Celebrate Christmas In Ontario
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen The Nutcracker
550 Wellington Street
Experience holiday joy with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen national 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.
In collaboration with Kleinburg’s world-renowned McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and with well over 100 costumes in richly coloured fabrics, The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition is a true visual treat. 20th Century landscapes make up the stunning 30-foot backdrops, including Franklin Carmichael’s Church and Houses at Bisset (1931), Tom Thomson’s Snow in the Woods (1916) and L.L. FitzGerald’s Trees and Wildflowers (1922). In this beautiful Canadian work, audiences are taken on Klara’s familiar, magical dream-journey as she arrives in Canada and experiences winter landscapes filled with snowflakes, lumberjacks, Mounties and creatures of the woods.
The 14th Annual Xmas Wrap
Call The Office
216 York Street
Toolshed, Break North Radio and Radio Western present “The 14th Annual Xmas Wrap” at Call The Office on Friday December 21st at 9pm.
Live performances by Swamp Thing (Timbuktu, Chokeules and Savilion), Thesis Sahib, Sum-01, Psybo and Bona Fyde. Music by DJ Hullewud and Mean Joe Tunes.
Cover is $10, plus we encourage you to bring canned foods for the London Food Bank. This event is 19+
Bad Art Festivals 2018
Forest City Gallery
258 Richmond Street
Gaze in admiration upon some bad, bad art. Make some art of your own to give to loved ones at our crappy collage, cardmaking table. Take a photo at our photo booth to show off your status as a patron of wonderful garbage. Enjoy an exquisitely awful program of live performances.
And of course, grab a drink at the cash bar and chow down on some holiday goodies!
For just $10 (at the door), a truly magical holiday experience can be yours. Join us at Forest City Gallery starting at 5:00pm, and while the party ends at 10:30pm, the spirit of Bad Art Festivus continues all year round.
And if you fancy yourself an artiste of any sort, please submit your pieces to Bad Art Festivus here by Dec 14th:
Let us come together, revel in holiday spirit, and air all grievances. As Santa himself says, “Ha ha ha! Happy Bad Art Festivus to all, and to all an 8-hour playlist of Jingle Cats!”
This is a fundraiser for LondonFuse and all profits will go directly into our programs and community initiatives.
A Christmas Story – The Musical
Original Kids Theatre Company
130 King Street
Based on the classic 1983 movie, A Christmas Story — The Musical captures the joy of the holiday season with funny and heartfelt songs, show stopping dancing, delicious wit, and a heart of gold.
Yule Ball presented by O.W.L of London
Bellamere Winery And Event Centre
1260 Gainsborough Rd
The Ontario Wizarding League (O.W.L. of London) is thrilled to invite you their inaugural Yule Ball on Friday, December 21st at the beautiful Bellamere Winery & Event Centre.
The evening includes: A gourmet, holiday-inspired dinner which also has vegan and gluten-free options, A cash bar with specially-created magical concoctions, DJ-accompanied dancing, A limited number of preselected purveyors of unique & high-quality wizarding wares, Magical memory-making fun to mark the full moon solstice as we usher in the Yuletide season!
General Ticket Price: $75
Magical Member Ticket Price: $60
Christmas Market – 2018 Finale!
Covent Garden Market
130 King Street (corner of King and Talbot)
Join us for the last market of 2018! Complimentary Cider, Raffle Draw, and all your last minute shopping needs can be found here. We want to Thank YOU for supporting us this year and look forward to seeing you again upstairs in January 2019!
Everyone is welcome to view the Winter Wonderland lights from the City Hall Promenade Deck, 12th floor of City Hall, 300 Dufferin Avenue on the following evenings:
Friday, November 30 to Tuesday, December 4, inclusive – 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM
Wednesday, December 5 – CLOSED
Thursday, December 6 to Monday, December 17, inclusive – 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday, December 18 – CLOSED
Wednesday, December 19 to Sunday, December 23, inclusive – 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Monday, December 24 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – CLOSED
Victoria Park Free Ice Skating:
Open daily 10 AM – 10 PM
Ice skating is open December 7, 2018, to the end of March Break 2019, weather permitting.
(closed for ice resurfacing from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm)
Skate rentals and skate sharpening available weekdays from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and noon to 10:00 pm on weekends. Cost for rentals is $7.00 and skate sharpening is $6.00.
The Christmas Show 2018
156 Wortley Road
Join us for our annual Christmas Show featuring Pop-Up weekends the first three weekends of December!