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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.

Spice Holiday Artisan Market


The 2021 market will feature 40 artisans, live music and refreshments available both days. On Friday, December 10, Santa’s coming to the market, and photo ops will be available. The Wired Owl pop-up will be providing refreshments both days.

The MacLaren will be decorated beautifully by Art in Bloem, including a Instagrammable photo op outside in courtyard!

Event Times: 
Friday, December 10 - 5pm to 9pm
Saturday, December 11 - 9am - 4pm
Admission: $5; Kids Free - Click here

**Proof of Double Vaccination (or a medical exemption) is mandatory when attending the market.

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