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FEATURED EVENTS

Virtual Santa Canada

Book your family’s session with Santa Claus and let your child tell Mr. Christmas what they would like under the tree, take a virtual photo, and more. Virtual Santa Canada is Canada's original virtual Santa experience. All sessions are monitored by our helper elves to ensure a seamless experience.
Dates: 
12/03/2020
12/04/2020
12/05/2020
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Organization:

Virtual Santa Canada

Location:

Virtual
At home event, BC, .
Canada

Abby Toys for Tots Drive Thru

We are so thankful to be able to continue the tradition of kicking off the Holiday season in the true spirit of Christmas at the re-imagined Toys for Tots Drive Thru – hosted by Quality Hotel, on November 27th from 7am-10am. No one could have predicted how different this year would be. That’s why the return of sponsors, partners and community support and means so much more! This year’s event has had to be scaled back, but the spirit of the event reigns true. Come dressed in your Christmas PJ’s, decorate your car, and catch the eye of Santa and his elves, wave at the Ever After Princesses, enjoy the Christmas music. Bring a toy or donation and each car will receive a treat box to enjoy in your bubble. The reality is that this event makes the joy of receiving a gift under the tree possible for over 1,600 children in Abbotsford. We need our community support more now than ever. We need to raise over 2,000 toys, in order to make that possible we have set up drop off locations all over the city for those who can’t attend. Check out AbbyToysForTots.com for a map of all the locations. Toy drop-off locations will be available all of November. All attendees are expected to wear a mask. Volunteers will be following all socially distanced measures outlined by Fraser Health.
Dates: 
11/27/2020
10 AM EST – 1 PM EST
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Location:

Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre
36035 North Parallel Rd
Abbotsford, BC, V3G2C6
Canada

Phone:

1 604-859-5749

Christmas Boutique at PdA

Drop by for our annual Christmas Boutique, featuring finely handcrafted artisan gifts and ornaments made by talented local artisans. Find one-of-a-kind presents for everyone on your holiday gift list.
Dates: 
11/24/2020
11/25/2020
11/26/2020
Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sun: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Organization:

Place des Arts

Location:

1120 Brunette Avenue , British Columbia
Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1G2
Canada

Phone:

604-664-1636

TakeTimeThursday: Holiday Musical Favorites with Tia L. Singleton - Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Join us for #TakeTimeThursday as Tia L. Singleton returns to share some popular holiday songs. hear the melodic voice of guest psalmist Tia L. Singleton. Get in the holiday spirit as Ms. Singleton treats us to her varied range and even tone.
Dates: 
12/03/2020
2:30-3:00
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

202.633.4820

A Christmas Carol (Virtual) at Shea's

Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other—past, present or future. Your ticket purchase helps sustain Shea’s while our stages are dark! The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge has been given new life thanks to the haunting vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden (Tony-winning Best Revival – Once on this Island), and the Tony-winning virtuoso, Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gentleman’s Guide…), starring in 50 roles of a lifetime. Staged exclusively for this production and captured live with breathtaking clarity, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays. The Hollywood Reporter declares, “It’s a towering achievement! You’ve seen it before, but not like this.” And the Los Angeles Times raves, “Mays is a rare gem and Arden is ingenious. For true theater lovers, there can be no better gift this season.”
Dates: 
11/28/2020
Available to stream for 24 hours from Nov 28 - Jan 3
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

716-829-1169

JOY AROUND THE WORLD: Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunts

PUT MORE HO-HO-HO IN YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY! This December, gather your group around the Zoom yule log to play one of our fun, fascinating, fast-paced, and definitely festive virtual holiday scavenger hunts. On teams, you’ll use our desktop app to explore websites around the world that reveal holiday traditions, scenic places, and pop culture favorites. Your quest: answers to tricky, humorous questions. You’ll feel like you’re sight-seeing from Santa’s sleigh. A Kids Edition is also available, perfect for family gatherings and online classroom games.
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
12/12/2020
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

877-9-GO HUNT

2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade- Virtual

Let’s celebrate together — at home! The only way to see all the magic unfold is from home this year. Although the #MacysParade will look very different this year, we’ll still have our balloons, floats and performers — but shared in a way that’s safe for everyone. Watch it live from 34th St Thanksgiving morning at 9am, only on NBC. macys.com/Parade
Dates: 
11/26/2020
9:00AM-12:00PM
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Holiday Cheer at the Pier Drive-thru Toy Drive

Due to COVID-19, our annual Holiday Cheer at the Pier celebration has been reimagined as a festive drive-thru event to collect toys for local families in need. The City, Port Moody Fire Rescue, and Port Moody Police are hosting a physically-distanced drive-thru toy drive at Rocky Point Park from 5:30-8:30pm on November 28, 2020. We encourage you to come on down with a new, unwrapped toy but please note you will be required to stay in your vehicle. The road leading to the toy drop-off zone will feature a holiday experience including the illuminated pier, Frosty and Rudolph, dancing elves, and a jolly wave from Santa. Donations will be collected with minimal contact – pass your toy through a window or ask event staff to remove it from the back of your vehicle. All toys collected will go to SHARE Family and Community Services. Non-perishable food items will also be accepted. If you can’t make it but would like to participate, please drop off a toy at the Inlet Centre Fire Hall (150 Newport Drive) or the Public Safety Building (3051 St. Johns Street) during business hours before December 15.
Dates: 
11/28/2020
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Location:

Rocky Point Park
2800 Block Murray Street
Port Moody, BC, V3H 1X2
Canada

Phone:

604.469.4500

Make a Holiday Elf House - free virtual workshop

Make a home for an Elf family. Decorate it for the holidays. Fun and interactive workshop on the Zoom platform. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Dates: 
12/01/2020
4:00pm - 5:15pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

914-200-3646

TakeTimeThursday: Let’s Celebrate Kwanzaa Everybody! - Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates African and African American culture and history introduced by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 in the United States. Join us as Mr. New-School, Brian Barber, walk us through the 7 principles of Kwanzaa and create a hands-on craft using easy to find materials.
Dates: 
12/10/2020
2:30 – 3:15 PM
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

202.633.4820

Texas Virtual Christkindl Market

While we will not have a physical location this year, please enjoy our website and follow us on our social media channels from November 27th through December 23rd, where everyone is invited to experience the German tradition of our Texas Christkindl Market! You’ll discover holiday cheer, decorations, recipes, and one-­of-­a-­kind finds and gifts from your favorite vendors through our vendor listings. You’ll see how to create German holiday treats with authentic recipes and video demonstrations. Live performances from local choirs and dancers will be broadcast through our social media channels, and children (and adults alike) will get surprise messages from St. Nick throughout the duration of the Market. While it is not the way we intended to have the market this year, we hope it still brings you a bit of holiday cheer! See you online and Frohe Weihnachten!
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
Please see website for details
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

World AIDS Day 2020 - Unfinished Business

Tune in with us on Friends of Trillium Health's Facebook Live or on RCTV, found on Channel 1301 in Rochester, NY for a fundraiser to benefit Trillium Health’s work to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic! Please join President and CEO, Andrea DeMeo, and Co-Founder and Staff Physician, Dr. Bill Valenti, to honor and celebrate World AIDS Day as we share stories about Trillium Health’s HIV journey and preview a portion of a new play by David Henderson – Unfinished Business, based on Dr. Bill Valenti’s book. The show will be emceed by Mrs. Kasha Davis, a featured contestant on Season 7 of Ru Paul's Drag Race.
Dates: 
12/05/2020
7 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

cjaeckel@trilliumhealth.org

YouthBiz Marketplace

FIND EXQUISITE GIFTS DIRECT FROM YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS The YouthBiz Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience, and we’re bringing it to you online! Young business owners sell their unique products–all handmade by them. You will find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more–unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list!
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
Buy online anytime!
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

303-321-2265

Virtual Event: Christmas Around the World with Puppeteer Robin McCahill

Travel around the world with artist and puppeteer, Robin McCahill as she introduces you to the many characters of Christmas in this one hour presentation suitable for kids of all ages! Meet Italy’s “Befana”, a Christmas WITCH. Iceland has twelve Santa’s called Yule Lads with names like Meat Hook, Spoon-Licker, and Door-Slammer. Head off to Eastern Europe for a visit with the very spooky Krampus! Robin will illustrate these characters with handmade puppets. Gerri Griswold will assist with stories and other visuals. You don’t even need to bring your passport! 10:00 a.m, ZOOM.
Dates: 
12/19/2020
10 am - 11:30 pm EASTERN
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

860-567-0857

New Year’s Eve Musical Celebration at Cal Performances

Join the artists who have made the Cal Performances at Home season possible for a celebratory evening of exclusive performances recorded especially for the occasion. Soloists, recitalists, jazz artists, and chamber ensembles featured in our fall online streaming series have each contributed a special musical selection to help our audiences usher in 2021 in style. (And really… who doesn’t want to say goodbye to 2020?!) All performers have carefully chosen their program, with the aim of sharing works that convey the joy, hope, warmth, and spirit of the holidays. We invite you to close out the year among friends—with familiar faces from our extraordinary artist roster, in transcendent performances that promise to remind us of the power of the arts to uplift and connect us even in the most trying of times.
Dates: 
12/31/2020
11 PM EST – 2 AM EST
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

510.642.9988

Drive Thru Santa

Bring your children to drive through our property to visit Santa from the safe distance of your car. Santa will be a safe distance from the car and will be able to chat with the kids while they stay in the car. All children will receive a small gift from Santa's elves on the day. Drop letters and pictures for Santa into our North Pole Post Box when you visit.
Dates: 
11/28/2020
11:00am – 3:00pm
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Location:

4557 Mt Lehman Road
Abbotsford, BC, V4X1Y2
Canada

Phone:

6048564743

Twice as Nice Silent Auction: Give to RIMOSA and Yourself!

As we embark on this years holiday season and Rhode Islanders strive to bounce back from the world’s current circumstances, the Rhode Island Museum of Science & Art (RIMOSA) is thrilled to announce that the 2nd Annual Twice as Nice Silent Auction: Give to RIMOSA and Yourself! will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 thru Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
8:00AM
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

413-281-5611

A (virtual) Christmas with The Griswolds at Artpark

Light up your holidays and join Christmas’ favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold for this virtual salute to the holiday classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Chevy Chase (Clark) and Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen) lead audiences through this live event as they share fan-favorite clips from the movie, reveal their favorite memories from the making of the Vacation franchise and answer your questions in a live audience Q&A. Fans can expect the unexpected as these legends share a no-holds-barred trip down memory lane and unveil the behind-the-scenes secrets of the making of a blockbuster film franchise. Add a new twist to your holiday tradition—gather the family and cozy up on the couch as we stream the Griswolds directly to your living room for this live virtual event that is fun for all ages. Chestnuts and eggnog recommended!
Dates: 
11/28/2020
8 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

716.754.9000

Wee Wednesdays - Virtual! At Main Street Children's Museum

Join us virtually on Facebook Live for Wee Wednesdays where children and their caregivers will sing and wiggle around with us, listen to fun books and participate in activities. Designed for early learners and families with children ages 4 and younger.
Dates: 
11/25/2020
12/02/2020
12/09/2020
10:00-10:30AM
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

(803) 327-6400

2020 VIRTUAL: A Christmas Carol- Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Join us in celebrating 40 years of holiday magic with KCRep! Kansas City’s beloved tradition returns in an exciting new format that blends the heart and soul of our spirited holiday classic with an innovative digital experience. Although we can’t be together in-person this year, we are bringing the celebration to the comfort of your very own living room! Snuggle up by the fireplace with family and friends, grab a warm blanket, a cup of cocoa and join Ebenezer Scrooge on his redemptive journey with Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Featuring an all-star Kansas City cast, our virtual performance of A Christmas Carol will kindle your Christmas spirit and create memories that will last for years to come.
The event has already taken place on this date: 
12/31/2019
STREAMING ON-DEMAND, NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 31.
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

816-235-2700

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Workshop at Spotlight Events

Bring the kids to enjoy this family-friendly afternoon of gingerbread cookie decorating with Cassandra Cake Co.! Learn the basics of cookie art from our pastry pro, Cassandra Curtis. She'll teach you her easy-to-follow techniques for icing and decorating your gingerbread cookie masterpiece. Geared towards adults and kids alike. Each ticket includes one FREE child age 16 or under. WHAT'S INCLUDED: -8 cookies per ticket -Icing -Sprinkles -Candy -1 FREE child age 16 or under included with each ticket *IMPORTANT: After registration, please email hello@spotlightevents.ca to advise if you are bringing a child, as well as their name.
Dates: 
12/12/2020
2:00PM-4:00 PM
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Organization:

Spotlight Events

Location:

1240 - 580 Nicola Ave
Port Coquitlam, BC, V3B 0G6
Canada

Phone:

(778) 885-8815

Maple Ridge Outdoor Christmas Craft Fair at Christian Life Assembly

CLA (Christian Life Assembly) in Maple Ridge warmly invites you to come and support Local and Small Businesses this Christmas season at our FREE (and now Virtual on Zoom) pop-up Christmas Winter Market. Don’t be thrown off by the new Zoom format. It works GREAT and is easy. You'll still be able to meet the vendors you choose in their individual Zoom rooms, ask questions if you want, see their products live, and then purchase from them. You can move between vendor rooms freely, just as if you were there in person. And we’ll be on hand to help guide you if you need help.
Dates: 
11/28/2020
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

604.467.5531

Register To Zoom With Santa! (Meetings on Nov 28 and Dec 19)

Unfortunately, due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, the changing zones and subsequent restrictions, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has needed to redirect our Santa event this year. In an effort to maintain some sort of normality and connect with our local community the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is happy to announce that after speaking with Santa and his head I.T. Elf, Santa has agreed to a special ZOOM meeting with Santa! Santa's head I.T. Elf will be on the call to help facilitate (Santa isn't too good with ZOOM yet, I mean... he still makes lists he has to check twice.) Santa will read a story, join in a sing-a-long, play Christmas games, and hear all about your Christmas wishes!
Dates: 
11/24/2020
11/25/2020
11/26/2020
10 am - 3:30 pm with 1 hour timed appointments
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

716-693-1885

Christmas Tree Trail- Village of Harrison Hot Springs

Unwrap the holiday season in Harrison Hot Springs. The Christmas Tree Trail is a self-guided Christmas Tree tour that will take you through the festive Village of Harrison Hot Springs. Make note of your favourite tree, and vote! Voting can take place in our Visitor Centre or online through the QR Code on the brochure. Visit each stampable location, and collect stamps to be entered to win our Grand Prize(see prize details below)!
Dates: 
11/24/2020
11/25/2020
11/26/2020
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Location:

499 Hot Springs Road, PO Box 255
Harrison Hot Springs, BC, V0M 1K0
Canada

Phone:

604-796-5581

20th Annual Nikkei Craft Market

Nikkei Centre's annual Craft Fair will be unlike any other year, as we embrace new modifications for 2020! This year, shop don't stop! Nikkei Craft Market will be setup as an indoor walkthrough market that features 10-12 local vendors each week over 5 consecutive weekends this November and December. Our unique market features handmade Japanese-themed and Christmas items from local creative entrepreneurs. Be sure to plan your visit ahead, as we welcome different local artisans, designers, knitters, sewists and artists each week. We will maintain a limited capacity, and attendees may need to wait outside for entry.
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
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Location:

6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, BC, V5E 4M7
Canada

Phone:

604.777.7000

Bach, Beethoven & Beyond with the BPO

This performance is part of our BPOnDemand video-streamed series. An early 20th century composer has a grand master to thank in this classic program conducted by JoAnn Falletta. J. S. Bach’s extraordinary and familiar Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 was an inspiration for Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, and Beethoven’s early fame as a young composer was augmented with his Septet.
Dates: 
11/24/2020
7 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

716-885-5000

White Rock Festival of Lights 2020

White Rock Festival of Lights is back and brighter than ever! Celebrate the holiday season with us every evening at 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm from November 28, 2020 - January 9, 2021 at White Rock Beach along the waterfront promenade. (Your safety is important to us. This event is outdoors and allows for social-distancing).
Dates: 
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Location:

15100 Marine Dr
White Rock, BC, V4B 1E2
Canada

2020 6abc Dunkin' Thanksgiving Day Parade Virtual Event

A parade will not march up the parkway in 2020, but join us on 6abc Thanksgiving morning for what is going to be the biggest and most needed Thanksgiving Celebration yet!
Dates: 
11/26/2020
8:30am
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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., NY, .
United States

Phone:

(215) 686-2181