Holiday Family Events, Holiday Markets, Concerts, Movies & More

Let the holiday season begin! Take a break from decking the halls and making gingerbread cookies and celebrate the beauty and excitement of Christmas.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite family holiday events you won’t want to miss:


Bravado Comfort and Joy Poster

Bravado Show Choir presents “Comfort & Joy”
November 29th & 30th at 7:30pm

Featuring Bravado Kids, this Holiday performance aims to bring a little bit of “Comfort &
Joy” to those in need in our community. In support of “Glowing Hearts Community Give
& Get”, Bravado is asking for donations of new socks, hats, mittens & gloves, scarves,
gift cards and toys. The fun doesn’t stop there, your encouraged to wear your comfy
Christmas pyjamas! Tickets are $25.00.

Bravado Show Choir also presents “A Kid’s Christmas”
November 30th at 2:00pm

This is a special kid’s matinee performance. Prior to the 2:00pm show, come early at
1:00pm and enjoy crafts and fun! Kids 12 and under are $7.00 each, Adults $18.00 and
Family Pack of 4 tickets are available for $45.00.

Collier Street United Church
112 Collier St

Kaleidoscoppe Christmas Show
December 6th from 6pm - 8pm
Kaleidoscoppe Play Centre, 11 King Street

On December 6th join Kaleidoscoppe as they host a world of winter magic and fun. Join in and watch the amazing Team T&J super powered perform, along with a crazy lights and bubble show.

Barrie Concert Band - Christmas Chocolates

Barrie Concert Band presents Christmas Chocolate Box
December 7th at 2:00pm
Collier Street United Church
112 Collier St
Tickets are $25.00

Come out and enjoy a collection of Christmas Tunes. A mix of old favourites as well as new surprises.  Come sing-along with your Barrie Concert Band! During intermission, be sure to purchase a chocolate note – all funds will be donated in support of Christmas Cheer! You can purchase your tickets here.


Santa Claus and Elf

Visit with Santa at The 400 Market
Weekends from November 16th to December 22nd from 10:00am to 4:00pm
The 400 Market, 2207 Industrial Park Road
Santa Event: Free

Come visit Santa with the whole family! Bring your own camera to snap your holiday pictures. Each child will receive magic reindeer food when Santa comes to visit on Christmas Eve. And make sure you keep a look out… the Grinch and Elfie from Elf on the Shelf may just make a special appearance.

Story Time with Santa
November 19th-20th, 26-27th, December 3rd-4th, 10th-11th

Georgian Mall, 509 Bayfield Street
Enjoy singing, dancing and a Holiday story with Santa!

Park Place Annual Tree Lighting
November 30th from 2 - 6pm
Park Place, 100 Mapleview Drive East

Come meet Santa and his reindeer, get your face painted, enjoy hot chocolate, sing and dance! Join us for a family night of fun. The tree will be lit between 5 and 6pm!

Drysdale's Christmas & Holiday Village
November 15th - December 15 (Saturdays & Sundays) from 10am - 4pm
Drysdale's Tree Farm, 6635 Simcoe Road 56

Take in the fresh fallen snow, jingle bells on horses, the scent of fresh Christmas trees filling the crisp winter's air and a smile on old Saint Nick. Activities include Santa and his Elf, our magician, train rides, face painters, horse-drawn wagon rides, bonfire, live entertainment and more,

A Barrie Merry Christmas
December 1st from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Southshore Community Centre
205 Lakeshore Drive
$8.00 entry

Enjoy a family fun day this Sunday at the Southshore Community Centre filled with crafts, cookie decorating and reindeer games with your favourite elves. Indulge in hot cocoa, get a photo with Santa Claus and even a professional family photo or two! This event is a fundraiser for the Funcoli Free Hearts Foundation in support of a community in Guatemala.

Dinner with Santa
December 5th, 12th and 19th  from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Pie Wood Pizza
34 Commerce Park Drive

What better combination than pizza & Santa Claus? Come enjoy a pizza-filled dinner with Santa at Pie! There will be a cookie decorating station and an opportunity to get your picture taken with Santa.


Christmas markets - kids picking trees

The Downtown Barrie Business Association presents Noella Tree Lot & Market
Saturday November 30th, December 7th, December 14th from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Meridian Place & Memorial Square, Downtown Barrie

The Downtown Barrie Christmas Tree Lot & Market will feature Christmas trees and
wreaths available to purchase every Saturday starting in November to December 14th.
Christmas Trees - $60.00
Christmas Wreaths - $35.00
Cash only – All proceeds to go to Hospice Simcoe.

But that’s not all – back this year is the Christmas Market with artisans and crafters
selling their amazing goods!

Friday Harbour Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Market
November 30th - December 1st
Friday Harbour Resort, 3999 Friday Drive

Sip festive beverages as you explore unique gift ideas while campfires glow. The Tree Lighting will take place November 30th. The tree will be lit at 5:30pm and will be followed by a spectacular light show and fireworks display.

Redline Christmas Artisan Market
December 1 from 11am - 4pm
Redline Brewhouse, 431 Bayview Drive

Reline's Holiday Artisans Market will showcase all the amazing, local vendors!

Gifts from the Heart Holiday Market
December 7th from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Anahata Yoga from the Heart

Get through your Holiday shopping list as you are sure to find some good gifts at Gifts from the Heart Holiday Market. Featuring home décor, one of a kind art, locally sourced honey, fresh baked goods, vegan bath bombs, succulents, yoga mats, healing jewelry & more. There will all be free family yoga all day as well as live music!

Creative Barrie presents Winter Maker Market
December 7th from 11:00am to 5:00pm & December 8th from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West
$5.00 entry

This Holiday market has something for everyone! Featuring one of a kind gifts for everyone on your list from holiday décor, local makers, and artisans. Enjoy food, music and entertainment. The perfect Sunday!


Christmas Movies - Santa hat and clapper board

Kick back and relax with family and friends and enjoy some of these favourite Holiday classics!

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Friday Films at the Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive
December 13th at 7:00pm
Tickets $10.00

Home Alone
Friday Films at the Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive
December 20th at 7:00pm
Tickets $10.00

The City of Barrie presents The Grinch
Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West
December 21st at 2:00pm
Tickets $12.00

The City of Barrie presents Die Hard
Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West
December 21st at 8:00pm
Tickets $25.00 – Popcorn included!



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