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613Holiday Night Market – Frid. Dec 8th, 15th, 22nd
Head to Lansdowne for all-around Holiday cheer. Outside you'll find The Ottawa Christmas Market but step inside the Aberdeen Pavilion to find the 613Holiday Night Market. Brought to you by 613Flea, the night market is fun, fabulous and totally free!
The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition – Fri. Dec 8th & Sat. Dec 9th
Holiday magic is made year after year by Ballet Jörgen’s traditional treasure The Nutcracker: a Canadian Tradition. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen to Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score, this delightful classic is a favourite that brings magic to the holidays. Born from a collaboration with Kleinburg’s world renowned McMichael
The OAG’s “Hungry Eyes” screening of “Julie & Julia” – Sun. Dec 10th & Thurs. Dec 14th
Hungry Eyes is a unique OAG fundraising event/cinematic experience that is designed to immerse attendees in nostalgia-evoking cult classic films, transforming the audience into participants, by engaging the senses through a multi-course menu that creatively incorporates the foods and beverages that are referenced in each movie. On Sunday, December 10th
Ottawa Guild of Potters’ Sale – Fri. Dec 8th – Sun. Dec 10th
Over 30 potters will be filling their booths with gorgeous handcrafted ceramics in time for holiday shopping. Discover functional ware, sculptural and decorative pieces, as well as the sweetest ornaments to add a special touch to your home.
Barrow Gang Buskers – Every Friday in December
Get ready for a rollicking good time as the Barrow Gang Busker's electrifying rockabilly show heats up the Atomic Rooster every Friday night in December! Step into a whirlwind of infectious beats and toe-tapping rhythms as the band unleashes their high-octane performance, guaranteed to set the night on fire. Bring
Ourterbridge Holiday Magic Show – Tues. Dec 26th – Sun. Dec 31st
Illusionists Ted & Marion Outerbridge will cast their spell on Ottawa with their Holiday Magic Show for the entire family. Based on the story of the couple's lovingly restored Smiths Falls home, Ted and Marion Outerbridge transport spectators back in time through enthralling illusions, theatre, and dance; they invite us
Ottawa Christmas Market – Until Dec 23rd
The annual Ottawa Christmas Market takes over Lansdowne with loads of vendors, musical performances on the Lac Leamy Stage, kids crafts at Santa's Workshop, DJ Skate Nights at the Reindeer Rink, and more! Make sure to check the website for additional weekly programming.
Signatures Originals Christmas Craft Sale – Wed. Dec 6th – Sun. Dec 10th
Canada's leading handmade market celebrates the festive season by featuring over 175 artists, artisans, makers and designers. Whether you're looking for cozy winter essentials, delightful decorations or personalized presents, find unique one-of-a-kind gifts all under one roof. Thank you to everyone who entered the OLM/Signatures Originals ticket giveaway. All the
Christmas With The Ennis Sisters – Thurs. Dec. 7th
The Ennis Sisters are coming to town to celebrate the holiday season with a mix of original songs, holiday classics, humorous recitations, and a little Irish step-dancing. Create a new family tradition by letting the Maureen, Karen and Teresa ignite your holiday spirit. Check out Keith Whittier's interview with the
Magic of Lights – Until Sat. Jan 6th
Magic of Lights is back with its dazzling, family-friendly drive-through holiday lights experience benefitting children, youth and families at CHEO! Over two million lights illuminate the 2km route. The Mark Motors Group “Holiday Pit Stop” is now conveniently located at the end of the Magic of Lights Route! Guests are invited
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations – Tues. Dec 26- Sun. Dec 31st
Tickets are now on sale for Broadway Across Canada's production of Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations. The winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, it’s a thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal during a decade of civil unrest in America.
The Lucky Ron Show – Every Sat.
A true legend in the Ottawa Valley. The Lucky Ron Show has been a mainstay at The Laff since 1999; he performs every single Saturday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. In March 2023, the Lucky Ron Show was expanded to include local country solos and duos to open the show. No
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