Arts & EventsThings to do in Ottawa this weekend – November 25-27, 2022

Things to do in Ottawa this weekend – November 25-27, 2022

Things to do in Ottawa this weekend – November 25-27, 2022

Byron Bertram @ Yuk Yuks West

When: Friday, November 25, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa West, In Biagio's Italian Kitchen, 1394 Richmond Road
What time: Show time 7:30 pm
Admission: From $22.13 • Click here to purchase tickets

Byron Bertram’s innate talent for voices and accents and his confident vulnerability have taken him around the world and established him internationally as one of the top Canadian comics working today. He has shared the stage with the likes of Zach Galifinakis, Flight of the Concords, and Eddie Izzard; was a hit with the judges on Brits Got Talent, has been seen on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Dirks Gently, Riverdale, and heard regularly on SiriusXM.

Photo: Yuk Yuks

Christmas Night Market & Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: Tree lighting: Friday, November 25 • Christmas Market continues until December 24, 2022
Where: Aberdeen Square & Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne  
What time: Fri 5 pm – 10 pm (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting and Opening Ceremony at Aberdeen Square), Sat 10 am – 10 pm & Sun 10 am – 8 pm
Admission: Free

Surrounded by snow-capped heritage buildings and wooden chalets, the Ottawa Christmas Market, presented by TD, kicks off its seasonal run this weekend. Don't miss the Christmas tree lighting on Friday with music by the Ottawa rockabilly band, the Barrow Gang Buskers!  Click here to view the activities schedule.

Photo: Christmas Night Market

Baroque Christmas

When: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Where: Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Street
What time: 8 pm
Admission: From $20, Free for children 12 and under  • Click here to purchase tickets

The JUNO award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the first concert of its 21st season, Baroque Christmas. The concert features Heinrich Schütz’ Historia der Geburt Jesu Christi, SWV 435, in collaboration with Schützfest, as well as festive works by Bach and Buxtehude. The Theatre of Early Music baroque orchestra joins the choir, along with British concert master Adrian Butterfield, as well as soloists Daniel Taylor, countertenor Rufus Müller, tenor, and Ottawa native Matthew Li, bass. All-ages event.

Photo: Ottawa Bach Choir

Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival

When: Until Saturday, November 26, 2022
Where: Mostly online, but certain events are in person
What time:  Click here to view the schedule
Admission: Free but registration is required

Enjoy six days of stories online or in person from November 21 to 26 at the 28th edition of the Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival! Talented storytellers from Ottawa and across Canada will engage and delight children aged 0 to 12. The festival is committed to presenting the work of diverse artists and offers a balanced program of French, English, and Indigenous tellers.

Photo: Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival

Frost Country 6K run by Run Ottawa

When: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Where: Terry Fox Athletic Facility Mooney’s Bay, 2960 Riverside Drive
What time: 9 am
Admission: Youth (Ages 12-18) Free! Adult admission from $30 • Pre-registration is closed, but sign-up is available at race bit pick-up

As part of the 2022 Canadian Cross Country Championships presented by Athletics Canada, Run Ottawa is hosting an open XC race for anyone who wants to hit the trails at Terry Fox Athletic Facility for a different kind of race experience! Prepare to run over grass, gravel, wood chips…and maybe a little mud (or snow), and have fun with the community! Timing by Sportstats will be provided. 

Photo: Run Ottawa

Ottawa Rock N’ Gem Show

When: Thursday, November 24th until Sunday, November 27, 2022
Where:EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive
What time: Thursday: 10 am-8 pm, Friday: 10 am-8 pm, Saturday: 10 am-8 pm, Sunday: 10 am-5 pm
Admission: Charitable Admission – Single Admission: $2/person and Family Admission: $5/family.

The universe is full of amazing things, and the Ottawa Rock N’ Gem Show is your number-one source for minerals, crystals, & jewelry from around the world! As Canada’s largest Rock N’ Gem company, Silver Cove prides itself on bringing an excellent array of jewelry, fossils, beads, and more to its all-ages events across Canada. You will find treasures for every taste and budget, including hand-harvested pieces from Canada. With options starting at just $1, you do not want to miss the Ottawa Rock n’ Gem Show!

Photo: Silver Cove

Shania Twin Rideau 

When: November 26, 2022
Where: The Joint @ Rideau Carleton Casino (2nd Floor), 4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester
What time: Doors open at 8 pm with Live DJ, Concert Starts at 9 pm
Admission: From $20 • Click here to purchase tickets.

All of your Favourite Shania Twain Hits with a Twist! Shania Twin performs live November 26, 2022, at Ottawa’s newest party venue, The Joint. If you want to be totally entertained, have a Party for Two, or just want to Feel Like a Woman, do not miss your chance to see this live performance and dance the night away.

  • Party continues with Live DJ until 1 am
  • $10 Free Play coupon for all attendees
  • Food & Beverages available for purchase
  • Free Parking
  • 19+

For more information, including the ticket purchase policy, visit

Photo: RCR

Celtic Christmas with Còig Concert

When: November 27, 2022
Where: The Joint @ Rideau Carleton Casino (2nd Floor), 4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester
What time: Doors open at 4 pm with Live DJ. The concert starts at 5 pm
Admission: From $15 • Click here to purchase tickets.

See one of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups perform in fiery Celtic high-energy style. Còig shifts between century-old tunes of past generations to original and upbeat compositions, featuring the band’s range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitars, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). With driving tunes, haunting songs, and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled music force. The best in traditional music, in a non-traditional way. That’s Còig.

  • Party continues with Live DJ until 9 pm
  • $10 Free Play coupon for all attendees
  • Food & Beverages available for purchase
  • Free Parking
  • 19+

For more information, including the ticket purchase policy, visit

Photo: RCR

Freewheeling Crafts HoliYay Sale

When: Sunday, November 27, 2022
Where: National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street
What time: 11 am-5 pm 
Admission: Free

Head to the National Arts Centre’s atrium for a merry craft market featuring 75+ local craft vendors. Expect a fantastic array of maker goods, crafts, uniquely designed gifts, and much more!

Photo: NAC

European Union Film Festival

When: Until December 3, 2022
Where: Ottawa Art Gallery (Alma Duncan Salon), 10 Daly Avenue, Level 3
What time: Click here for the full schedule
Admission: From $12.39 • Click here to purchase tickets

The 37th annual European Union Film Festival is 27 films, one from each of the 27 European Union member states. A 28th film, a special benefit screening, will take place on the last day featuring a new movie from Ukraine. This year you’ll find drama, comedy, action, and documentary. Whether you attend in person or online, the 2022 EUFF has something for everyone! 

Photo: EUFF2022

Good2Go Inflation Fighter show

When: Saturday November 26, 2022
Where: Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank Street
What time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Admission: Free

Good2Go will be playing three sets of original tunes and a few cover songs. The beverages however will not be free.

Photo: Good to Go

Magic of Lights 

When: Until Saturday, January 7, 2023
Where: Wesley Clover Parks, 411 Corkstown Road
What time: 5 pm-10 pm
Admission: From $18 • Click here to purchase

Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favourite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience the Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your car as you wind through the sparkling path of Ottawa’s favorite holiday tradition. Every ticket to Magic of Lights benefits the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. 

Photo: Wesley Clover Park

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