Christmas Day

 

Many Canadians have a day off work on December 25 and many spend the day with close relatives or friends. It is customary to exchange gifts, enjoy a special festive meal and, perhaps, attend a special church service.

In some Canadian families and in the United States, a mythical figure called Santa Claus brings gifts. He travels on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, enters homes via the chimney and leaves presents and candy in Christmas stockings or in a pile under the Christmas tree. In other families, individual members exchange carefully selected gifts. Popular gifts are toys, games and candy for children and clothes, music, alcohol and practical or luxury items for adults. Canadians may open their presents on Christmas Eve after a special church service or during the morning or after lunch on Christmas Day.

The original meaning of Christmas is a special church service, or mass, to celebrate the birth of Christ. The story of the Nativity, or the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, are particularly important in religious celebrations of Christmas. However, many traditions that are around today have their roots in pre-Christian winter festivals. These include the importance of candles and decorations made from evergreen bushes and tree, symbolizing everlasting light and life.

 

Date :
December 25, 2019

Edna’s Musical Cafe Sing-Along & Afternoon Tea

 

A Sing-along and Afternoon Tea, for everyone!
A special welcome to persons living with dementia, and their caregivers. Presented by, Grace United Church Women
Singing together in a social atmosphere
is fun!
Please come and enjoy old familiar tunes. No experience necessary.
It’s for everyone. Free Admission

Friday, December 13, 2019 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Grace United Church, Corner of Stone and Pine Streets, Gananoque

Music has the power to unlock memories by reaching parts of the brain in ways other forms of communication cannot.

 

 

Date :
Friday, December 13, 2019 | 2-4pm

Event location :
Grace United Church 120 Pine Street

Contact :
Phone contact: 613-382-2161 Website: http://graceunitedgananoque.com/

Holiday Potluck and Kitchen Party

 

Join us for shared food and music at the library style Kitchen party! Bring a favorite holiday dish to share (and the recipe). Bring an instrument (if you play). Enjoy stories and simple good times together (LEGO will be out for kids to play).

 

Date :
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 5 to 7pm

Event location :
Gananoque Public Library –

100 Park Street, Gananoque

Contact :
Phone contact: 613-382-2436

E-mail: gplp@bellnet.ca

Website: http://www.gananoquelibrary.ca/

Gananoque Farmer’s Market

 

Fresh locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, cut flowers and more! Meet your farmers and neighbours, enjoy a picnic supper in the park and live music from the bandstand. Our market is proud to offer only locally produced goods, for sale by the hands that made/grew them!

The Gananoque Farmers’ Market operates with the goal of promoting local market growers and providing access to fresh local produce & local goods. The market is run by volunteers and the involvement of members to help contribute to the success of the market. The market is managed by a Market Coordinator and a volunteer board (known as the Board) composed of at least two vendors. Market Schedule The Market operates from the first Thursday in June through until the second Thursday in October, weekly from 4 p.m until 7 p.m. The market location is at the Gananoque Town Hall Park.

Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm

June 7th to October 4th

 

Date :
Thursdays, December 5,12,19,26, 2019

Event location :
Town Hall Park, 30 King Street East

Contact :
Website: http://www.gananoquefarmersmarket.ca/

Santa’s Workshop at the Boat Museum Cafe

 

Make your way down to the Thousand Islands Boat Museum on Sunday, December 1st at 11:00 am to join in the fun!

Just a few more weeks until Café is transformed again for Santa’s Workshop! Bring the kiddos and have a hot chocolate with us… it’s gonna be fun! This event has been sponsored by our good friends at Carveth Care Centre and Fox Run By the River. Thank you both for supporting our community!

 

 

Date :
Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 11am to 2pm

Event location :

125 Water Street,
Gananoque, ON, K7G 3E3

Contact :
E-mail: info@gananoque.ca

Website: https://www.gananoque.ca/

Gananoque Santa Claus Parade

 

 

As your community business partners, the BIA strives to create exciting and engaging events for the whole family, while highlighting the uniqueness of the 1000 Islands and the services our local businesses provide. Each event endeavors to create interest, drive traffic and compel dollars into the heart of our community. The BIA is a non-profit organization, and we need your help to make this the best Parade ever.

Your sponsorship will increase the quality of the activities we provide and assist in furthering our marketing reach in the region.

 

 

Date :
Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 2pm-4pm

Event location :
Gananoque, ON

Contact :
E-mail: downtowngananoquebia@gmail.com

Website: https://www.gananoquedowntown.com/

Christmas Bazaar

 

Find everything you need for the holidays at a fraction of the retail price at Carveth Care Centre’s annual Christmas Bazaar. This event includes vendors, refreshments and savings.

Admission Details
Admission is free.
Please join us in our Multipurpose Room which can be accessed from 338 Herbert Street.

 

 

Date :
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Event location :

Carveth Care Centre

Contact :
Shannon Buell

Phone contact: 613-382-4752 ext. 107

E-mail: sbuell@gibsonfamilyhealthcare.com

Website: https://www.gibsonfamilyhealthcare.com/

Edna’s Musical Cafe Sing-Along & Afternoon Tea

 

A Sing-along and Afternoon Tea, for everyone!
A special welcome to persons living with dementia, and their caregivers. Presented by , Grace United Church Women
Singing together in a social atmosphere
is fun!
Please come and enjoy old familiar tunes. No experience necessary.
It’s for everyone. Free Admission
Friday, October 11, 2019 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, November 8, 2019 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, December 13, 2019 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Grace United Church, Corner of Stone and Pine Streets, Gananoque

Music has the power to unlock memories by reaching parts of the brain in ways other forms of communication cannot.

 

Date :
Friday, November 8, 2019 from 2pm-4pm

Event location :
Grace United Church 120 Pine Street

Contact :
Grace United Church

Phone contact: 613-382-2161

Website: http://graceunitedgananoque.com/

Great Canadian Improv Showcase

 

Three performances only!!!

King Street Productions is proud to present: The Canadian Improv Showcase – Canada’s best short-form improv group.

The Canadian Improv Showcase have toured the world for over 20 years and have been featured in over 800 showcases during that time. They feature some of Canadas best comedic talent whom you will recognize from film, television, theatre and commercials. They specialize in high-brow entertainment where they do not pick on the audience.

Every scene is guided by audience participation and suggestions so youll never see the same show twice!

One hilarious show you do not wanna miss!

Tickets: $25

Box Office is open Tues – Sat 1 pm – 5 pm

 

Date :
Thursday, November 7 to Saturday, November 9, 2019

Event location :
Royal Theatre 1000 Islands – 75 King Street East, Gananoque

Contact :
Phone contact: 613-382-5000

1000 islands Makers Market

 

Come mingle and shop handmade at our 6th 1000 Islands Makers Market!

Cash bar will be open for your sipping pleasure and of course something for your sweet tooth!

Makers to visit include:

Arrow It Forward
Nature’s Tonic
The Ye11ow
Shiva’s Delight
Big Willow Farm
Women Who Swear
Atelier Du Presbytere
Cheesecakery Bakery
Allthingzenergy
Cabin Fever Essentials
Motherhat Co.
Homegrown Rustic/Bronzed by B
Vanderzee Jewelry
Q Pants
Fabric Art by Joyce
Head In Hats
Old Country Bath & Body
Sub Rosa Supply Art
TLC Creations
The Hitch Collective
Tenoyfer Town
T & A’s Condiment Company
Sincere Preserves

 

Date :
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Event location :
Firehall Theatre, Gananoque, Ontario
Charles & South Street,
Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1A1