Christmas & Winter Holiday Events in Collingwood and the Blue Mountains
Ho Ho Holiday 5K
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Get a running start to the holidays! This 5 km trail runs combines the magic of the holidays with community engagement and fitness. Complete the run in your Santa suit, enjoy several hot beverage stops and festive activities along the way and help 365 Sports light up the Collingwood trail System with 1000 Santas and Mrs. Clauses! Registration and start/finish line at the 2nd and Pine St parking lot.
Santa Claus Parade Collingwood
Saturday November 18
Events all day long
Kick off the holiday season with a visit to Collingwood’s Historic Downtown, transformed into a wintery playground with dazzling holiday lighting, magical winter banners and a day filled with unique events for the whole family. Visit Santa’s reindeer-in-training, see the Living Christmas Windows, grab a hot chocolate and watch the magical nighttime Santa Claus parade, starting at 5 p.m. and the official lighting of the town’s Christmas Tree, immediately following the parade.
Harmony North Chorus Presents “We Need A Little Christmas”
Wednesday November 29 Doors open 6:30pm, Concert 7:00pm
Trinity United Church: 140 Maple Street, Collingwood
Under the direction of Catherine Robertson. Special guest Santa Claus! Wear your best/ugliest Christmas sweater prizes for the best one. Fabulous gift basket draws. Stay for the reception following the show including free refreshments and a visit with Santa for the children. Tickets $20, children under 12 $5, preschoolers free.
For more info or to buy tickets call 705.445.8871.
Liona Boyd’s A Winter Fantasy With Andrew Dolson
Thursday November 30 7:30 pm
The Historic Gayety Theatre, 161 Hurontario St, Collingwood
Join “The First Lady of the Classical Guitar” and the talented vocalist/guitarist Andrew Dolson for this performance of timeless pieces in an intimate setting.
T’is The Season with The Sound Investment Choir
Saturday December 9 7:30pm
Tickets: $20, youth 16 and under free with purchase of adult ticket
Collingwood Collegiate Institute, 6 Cameron Street, Collingwood
Plan to Join the Sound Investment Community Choir as they present T’is The Season under the direction of Aaron Bell, with special guests Keiko Yoden-Keupfer and The Orillia Silver Band. For tickets call Jill at 705-293-.573 or visit
Christmas With Patricia O’Callaghan & Friends
Wednesday December 20 7:30pm Tickets: $35
New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood
Theatre Collingwood presents Christmas with Patricia O’Callaghan and Friends, an enchanting evening of songs carefully selected by Patricia and recorded with her friends in celebration of the holiday season. Featuring a wide selection of seasonal songs – original pieces and standards – for the entire audience to enjoy.
Frozen In Time Festival & Ice Sculpture Celebration
December 28 – 30 Events throughout the day
Canada’s only historic ice sculpture event will feature more than 30 sculptures located throughout downtown Collingwood, celebrating our country’s 150 birthday by showcasing iconic moments in Canadian history. Witness the Battle of the Chainsaws, enjoy daily wagon rides throughout the historic downtown and watch as the sun sets and each breathtaking creation comes to life with the addition of dazzling lights.
Blue Mountain Resort
2017 Blue Mountain Christmas Gift Show
Saturday November 25 : 10:00am–5:00pm and Sunday November 26: 10:00am–4:00pm
Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre, 242 Jozo Weider Blvd
The 3rd edition of this vibrant holiday marketplace is sure to help you celebrate the season in style! Get inspired by the sights, sounds and smells of over 100 vendors all under one roof, featuring artisans, crafters, jewelry, décor, body & wellness products, tasty treats and much more.
Jingles & Joy
Friday December 1 – Saturday January 6
The Village at Blue Mountain Resort, Events at various locations
Visit a winter wonderland of twinkling lights, festive storefronts and family-friendly entertainment, making Blue Mountain Village the perfect backdrop for your holiday celebrations and shopping. There’s a full schedule of events each day such as fireworks every Saturday night, horse and wagon rides, visits with Santa, music and fun activities for the whole family. Visit https://bluemountainvillage.ca/jingles to see the full event schedule.
Unique Christmas Craft and Gift Show
Saturday December 2 9:30-2:30 Free admission
187 Marsh Street, Clarksburg
Come to the Marsh Street Centre to see what Christmas has to offer! Let us do your Christmas baking! Cookies sold by the pound at the Cookie Bar. Refreshments and lunch provided by the Grey Grannies.
Thornbury Olde Fashioned Christmas
Saturday December 9 Events all day long
Spend some time with Santa and his helpers at fun activities throughout the day and stay for the Christmas tree lighting and traditional “Hidden Santa” hunt with wonderful prize baskets full of donations from local merchants. There will even be chestnuts roasting on an open fire! Events begin at 12:00 noon at various locations throughout town.