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Discover Brantford's November Events

Discover Brantford's November Events

Let the Christmas celebrations begin! With October on its way out the door, the official countdown to Christmas is on! From bazaars to craft tours, to heart-warming shows at the majestic Sanderson Centre, Brantford has everything you need to start your holiday season off right! 

Bounty Enterprises Presents Hotel California
Friday, November 2, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: $40
When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. It’s been a journey they could never have imagined back in 1986, but their dedication, unique musical gifts, and an obsessive commitment to doing this legendary music true justice set them apart from the many Eagles bands that came after them.

Six Nations Holiday Craft Tour
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Various Locations
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission: By donation
This holiday season enjoy many different craft bazaars where you can purchase unique gifts such as black ash baskets, corn husk dolls, silver jewellery, hand-made moccasins, and beaded fancies! Be sure to arrive early, as vendors often sell out of their handmade crafts. This tour also features the Taste of the Season ‘Food and Preserves Sale’ at Mohawk Chapel.

Mohawk Chapel Taste of the Seasons
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Mohawk Chapel, 301 Mohawk, Street Brantford
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE
Join us at this beautiful National Historic site for crafts, canned goods, baked goods, food and so much more! This is the perfect event to kick start the holiday season and stock your kitchen with some delicious homemade preserves. 

Thank a Vet Luncheon
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Assumption College, 257 Shellard Lane, Brantford
11:00 a.m. 
Admission: FREE
This November marks the 21st annual Thank-A-Vet Luncheon, bringing together veterans, their families and community members to remember and honour the tremendous service and sacrifice of our veterans.    

Brantford Music Club Presents The Gryphon Trio – Cello, Violin, Piano
Sunday, November 4, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: Adults $30, Students $10
Surely a performance not to be missed, this Trio’s honours include two Juno Awards for Classical Album of the Year, and the prestigious 2013 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts from the Canada Council. 

Brantford Visual Artist’s Guild 16th Annual Show and Sale
Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Thursday & Friday:10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Glenhyrst Art Gallery, 20 Ava Road, Brantford
Admission: FREE
This annual show provides the public with the opportunity to purchase a variety of unique artwork. Don’t miss this wonderful chance to acquire some beautiful pieces, and help support a great cause, as proceeds from a selection of paintings will go towards the Stedman Community Hospice.

Christmas in Paris
Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Friday: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Syl Apps Community Centre, 51 William Street, Paris
Admission: $2, Children 12 and under are FREE
This year, the 27th annual juried show will display the work of 27 local area artists and crafters in one convenient location.  All artisans are members of the Kindred Spirits Artisans of Paris. Their unique talents range from creating pottery pieces, various sized quilts, fabric art pieces, felted art and wearables, chalk art, mixed media, watercolour, acrylic, and pastel paintings in all shapes and sizes, fused glass, beaded and Swarovski jewellery, gourd art that can sound like “thunder,” soap products, silk scarves, among many other offerings.

Brant Theatre Workshops Present Sisters In Solace
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: Adults $12
In the aftermath of World War I, two women, one from Six Nations, the other from Brantford can only find comfort and healing in the sharing of their combined memories. Together, they find peace from the war and discover truth and reconciliation in their common experience.

Dean Brody - Dirt Road Stories Acoustic Tour Featuring Special Guest Andrew Hyatt
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: $60-$70,  (VIP $139 - sold out!)
Celebrated songwriter and certified country superstar, Dean Brody, will be hitting the road this fall for the Dirt Road Stories Tour. This compelling, unique acoustic tour will showcase Brody’s depth as a songwriter, and his unparalleled ability to bring storytelling to the forefront of country music. 

Music Mentor Productions Presents Singing Legends
Thursday, November 8, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: $40
Back by popular demand: Las Vegas Singing Impressionist Houston MacPherson, plus three renowned international female impressionists. You’ll experience a buffet of over 35 legendary singers, actors, politicians, comedians and TV personalities performing amazing tributes to Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Reba, Patsy, Roy Orbison, Dolly, Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Shania, Stompin Tom, Paul Anka, Brenda Lee, Neil Young, ABBA, Elvis, Liza Minnelli, and The Rat Pack. Standing ovations are the norm for this wonderfully-paced production.

Progressive Concerts Presents Jersey Nights Tribute To Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Friday, November 9, 2018
2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: $46
This dynamic and powerful cast of established singers and musicians has dazzled audiences of all ages with their seamless vocal harmony and stage presence. You will hear a multitude of solid gold hits that helped shape that magical and most memorable era of music. Jersey Nights is a seamless 90-minute, high-energy show that will not disappoint. It’s a night of guaranteed fun and excitement! 

Paris Optimist Craft Show
Saturday, November 10 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris
Admission: $2
Are you ready to start your Christmas shopping? We have to perfect place for you! Mark your calendar for this Saturday in November and come to browse for gifts and stocking stuffers at the craft show and sale.  There will be lots of different vendors and something for everyone! While there, be sure to enjoy some lunch at the Optimist-House Café!

Joan Minnery Enterprises proudly presents ROCKIN' & REMEMBERING --- A Musical Showcase & Party Honouring Our Troops!
Saturday, November 10, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
St. George Legion # 605, 9 Main Street, St. George
Admission: FREE
Enjoy performances by Starr Sensations Vocal Students and SIVLE Rock and Roll Band, music from the 50’s & 60’s and Pop from today & yesteryear. The dance floor will be open and there will be a DJ in between sets. This is an all-ages event.  Food & Beverages will be available for purchase.
For more information please contact Joan Minnery at 519-771-5687

Remembrance Day Parade and Service
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Brantford War Memorial (corner of Brant Ave. and Dalhousie Street)
Admission: FREE
Every year on November 11, Canadians honour the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country during times of war, military conflict and peace.  In keeping with tradition, the City of Brantford services take place at the cenotaph at the corner of Brant Ave. and Dalhousie Street at 11:00 am. Let us take this opportunity to remember, with deep respect and immense gratitude, those who have served and what they have done for people and communities around the world. There will also be free Brantford Transit and Brantford Life service for riders travelling to and from the Brant War Memorial from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Brantford Downtown Jazz Presents The Ault Sisters
Monday, November 12, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: $30
Experience the joy of sweet sibling harmony from The Ault Sisters. Amanda, Alicia and Alanna Ault have been producing music together for over a decade.  They have performed with such A-list Toronto musicians as Robi Botos, George Koller, Ben Riley, Ethan Ardelli, Justin Gray, Ted Quinlan, Mark Kieswetter, and Dylan Bell.

Paint Club: Tall Birds
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Wylde Rose Handmade Soaps, 10 King George Rd, Unit E, Brantford
Admission: $40
Enjoy a fun evening with friends as you are kindly instructed how to paint a beautiful piece of artwork. At the end of the night, take home your own one-of-a-kind artwork! Refreshments and a goodie bag from Wylde Rose will be provided, and a special 20% discount off store items for participants – what a great incentive to start your Christmas shopping!

12 Days of Christmas Open House at Robert Hall Originals
Thursday, November 15 to Monday, November 26, 2018
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays
Robert Hall Originals, 138 Sugar Maple Road, St George.
Admission: FREE
Enjoy Christmas shopping this year in a relaxed country setting!  Did you know that Robert Hall originals are home to the largest worldwide rock collection in Ontario? Come to browse the unique collection of gems, jewelry and more.

A Country Christmas With The Walters Family And Special Guests "Oh What A Night!" 2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: $42
The Walters Family will entertain you with well-loved Christmas songs along with "Oh What A Night" in a special holiday tribute to Andy Williams and The Williams Brothers.

Jingle Bell Night
Friday, November 16, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Downtown Paris
Join us for the 10th Annual Jingle Bell in Downtown Paris. Keep the jingle in your jeans with tax-free shopping at participating retailers (look for the poster in the shop windows to see if they are participating). You could even win a $500 Downtown Paris Gift Card! It's sure to be fun for the whole family with Christmas carolers and musicians to entertain. Be sure watch for Santa's Elves wondering through downtown.

Ichthy’s Theatre presents:  Charlotte’s Web
Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Friday, November 23 to Sunday, November 25, 2018
Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday shows are at 2:00 p.m.
St Mary’s Parish Hall, 133 Murray Street, Brantford
Admission: $15 adults and $10 Seniors/Students
Charlotte's Web is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship and the worth of each creature in the world. A tale unfolds between unlikely friends - Wilbur, the irresistible little pig; Charlotte, an extraordinary spider who is a "true friend and good writer"; Templeton, a gluttonous rat who can be talked into doing good deeds; Goose and Gander; Sheep and Lamb; and Fern, the farmer's young daughter. It is Charlotte's spider web writings that save Wilbur from the butcher, showing him to be "Some Pig", "Terrific", "Radiant" and "Humble".

Holiday Bake Sale and Tea
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Bell Homestead National Historic Site, 94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE
Come visit this National Historic Site where the Exchange café and our volunteers will offer a plethora of homemade cookies, “pick and mix a baker’s dozen”, pies, cakes and squares at the Homestead’s annual holiday bake sale and tea. Those looking for unique stocking stuffers or gifts will find crafts, jewelry, children’s toys and books and vintage china and quilts at the museum’s store “The Phone Booth”.

The Ho Ho Holmedale Artisan Market
Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
TB Costain Community Centre, 16 Morrell St., Brantford
This is the first annual Ho Ho Holmedale Artisan Market featuring all handmade, one of a kind artisan wares. There will be over 20 vendors with fine art, pottery, soaps, knitwear, home decor jewellery, wood carving, books, cards and much more.  There will be kids craft area, pictures with Santa, live music and treats! They will also be doing 'Cups for a Cause' a fundraiser to help a family in need, with sales of handmade pottery cups and cider.  This is an event for the whole family to enjoy!

Corn Soup Cook-Off
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Woodland Cultural Centre, 184 Mohawk Street, Brantford
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $7
This cook-off has become an annual event that many in the community now look forward to.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about traditional Native American food, which has been served at special occasions and gatherings in the native community for years.  Come warm your belly with bowls of this savoury soup and vote for your favourite.

Irish Mythen
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: $35
True power inspires awe, and Irish Mythen packs a lot of it – lyrical, musical, and personal – into a relatively small frame.  Mythen is a globetrotting troubadour – an Irish-born, contemporary Canadian folk artist who’s been amassing accolades and achievements across several continents over the years. Her presence and charisma simply command attention, and regardless of where she takes the stage, she delivers a sonic and emotional experience that transcends language and location; that reaches the very core of what connects us. 

Any Dream Will Do
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: $42
The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber takes the audience on a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the life and music of the man behind 'The Music Of The Night'.   The performance features an avalanche of Webber’s hit songs, including Memory, Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Love Changes Everything, Unexpected Song, Tell Me On A Sunday, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, and The Music of the Night.  

Blue Rodeo
Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: $60 - $85
From the band’s inception, Blue Rodeo forged its own path.  Now, with their 14th Warner Music Canada album (not counting a Christmas record, live albums and compilations), Blue Rodeo’s successes are measured in terms that include induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (2012), receiving a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (2014) and acknowledgement that the band has steadfastly defined itself by its own terms, and in the years that ensued, sold in excess of four million records.

JCI Santa Claus parade
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Downtown Brantford
Admission: FREE 
6:00 p.m.
This year represents the 44th annual Christmas parade proudly put on by Brantford JCI. This year’s theme is Cinematic Christmas.  Bundle the family up, bring your blankets and chairs, and be sure to get down early for a good seat! Enjoy this special event as you take in the beautifully decorated Christmas floats and maybe even enjoy a candy cane from the big man himself, Santa Clause!  For route information and more details, please visit the website.

Santa Claus Parade After Party
Saturday, November 24, 2018 – Party starts after the parade finishes!
Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission; FREE
After enjoying the wonderful Christmas Parade, come meet Santa right here in Harmony Square! This year, the parade after party will be one you won’t want to miss!  Huddle up close with friends and loved ones to watch the much anticipated Christmas tree lighting ceremony and join in the signing of live Christmas carols.  There will also be face painting, a Salvation Army Kettle kick-off & toy drive, festive treats, and free ice skating (weather permitting).  

The Mocha Shriners Present The 2018 Holiday Magic Show, In support of Mocha Shrine Activities
Sunday, November 25, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: Please call 1-844-878-5271
The Shriners are the single largest philanthropic organization in the world. Year after year, The Shriners look forward to this very important season; when the children of our communities can come together and share a day of fun, laughter and magic.   This year’s Holiday Magic Show is a highly entertaining, family-focused event and The Shriners look forward to sharing it with you.  In Support of Mocha Shrine Activities – Presented by MMBO Direct Marketing Ltd.

Monday Movie Night: Reel Injun
Monday, November 26, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Gathering Place by the Grand, 2593 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken
Admission: By donation
Enjoy this documentary-style film that depicts the history of Native Americans in Hollywood films. Refreshments and freshly popped popcorn will be served. 

Classic Albums Live - ACDC - Back In Black
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: $40
If you love rock n roll then you love AC/DC.  They're as unpretentious as music gets. Straight ahead, foot tapping, head bobbing rock n roll. AC/DC are the one band to successfully transition from one singer to the next when Bon Scott passed. It was dodgy but they kept their heads down, found Brian Johnson, and recorded 'Back in Black', one of the greatest records in the history of music.  

Brantford Potters’ Guild Christmas Sale
Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2, 2018
Friday: Noon to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Woodman Park Community Centre, 491 Grey Street, Brantford
Admission: FREE
Join us at this highly anticipated sale that showcases the works of 36+ potters, each with their unique talent and perspective reflected in their work. There will be a variety of styles and pots for sale - ensuring there is something for everyone! The Potters’ Guild retains a commission from sales that helps finance Guild activities and Clay Works Studio that provide adult and children’s classes, workshops and workspace for guild members.

Upcoming December Events:
Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst
December 1, 2018, to January 1, 2019
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
Brantford Symphony Orchestra Presents A Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
Times Square in Harmony Square
Monday, December 31, 2018
Downtown Brantford, Harmony Square


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