December 15
Where: 157 Main St W, North Bay

Welcome to the first annual Downtown Makers Market, held at the Downtown Holiday Hub! Shop locally made crafts, products an

Festival of Lights
When: open 7 days a week until January 3
Where: Science North, Sudbury

Every year, in partnership with Science North, the Sudbury Charities Foundation brings a little holiday cheer to Greater Sudbury by lighting up the shores of Ramsey Lake in the Science North parking lot. Bring the family and friends to see the Festival of Lights.

Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Stress Buster
When: December 17
Where: Laughter Yoga Sudbury

Laughter yoga is a simple and fun way to alleviate holiday stress in a safe, welcoming environment.
Deep breathing, coupled with laughter exercises will calm the central nervous system, lower cortisol (the stress hormone) release endorphins (feel good hormones) relax tense muscles and deeply connect you with others.

Jazz Sudbury Presents: Holiday Concert & Silent Auction
When: December 19
Where: La Fromagerie, Sudbury

Jazz Sudbury will be hosting a silent auction throughout the evening full of wonderful items graciously donated by local businesses, artisans and arts organizations. The Allan Walsh Quartet will be taking the stage to play festive jazz tunes to get you into the holiday spirit! No cover. Donations to Jazz Sudbury are welcome.

Carmine Ricciuti Christmas Special
When: December 20
Where: Twiggs Coffee Roasters on Fraser, North Bay

Help us celebrate the holidays with the annual Carmine Ricciuti Christmas Special! The largest one day fundraiser for the North Bay Santa Fund is bTune into KiSS 100.5 on Friday, December 20th from 6am until 9am. Kevin in the Morning will be broadcasting LIVE from Twiggs Coffee Roasters on Fraser Street!

Drop by with your donation in support of the North Bay Santa Fund and enjoy live music, a warm beverage (all coffee proceeds will be donated) and of course… Christmas cheer!

Last Chance Christmas Pop-Up
When: December 22
Where: La Fromagerie, Sudbury

We’ve partnered with some great local vendors who will be able to finish off your shopping list for you. Featuring Wolf+Pine, Heirloom Island, Olive+Annie, Yellowhouse.

We will be serving our full menu and poppin’ bottles of bubbly all afternoon.

Holiday Crafts & Movie
When: December 23
Where: 250 Clark, Powassan

Before the Grinch Movie, we’re decorating cookies and painting snowmen from 11-12:30pm. Just drop in. No advance registration. Cost: $5.

No One Eats Alone
When: December 25
Where: Northbury Hotel & Conference Centre Sudbury

Doors open at 3:30 pm with Christmas Dinner being served at 5:00 pm.

NYE Family Fun Day
When: December 31
Where: Science North, Sudbury

Science North and KiSS 105.3 Sudbury are proud to present a Family Fun New Year’s Eve! Join us for a wildly fun celebration and ring in the new decade with us at Science North!

Featured this year:

  • Hands On Exotics
  • ARC Climbing & Yoga
  • Giant inflatable
  • Activities and workshops
  • Face painting
  • IMAX and Planetarium shows with special BOGO offers
  • And more!

We’ll wrap up the day at 5:00pm with a dance party and confetti countdown! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements and visit sciencenorth.ca/nye for more information!

Families First New Years Eve
When: December 31
Where: Memorial Gardens/Thompson Park/YMCA, North Bay

Families First will welcome in the New Year with family-oriented activities including the ever-popular family skate, button-making station, and inflatable bouncy land.  Other activities include giant games, photo booths, interactive reptile shows, face painting, family swim (1pm – 2:30pm), a sweet treat and the grand finale fireworks display to round off the evening in celebration of the event’s 26th Anniversary. Admission is free but everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for the North Bay Food Bank.

Christmas Bird Count for Kids
When: January 5
Where: Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, Sudbury

Participants will be introduced to our local winter bird species, then head out in birding teams with an experienced birder for a hike and bird count. Following presentations of bird counts, families will have the opportunity to make a simple bird feeder, at a cost of $5.00 per feeder, to bring home and attract some feathered friends to their yards!

Space is limited to 25 youth participants (ages 6-12 recommended), and their adult family members. Please email [email protected] or call us at (705) 674-8904 for more information and to reserve a spot.

Paint Social
When: January 7, 14
Where: Durham Social, Sudbury

 In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a glass of wine, beer, or cocktail, our performing artist will guide you through a painting step-by-step. At the end of the night, take home your art!

National Snowmobile Day
When: January 15
Where: 1886 Lakehouse Bistro, Callander

National snowmobile day eh! So holder to the bar and let her rip! Ride your sled to the Lake House and receive 25% off your lunch or dinner. Patio open with heaters.

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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