Arts And Culture In The Holiday Season

Posted : December 5, 2014

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

December is a festive season filled with song and celebration. There is no better place to take in some fantastic arts and culture this winter then Ontario’s Central Counties. There are so many events going on in the month of December that we can’t mention them all, but here are a few to get you excited! If you love everything arts and culture, set Ontario’s Central Counties as your holiday destination.


Event: A Christmas Carol
Date: December 5th
Location: Quaker Meeting House Newmarket 17030 Yonge Street, Newmarket Ontario
The seventh annual Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is being put on by the Humber River Shakespeare Co. This classic rendition involves masks, puppetry, and even treasure! Bring the whole family out for a night of fun and get cultured this holiday season with some live entertainment.
Event: Photos with the Grinch at the Alton Mills Art Centre
Date: December 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th
Location: Alton Mill Arts Centre 1402 Queen St. W., Alton Ontario
See if your kids can turn the Grinch’s frown upside down when they snap a photo with him! These pictures will definitely be a frontrunner for the Christmas card this season and something cool for your kids to look at when they’re older.
Event: Canadian Automotive Museum Holiday Open House
Date: December 5th and 6th
Location: Canadian Automotive Museum 99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, ON Ontario
With the theme of Winter Wonderland, this open house is a great way to ring in the season. Guests can even make their own snowflake to hang from the ceiling. Then you can tell all your friends that your artwork is displayed in a museum!
Event: Holiday Dinner Theatre at David’s Restaurant in Erin
Date: December 17th
Location: David’s Restaurant (Wellington Room) 20 Shamrock Road, Erin Ontario
Nothing like dinner and a show to get the holidays going in full swing! The 8th Annual Erin Theatre Holiday Production never ceases to disappoint. Bring your family, friends, neighbours, and even your in laws for a great night out.
Event: YorkSLAM Poetry Series and Open Mic
Date: December 17th
Location: Falcon and Firkin 10300 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill Ontario
Are you brave enough to get on stage and perform in front of a crowd? After you try it once, we’re sure you’ll be back again because the feeling is like no other. After the open mic session, enjoy some unique poetry and experience a different and wonderful side of art.
There are many more arts and cultural events taking place in Ontario’s Central Counties in the month of December. There is so much going on that we could only list a few, or we’d be here forever! If you missed out on one, there is definitely something else going on that will interest you. Come out to Ontario’s Central Counties this holiday season and get cultured!

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