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December 5, 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.

The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas
Centrepointe Theatres
Thursday, December 7

Barra MacNeils

A musical potpourri of traditional MacNeil family favourites gleaned from Christmas ceilidhs, midnight masses and the general festive frolic that accompanies each holiday season.

The Dolls’ House – Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre
Shenkman  Theatre
December 5 to 10

Doll house

The doll family are owned by two sisters, Emily and Charlotte, and are very happy, except for one thing: they long for a proper home.


Centrepointe Theatres
December 7 to 10

Little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.


Ottawa Guild of Potters Sale
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne
December 8 to 10

This is the place to go to make all of your pottery dreams and wishes come true.


Elvis: A Christmas Special
Shenkman Arts Centre
Friday, December 8

Centrepointe Theatres
Saturday, December 9

Pete Paquette, and his band, the Rockin' Royals with the sensational Tonettes, returns with a new show featuring a special guest performance by the dazzling Ms. Amberley Beatty.


Mayor’s 17th Annual Christmas Celebration
Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall
Saturday, December 9

Celebrate the season in the fresh outdoors on Marion Dewar Plaza roasting marshmallows, singing Christmas songs around camp fires, ice skating on the Sens Rink of Dreams and enjoying BeaverTails and live entertainment, including LGS.


Victorian Christmas
Fairfields House
Saturday, December 9

Sample traditional Christmas treats and listen to Victorian Christmas carols. Guided tours will explore the Bell family’s history and Christmas traditions.


This is a Christmas Concert by The Once
with special guest Brad Fillatre

Shenkman Arts Centre
Saturday, December 9

The Once

Celebrate the holidays with Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s Artists of the Year, playing a fabulous collection of seasonal songs.


Ottawa 67s vs Niagara Ice Dogs
Friday, December 8

Ottawa 67s vs Sudbury Wolves
Saturday, December 9

TD Arena, Lansdowne

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


Christmas Tea
Billings Estate National Historic Site
Sunday, December 10 and Sunday, December 17

Enjoy your traditional afternoon tea while listening to carolers and viewing the festive decorations around the Estate.  The Christmas Tea is always popular and reservations are strongly recommended.


The Salvation Army’s Festival of Carols
Centrepointe Theatres
Sunday, December 10

enjoy your favourite Christmas carols with the sounds of band and choir as a way to thank you for supporting our programs throughout the year.


Love Has Come Again! Songs for Christmas
Shenkman Arts Centre
Sunday, December 10

Guest choir Coro Capriccio joins the Cumberland Community Singers to celebrate their 25th anniversary.


Holidays with the Central Band
Centrepointe Theatres
December 12 and 13

The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces is delighted to offer you their annual Holiday concert featuring a variety of seasonal favourites along original compositions by special guest performer, Canadian music legend Loreena McKennitt.

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