And just like that, we switch from +25 patio weather, to blowing snow and icy streets. (#BarrieInNovember)
But, regardless of the inevitable approach of winter, there are plenty of fun things to do and experience as we ramp up to Xmas and the holidays.
Read on for a few ideas to energize your weekend! And if you have an event or happening in Barrie you want to promote, let us know and we can post it to our events calendar!
The Weekender: 3 Things To Do
Take a Holiday Road Trip
There are quite a few holiday inspired drive through and walk through happenings around the region, including a few starting this weekend.
Blue Mountain kicked off Enchanted Forest this week; the entire Village will be decked out in garlands and bows. Ideal for a family trip full of festive sights and sounds.
Aside from the festive décor, there will be fire pits to warm by, holiday music and carolers and horse drawn carriage with Santa every Saturday. At night, you can take the one kilometer pedestrian pathways through the Village and around the Mill Pond to discover interactive Christmas light displays.
There’s also the Bluffs Winter Wonderland in Scarborough, and Holiday Light show in Vaughan. Hit up our Winter Wonderland Road Trip blog for more on each!
Free Santa Photos | The 400 Market
Santa will be back at The 400 Market starting this Saturday, and every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm until Sunday, December 20th, 2020! 🎅
Santa will be a bit different this year to ensure COVID-19 safety measures for Santa and visitors. Instead of the regular Santa costume (open-faced), the Market will have a professionally designed, fully-masked costumed Santa.
The Santa photos are “Free” so please bring your own cameras and or phone cell phones. There are no costs and/or donations required.
And while you’re there, why not get a start on your holiday shopping?
As always, there is plenty of tunes to be heard, if you know where to go. Musicians and restaurants have been among the hardest hit vocations in this pandemic, so if you can get out to support both while being safe, you should!
Playing this week; John Anderson at Flying Monkey’s, Big Furry Tractor at the Queen’s and Bill Nadeu at Malone’s Pint House. You can also hit up North Country BBQ for live music Thursday – Saturday from Owen Riegling, The Beresford’s and Rob Watts.
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