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Discover Brantford December 2018 Events

Brantford Potters’ Guild Christmas Sale
Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2, 2018
Woodman Park Community Centre, 491 Grey Street, Brantford
This highly anticipated sale 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 – which means you can find some one-of-a-kind pieces.

Vibrant Palette Student Exhibition
Saturday, December 1, 2018, to January 1, 2019
Glenhyrst Art Gallery, 20 Ava Road, Brantford
Gallery hours are: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00a.m. To 5:00p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00a.m. To 4:00p.m.
Admission: FREE
This month-long exhibition will feature over 200 pieces of artwork from talented local elementary and high school students.  It also happens to correspond with the light festival at Glenhyrst! It’s well worth the time to check out both of these events and even catch a budding artist in our midst.

Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst
December 1, 2018, to January 1, 2019
Glenhyrst Art Gallery, 20 Ava Road, Brantford
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., nightly
This annual tradition covers 16 acres of gardens covered in breathtaking lights and beautiful winter wonderland scenes.  Park and walk through this magical oasis of lights, or enjoy the warmth of your car as you take a drive through.  The Golden teapot will have hot cocoa and treats available for purchase throughout the evenings when the gallery is open.  Santa Claus will be available to greet children on Thursday evenings. 

Brant Men of Song and Brant County Singers Annual Christmas Convert
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Hope Christian Reformed Church, 64 Buchanan Crescent, Brantford
7:00 p.m.
Admission: $20/adult $10/student, children under 10 are FREE
Reserve this date for this special yearly event that will get you in the mood for Christmas and will lift your spirits. Refreshments will be available in support of the Daily Bread Christmas program.

Melville House by Moonlight
Saturday, December 1 and Saturday, December 8, 2018
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bell Homestead, 94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford
Admission: By donation
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 Henderson Home by students of local schools, dressed in their finest 19th century attire.  In Eliza Bell's kitchen, you'll enjoy tempting treats prepared in an 1880's woodstove.  The drawing room is the place to be to hear the seasonal sounds of Brantford County's own Pleasant Ridge on December 8th.  Younger visitors will enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and making a take-home Christmas ornament to put on their own tree.  

Christmas Service
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks, 301 Mohawk St., Brantford
2:00 p.m.
Mohawk Chapel invites everyone to attend their annual Christmas service at this historic site. The service will be delivered by Chaplain Rosalyn Elm.

DT Concert Series presents Skydiggers
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Dominion Telegraph Centre, 97 Grand River St. N., Paris
7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40 in advance, $45 at the door
For over 25 years Skydiggers' friends and fans have reunited over the holidays at Toronto’s Legendary Horseshoe Tavern to celebrate the season to the soundtrack of the band's distinctive rootsy Christmas tunes and Skydiggers' classics, and this year they're taking it on the road.  The Skydiggers bring songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as some holiday favourites, for this special show

Living Nativity
Friday, December 7 to Sunday, December 9, 2018
Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
7:00p.m. and 8:00p.m. shows 
Admission:  FREE
At this event in downtown, Bethlehem comes to Brantford as Freedom House presents the “Living Nativity” with two nightly shows.  It takes over 80 cast and crew members to put on this annual performance.  Join us for this new holiday tradition in downtown Brantford.

Santa Fest-Craft and Vendor Show
Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8, 2018
Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris
Admission: $2, children under 12 are FREE 
This exciting indoor Christmas gift fair will offer tems for the home, handmade children's toys and clothes, gifts for your pets, knits and purses, of course, delicious treats and much much more! With over 100 handpicked exhibitors, there will be some really unique products!

Brantford Symphony Orchestra presents: A Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Sanderson Centre, 88 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$40 per person
As always, the Orchestra will present your sentimental favourites in new and exciting arrangements, along with some “two thumbs up” chestnuts from years past.  Special guests include one of Canada’s most famous choirs - The Elmer Iseler Singers.

The Nutcracker
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Sanderson Centre, 88 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $42/person
Set in 1912 in Algonquin Park, the set and costumes of The Nutcracker will take audience members on a grand journey through Northern landscapes filled with snowflakes and woodland creatures.

Murder Mystery Dinner
Sunday, December 9, 2018, and Friday, December 14, 2018
Best Western Hotel, 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Admission: $55/per person
Great for an office party, family fun, or a gathering with friends, this murder mystery dinner will be packed with mysterious fun and delicious food! Must be 19 years of age to attend this event.

Brantford Downtown Jazz presents: Avery Raquel
Monday, December 10, 2018
Sanderson Centre, 88 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
8:00 p.m.
Admission: $30/person
Hamilton native, singer/songwriter, and recording artist Avery Raquel started in the entertainment industry at a very young age. From television and radio to animation, voice-over work and a number of professional stage productions across Canada, Avery’s passion for performing grew. As a performer, Avery has taken the stage across North America, including at some famed New York City clubs like Birdland Jazz club, and Canadian venues such as Roy Thompson Hall.

DT Concert Series presents Elliott Brood
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Dominion Telegraph Centre, 97 Grand River St. N., Paris
7:30 p.m., Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $40 in advance, $45 at the door
Elliott Brood is a three-piece Folk Rock Alt Country band based in Hamilton, Canada. Their brand of fuzzed-up roots music has always made for a captivating, and frenetic live performance. That energy has always translated onto the band’s five previous critically acclaimed records. In 2013 the band won a Juno Award for their World War One inspired album “Days Into Years”.
Over the course of their career, they have been nominated for a total of five Juno awards. In 2009 they were shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and in 2012 the band found themselves nominated for a Genie Award for their original song “West End Sky” that was featured in the film “Grown Up Movie Star”.  Their style has been called everything from ‘blackgrass’ to ‘death country,’ but those descriptions don’t capture the transcendent heights of their unique approach to roots music. They released their sixth full-length studio album “Ghost Gardens” via Paper Bag Records in Fall 2017.

Christmas in Nashville
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Sanderson Centre, 88 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
7:30 p.m.
Admission: $65/person
“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 Next Generation Leahy
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Sanderson Centre, 88 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Admission: $42/person
A 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

Wayne Gretzky International Hockey Tournament
Various locations
Admission: see website for details
This year marks the 49th Annual Wayne Gretzky International Hockey Tournament in Brantford.  Don’t miss on all the action when over 200 teams show up to participate in this exciting tournament.

Times Square in Harmony Square
Monday, December 31, 2018
Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
Starts at 9:00 p.m. 
Admission: FREE
Who needs to go to Times Square in New York, when you can celebrate right here in Brantford! Join thousands, as we enjoy the peak of winter and ring in the New Year! Enjoy live entertainment, ice skating, a photobooth, face painting, FIREWORKS at midnight and more! 

New Year’s Eve gala
Monday, December 31, 2018
Best Western Hotel, 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $99/per person
Enjoy a wonderful live musical performance from "piano man" Mike Stoneman, a delicious New Year's Eve dinner buffet, and then dance the night away! Late night refreshments will also be served with a toast of bubbly at midnight!

Upcoming January Events:
Bounty Enterprises Presents ABBA Mania 
January 12, 2019
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
DT Concert Series: Martha Wainwright
January 17, 2019
Dominion Telegraph Centre, Paris
I Mother Earth and Finger Eleven 
January 23, 2019
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts



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