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Christmas & Holiday Events in the Collingwood, Blue Mountains Area

Here’s a handy agenda view of Christmas & Winter Holiday Events in Collingwood, Blue Mountain Village, Thornbury, Meaford & Wasaga Beach.

Collingwood

Collingwood Downtown Christmas Launch & Santa Claus Parade

Downtown Collingwood is once again pleased to present Collingwood’s Annual Santa Claus Parade. The theme for this year’s event is “The Lights of Christmas”. As in previous years, the parade will be held in the early evening to capture all the magic of our downtown holiday lights. Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 16, beginning at 5 p.m., and plan to join the fun! This year’s parade will be part of a very special day in Downtown Collingwood as we officially launch the holiday. Enjoy the many merchant Open Houses … visit with Santa’s Reindeer in Training …. enjoy carolers on the street….put on your running shoes for the HOHOHoliday Run…and there is lots more, including the traditional “lighting” of the town Christmas Tree!

Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach 

Wasaga Beach Santa Claus Parade

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 22nd St and Mosley St. to RecPlex, 1724 Mosley St.
FunderLand
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 1724 Mosley Street

​A Christmas celebration for families with kids games, entertainment, activities, crafts, treats and incredible community partners to get you in the holiday spirit! The Lion’s Den Breakfast with Santa from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Donations to our Food Bank appreciated!

 https://www.wasagabeach.com/events

Blue Mountain Village

Blumination Dream Trail

BLUMINATION DREAM TRAIL

November 30, 2019 – March 28, 2020. Dusk to 10pm
Enjoy a dancing light display to music every night at 6, 7, 8, & 9pm

Spectacular lights. Sensational sounds. A one kilometer winter stroll
through the heights of innovation to the edge of your imagination!

Opening Night: Saturday, November 30
6:30-8:30pm

 

  • Dancing light displays to music at 7pm & 8pm in the Events Plaza
  • Fireworks over the Mill Pond at 8:15pm
  • Grab a photo with our mascot, Frost the Fox
  • Take part in Interactive Glow Groove-Dancing
  • Meet Jack Frost and the Snowflake Princess

Thornbury

Thornbury Olde Fashioned Christmas

The Thornbury Olde Fashioned Christmas is a special tradition that’s been apart of this community and area for over 40 years!

December 14, 2019!

From the beautifully decorated shops opening their doors to the activities throughout the day… to the Christmas tree lighting, horse drawn sleigh rides, to reindeer … we even have chestnuts roasting on an open fire, singing, and laughter and we mustn’t forget… Santa and his helpers.   

https://thornbury.ca/

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Remembrance Day Events

Honour our Veterans November 11th

Collingwood

Parade begins at 10:45 AM sharp at the Tremont (Simcoe St.) walking one block to the Cenotaph located at the Collingwood Museum.

Everyone is invited back to the Collingwood Legion afterwards for a free community lunch (490 Ontario Street).

Remember with your local Royal Canadian Legion: https://collingwoodlegion.ca/

Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach Public Library will be holding an informal gathering and social, beginning at 10:30 a.m. For more information contact the library at 705-429-5481.

Stayner

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 457 will be holding Remembrance Day ceremonies at the cenotaph in front of the Clearview Township municipal offices on Gideon Street. Parade form-up is at 10:30 a.m. in the parking area on Huron Street.

Thornbury – Clarksburg

  • 10:30 a.m. Parade (from Clarksburg Legion to Jack Acres Park)
  • 11:00 a.m. Service
  • 229 Bruce Street South, Thornbury

Ravenna

  • 1:00 p.m.
  • Ravenna Community Memorial Park
  • 628299 Grey Road 119, Ravenna

 

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Thanksgiving Weekend Events in Collingwood & Blue Mountain

Apple Harvest Festival

Blue Mountain Village – Live Music, Family activities, sidewalk sale, and fireworks Sat. night at 8pm.
John Deere Kids Zone, campfire sing-a-longs, agriculture exhibits, interactive family groove dancing, and more!
Schedule of Events appleharvestfestival.ca/bluemountain

Thornbury – Buskers, apple tasting, apple pie eating championship
Family fun zone with live music and mobile axe throwing at Town Hall Park.
Sunday Farmers market with live music.
Schedule of Events appleharvestfestival.ca/thornbury

Clarksburg
Art Studio Tour, horse & carriage rides, apple pancake breakfast, apple pie contest. Marsh Street Centre presents The Sadieis live on Saturday!
Schedule of Events appleharvestfestival.ca/clarksburg

Collingwood – Last market of the season – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pine St. &  Second St.

Art on the Street – Chair Auction -10 – 1 p.m. at the Collingwood Farmers Market.
This is your chance to take home one of the 45 art chairs that have been hand-painted by local artists celebrating the diversity and talent of our creative community.
View the chair and artist profiles and come out Saturday to claim yours!
artonthestreet.ca

 

 

Scenic Caves – Take an autumn colour tour through the treetops! Save 20% off any guided Eco Adventure Tour until October 31/19. View a dazzling display of vibrant fall colours as you walk the treetop canopy and glide down a forest zipline and escarpment ridgetop zipline. Enjoy panoramic views of south Georgian Bay from the iconic 420 ft. suspension footbridge.
Website  | Facebook

 

 

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Happy Mother’s Day! Weekend Events in Collingwood & Blue Mountain

Mom’s will enjoy these fun events taking place in Collingwood & Blue Mountain!

GTHS Mother’s Day Kitten Shower!
The Georgian Triangle Humane Society is having a Kitten Shower, Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 12th Noon to 4pm.
The GTHS is expecting over 500 homeless kittens and nursing mother cats to enter their Animal Center this kitten season.
Please visit HERE to get more information about how you can help including a link to an Amazon Registry.
Consider a donation in your Mom’s name!!
Facebook Event Page
GTHS Amazon Gift Registry (Needs list!)

Peaces Mother’s Day Market
Sunday, May 12th from 12 to 5 p.m. Side Launch Brewing Company
• Over 30 local artisans ranging from organic goodness to handmade decor and everything in between!
• Live music | Makeovers | Kombucha workshop | By-Donation yoga classes | Free outdoor workout experience | Henna artist, tarot card readings and lots of crystals 🔮 | Outdoor clothing trucks | G I V E A W A Y S
Side Launch Brewing Company | 200 Mountain Road, Unit 1, Collingwood | Tel. 705-293-5511 | website
Facebook event page

Collingwood Spring Market Place
Saturday May 11th 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Eddie Bush Memorial Arena
Over 100 vendors will have their products for sale in the indoor Spring Market held in the Eddie Bush Arena.
Facebook event page

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Easter Weekend Family Events

Collingwood & Nottawa

Downtown Collingwood Easter Egg Hunt!
Sat. Apr. 20th 10am-3pm
Hunt for Eggs at The Station – 10 to 11 a.m.
Pick up your Easter Egg Hunt form from the Town Hall Activity Centre and count the eggs hidden in the store windows throughout downtown. There will be prizes awarded for boys and girls in all four categories. Children can also make a craft to take home and the Easter Bunny will have treats for kids of all ages.  CollingwoodDowntown.com

Cranberry Golf Resort Easter Brunch Buffet
Memories Restaurant Sun. April 21st -11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For reservations call 705-445-6600 ext. 565  More Information >

Meraki Spring Artisan Show
Saturday April 20th
Nottawa Community Hall, 4129 County Rd. 124
Celebrate Spring with a curated collection of incredibly talented local Artisans, Makers & Creators.  Spring Treat Bags for our first 100 visitors. Our guest GTHS will be on hand with information about the worthy cause and excepting your thoughtful donations.  List of Featured Artisans >


Blue Mountain Village

Blue Mountain Village Easter activities all weekend! From Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22 families can join a Scavenger Hunt, Magic Show, take a horse and buggy ride, Interactive Drumming and Family Grove Dancing, Giant Games and Easter Egg Dive at the Plunge!
Schedule of Events.

Visit the Blue Mountain Village website for more adventures.

Enjoy an Easter Brunch at Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill (call for reservations 705-444-8680). View Menu


Thornbury

BVO Easter Eggstravaganza
Beaver Valley Community Centre
58 Alfred St. W. Thornbury
Saturday April 20th 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

It’s time again for BVO’s annual super-fun Easter celebration! BVAS Pancake Breakfast 8-10 am. Crafts, organic face painting, games, Magic Egg Hunt, Beaver Valley Kinettes BBQ and more! Donations for Admission Welcome! WIN an Egg-Citing Easter Basket! FILL The Landscape Trailer for BVO Preschool with Gift Cards and New Outside Toys! More Information >

Easter Artisan Market
Thornbury Village Craft Cider & Beer
Sunday, April 21st 11 – 4 p.m.

Join Thornbury Village Craft Cider & Beer to celebrate Spring at their Easter Artisan Market! 🌷 Enjoy a craft cider or beer while you check out a showcase of local artisans.


Wasaga Beach

Easter Eggstravaganza
Wasaga Beach RecPlex 1724 Mosley St.
SaturdayApril 20th 10-3p.m.

Easter Eggstravaganza cracks opens in Wasaga on Saturday April 20th! The Easter Bunny joins the GIANT egg hunt at 10:30 am behind the RecPlex, with eggstrodinary prizes kids can win if they find some very special eggs! Enjoy incredible kids’ activities, rock wall, petting zoo, wagon rides, inflatables, crafts and games for loads of family fun! Colouring contests and surprice BIG feature everyone is invited to help create! Some small fees apply. Cash only. https://www.wasagabeach.com/events

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Magic of Children in the Arts

 

We are proud to be a  sponsor of The Magic of Children in the Arts taking place in Collingwood from April 1 – April 27, 2019

Magic of Children in the Arts showcases artwork created by more than 1,200 children from Collingwood and Clearview each year. Children are encouraged to create, exhibit and celebrate art. The result is a spectacular display of over 1,200 artworks created by children from our community.

The artwork is reviewed by professional artists and EACH child receives a positive comment and a prize of art materials. The celebration culminates with an awards presentation. A strong partnership exists between the organization and the arts community, schools, the Collingwood Public Library, local businesses, community groups, parents and volunteers. Magic of Children is a registered charitable organization. All funds raised contribute to this great show including the prizes and free art workshops. Please consider making a donation! The Magic of Children in the Arts was founded in 1994 by local artist Lory MacDonald. With the help of parents and volunteers, it evolved into an annual event at the Collingwood Public Library.

The grade 7 and 8 art exhibition is at the BMFA Art Centre, 65 Simcoe St Studio 4. This is an opportunity for this age group to experience presenting their work in a professional gallery setting. We encourage all grade 7 and 8 students to submit artwork so that they can take part in this opportunity.

There are also free art workshops held at the Collingwood Public Library throughout January & February. Young artists who live in Collingwood or Clearview Township can enter the show on their own or through school. Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 8 students, home-schooled children and members of any clubs are also eligible.

The Magic of Children in the Arts mission is to inspire and encourage children to create and celebrate art, not just by entering works in the exhibition, but also through online art activities on our website: magicofchildren.ca

The online Fun Activities section of the website includes a computerized sketch pad, an app to create amazing sandscapes and a site that lets you use your webcam to paint with your whole body. There are also many other art activities, art lessons and games; and a popular classroom project idea centre for teachers.

The 25th anniversary celebrations will start with an opening reception and awards, at the Collingwood Library April 6, 2019 1-3pm.
For the 25th Anniversary an Art Walk throughout the downtown core has been added. Sponsors will display art from the past 25 years!  Art will be on display at both Blue Mountain Foundations for the Arts and the Library as well.
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Royal LePage Trinity Realty Sponsors National Cupcake Day

We are hosting a Skating Party and Cupcake Day party for National Cupcake Day™ for SPCAs & Humane Societies on Monday, February 18th, 2019 and you’re invited!

Everyone is welcome!  Join us on Monday, February 18th (Family Day) between 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena, downtown Collingwood.

It’s going to be a scrumptious event with irresistible treats that will help raise awareness and urgently-needed funds to support animals that are abused, abandoned, neglected or no longer wanted.

Our team will be baking the most delicious, delectable and scrumptious cupcakes you can possibly imagine. I just KNOW you want one! Or two! Or a dozen!  Will you please consider donating online to our Cupcake Day Party?  Not only will you get to enjoy a yummy cupcake, but you’ll be supporting a cause that is very close to our hearts.

You can donate online – it’s safe, secure and super easy.  Just click on the “Donate” button on the left side of this page.

If we won’t see you on Monday, February 18th, please donate anyways.  You can join us in helping rescue tens of thousands of animals across Canada from abuse and neglect and give them a second chance.

Georgian Triangle Humane Society is also hosting a Cupcake Day party.
Sunday, February 24th, 12pm – 3:30pm Frosted Family Festival
GTHS Shelter – 549 Tenth Line, Collingwood

There will be fun family-friendly activities, along with treats and more! Stay tuned for more info!

Visit Georgian Triangle Humane Society

Thank you so much for your support!

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Spend Your Family Day Weekend in Collingwood, Blue Mountain & Wasaga Beach

Royal LePage Trinity Community Appreciation Event

We are looking forward to hosting the community on Monday, February 18th at Eddie Bush Arena.

Come skate with us! Free family skating, prizes, hot chocolate & more!

Wasaga Beach Snowman Mania

From Friday, February 15th to Monday, February 18th – Get your $2.00 Snowman Mania Button for 4 days packed with Family Fun!

Friday kicks off at the RecPlex with Rebecca Rain at 6p.m. opening for MudMen at 7:30. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Outdoor skating at Oakview Rink from 5 – 9 p.m.

Some of the weekend activities include: Entertainment Stage at the RecPlex , Vendor Village – Main Street Farmers Market, Yoga, Lumberjack shows, Snowshoe Demos, Toronto Maple Leafs Pop-Up Rink, Toboggan Hill, Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, President’s Choice Superdog Shows, Ball Hockey Tournament, Cross Country Skiing, Outdoor Shinny, Live Pro Wrestling, Public Swimming and MORE!

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Wasaga Beach Family Day 2019
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Collingwood February Family Jam

Bring your family to Central Park on Monday, February 18th for a full day of free, family fun. Activities include indoor and outdoor skating, shinny and sledge hockey, swimming, basketball, a family scavenger hunt, button-making, poetry fun, family board games, snowshoeing and more!

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Collingwood Family Day February Jam

Blue Mountain Village Family Day Weekend

Gather the family for a weekend of active adventure and entertainment! Head off on a scavenger hunt, get moving with our interactive groove dancing, take in a fireworks show and so much more!

Saturday February 16th – Monday February 18th

Featuring Snowshoe Hikes, Ice Carving, Scavenger Hunts, Drumming, DJ Party, Groove dancing, Roaming Magician, Magic Shows, Birds of Prey Show.

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Blue Mountain Village Family Day Weekend