• By: OLM Staff

Things to do in Ottawa this weekend – December 16-18, 2022

Adàwàning: Indigenous Women’s Art Market

When: Friday December 16 &  Saturday December 17, 2022
Where: National Arts Centre,1 Elgin street
What time: Friday: 4 pm-9:30 pm and Saturday: 10 am-3:30 pm
Admission: Free

You are once again invited to come and support local Indigenous women artists and artisans in the National Arts Centre’s Gail & David O’Brien Atrium. The Indigenous Women’s Art Market features the diverse and amazing work of Métis, Inuit and First Nations makers. Browse jewelry, beadwork, paintings, sculptures, mittens, moccasins, coffee, crafts, and much more. Come and enjoy the fun! Cash or card depending on the vendor. ATM on site.

Photo: Adàwàning: Indigenous Women’s Art Market

Breakfast with Santa at Lansdowne

When: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Where: The Horticulture Building at Lansdowne, 1525 Princess Patricia Way
What time: 8:30 am to 10 am & from 10:30 am to 12 pm
Admission: Starting at $15 • Click here to purchase

Gather your family and start the day in the merriest way by joining Santa and his friends for Breakfast with Santa at the Ottawa Christmas Market. Start the day off right and help Santa fuel up before his long journey on Christmas Eve by having breakfast with Santa! All proceeds support the OSEG Foundation and provide opportunities for children and youth to play, learn and develop through sports.

Photo: Ottawa Christmas Market

7th Annual Holiday Benefit Concert in Memory of Jonathan Pitre

When: Saturday December 17, 2022
Where: Embrun Community Center Hall, 8 Blais Street Embrun
What time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Admission: $26.87 • Click here to purchase

Join Tara Shannon for the 7th Annual Holiday Benefit Concert in memory of Jonathan Pitre. The full band show will also feature performances by Erica Brighthill, Rory Taillon, Sam Stone, Wade Foster, Yvan Petit, Jessica Pearson & The Canadian Steppers.

Photo: via Tara Shannon

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

When: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Where: Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe, 101 Centrepointe Drive
What time: 3 pm or 7:30 pm
Admission: $36 to $63  • Click here to purchase tickets

Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups! Combining British propriety with an unabashed love for the unexpected, London’s three-time Impresario Award-winning duo steep a hilarious and brilliantly inventive show reminiscent of classic British pantos. Rich in wordplay, comic physicality, and cleverly crafted interactive elements, O Christmas Tea is uproarious fun. Yet, it is the duo’s boundless imagination and endearing chemistry that provide the real magic and heart of this play.

Photo: Thaddeus Hink

Digi60 Filmmakers’ Festival

When: December 16,17, & 18, 2022
Where: OAG, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge
What time:  Click here to view schedule
Admission: $0 – $43.45 • Click here to purchase tickets

The Digi60 Filmmaker’s Festival returns to Ottawa weekend. From a film viewer’s perspective, audiences will be treated to many great short films but for filmmakers, this is the festival you want to bring your work to. It is a safe environment where you can develop and be supported. Digi60 provides many great workshops, from working on your pitch to working with producers to an intimacy coordination workshop. If you have filmmaking questions, Digi60 has you covered.

Photo: Digi60

Christmas on the farm

When: Until December 18, 2022
Where: The Log Farm, 670 Cedarview Road
What time: 10 am – 4 pm (last admission 3 pm)
Admission: $11.99 per person  • Click here to purchase tickets or get them at the farm when you arrive!

Head to The Log Farm and let the kids play while you take a few deep breaths of fresh air! At the farm there are lots of animals to see, touch, and feed. Check out Santa’s workshop, drop off letters to Santa, take a peek inside the pioneer home to see how the pioneers would have celebrated Christmas, go for a wagon ride, and enjoy Christmas music and a bonfire. 

Photo: The Log Farm

Ottawa 67s vs Hamilton Bulldogs

When: December 17, 2022
Where: The arena at TD Place
What time: 2 pm
Admission: Adults $14, Students & Seniors $13 • Click here to purchase tickets

The McDonald’s Teddy Bear Toss is back. The Ottawa 67’s will be wearing special Teddy Bear themed jerseys as they face off against the defending OHL Champs, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Everyone is encourage to bring a teddy bear and when the 67’s score their first goal of the game, throw the stuffed toys on the ice. All of the teddy bears will be collected and donated to the Salvation Army who will give the toys to Ottawa-area children in need.

Photo: Ottawa 67's

Sultans of String Christmas Caravan

When: Monday December 19, 2022
Where: First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue
What time: 7:30 pm
Admission: Adults: $45.20 • Click here to purchase tickets

Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world without leaving town! Three-time JUNO Award nominees and Billboard-charting band Sultans of String are bringing their Christmas Caravan concert to Ottawa with guest performances by Rebecca Campbell, Donné Roberts, Kristine St.Pierre, Lynne Hanson, and more!

Photo: Sultans of String

Capital Beatles at Rideau Carleton Casino

When: Saturday, December 17, 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+ taxes and admin fees • Click here to purchase tickets.

Relive the Rock n’ Roll revolution with Ottawa’s premiere Beatles tribute band.

From the English rock band that transformed the music industry, Capital Beatles will have you on your feet and singing along to your favorite Beatles staples including “Come together”,Hey Jude”, “Let it be” and many more. So come together right now, and get your tickets before it’s too late!

  • Party continues with Live DJ until 1am
  • $10 Free Play coupon for all attendees
  • Food and Beverage available for purchase
  • Free Parking
  • Must be 19+

To view the entire entertainment lineup visit https://www.rideaucarletoncasino.com/events.htm

For more information including the ticket purchase policy visit https://www.rideaucarletoncasino.com/events.htm

Photo: RCR

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

When: Until Sunday January 22, 2023
Where: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive
What time: Various times • See the website
Admission: Adult (13-64) $32.02 • Click here to purchase tickets

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing its visitors to experience this art from an up-close, life-size, and never-before-seen perspective. The ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced in a truly unique way using licensed high-definition photos. Brought to life using a special printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible: seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s 34 frescoes. Each image is accompanied by informative signage, and audio guides are available to rent for an even more in-depth experience. 

Photo: SEE Global  Entertainment

The Big Game Ticket Giveaway Promotion

When: Until December 31, 2022
Where: Rideau Carleton Casino – 4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester 
What time: Open and Rockin’ 24/7
Admission: N/A

Join Rideau Carleton Casino now through December 31st for your chance to win a trip for two to ‘The Big Game’ – yes, the super-sized big football game in Arizona this February! Prize package valued at over $25,000 and includes $2,500 cash for both airfare and accommodations.

Start earning ballots now through December 31st for every $20 wagered while using your *Rock Star Rewards card. Grand prize draw will take place after the ball drops on NYE at 1:15am on January 1st, 2023.

In addition, experience the thrill of Money Mania, with over $150,000 in total prizes to be won. Use your Rock Star Rewards card for a chance to be 1 of 20 DAILY winners selected to enter our “Money Machine” and keep what you catch in free-play prizes. Plus, every Saturday night you could win $12,500 in cash now through December 31st.

  • Free Parking
  • Play Smart. Must be 19+.

Click HERE to view full promotional details.

*Signing up for a Rock Star Rewards card is easy and free, visit our Rock Star Rewards Desk for details.

ART + PARCEL: A Holiday Sale

When: Until January 10, 2023
Where: Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Shop and Galerie Annexe, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge
What time: During the OAG’s regular hours
Admission: Free

Galerie Annexe and OAG Shop presents its annual holiday showcase, Art and Parcel, which is a great opportunity for holiday gift shopping! On display will be original artworks, ceramics, jewellery, homeware, kids crafts, art supplies, books, and more. You will find great gifts for everyone on your list (and maybe something for yourself as well) while supporting Canadian artists and the OAG.

Photo: Denise Guillemette, Stay Warm, 2022, acrylic on canvas.