Many Santa sightings expected in Ottawa this week

November 28, 2017
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What’s Happening Ottawa provides the latest on theatre, music and outings for the entire family. Some shows sell out quickly, so be sure to look ahead at what’s happening in the coming weeks and get your tickets early. Here is a list of some of the things happening at City facilities this week.

Christmas tree

Tree Lighting Ceremony, Aberdeen Square, Lansdowne, Friday, December 1


Sultans of String – Christmas Caravan
Shenkman Arts Centre
Thursday, November 30

Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world with these 2017 Juno Award-winning musicians.


Tree Lighting Ceremony
Aberdeen Square, Lansdowne
Friday, December 1

The lighting kicks off an evening full of free entertainment, fire pits, holiday drinks and more. And of course, Santa will be there.


Ballade Transcanadienne – Caroline Savoie, Anique Granger et Marie-Clô
Shenkman Arts Centre
Friday, December 1

Enjoy the talents of three young Francophone singers-songwriters. Through their music, you will cross Canada in a single evening!


Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
Friday, December 1

Celebrate the National Day of Romania with music, art, literature, food and special activities for children aimed at offering them a glimpse into the history and culture of Romania.


Letters to Santa
City of Ottawa Archives
Saturday, December 2

Join us at the City of Ottawa Archives to create your letter to Santa. You will also get to make crafts, decorate cookies and hear traditional holiday stories at this free event.


Barrie Colts vs Ottawa 67’s
Saturday, December 2

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds vs Ottawa 67’s
Sunday, December 3

TD Arena, Lansdowne

Come see junior hockey’s finest and future NHLers battle it out in the 67’s historic 50th anniversary season.


Elves at the Estate
Billings Estate National Historic Site
Saturday, December 2

Santa and Phil the Magic Reindeer will get you in the Christmas spirit!  Join us for Christmas crafts, stories, and of course Santa!


Classic Albums Live: Rush – 2112
Shenkman Arts Centre
Saturday, December 2

More than just a great Rush album, it is the sound of young men becoming world-class musicians. Come hear it performed live.


Lansdowne Christmas Market
Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne
December 2 to 3

Soak up the Holiday season with magical lighting, festive decor, food, and beverages unique to Ottawa.


Christmas Séance
Billings Estate National Historic Site
Sunday, December 3

Séances aren’t just for Halloween! They were actually very popular at Christmas during the Victorian and Edwardian eras as a way to connect, during this very special time of the year, with a loved one who had passed.

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