Embrace The Frost – Things To Do In Clarington This Winter

Sunday Nov 2 Dollhouse and Miniature Sale Rickard Recreational Complex 10 AM- 4 PM Admission $5 http://bowmanvilleminiaturesale.dave-sawyer.com

Sunday Nov 2 Brimacombe’s Annual Ski & Board Swap Ontario Motor Sales,140 Bond Street West, Oshawa, Out with the old, in with the new! Sell your old ski or snowboard equipment and find great deals on new equipment and more! Register Used Equipment: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sale Begins at 1 PM http://www.brimacombe.ca/news/brimacombes-annual-ski-board-swap-sunday-november-2-2014

Sunday Nov 2 Shining A Light Art Exhibit – Madelaine Alter Exhibit Opening & Meet the artist from 2pm to 4pm http://agiftof-art.com

November 5 Terrens Wellness – Open House 6 PM to 9 PM http://terrenswellnesscentre.ca 

Friday & Saturday, November 7 & 8 Christmas Open House at Van Belle’s Friday 9 AM -9 PM, Saturday 9 AM -6 PM Transport yourself into a Winter Wonderland at Van Belle Flowers Holiday Open House. This is the ideal time to purchase a new Christmas tree, gather decorating ideas, pick up a special gift, and taste gourmet delights. Browse through our “Home for the Holidays” displays featuring unique outdoor foliage pots, wreaths, garlands, swags and more. Gourmet food tastings and in-store savings throughout both days, wine sampling Friday night and decorating demonstrations on Saturday. This is an event that you do not want to miss. http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102490418517-571/Van+Belle+Flowers+Calendar+of+Events+2014.pdf

November 8 Hampton United Church Craft and Bake Sale 9 AM – 2 PM Hampton United Church, 5454 Old Scugog Rd. Check out the Craft and Bake Sale for Hampton United Church. There will be a bake table, crafts, a silent auction, bazaar table, granny’s attic, kid’s and adult penny auction and a jingle bell cafe. Please call (905) 263-2040 or (905) 263-2908 for details.

November 8 “Tis the Season” Christmas Bake Sale and Bazaar Maple Grove United Church 9 AM-1 PM The cookie Walk is an assortment of homemade cookies sold by the dozen. Simply walk through & choose your favourites. Lots of baked goods, crafts & special items for gift giving. Relax with a warm beverage & a baked treat at the café.

November 8 Snowflake Bazaar St. John’s Anglican Church, 11 Temperance St. Bowmanville A light lunch will be served in Martha’s Tea Room. Check out the bake sale, knit items, jewellery, attic treasures and Christmas items for sale.

November 9 Chamilia Holiday Trunk Show 11AM – 4PM The Village Card & Gift Shoppe is so excited to be able to share with you the Chamilia Holiday Collection, create a new Holiday tradition with Chamilia. A Chamilia Stylist will be at our fabulous event, and we feel confident you will find the perfect style, look and sentiment.

November 14 4th Annual Jacueline Kent Shopping Extravaganza 5 PM – 9PM Newcastle Community Town Hall 20 King Ave. W, Newcastle Jackie has been busy designing new lines of fashion-wear.  These trend setting fashions, jewellery, scarves, lots and lots of bling, and much more.   Jackie will also have her famous Santa’s there.evening of wine, canapes and indulgence

November 15 Bowmanville Santa Clause Parade 10:30 AM-12 PM The annual Bowmanville Santa Clause parade taking place downtown Bowmanville. http://www.bowmanvillesantaclausparade.com/

November 15-16 Christmas in the Village Enniskillen/Tyrone 10 AM – 4 PM In this self-guided tour, you can visit Clarington’s beautiful countryside and take in the scenery as well as some shopping for the holiday’s. The stops include: Gallery on the Farm, Rosemary Jenkins Pottery, Enniskillen United Church, Tyrone Mills – 1846, and Timeless Essentials. http://www.timelessessentials.ca/aboutus.php?osCsid=b8b3ea83c72e3ea1df0b87803f584286

November 15 Newcastle Home Decor Christmas Open House https://www.facebook.com/pages/Newcastle-Home-Decor/123891574302614

November 16 Newcastle Santa Clause Parade 5:30 PM Newcastle’s annual Santa Clause parade! Taking place downtown Newcastle. https://www.facebook.com/NewcastleSantaClausParade/timeline

November 22 Orono Santa Clause Parade Orono Santa Clause parade! Taking place downtown Orono. http://visitorono.com/

November 22 Christmas House Tour 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Begin the season inspired with a tour of holiday homes decorated for the holidays! Presented by Durham Christian High School. $25 per person, for more information call 905-623-5940 http://www.dchs.com/uncategoriesed/230-christmas-house-tour-ticket-purchase

November 22 Prestonvale Tree Farm – Harvest Your Own Christmas Tree 1421 Prestonvale Road, Courtice Saturdays and Sundays from 9 AM to 5 PM Starting December 1, they are open 7 days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM Find a large selection of quality Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Spruce and Pine trees ready to be cut on 60+ acres. Saws are provided. Free shaking and baling. Rest area with refreshments available for purchase. Dogs are welcome provided they are on a leash. Toll free: 1-800-311-6964 http://www.prestonvaletreefarms.com/harvest.php

November 23 “A Gift of Christmas” Christmas Show Newcastle Community Hall, 10 AM – 4 PM http://agiftof-art.com/events/calendar-2/

November 22 & 23 “Something Unique” Craft & Artisan Show Orono Town Hall, www.visitorono.com

November 23 “Clarington Community Christmas Party”    Put on by the Big Brothers and Sisters of Clarington, located at the Beech Centre in Bowmanville. http://www.clarington.net/events/

November 26  “Courtice Christmas Tree Lighting in White Cliffe Terrace”
6:30pm-8:00pm (Tree lighting starts at 7!). Enjoy Christmas music, kids entertainment and Santa! For more information, call Regional Councillor Mary Novak at 905-623-3379

November 28 100 Small Paintings Show & Sale Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville www.vac.ca

November 28-30 Christmas in Clarington Country 10 AM – 5 PM A mall free shopping tour featuring artists & activities! Special home décor, luxurious bath and body products, gourmet gifts of warmth and comfort…everything you need to get into the holiday spirit! www.thesprucetree.com

November 29 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 3 PM Bowmanville Crossing – Scugog Street Scugog Street north of Highway 2 (south of tracks) http://www.cpr.ca/en/community/holiday-train/schedule 

November 29 Breakfast with Santa in Newcastle 8 AM -11 PM Join in on the fun and have breakfast with Santa at the Newcastle Town Hall! Live children’s entertainment, face painting and more! http://villageofnewcastle.ca/events/

December 3 Farmers’ Christmas Parade Parade route runs through Enniskillen, Haydon and Tyrone 905-263-8245 http://www.galleryonthefarm.com/events.html

December 4 Ladies Day at Van Belle’s Thursday, 12 PM – 8 PM Shop to your heart’s content with your girlfriends during this shopping extravaganza. This is a great time to pick up that extra special Christmas gift or that fashion item that you have always wanted. Great savings on all fashion items – purses, scarves, jewelry, sweaters, tops & leggings. Learn new ways to tie a scarf, and get fashion advice from the experts as you sample gourmet food and enjoy sparkling beverages. http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102490418517-571/Van+Belle+Flowers+Calendar+of+Events+2014.pdf

December 5 Christmas Moonlight Magic & Tree Lighting 6 PM to 11 PM Join us for our annual Christmas Tree-lighting ceremony in Historic Downtown Bowmanville! Usher in the holiday season with this very popular event.  Bring the entire family downtown for a carol sing and countdown to the lighting of Bowmanville’s huge Christmas Tree in the town square.  You can also have your picture taken with Santa and his live reindeer. Enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides along the main street – perfect for helping you carry all of your parcels as you shop the many unique stores and restaurants that stay open late for some evening holiday shopping.Courtice Santa Clause Parade http://bowmanville.com/events/christmas-moonlight-magic

December 5 OPG Family Days: Edwardian Christmas Open House  7 PM – 9 PM Join OPG’s Family Days Christmas event located in Clarington’s Museums. Located close to downtown’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony. http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?eID=3632

Friday December 5 and Saturday December 6  Apple Blossom Flowers Christmas Open House and Anniversary http://www.appleblossomflowers.ca/

December 6 Breakfast with Santa in Orono 9 AM -11:30 AM Join in the fun and have breakfast with Santa at the Orono Town Hall! http://www.oronotownhall.ca/oth/

 December 6 and December 7 Santa’s Workshop at the Courtice Flea Market
Santa Photos, Santa Letters, Story Telling http://www.courticefleamarket.com/special_events.php

December 6 Pen & Ink Christmas Cards – Instructor Dianne Darch Explore the pen and ink techniques, leaving the workshop with amazing decorated Christmas cards! 10 AM – 2 PM Members – $35.00 Non-Members – $50.00 Minimum 4 students http://agiftof-art.com/events/calendar-2/

December 7 Courtice Santa Clause Parade 12 PM – 2 PM The Annual Courtice Santa Clause parade taking place from Townline to George Reynolds Drive. https://www.facebook.com/CourticeSantaClausParade?fref=ts

December 7 Christmas Market 12 PM – 6 PM  Food trucks, crafts, baking and more! 1540 Highway 2, Courtice. Visit http://www.stutteringjohns.com for details

December 7 Christmas Cup of Tea 1 PM Celebrate the Festive Season just like the Victorians with a festive & seasonal 3 Course Afternoon Tea at Newtonville’s Tea Granny’s & Friends. $25 per person, RSVP – Limited Seating • Gift Certificates Available http://www.teagrannysandfriends.com/events.htm

December 6th and 7th Santa’s Workshop Courtice Flea Market, 905-436-1024 www.courticefleamarket.com

December 13, 2014  Christmas Chocolate Workshop – Instructor Lynn McNutt 10:30 AM – 12 PM Produce a Christmas chocolate creation. In this workshop you will create Christmas hand dipped chocolates, ‘Delicious’! You will leave with your creation wrapped and ready to be eaten. Whether you eat them or give them, either way they will be delicious! Cost: Members – $20.00 Non-Members – $30.00 Minimum 4 students Register: 905-987-2264 http://agiftof-art.com/events/calendar-2/

December 13, 2014 The Annual Tyrone Christmas Celebration
Taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Tyrone Community Centre!
This FREE event will feature pancakes and sausages and free pictures with Santa. Other entertainment for the kiddies is to be confirmed – we will keep you posted!

December 14, 2014 Breakfast with Santa 
9 AM – 2 PM Newtonville Community Hall. Admission Adults $7 Children 2 -12 is $4.

December 19, 2014 A Winter’s Evening
Terrens Wellness Centre on with free makeovers, gift with purchases, sparkling wine, nail polish and skin care demos and more.
5314 Main Street Orono, 905-983-5000

December  Holiday Swim Schedule with Community Services

December 20 Brimacombe’s Breakfast with Santa 9 AM-10:30 AM Join Brimacombe for breakfast with the one and only Santa Clause! http://www.brimacombe.ca/ Month of

January 2015 Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month http://www.brimacombe.ca/ 

January 24 Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Family Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Day Take in the beauty of the magnificent Ganaraska Forest in the depth of winter. Receive an introductory lesson and a guided ski through the forest. Make a day of it and give free snowshoeing a try! Please dress in warm layers. In case of poor ski conditions, the alternate day to participate is February 7th. $20/person with complimentary ski rentals – Children must be 8 years or older to participate. Refundable equipment deposit required. There are two sessions taking place during this event – 9:30am and 1:00pm. Each session lasts approximately 2 – 2 1/2 hours. Pre-registration & payment are required by calling 905.885.8173.


If you are an event organizer and have a community event that you would like featured here and in the Clarington Community Calendar, please share your details here: http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?com=submit These are just a few that we’ve mentioned! For a complete list of events, we provide several outlets. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter page, as well as the Events page on the Clarington website Also download our Clarington App for free, available for iPhone,  Anroid with mapping to events and local information on the go!


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