What a kick off to our holiday shows! Our hearts are full of festive cheer and our souls are happy with good music and community. The Fortunate Ones with Sherman Downey and Royal Wood deeply connected with the audiences in Almonte, Athens, Tweed, Seeley’s Bay and Merrickville. There was even an on-stage wedding proposal at the Tweed show with mega fans of Royal Wood!
Now heading into weekend two and we already have four of the five shows sold out! The only show with tickets remaining is The Once at the DACA Centre in Dacre. It’s going to be an incredible Saturday night to remember so Take ‘er to Dacre and join us!
Cozy-vibe inducing holiday activities abound in the communities where our Small Halls shows are taking place! Turn that Small Halls ticket into a full night or weekend of making merry.
Delta: Light up the night as more than 90,000 lights adorn Lower Beverley Lake Park in Delta! Visitors can ‘Celebrate the Season’ strolling through the lit up park Fridays and Saturdays until Christmas, enjoying scenes and displays or taking a wagon ride through the route, singing carols and relishing hot chocolate and treats by the bonfire before meeting Santa Claus himself in a nearby cabin. Before the show, the Delta Old Town Hall will be hosting a delicious community dinner! Come hungry and be prepared to savour a buffet style feast of Irish stew, squash quinoa stew, salad, buns or biscuits, coffee/tea. There will also be a cash bar with beer/wine/pop for sale. Doors open for the dinner at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be at 6 p.m. Dinner is $15/person and reservations can be made through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brockville: Be prepared to be dazzled by the River of Lights in Brockville. It’s a free light show on the shores of the St. Lawrence River every night from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. See more than 75,000 lights on the trees and an automated light and music show with a mix of traditional Christmas music and modern upbeat hits! Visit Clow’s Christmas Trail before the show, featuring a 1 km walk through the woods featuring a winter wonderland of lights.
Manotick: Feeling creative? Visit the festive craft market before the Coig show in Manotick! The market is taking place at Watson’s Mill on Dec. 7 and 8 followed by carol singing from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday only. Get your crafter on!
Dacre: First, snag some tickets to The Once at the DACA Centre on Saturday, Dec .7 at 7:30 PM. Then on Sunday, Dec. 8 return to the DACA Centre as it presents Christmas bingo starting at 7 p.m.! Cost is $20 for five cards. Themed cash prizes jackpot door prizes. Light lunch! Find out more here.
Pakenham: Don’t miss Santa’s favourite event with the Pakenham Santa Claus Parade! Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and head to downtown Pakenham before the show starting at 1 p.m. for an old-fashioned, festive parade. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with kids in the upper hall shortly after the parade returns. There will be free public skating, as well as free hot chocolate and hotdogs, too!
Don’t forget that Small Halls is also at the National Arts Centre this season:
Dec. 13 – A Winter’s Night with Donovan Woods & The Opposition, Basia Bulat and Skydiggers
Dec. 14 – A Winter’s Night with Donovan Woods & The Opposition, Basia Bulat and Skydiggers
Dec. 20 – Matt Andersen & Friends with Special Guest Appearances by Terra Lightfoot, William Prince, Joey Landreth
Tickets for all shows are available online at www.ontariosmallhalls.com or by calling 613-402-1425. Looking forward to continuing to celebrate the season with you!