With the holiday season on our doorstep, it’s a great time to start planning your holiday event schedule. For some, this may mean getting a head start on Christmas shopping at some local bazaars and Christmas markets,
and for others, it may mean taking in a memorable show that signifies the start of this special time of year.
Luckily for us, Brantford is home to the beautiful iconic Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts,
where every year they host a plethora of holiday shows and good old fashion sing-alongs! Liz Oden,
Acting Sales and Marketing Manager for the Sanderson Centre says, “We want both tourists and locals to be a part of it this holiday season… One of the best parts of the holidays is enjoying the time we spend with our friends and loved ones, and our goal at the Sanderson Centre is to help you do exactly that. No matter your tastes, we promise our events this Christmas will appeal to you.”
For your convenience, Tourism Brantford has compiled a list of shows that you won’t want to miss! Grab a warm drink, scroll through the shows below, and mark your favourites on the calendar. But don’t wait too long, festive shows often sell out quickly so scoop up your tickets today!
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.
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.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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
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.
Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, 2018
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.
The Mocha Shriners Present The 2018 Holiday Magic Show, In support of Mocha Shrine Activities
Sunday, November 25, 2018
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.
Classic Albums Live - ACDC - Back In Black
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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 is 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.
Logan Staats With The Geoff Hudson Band Christmas Toy Drive
Friday, November 30, 2018
Logan Staats Christmas Toy Drive with special guests The Geoff Hudson Band. Purchase a reduced ticket, and bring a toy to put under the Christmas Tree to enjoy a night full of music. All toys will be donated back into the Brantford and Six Nations communities.
LETTERKENNY LIVE THE ENCORE!
Monday, December 3, 2018
Admission: $62.50 to $102.50
This show features new original sketches not performed on the last tour, unseen videos and stand-up comedy sets from K. Trevor Wilson and Mark Forward! If you're in the mood for a good laugh, this show will be right up your alley!
Brantford Symphony Orchestra Presents Christmas Bells With The Elmer Iseler Singers
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Admission: $30 to $40
Shake the dust off your Christmas bells and bring them along to the Sanderson and the BSO's annual seasonal extravaganza! As always, the Orchestra presents your sentimental favourites in new and exciting arrangements, along with some "two thumbs up" chestnuts from years past. And if all that isn't enough to get you rushing for your tickets, we go way over the top by presenting, as our special guests, one of Canada's most famous choirs, the Elmer Iseler Singers. The Singers, who on their own have wowed Brantford audiences on several occasions in recent years, now team up with the amazing Brantford Symphony for a show that will be the gold standard of Christmas shows for years to come. The seats will go fast and the Sanderson will be packed! Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s traditional treasure, The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition was created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director, Bengt Jörgen. Set in and around Algonquin Park in 1912 and features Trillium flowers, loons and other distinct Canadian representations replacing the traditional Nutcracker dances. Designed by award-winning designer Sue LePage, the sets and costumes take audiences on a grand journey through northern landscapes filled with snowflakes, Mounties, raccoons, chipmunks, bears and other woodland creatures.
Shantero Productions Presents LUNCH AT ALLEN'S
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Lunch At Allen’s is a musical powerhouse comprising four remarkable Canadian talents: Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas. As individuals, they have written for or sung on over 25,000,000 CDs, penning hits for Josh Groban, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, America, Santana, Cher and Rod Stewart, as well as Murray’s Farmer’s Song, Marc’s Marina Del Rey and Ian’s Painted Ladies, just to name a few. These three artists have come together adding the incredible voice of Cindy Church (Quartette, Great Western Orchestra) to form Lunch At Allen’s. Attending their stage show is to embark on an intimate musical journey replete with laughter and personal anecdotes, familiar favourites and new material, fashioning an unforgettable evening’s entertainment …from their hearts …to your soul. And, as a nod to the season, there’s sure to be a dash of Christmas spirit mixed in as well.
The Next Generation Leahy
Sunday, December 16, 2018
The Next Generation Leahy Christmas has been described as “breath-taking”, “astounding,” and “unforgettable.” Audiences simply don't want the night to end because they have experienced something truly amazing and beautiful. Join the Next Generation Leahy and be inspired by these young people, energized by the music, and excited for the arrival of Christmas.
Curtain Call Entertainment Presents Christmas In Nashville
Saturday, December 15, 2018
“Christmas in Nashville” is a tribute to the wonderful world of Country music that began in Nashville, Tennessee almost one hundred years ago. With radio broadcasts over WSM in Nashville, this show business phenomenon has entertained millions of Country music fans over the years, now come and let us entertain you. “The beautiful Sanderson Centre Auditorium becomes the Ryman Auditorium for one day only. Ya'll come down now, y'hear?!"
The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts is located at 89 Dalhousie Street, in Brantford. To contact the box office, you can call 519-758-8090 or toll-free 1-800-265-0710. Box office hours are Monday to Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To purchase tickets online, please click here.