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Barrie & Area has an abundance of cultural festivals and events, many located on the waterfront. Enjoy a live theatre performance, check out a film under the stars or browse arts & crafts and culinary delights at Kempenfest and Promenade Days. During the winter, celebrate everything we love about the snow at Barrie's Annual Winterfest. Barrie has it all to keep you and your family entertained all year long.

Holiday by the Bay at Discovery Harbour

December 10th - 11th and 17th - 18th, 2021

Holiday by the Bay is an Outdoor Holiday Light Display & Christmas Vendor Market. Visitors will be delighted by outdoor light displays, seasonal decorations, live musical entertainment and a large Christmas tree all located on the shores of Georgian Bay at Discovery Harbour's south end visitor areas.
The event will also feature a historic outdoor forge demonstration and live firework displays on Saturday nights.
Visitors are invited to wander into the traditional buildings of Navy Hall, Charthouse and the lobby of the King’s Wharf Theater where they will find 15+ local artisans & vendors showcasing a variety of seasonal products for sale.


Advance Reservations are Required.
Please call (705) 526 - 7838 to reserve.
Phone lines are open Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 3:00pm.
Payment is required at time of check-in at the event.

Admission is $8.00/pp with a donation of a non-perishable food item.
Children 5 years and under are free!
Please note that proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. All visitors 12 & over will be required to show proof of vaccination and valid ID.
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