Festivals and events are back in Orillia & Lake Country! It’s time to plan your weekend getaway and see what’s happening this weekend around the region.
Music & Mocktails and Merry at the Museum
Orillia Museum of Art & History
December 8, 5pm to 7pm
Visit the Orillia Museum of Art & History for free to explore current exhibits, listen to some live music, try a signature mocktail, and join in the holiday fun with crafts, a create-your-own hot chocolate bar, museum bingo, and free appetizers at The Lucky Labrador Public House afterward.
Mystical Lights Drive Thru
Oro World, Oro Medonte
December 9, 10, 11, from 6pm to 9pm
The Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds is a vision of Mystical Lights, featuring dozens of remarkable light displays from local businesses. Bring the whole family along, Santa and his reindeer will be visiting the event until Christmas Eve.
Rustica Pizza Vino’s 3rd Annual Christmas Night Market
December 9, from 5pm to 9pm
Rustica Pizza Vino returns with their Annual Christmas Night Markets! Stop by the heated patio to shop incredible local vendors, grab a bite to eat, and celebrate the holidays. Reservations required for dining in.
Orillia Opera House
December 9 at 7:30pm
Canadian Champion fiddling and step dancing siblings The Fitzgeralds will be celebrating the release of its debut Christmas Album, The Fitzgeralds – A Canadian Christmas! Pull out your ugliest Christmas sweaters, we’ll have limited-time only holiday beer from Quayle’s Brewery, sweet treats from Coco’s Cookies and DWN Chocolate, and photo opportunities at the Opera House Christmas tree for a truly Canadian Christmas celebration.
All seats: $35.00
Washago Santa Claus Parade
Washago Community Centre
December 10 at 6:30pm
The annual Washago Santa Claus parade returns! Come visit with Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and treats at the Washago Community Centre following the parade!
Victorian Christmas Sip & Shop
The Lovely Tea House, Oro Medonte
December 11, from 1pm to 6pm
Join us again this year for some holiday fun…Door prizes, gift bags and shopping 🛍 plus scones and a special high tea! For dine in, reservations are required here: https://www.thelovelyhouse.ca/
Pancake Breakfast & Photos with Santa
Bayview Wildwood Resort, Severn
December 11, 10:30am to 11:30am
Join us for some holiday fun featuring: “Build your own Holiday Pancake Bar” with festive toppings, bacon, sausage, “kiddie hot chocotails”, Rudolph’s punch, tea & coffee, activities & fun in Santa’s workshop, and a keepsake photo with Santa.
$15 kids 12 & under, $19 Adults. Reservations Required, Call 705-689-2338.
Check out these events coming soon to mark on your calendars, grab tickets and plan your trip to Orillia & Lake Country!
A Taste of Vetta
Vetta Nordic Spa, Oro Medonte
December 15, 7pm to 9pm
The perfect opportunity to try out Vettä Nordic Spa and sample Chef’s Finnish inspired dishes at a set price. This delicious four course meal is accompanied by some of Ontario finest wines. $199 + tax for spa access & dinner. $140 + tax for dinner only. Please email email@example.com to book.
Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers’ Christmas Market
ODAS Park, Severn
December 17, 8am to 1pm
Will Chalmers and Laurie Danks perform a tribute to Neil Diamond and Dolly Parton and incorporate their iconic hits with a flavour of classic Christmas songs.
Orillia Silver Band: Sleigh Bells and Brass featuring Tom Hutchinson
Orillia Opera House
December 18 at 2pm
Sleigh Bells and Brass – The Christmas season is celebrated in full by the Orillia Silver Band with plenty of favourites for holiday traditionalists. Featuring music from Tschaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet and the ever-popular Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson.