Spend the Holidays in Barrie!

The holiday season in Barrie is the perfect time to celebrate and make lasting memories with family and friends. Take a break from decking the halls and making gingerbread cookies and enjoy one of these family friendly holiday events.


BMC Christmas Arts & Craft Show
November 2 - 4, 2018 - Barrie Molson Centre

Over 140 of Ontario's most talented artisans & crafters come together at the Barrie Molson Centre for the 24th Annual Christmas Arts & Craft Show & Sale. Choose from pottery, stained glass, teddy bears, Christmas crafts, body care products, jewellery, clothing, woodcrafts, ceramics and more, making your shopping easy! Learn more.
 
Barrie Santa Claus Parade
November 17, 2018 -  Downtown Barrie

Welcome Santa at Barrie's annual night parade! Enjoy bands and illuminated floats as they make their way through Downtown Barrie. As the parade finishes take in Downtown Barrie's Tree Lighting Celebration and a fantastic fireworks show. Parade Route.

Tree Lighting Celebrations
November 17, 2018 - Heritage Park, Downtown Barrie

Start the holiday season with this annual tradition held in conjunction with the Santa Claus Parade. Featuring live entertainment, face painting, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa. Cap if off with the lighting of the trees followed by a fantastic firework show. Learn more.

Winter Tree Lighting
Winter Light Display
November 17, 2018 - February 2019 - Downtown Barrie

A spectacular display of lights in Heritage Park to celebrate the winter season!


Christmas Glow Barrie
Christmas Glow Barrie
November 22, 2018 - January 6, 2019 - Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery

Ontario's largest indoor family Christmas festival is coming to Barrie. This year's "Glow Around the World" theme invites guests to venture through lighted trails and follow Santa's delivery path to featured countries such as France, UK, India, China, Mexico and Holland. Brilliantly decorated with nearly a million dazzling lights, there are festive activities and interactive features for everyone to explore. Don't miss: Christmas lights gardens and sculptures, Magic Castle playground, Christmas Market with local artisans, live entertainment, photos with Santa and more. Get Your Tickets.

First Light
November 22-24, 29 & December 1, 6-9, 2018 - Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Experience Sainte-Marie's spectacular "First Light" Event as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals & Events Ontario as one of Ontario's "Top 100 Events", First Light creates a wonderful holiday ambiance, featuring lots of hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Aboriginal performances, and much more. Learn more.

Barrie Concert Band's A Christmas Fantasy
December 8, 2018 - Collier Street Church

Music helps to make the Christmas season special, and this annual concert is a traditional favourite. The band always provides exciting and new music that you don't want to miss! Familiar and inviting melodies, favourite sing-a-long carols and of course new arrangements that will make your Christmas pop! Learn more.

A Christmas Special at Georgian Theatre
December 8, 2018 - Georgian Theatre

Get your friends and family together, the Leahy's are back in Barrie, just in time for Christmas! As with all forces of nature, the music and energy created by The Next Generation Leahy simply cannot be contained! The drive to create music is powerful within each of the Leahy children. All under the age of 16, the siblings are accomplished multi-instrumentalists whose live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious music associated with their Leahy heritage. Order your tickets.

The Barra MacNeils Christmas at Georgian College
December 11, 2018 - Georgian Theatre

The Barra MacNeils- An East Coast Christmas is a musical potpourri of traditional MacNeil family favourites gleaned from Christmas ceilidhs, midnight masses and the general festive frolic that accompanies each holiday season. With there captivating vocals, distinctive harmonies and extraordinary musicianship, The Barra MacNeils inject new life and energy into the sights ans sounds of Christmas. Order your tickets.

Victorian Christmas
December 13 - 14, 2018 - Simcoe County Museum

Listen to beautiful music as it fills the galleries, sample unique seasonal treats, and discover what Christmas looked like over 100 years ago. Event hours are 6 – 9 p.m. and all proceeds go to the Friends of the Simcoe County Museum. Learn more.

Barra MacNeils
Huronia Symphony Orchestra's Celebrate!
December 16, 2018 - Collier Street Uniteed Church

Celebrate the season with the Huronia Symphony and your favourite Christmas and holiday selections. The whole family will enjoy festive classics, the traditional carol sing-a-long, with favourites such as Silver Bells and Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire. And an appearance by the jolly old elf himself! Learn more.


National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
'Elf'
December 22, 2018 - Five Points Theatre

Watch 'Elf' (film) on the big screen this holiday season. The story is about one of Santa's elves (Ferrell) who learns he is actually a human and goes to New York City to meet his biological father (Caan), spreading Christmas cheer to the world as he goes. Learn more.

'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'
December 22, 2018 - Five Points Theatre

Check out the holiday classic, 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' (film) on the big screen this holiday season. The Griswold family's plan for a big family Christmas predictably turns into a big disaster. Learn more.
Snow  Soirée
December 22, 2018 - Barrie Country Club

Come together this holiday season with other small offices, groups, and teams for the Barrie Country Club’s annual big holiday party without the big price tag. We provide the décor, dinner, DJ, and dance! Cocktails available from 6 pm, festive dinner buffet from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, then dance the night away with our DJ until midnight. For reservations, contact 705-728-4802 or visit www.barriecountryclub.com.
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