Soccer or holiday markets — that’s the offering this weekend in Ottawa, folks! OK, maybe there are a few other things on the go… read on for all the details and let us know what you’re getting up to in the comments!
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The Canadian Museum of History’s Christmas Market has more than 80 exhibitors in the Great Hall from November 24-27 with free admission.
The Ottawa Christmas Market is back for 2022, officially kicking off with the lighting of the Lansdowne Christmas Tree on Friday at 6pm. The market will run every weekend from November 25 to December 23.
And while you’re at Lansdowne, don’t miss the Ottawa Farmers’ Market Christmas market happening Saturdays and Sundays November 26 to December 18.
PS: don’t forget to send us your December holiday craft show/market details to be included in the next roundup.
SERIES DANCE 10 and Ottawa Dance Directive present Ghost by Montreal’s Tentacle Tribe at Arts Court Theatre, with performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm. Tickets are available online ($20 seniors and students; $30 adults). The performance is described as combining “elements of contemporary dance, street dance and martial arts in a physical score that literally breathes – the sound of inhalations and exhalations sculpt the wider group’s gestures and movements.”
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Get a head start on your holiday shopping on Elgin Street this Thursday during the Elgin Shop Hop from 4-8pm. Stop by participating stores (including Boogie + Birdie, Eyemaxx Optical Studio, Pot & Pantry, The Gifted Type, Perfect Books, Scrim’s Florist, and Pot & Pantry Home) for specials, treats, and giveaways. Perfect Books will be accepting food donations for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre.
Dominion City Brewing Co. will be at the Heart and Crown on Preston Street all day for Tailgate Thursday.
The holiday picture perfect town of Almonte is hosting a winter night market on Thursday from 5-9pm. While you’re there, see if you can spot familiar locations from one of the 16 holiday movies shot in the Ottawa region this year. Need a hand? The Ottawa Film Office has a 2022 Made-in-Ottawa guide with a map. Feeling festive and competitive? Send your friends this Christmas movie bingo card.
CreativeMornings Ottawa returns this Friday morning at 8:30am at the Ottawa Art Gallery. Guest speaker Don Kwan, a third-generation Chinese Canadian, turns to his own experiences and challenges of being a gay, East Asian artist as a way to ground in broader conversations about identity, representations, and intergenerational memory-making in the diaspora. Registration is free. Check the Facebook event for the latest details.
Looking for a special holiday treat for the foodie in your life? Check out a festive pop-up by Michaelsdolce, Hungry Babe, and Top Shelf Preserves with pals Zoe’s Corner, TL Chocolates, and The Artery Community Roasters.
Join the Society for the Photographic Arts of Ottawa (SPAO) for their annual Open House Party this Friday from 5-9pm. Remarks at 7pm, followed by a performance by Raphael Weinroth-Browne. Explore the SPAO Centre and enjoy an exhibition reception, live music, the launch of the SPAO Annual publication and a holiday sale featuring limited edition art prints, just in time for the gift-giving season. Visit the virtual Open House at www.spao.ca.
From November 25–27 and December 2–4, the ITR Theatre Company—which has been producing theatre for the people of rural South Ottawa for nearly 50 years—is proud to present Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, an adaptation of one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most iconic novels, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Learn more in Apt613’s preview post here.
Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association are hosting a Mammoth book sale from 10am-2pm at the James Bartleman Center (100 Tallwood Drive).
Ottawa band Good2Go will be playing an anti-inflation show (aka no cover charge) at the Atomic Rooster. It’s an early show starting at 6pm with three sets of original Good2Go songs as well as a few cool cover tunes.
Area Resident will play his first show in nearly three years with Birdie Whyte at Irene’s Pub. Tickets are $10 and available online. Check out this post from 2020 to hear a track the local musician put together in the early days of the pandemic.
Decades of Bond is billed as the ultimate tribute to the incredible music of the James Bond film empire. A 13-piece show band will deliver some of the most remarkable music ever written for film. Tickets are available online from the National Arts Centre.
Local pet store Cricket and Company is launching a puppy escape room this Saturday. Book your 15-30 minute time slot online.
The Hintonburg Artisan Craft Fair returns after a two-year hiatus this Saturday from 10-4pm at the Hintonburg Community Centre.
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The ADAAWE Indigenous Business Hub is hosting their first-ever Indigenous Holiday Market featuring beautiful and high-quality products and pieces created by local Indigenous vendors, artists and makers. The market will take place at ADAAWE (338 Somerset Street West) from 10am-4pm.
Dominion City Brewing Co. is hosting a series of pop-up kitchens throughout November and December featuring Black chefs, kicking off this Saturday with Chef Resa from Baccanalle serving delicious Caribbean dishes from 11am-4pm. Get the details here.
Freewheeling Craft’s HoliYay Market is at the National Arts Centre from 11am-5pm with over 75 local makers and free admission.
The World Multicultural Festival will feature performances, cultural displays, workshops, and a global food market.
Artawa: Ottawa Art Gallery meet up is this Sunday from 2:30-5pm. Bring your own supplies and hang out, drink coffee or tea, sketch/paint/whatever, and meet fellow Ottawa artists.
The league-leading Ottawa 67’s are home this weekend, facing off against the Sudbury Wolves with a 2pm puck drop. Tickets available online.
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