For the week of December 17 – 23, 2018
There are so many things to do and exciting events in Muskoka year-round, and these are just a few of the highlights for this week. For more recommendations, visit the things to do and / or events section on our website.
Live concerts and Charles Dickens take centre stage, a new art exhibit opens, and Santa makes one last stop in Muskoka. ‘Twas the week before Christmas!
Two concerts will be hitting the stage and come highly recommended, A Next Generation Leahy Christmas and The Celtic Tenors. Both of these shows will show off some exceptionally talented musicians. Art lovers ought to check out the newest exhibit titled Winter White at the Eclipse Art Gallery. An ode to the cold, this exhibit features the work of many talented Canadian artists.
Families, tis the season to catch a magical train ride to see Santa at A Portage Flyer Christmas. You will have to bundle up for the open aired train ride to Santa, but trust us, the magic in the air makes it all worth it.
Also, don’t forget this is the last weekend for Santafest at Santa’s Village. Saturday, December 22 from 11am – 6pm, and Sunday, December 23 from 11am – 4pm. Bring the kiddies for Santa’s final Muskoka stop before he heads back to the North Pole.
A Portage Flyer Christmas
Muskoka Heritage Place is hosting their annual Portage Flyer Christmas train ride to Santa on December 22, 2018 from 5pm – 8pm. The train coaches are strung with thousand of lights, making for a magical sight. The 1km journey along the Muskoka River to Fairy Lake takes about 20 minutes, and Santa will be waiting to greet you at the end of the line with complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased the night of. We suggest you wear your snowsuit because the train coaches are open-aired.
A Next Generation Leahy Christmas
This awe-inspiring show is one you do not want to miss. A Next Generation Leahy Christmas will be at the Gravenhurst Opera House on December 19, 2018. The musically talented siblings (along with their parents) sure know how to entertain an audience with their high energy, celtic-based musical performance. The family from Lakefeild, ON is extremely passionate about all things music and it shines through when they take the stage.
Winter White: Eclipse Art Gallery
Winter White is the name of the newest exhibit on at the Eclipse Art Gallery in Huntsville. The show is on now until March 14, 2019 so check it out the next time you find yourself at Deerhurst Resort, or make a special trip to see the exhibit in person before it’s gone. This exhibit will show you just how beautiful winter can be!
The Celtic Tenors
The Celtic Tenors will be performing at the Algonquin Theatre on December 18, 2018. It is no wonder the trio from Ireland has had such worldwide success, from the moment you hear them sing together it is pure magic to your ears. The Tenors are a charismatic bunch, and their voices and talent will truly blow you away.
Caroling and Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”
This holiday season, Dot the T Production is bringing you a professional staged reading of the yuletide classic, William Colgate’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. See the show at the Dorset Recreation Centre, Bracebridge Legion, Algonquin Theatre, Gravenhurst Opera House, or the JW Marriott Rosseau Muskoka. Before the show, there will be Christmas caroling around the piano, and hot beverages to get you in the yuletide spirit. Seating is limited for all of the shows, so don’t wait to purchase your tickets.