There are just a few days left before the big day! If you are just finding the time to wind down and enjoy some festive activities we have you covered! Check out these amazing local events going on that will surely put you in that jolly spirit.

Christmas Community Events

Magic Of Lights: Daily, Now – January 1, 2023 | 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Magic of Lights, a unique and dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience, is bigger and brighter than before, with more than a mile of spectacular light displays that bring to life your favourite holiday scenes and characters. Details

Springwater Provincial Park, 1331 Route 26 Hwy Barrie

Mystical Lights Drive Thru: Now – January 1, 2023 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds is a vision of Mystical Lights through out including displays from local businesses. Santa and his reindeer will be there till Christmas Eve. A Family Event safe for everyone from your vehicle. Details

Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds, Sideroad 15 & 16 E, Oro Station

Santa Claus is coming, to Blue! Dec 23rd All Day

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why, Santa Claus is comin’ to BLUE! It’s time to SLEIGH THE SLOPES this holiday season. Come dressed as Santa, an elf, a reindeer, a present (or any holiday themed item for that matter) and you can get a Discounted lift ticket on December 23! Choose $10, $20 or $30 and we will donate that entire fee to one of our charitable partners for the holidays. Details

Activity Central, 1759 Village Cres, The Blue Mountains

Visit with Santa at Georgian Mall – Till December 24th

Join in bringing holiday magic to life this season and pre-book your Santa Magic Photo Experience. Details

Georgian Mall, 509 Bayfield Street, Barrie

The Holidays at Friday Harbour: Till Dec 23rd, 2022

Styled after traditional European holiday markets, the Holidays at Friday Harbour will include a 40-foot holiday tree, romantic canopy lights cascading along the Promenade, and wooden chalet-style cabins offering unique holiday gifts and sweet and savoury delights. Details

Friday Harbour Resort, 3999 Friday Drive, Innisfil

Downtown Countdown: Saturday, December 31, 2022 | 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Downtown Barrie is once again the place to be to ring in the New Year! This year’s free, family-friendly Downtown Countdown celebration on December 31 features rock band Sloan as the headliner and Splash’N Boots as the children’s performer.

In addition to the musical performances, the Downtown Countdown celebration will include skating, family activities, roaming buskers and two fireworks shows – the first at approximately 8pm and the second at midnight. Details

Barrie City Hall

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