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Discover December 2017 Events in Brantford

Discover December 2017 Events in Brantford

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches! Well, the season is officially upon us and we’re ready to twirl some candy canes and decorate those gingerbread houses! December in Brantford is the picture perfect place to celebrate the wonderful feelings and special events with friends and loved ones. 


Brantford Potters Guild Christmas Pottery Sale

Friday, December 1: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.                 

Saturday, December 2: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 3: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Woodman Park Community Centre, 491 Grey St., Brantford   

Admission: FREE

The Brantford Potters Guild is a vibrant, exciting group of over 75 members who share a common love of all things ceramic.  Come join them this weekend in December for a unique shopping experience highlighting their work. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list; including bowls, mugs, plates, platters, ornaments and decorative pieces.

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Vibrant Palette Student Exhibition

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Monday, January 1, 2018

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, 20 Ava Rd., Brantford

Gallery hours are: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

This month long exhibition features over 200 pieces of artwork from talented local elementary and high school students, and corresponds to the opening of the Brantford lights festival.  We may have a budding artist in our midst, so don’t miss out on this interesting and local exhibit!

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Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Wednesday, January 3, 2018

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. nightly

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, 20 Ava Rd., Brantford

Admission: FREE

Join us for this annual Brantford family tradition when 16 acres of Gardens are transformed into breathtakingly beautiful winter wonderland scenes. Park and walk through this magical oasis of lights, or enjoy the view from the comfort of your warm car as you drive through.  The Golden Teapot will have hot chocolate and treats available for purchase on evenings that the gallery is open, and of course Santa Claus will be on duty every Thursday before Christmas!

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Melville House by Moonlight

Saturday, December 2 and Saturday, December 9, 2017

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Bell Homestead National Historic Site, 94 Tutela Heights Rd., Brantford

Admission: FREE

Dressed for the Christmas season in traditional Victorian style, the Bell Homestead comes to life amid the glow of candles and oil lamps on the first two Saturdays in December.  Both evenings feature entertaining tours of the Homestead and tempting treats prepared in the site’s 1880's woodstove. Younger visitors will enjoy making a take home Christmas ornament to put on their own tree!

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Paris Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 2, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Downtown Paris

Admission: FREE

Santa and his reindeer are due to arrive in beautiful Paris Ontario this weekend! Come early to get a good spot and enjoy the beautiful floats, Christmas elves, and of course the star of the show, Santa Claus! For route information and more details, please visit the website.

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Multi Vendor Craft Show

Saturday, December 2, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver St., Paris

Admission: FREE

Whether you’re an early bird who’s almost done their Christmas shopping, or are yet to start, this would be a great addition to your holiday shopping.  With over 100 vendors you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your list, even that person “who has everything!”

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Brantford Symphony Orchestra presents “Christmas in the City”

Saturday, December 2, 2017

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford

Admission: Adults: $30-$40, Students: $20, Children: FREE

Enjoy all your favourite Christmas music while the Maestro and his fabulous orchestra take you down memory lane! We are lucky to announce that one of the Stratford Festival’s leading performers, tenor Juan Chioran will be performing as well! Be sure to purchase your tickets early, as this highly anticipated event will surely sell out quickly. 

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Annual Christmas Service

Sunday, December 3, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Mohawk Chapel, 794 Colborne Street E., Brantford

Mohawk Chapel invites everyone to attend their annual Christmas Service at the National Historic site. Come and join the singing of hymns in the Mohawk Language. Light refreshments will be offered after the service.

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DT Concert Series presents ‘The Once’

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dominion Telegraph Centre, 97 Grand River St. N., Paris

7:30 p.m.

Admission: $40 in advance, $45 at the door

A modern indie rock trio from Newfoundland, The Once has collected a trio of Canadian Folk music awards.  While originally known for their haunting interpretations of traditional music, the band has at long last uncovered a sound that truly represents their inner artistry.  This is surely a concert you won’t want to miss.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

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The Living Nativity

Friday, December 8, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017

Performances at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie St., Brantford, ON  

Admission: FREE

During this weekend in December, Bethlehem comes to Brantford as Freedom House presents ‘The Living Nativity’ in Harmony Square with two shows nightly. It takes over 80 cast and crew members to put on this annual performance.  Performances are scheduled, but weather is unpredictable so please check the link below for any updates.

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Burford Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 9, 2017

5:00 p.m.

Starts at the Burford Community Centre, 14 Potter Dr., Burford

Admission: FREE

If Santa Clause parades are your thing, then Brant County has you covered this weekend! Come out and enjoy the annual Christmas parade in the quaint hamlet of Burford.

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St. George Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 9, 2017

6:00 p.m.

St. George, ON

Admission: FREE

The lovely town of St. George is also celebrating the season with their annual Santa Claus parade! The big guy and his reindeers sure are working hard this year! For route information, please click on the link below. 

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Brant County Singers and Brant Men of Song Present “Christmas Is…”

Saturday, December 9, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Hope Christian Reformed Church, 64 Buchanan Cres., Brantford

Admission: Adults: $20, Students: $10, Children: FREE

Reserve the date now and celebrate Christmas with the Brant County Singers and the Brant Men of Song! This concert will lift your spirits and get you in the holiday mood with renditions of ‘Joy to the World”, ‘Grown up Christmas List’, and many more!

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It's a Computer Christmas

Saturday, December 9, 2017

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Personal Computer Museum, 13 Alma St., Brantford

Admission: FREE

This December, relive the Christmas's of past when a Commodore 64 or Atari computer waited under the tree. Play Christmas-themed videos games, and enjoy the wonderment of the holiday season in a backdrop of many tech toys from years gone by!

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Canada’s Ballet Jörgen The Nutcracker

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford

7:30 p.m.

Admission: $40

Featuring choreography by Bengt Jörgen and the timeless music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, this holiday favourite continues to delight audiences of all ages.  It’s no wonder that audiences continue to return to The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition year after year to experience the magic of the holidays. 

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A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford

7:00 p.m.

Admission: $44

Experience Scrooge’s magical, musical and mysterious journey in search of the true meaning of Christmas. Tiny Tim, the Cratchits, and a host of colourful characters will delight and entertain your whole family in this classic Dickens holiday ghost story! Accompanied by a wonderful concert filled with all your Christmas favourites, it’s sure to send you home filled with Christmas spirit!

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Wayne Gretzky International Hockey Tournament

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 to Saturday, December 30, 2017

Various times and locations

Admission: see website for details

This year marks the 48th Annual Wayne Gretzky International Hockey Tournament in Brantford! Don’t miss out on all the action when over 200 teams show up to participate in this exciting tournament.  Entry is free for those who want to take in a game at the Wayne Gretzky Centre. 

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New Year's Eve in Harmony Square

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Starts at 8:30 p.m.

Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie St., Brantford, ON  

Admission: FREE

If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to do this New Year’s Eve, why not make your way down to Harmony Square and ring in the New Year with Brantford’s best! With lots of great bands lined up and an amazing fireworks show planned for midnight, it’s sure to be a dazzling good time!

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Upcoming January Events

 

DT Concert Series: Ron Sexsmith

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dominion Telegraph Centre, Paris

 

Brant Variety Spectacular!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts

 

Family Literacy Day

Saturday, January 27, 2018           

 

 

 

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