by Jill Persson, Marketing Manager
Whether you live nearby, or you’re just in the area for the weekend, we encourage you to get out in the community and revel in the season’s sounds, sights and experiences. There is so much happening in the Kawarthas this month, the only drawback is deciding which ones to attend!
Here is my round-up of happenings for December (there’s something for every age)!
Friday, December 7
In From The Cold Christmas Concert at Market Hall in Peterborough
8:00 – 10:30 pm
This incredible Celtic Christmas concert features instruments like the harp, concertina, guitar, fiddle, Irish bouzouki, tin whistle and bodhran and sung in gorgeous wraparound harmony. Proceeds support YES Shelter for Youth and Families.
Saturday, December 8
A Christmas Carol at Hutchison House Museum in Peterborough
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” is told by firelight in the museum’s historic Keeping Room. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served.
The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra: Home For The Holidays at Showplace in Peterborough
This light-hearted holiday concert features seasonal favourites, a carol sing and the Kawartha Youth Orchestra!
Sunday, December 9
The Artisan Fair at Evinrude Centre in Peterborough
59 local artisans are selling a wide variety of handcrafted treasures. Free parking, wheelchair accessible, and guaranteed to cross some names of your Christmas list.
A Child’s Christmas in Wales / The Gift of the Magi at Hutchison House in Peterborough
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” are told by firelight in the museum’s historic Keeping Room. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served.
Friday, December 14
Sing-A-Long Sound of Music at Showplace in Peterborough
7:00 – 9:00 pm
This is your chance to sing along to the most successful movie musical of all time! The movie will be shown on the big screen, and song subtitles are shown – make sure to warm up your vocal chords!
Little Britain Santa Claus Parade
7 :00 pm
Saturday, December 15
Peterborough Humane Society’s Christmas Open House and Bottle Drive in Peterborough
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Drop in for some Christmas Cheer on December 15th from 10-2 and say hello to the animals in the care of Peterborough Humane Society. Support the bottle drive by bringing alcoholic bottles, cans, and bags.
Cuddles for Cancer Fundraising Tea Party and Luncheon in Lakefield
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Christmas Tea and Luncheon to support Cuddles for Cancer and the True Meaning of Christmas Campaign. High Tea, presentation as well as a live and silent auction.
Victorian Christmas for Kids at Hutchison House Museum in Peterborough
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Get into the holiday spirit with special treats, hearth demonstrations, crafts, fun and more! Finish your Christmas shopping by checking out the selection of books and seasonal items in the gift shop.
Focus Fair Indie Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale, Peterborough
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
This year’s show features a wide variety of local artists offering handmade paintings, mixed media art, crafts, jewellery, cards, seeds, treats and more. Support local artists, shop downtown & make this a handmade holiday!
Monday, December 17
Peterborough Singers “Handel’s Messiah” at Emmanuel United Church in Peterborough
7:30 – 10:00 pm
Handel’s great work Messiah captures the joy and wonder of the holiday season and has remained popular since its first performance in Dublin in April 1742. Experience the power of 100 voices and the majesty of the mighty Casavant organ in this time-honoured celebration.
Thursday, December 20
Jingle Boots – The Big Yellow Boot Holiday Show at Showplace in Peterborough
Join the entire Big Yellow Boot family – Splash, Boots, Charlie, Chef Brock Lee and our very own Jumping Jack Granny as they celebrate the HOLIDAYS!Jingle Boots is Splash’N Boots most interactive show yet, so dress in your best yellow and blue holiday gear and get ready to dance and sing along with holiday classics and Splash’N Boots originals!