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HOLIDAY PLANNER

Holiday Planner


Arts & Entertainment Listings – December 7-13

Thursday, December 7

THEATRE

A Christmas Carol 2023

The Highland Arts Theatre, Sydney

7:30pm $42 + tax | $27 + tax (23 years and under)


A Cape Breton Halmark Christmas - Dinner Theatre

The Miners Forum, Glace Bay

7-10pm $67


Friday, December 8

MUSIC

Doktor Luke's - a respectable coffee house, Sydney

Christmas songs by Ava Vallis

6:30-8:30pm admission by donation fundraiser


THEATRE

A Christmas Carol 2023

The Highland Arts Theatre, Sydney

7:30pm $42 + tax | $27 + tax (23 years and under)


A Cape Breton Halmark Christmas - Dinner Theatre

The Miners Forum, Glace Bay

7-10pm $67


Saturday, December 9

MUSIC

Annfield Manor B&B, Little Bras d'Or

Christmas with Cara at the Celtic Mansion

7-9pm $20


Sydney Mines Fire Hall, Sydney Mines

Angela’s Italian Cape Breton Christmas Dinner and Album Release Party: Angela Iannetti / Jason Kempt / Jenn Roland / Riley MacInnis / Michael Cavanaugh / Roril Shannik / Mathew Francis

North Sydney Legion, North Sydney

7pm-1am $25


The Sandbar, Dominion

Holiday Warm Up Party in support of Glace Bay Food Bank: Andrew Doyle / Cam Hollohan / Brian Cathcart & Redmond MacDougall (Pretty Archie) / Thick as Thieves

4pm-after midnight


The Savoy Theatre, Glace Bay

Christmas in Cape Breton: Bette MacDonald / Maynard Morrison / Jordan Musycsyn / Wendy MacIsaac / Mac Morin

7-9:30pm $50


THEATRE

A Christmas Carol 2023

The Highland Arts Theatre, Sydney

7:30pm $42 + tax | $27 + tax (23 years and under)


A Cape Breton Halmark Christmas - Dinner Theatre

The Miners Forum, Glace Bay

7-10pm $67


Sunday, December 10

MUSIC

Annfield Manor B&B, Little Bras d'Or

Christmas with Cara at the Celtic Mansion

2-4pm $20


THEATRE

A Christmas Carol 2023

The Highland Arts Theatre, Sydney

2pm $42 + tax | $27 + tax (23 years and under)


A Christmas Carol 2023

The Highland Arts Theatre, Sydney

7:30pm $42 + tax | $27 + tax (23 years and under)


A Cape Breton Halmark Christmas - Dinner Theatre

The Miners Forum, Glace Bay

7-10pm $67


Wednesday, December 13

THEATRE

A Cape Breton Halmark Christmas - Dinner Theatre

The Miners Forum, Glace Bay

7-10pm $67


Community and Other Events – December 7-13

Thursday, December 7

Christmas Memory Tree Ornaments

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

9:30am-8pm

Drop by New Waterford Library to colour one of our paper ornaments, write your loved one’s name on it, and place on our Memory Tree. People can participate in this project anytime the library is open until December 23rd. For all ages.


Deck the Halls with DIY Teen Christmas Sweater Making

McConnell Library, Sydney

6-7pm

Join us at the library for a festive and creative holiday event! Teens, bring your own sweater and get ready to design your very own Christmas sweater. We’ll provide all the materials you need to transform your plain sweater into a dazzling, one-of-a-kind holiday sweater. Whether you’re into classic holiday motifs, funny designs, or something entirely unique, this is your chance to express your creativity. Don’t miss out on this fun and interactive event; that’s perfect for getting into the holiday spirit! Registration is required. Register at cbrl.ca/events/deck-the-halls-with-diy-teen-christmas-sweater-making.


Friday, December 8

Christmas Memory Tree Ornaments

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

9:30am-6pm

Drop by New Waterford Library to colour one of our paper ornaments, write your loved one’s name on it, and place on our Memory Tree. People can participate in this project anytime the library is open until December 23rd. For all ages.


Gaudy Night: 14th Annual Evening of Christmas-Themed Ghost Stories

McConnell Library, Sydney

6:30-8:30pm

Join acclaimed writers and performers Ken Chisholm, Todd Pettigrew, Sherry Ramsey and James FW Thompson for an evening of original spooky stories inspired by master Canadian storyteller Robertson Davies. Come have yourself a scary little Christmas! Refreshments and festive fun await. This is a special after-hours library event! Doors open to audience members at 6:00pm. No registration required. Please note that no regular library services will be available.


Saturday, December 9

Fill A Sleigh Day

The Bargain Shop, Glace Bay

9am-7pm

Last day of The Bargain Shop’s toy drive where the community has a chance to help out as many families as possible. There will be prize draws. Merry Christmas.


Christmas Memory Tree Ornaments

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

9:30am-5pm

Drop by New Waterford Library to colour one of our paper ornaments, write your loved one’s name on it, and place on our Memory Tree. People can participate in this project anytime the library is open until December 23rd. For all ages.


Christmas Craft Market

Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 12, Sydney

10am-7pm, free

Home-made items, bake sale table, raffles and more.


The Holiday Market Series

Boysenberry Cape Breton, Sydney

11am-4pm, free admission

We hope you will join us for a magical experience at 330 Charlotte Street this December. Every weekend our location will be turning into a winter wonderland village full of holiday cheer, lots of shopping, specialty hot chocolates and holiday treats, with photobooths, music, and more. Enjoy shopping from almost 50 different vendors all month and exclusive discounts from Boysenberry Boutique.


Christmas Craft & Vendor Sale

Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 78, Dominion

12-4pm $2 | kids under 12 free

Last stop Christmas shopping. Crafts, baked goods, Scentsy, colour street, Epicure, wood working, jewellery, psychic reading, and lots of amazing vendors. There’s something for everyone on your list.


Whitney Pier Community Christmas

Whitney Pier Legion

2pm

Visit with Santa, Free Pizza, Free Hot Chocolate, Free Christmas Cookies, Free Treat Bags for the Kids.


North Sydney Santa Claus Parade

North Sydney

2pm


Christmas Tree Decoration Drop-in

Louisbourg Library, Louisbourg

2-5pm

It’s time to decorate our library Christmas tree! Would you like to help? Drop in to paint some tree ornaments and find a book or two while you are at it! All materials provided. Registration not required.


3rd Annual Christmas Party

Bella's From The Sea, North Sydney

3-6pm

Come enjoy some hot chocolate, gingerbread men, and a visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus.


Marion Bridge Christmas

5pm


Sunday, December 10

Christmas Craft Market

Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 12, Sydney

10am-4pm, free

Home-made items, bake sale table, raffles and more.


The Holiday Market Series

Boysenberry Cape Breton, Sydney

11am-4pm, free admission

We hope you will join us for a magical experience at 330 Charlotte Street this December. Every weekend our location will be turning into a winter wonderland village full of holiday cheer, lots of shopping, specialty hot chocolates and holiday treats, with photobooths, music, and more. Enjoy shopping from almost 50 different vendors all month and exclusive discounts from Boysenberry Boutique.

Sunday, December 10

Christmas on the Farm

Caper Creek Petting Farm, Frenchvale

12-4pm $5, kids under 2 free

Santa himself will be there. Put a different spin on your Christmas photos - professional photographer Georgia Cairns can take your child or family portraits with Santa and one of the Farm’s horses has volunteered again this year to be Santa's helper reindeer. Your photos can be taken on horseback. Photos are $15 and include a professionally edited digital image to use however you'd like. We will have a BBQ canteen and Christmas-themed bake table, free treat bags, candy canes, and a free Christmas prize basket draw. Admission is $5 each (kids 2 and under FREE), and animal treat bags are available for $5. Please note we are not set up for card - CASH ONLY.


A Walk Down Gingerbread Lane: Community Christmas Event

Donkin Fire Hall, Donkin

4-6 PM

Bake sale, raffle, activities for kids. Everyone welcome! Fundraiser for making our community playgrounds more accessible.


Tuesday, December 12

Christmas Memory Tree Ornaments

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

9:30am-8pm

Drop by New Waterford Library to colour one of our paper ornaments, write your loved one’s name on it, and place on our Memory Tree. People can participate in this project anytime the library is open until December 23rd. For all ages.


Cookies with Care

McConnell Library

6-7pm

Do you enjoy sweet treats and acts of kindness? If so, come on down to decorate some Christmas cookies (for you!) and holiday cards (for our local care homes!) Registration not required.


Wednesday, December 13

Christmas Memory Tree Ornaments

New Waterford Library, New Waterford

9:30am-8pm

Drop by New Waterford Library to colour one of our paper ornaments, write your loved one’s name on it, and place on our Memory Tree. People can participate in this project anytime the library is open until December 23rd. For all ages.


Breton Brewing Holiday Market

Breton Brewing, Coxheath

5-8pm

Join us for some last-minute Christmas shopping, tunes and a pint or two! Vendors include Epiphany, River & Fields Pottery, Iain's Christmas Trees, Twine Time, and Ms. Allen's Cheese. Music by Alicia Penney.


Painted Pasta Snowflakes

Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay

6-7pm

A fun family event to make pasta snowflake ornaments. Call the Glace Bay Library 902-849-8657, or email cmcinnis@cbrl.ca (Crystal), or ewilliams@cbrl.ca (Emily) to register.



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