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.


Story Time with Santa
November 19-20 & 26-27 & December 3-4 & 10-11, 2019
Georgian Mall

Enjoy singing, dancing and Holiday story read by Santa. Click here for times. 

First Light
November 21-23, 28-30 & December 5-7, 2019 - 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 ambience, featuring lots of hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Aboriginal performances, and much more. Learn more.

First Light
Santa Claus Parade
Park Place Tree Lighting 
November 30, 2019 - Park Place Barrie

Come meet Santa and his reindeer, get your face painted, enjoy hot chocolate, sing and dance! Join us for a family night of fun on November 30th, between 2 - 6pm.  Learn more.

Bravado! Show Choir's Christmas Concert "Comfort & Joy"
November 29-30 - Collier Street United Church
Doors open at 6:45pm & show begins at 7:30pm

Inspired by 'comfy jammies' and fireside singalongs, Bravado Show Choir's winter show takes the audience  on a musical journey celebrating the warmth, memories ans relaxing side of Christmas. The annual Kid's crafts activities and matinée take place on Saturday afternoon. Crafts and fun begin at 1pm and Show at 2pm. Learn more
Barrie Concert Band Presents "Christmas Chocolate Box Concert"
December 7th, 2019 - Collier Street Church

The band will end its 150th anniversary on a special Christmas note that will include a collection of tasty Christmas tunes! There will be old favourites as well as new surprises. Bring your voices and your hunger for good old-fashioned fun and celebrate the holiday season with the Barrie Concert Band. Learn more.

"Christmas With The Ennis Sisters" at Georgian College
December 12, 2019 - Georgian Theatre

Newfoundland's Juno Award-winning trio, The Ennis Sisters, deliver the finest family Christmas show in the country. Maureen, Karen and Teresa combine original songs, holiday classics, humorous recitations and Irish step-dancing to create an exciting evening that will ignite your true holiday spirit. Learn more.

Christmas with Ennis Sisters
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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'
December 13, 2019 - Georgian 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.
'Home Alone'
December 20, 2019 - Georgian Theatre

When 8 year old Kenin McCallister's family rushes off on a holiday trip to Paris three days before Christmas, they accidentally leave the youngster behind to deck the halls with a barrage of booby traps to keep out a bumbling pair of burglars who have discovered that this tough little tyke is home alone. Learn more.

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