Christmas 2014 in Oakville: Here’s what is happening!

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Christmas 2014 in Oakville: Here’s what is happening!
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Nolan Machan is the Publisher of OakvilleNews.Org and has over 41 years of local Oakville knowledge. He is committed to providing Oakville residents with the most up-to-date information about our great town.

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Christmas season is about to arrive in Oakville starting this Friday, when the lights and decorations in Bronte Village, Kerr Village and Downtown Oakville will bring in the colour of the holidays. So here is what is happening so you can plan the perfect holiday season for you and your family. Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 14
+Tree Lighting Ceremony in Kerr Village
+Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Oakville
+Craft Sale Bronte Village

Saturday, November 15
+Santa Claus Parade from Downtown Oakville to Kerr Village
+Craft Sale Bronte Village

Saturday, November 22
+Tree Lighting Ceremony in Bronte Village

Saturday, November 29
+Santa Claus in Downtown Oakville – 11:00am-1:00pm. Share your Christmas wish-list with Santa in the magical setting of Towne Square, with it’s beautiful Christmas tree, music, holiday treats and more for all ages to enjoy. This is free of event; however, an unwrapped toy or donation to a local charity would be appreciated.

Wagon Rides & Carollers in Downtown Oakville
Saturdays & Sundays from November 29 to December 21, 2014 starting at 11:00am-4:00pm
Enjoy this winter with wagon rides starting in Towne Square and hearing the melodic sounds of carolers throughout Downtown Oakville.

Homestead Christmas at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
On Saturdays and Sundays in December
Special Evening hours: Friday on the last two Fridays from 5pm to 9pm.
Experience the traditions of a Victorian Christmas on a farm in 1900. Decorations, stories, caroling, sweets and toy shop. Visit the reindeer barn and then enjoy a personal visit with the big guy. Heritage costumes available for family photos with Santa – memento USB stick. No reservations are required, but there are additional fees for visits with Santa, food and gift shop purchases.

Family possing with Santa, Oakville town squareA Family Christmas with John McDermott
Thursday December 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Join John and his soon to be revealed special guest for an evening of Christmas music.

Community Carol Concert presented by the Oakville Children’s Choir
Saturday Dec 13, 2014, 1:30pm & 4:00pm
St. John’s United Church, Oakville
Guest organist, Simon Walker

Family Christmas Concert presented by the Oakville Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 1:30 and 4:00 PM
Come and enjoy a one-hour concert for the entire family featuring the beautiful voices of the acclaimed Oakville Children’s Choir accompanied by full orchestra playing new and favourite music of the season. Perhaps a young member of your family will get the chance to play the jingle bells or take the orchestra on a “Sleigh Ride”!

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Family Celtic Christmas
Sunday, December 21, 2014, at 8:00 PM
Over Natalie MacMaster’s three decades of performing, her audience is still left clapping, hollering and screaming for more as she and her band wow them with stylistic diversity without losing the traditional Cape Breton groove. Celebrate the holidays with your family to the music and fun of Natalie’s family!
“To call Natalie MacMaster the most dynamic performer in Celtic music today is high praise, but it still doesn’t get at just how remarkable a concert artist this Cape Breton Island fiddler has become” – The Boston Herald

Peter Pan – A Holiday Pantomime presented by the Burloak Theatre Group
December 23 at 2:00 OM and 7:00 PM; December 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM; and December 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Burl-Oak Theatre Group is thrilled to present their second annual family show – Peter Pan – A Holiday Pantomime. It’s Peter Pan, but with a twist!
Come out and bring the whole family to meet Peter, Wendy, Hook, Nana and all the other Never Land characters as they woo you, wow you and sweep you off your feet with fun musical numbers and colourful antics. You’ll be humming the songs and tapping your feet long after the curtain closes.

Messiah
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
St. John’s United Church located at 262 Randall Street in downtown Oakville.
It has become an annual tradition for us to perform George Fredrick Handel’s Messiah in its entirety during the Christmas season. We continue performing a work that the players already know by heart and surely the audience has heard at least once prior because it is a story worth re-telling every year. From the stately French overture that begins the work, heavenly arias, and majestic choruses, Messiah recounts the tale like none other. Our attention to detail and unique stylistic interpretation sets our performance apart from any other. It is the perfect occasion to bring your family together during the Christmas season and enjoy this exquisite musical tradition.
Your neighbours say our Messiah is “outstanding”, “thrilling”, “magnificent”, and “the greatest Christmas present.” However no words can express the experience of a live performance. It is time to hear Messiah for yourself.

Light star on light post in Bronte VillageBach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO
Part I, II, II
Saturday November 22, 2014 at 8 pm and Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3 pm
St Matthew Catholic Church at 1150 Monks Passage, Oakville
Featuring our chorus of over 85 voices and an orchestra of 35 with soloists Allison Arends, Soprano; Christy Derkson, Mezzo-Soprano; Lenard Whiting, Tenor and Jesse Clark, Bass
Celebrate the start of the holiday season and join us for this joyous music!

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