Let It Glow – A Celebration of Light
December 11, 2021 to January 9, 2022

Let It Glow | A Celebration of Light in Downtown St. Catharines & Port DalhousieNew This Year!

Celebrate the magic of winter in downtown St. Catharines and Port Dalhousie from December 11, 2021 to January 9, 2022.

Let It Glow – A Celebration of Light is a family-friendly, outdoor festival featuring interactive light installations, entertainment, winter workshops and cultural programming.

Dine, shop and explore amongst the glow of twinkling lights.

Lighting Installations

Events

Winter at the Market

Winter at the Market

November 18 – December 23 from 4-8pm

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Winter at the Market

November 18 – December 23 from 4-8pm

Choose from a selection of fine preserves, local wines, handmade items such as toys, games, jewelry, home decor, luxurious beauty products and more.

For fresh local produce, the St. Catharines Farmers Market will also continue to run on its regular days, Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Those attending either Winter at the Market or the St. Catharines Farmers Market, should be aware of the COVID-19 healthy and safety guidelines, including that customers and vendors are required to wear a face mask to enter the markets.

More information, including a full list of health and safety guidelines, is available at stcatharines.ca/farmersmarket.

Foster Festival - WIDOW WONDERLAND

Foster Festival – WIDOW WONDERLAND

December 5 – 16

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Foster Festival – WIDOW WONDERLAND

December 5 – 16

by Norm Foster
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12 Artists. 1 Script. 6 Interpretations. Endless Laughs.

Norm Foster has fashioned a cheerful one act Christmas play that throws a widow and a widower together at their apartment building’s Christmas dinner for those who are alone during the holiday season. Michael and Sharon wind up at a table for two during this December 23’rd dinner and what follows is an evening of getting to know one another with all of the awkwardness and politeness and silliness that a first meeting often includes. Best of all, and most important of all, it is funny.

Holiday Break Free Leisure Swims: St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatic Centre

Holiday Break Free Leisure Swims: St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatic Centre

December 6 – January 9

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Holiday Break Free Leisure Swims: St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatic Centre

December 6 – January 9

50-minute sessions available daily.  View the full schedule here.

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Let it Glow - A Celebration of Light Downtown Launch Event

Let it Glow – A Celebration of Light Downtown Launch Event

Saturday, December 11 from 5-8pm

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Let it Glow – A Celebration of Light Downtown Launch Event

Saturday, December 11 from 5-8pm

Feel the Glow Window Display Reveal 6pm

Drawing inspiration from the awe-inspiring displays of many major department stores, the front windows of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, will be transformed into 4 vibrant window box displays. This large installation will be developed and created by community partners showcasing the diversity and unity of our community through the lens of Let it Glow- A Celebration of Light.

Window Display Partners

 

My Son the Hurricane– FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Stage 5-7pm

My Son the Hurricane is a multi horn, multi drummer, multi singer brass funk beast. The  Niagara, Ontario 12-piece brass-dance crew has toured over multiple countries and some of Canada, USA and Europe’s biggest festivals. Over 40 sold out shows in 2019 and early 2020 just proved that there is no live show like My Son the Hurricane. Featuring trumpets, sax, trombones, drums, guitar, percussion and two wild front- people… we dare you not to dance!

Watering Can Flower Market Winter Workshop - Market Square

Watering Can Flower Market Winter Workshop – Market Square

Wednesday, December 15 from 5-8pm

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Watering Can Flower Market Winter Workshop – Market Square

Wednesday, December 15 from 5-8pm

Create a special piece using a combination of Winter greens, dogwood, curly willow and your choice of berries, pine cones, Christmas balls and various other decor.
Tickets available through Eventbrite, space is limited.

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Let it Glow - A Celebration of Light Port Dalhousie Launch Event

Let it Glow – A Celebration of Light Port Dalhousie Launch Event

Saturday, December 18 from 5-7pm

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Let it Glow – A Celebration of Light Port Dalhousie Launch Event

Saturday, December 18 from 5-7pm

Join us in launching Let it Glow – A Celebration of Light in Port Dalhousie. Grab a hot chocolate and head to Lock One Commons at the base of the business district for contactless selfies with Santa and a special performance of the Nutcracker by Niagara Ballet School.  Get your cameras ready as we light the 9ft Winter Wreath designed by the Watering Can Flower Market. Raise your glass and your selfie stick and celebrate the season.

A Night by the Fire with Indigenous Story Tellers – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Tuesday, December 21 from 6-8pm

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A Night by the Fire with Indigenous Story Tellers – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Tuesday, December 21 from 6-8pm

In acknowledgement of winter solstice, the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is hosting A Night by the Fire with Indigenous story tellers on Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 6-8 p.m. Gather your thoughts and open your hearts to hear the traditional indigenous stories presented by members of our Niagara Regional Native Centre. A short question-and-answer period will follow. All ages are welcome. Hot beverages will be available.

 

 

FREE Family Glow in the Dark Skate- Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre

FREE Family Glow in the Dark Skate- Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre

Friday December 31 from 10am-1pm

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FREE Family Glow in the Dark Skate- Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre

Friday December 31 from 10am-1pm

Ring in the New Year with a free, family skate including a DJ, Lighting, Photo Booth and Glow in the dark party favours. Countdown and toast at 12 noon.

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FREE Public Skating: Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre

FREE Public Skating: Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre

January 2 – January 9, 2022

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FREE Public Skating: Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre

January 2 – January 9, 2022

Monday – Friday – 11am – 1pm, Mondays 5:15pm – 7:15pm, Thursday & Friday 7:15pm – 9:15 pm and Saturdays 7:15pm – 9:15pm and Sundays 12pm-2pm

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FREE Let It Glow Week at the Film House- FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

January 3 – 9, 2022

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FREE Let It Glow Week at the Film House- FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

January 3 – 9, 2022

Enjoy free, family friendly matinees and early evening films all week long.

Titles include:

  • FROZEN (2013) dir. Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
  • SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)  (2021) dir. Questlove
  • THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) dir. Victor Fleming
  • PONYO (2008) dir. Hayao Miyazaki
  • THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU ( 2004) dir. Wes Anderson
  • FOR THE LEFT HAND (2021) dir. Leslie Simmer & Gordon Quinn (presented in partnership with Bravo! Niagara Festival for the Arts)
  • MAGICAL IMPERFECTION (2020) dir. Scott Calbeck (presented in partnership with Bravo! Niagara Festival for the Arts)
  • WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT ( 1988) dir. Robert Zemeckis

Free tickets can be reserved through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre as of December 9.

Community Partners

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