Newfoundland & Labrador – December 2017 Event Listings

There are some great events taking place throughout the month of December 2017 – stay tuned for more, but in the meantime hit the road and take in these highlights of Newfoundland & Labrador.

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Spirit of Newfoundland Dinner Theatre- St. John's
runs throughout the year
Spirit of Newfoundland & Labrador is a dynamic and spirited company in its 15th year. It consists of trained vocalists who flaunt their Newfoundland heritage by singing passionate, vibrant and harmony-filled songs. The group has delighted Queens, Prime Ministers, Presidents and thousands of loyal fans. The name of the company embraces and celebrates the rich spirit, culture and talent of Newfoundland and Labrador. Visit the website for more details


St. Paul Music Cafe- Harbour Grace
Throughout the year
This adult music cafe showcases musical talent from the local area. It features vocal & instrumental performances. Genres range from gospel, to jazz, country, pop and folk music. Call (709) 596 7549 or email [email protected]



st. john's farmers marketSt. John’s Farmer’s Market- Lion’s Chalet
Every Saturday until December 23
It is a busy season at the St. John’s Farmers Market. New vendors and more farmers are making the Market a great opportunity to find a wide selection of high quality products; all fresh and locally produced. In addition, you’ll find such products as paleo, gluten-free and vegan treats, handmade soup mixes, delicious sauces, jam and preserves, pickled vegetables, fresh wild blueberries, international food from Africa, India, Turkey, Brazil, Thailand, Colombia and much more. We also have a wide diversity of local artists showing their unique creations. For more information visit




Ed and Ed's Newfoundland Christmas Concert - Corner Brook A&C
November 30 - December 2
An old time Newfoundland Christmas Concert hosted by the venerable Ed & Ed! Skits, songs, carols and special guests for a hilarious evening of pre-Christmas frolic. Come and unwrap some Christmas surprises with us! All this takes place at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre, It’s Christmas Eve and there’s a huge Christmas Concert on the go and Ed and Edna are the hosts. Everyone’s having a wonderful grand time except Ed who’s sad because this is Young Ed’s first Christmas away from home — he’s working in Fort Mac. The evening takes a turn when Young Edna opens her present —a life sized Young Ed Nutcracker soldier who magically comes to life. An evening of song, skits and satire that will start your Christmas season with a good old Newfoundland “time.” We’re throwing everything under the tree from a “Year-in-Review” to predictions for the new year. For more on the show and tickets click here.


Bay Roberts Festival of Lights BAY-ROBERTS-CHRISTMAS
On now until January 6
The Festival of Lights is a collection of community events that celebrate the season of Christmas. A two time National Winters Lights winner, the festival hosts the largest Nativity collection east of Montreal and the provinces first and largest intelligent light park. Boasting two Santa Claus parades, one in the day and one at night. Come a "mummering"  at an old fashion concert! Join  a sing-a-long in the beautifully decorated Christmas Chalet and don't forget your camera! Visit the town website to find out more


Breakfast with Santa- Recreation Centre, Portugal Cove St. Philip's
December 2

9am to 11am - $5 each or $20 per family.  Bring your whole family to breakfast with Santa, as the big guy himself drops by to greet the children. Breakfast is continental style with a selection of fruit, cereals, waffles, yogurt, juices, teas and more. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the memories! Register online through you eServices account. There are two time slots, be careful to register for the correct one you wish to attend. Space is limited, registration for residents will open November 21st at 9am, no resident registration to follow on November 25th. Click here for details.


xmas paradeChristmas Parade- Portugal Cove St. Phillips
December 3
Volunteers will be collecting donations for the food bank and Canada Post will be taking special letters for Santa! Come out for a day of festive fun watching the parade. To find out more, go here.


Our Divas Do Christmas - St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre
December 7-10
This is the largest Christmas show in the province featuring an impressive list of singers, choristers, dancers, aerialists and musicians.
Many of Newfoundland’s finest performers perform a wide range of holiday favourites including the ever popular Rockettes-style kick line, the touching Christmas in the Trenches as well as new songs that ensure that Our Divas has something for everyone, of all ages. Our Divas Do Christmas has supported many local charities and individuals over the years and is the perfect way to start your holiday season! For show & ticket info click here

TANGLY - LSPU Hall, St.John's
December 14-17
Tangly is a Christmas Pantomime that blends Rapunzel with a pinch of Rumplestiltskin, a tablespoon of Gift of the Magi and a heaping helping of the classic Newfoundland Mummers Play. When spunky Rapunzel Rhubarb is kidnapped by the Old Hag, it’s up to Buttons to save her. With a pocketful of sea urchins, a pet jellyfish and a gang of pals at his side he’ll venture up the harbour and down the shore; from Greens Harbour to Old St. John’s Towne to the depths of the Winter Woods and magical Macaroni Tower to save the day. A play brimming with song and dance, magic spells, audience interaction and zany wit and charm, Tangly will kick off Christmas with a smile on your face and a glow in your cheeks. This is a show for the whole family to enjoy. Click here for more info & tickets




Handel’s Messiah- Basilica of St. John the Baptist, St. John’s
December 8
The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra Sinfonia under the direction of guest conductor Daniel Taylor, together with the Philharmonic Choir of the NSO under the direction of Stephen Candow present a Christmas tradition – Handel’s Messiah. Set in the historic and captivating Basilica, soloists include: Ellen McAteer, soprano; Janelle Lucyk, soprano; Krisztina Szabo, mezzo-soprano; Charles Daniels, tenor; and Brett Polegato, baritone.  Click here to learn more


The Ennis Sisters Christmas Tour 2016
NL Dates: December 16 - 23
Like so many Newfoundlanders, The Ennis Sisters have always celebrated Christmas with music. Over 20 years ago, they got their start singing Christmas Eve mass at Sacred Heart Church in their mother’s home town of Cape Broyle.  Their concerts have come a Christmas tradition for so many - across the country and certainly in the homeland.  They'll play five shows in Newfoundland - full of laughter, sweet stories and the loveliest kind of music. For concert details and tickets click here here.

December 21 - 22
The Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts and The Northcliffe Drama Club are proud to present A Gift to Last, a play based on the teleplay by Gordon Pinsent which aired in the late 1970s on CBC television and was adapted for stage by Alden Nowlan and Walter Learning. This heartwarming Christmas show is set in the Sturgess family home in 1898 and 1976.  Grandfather, Clement Sturgess, recalls to his grandson his Christmas memories of the house when he was 10, and his visit from his free spirited Uncle Edgar who was off to fight in the Boer War. The strained relationship he has now with his son mirrors the difficult relationship he had with his own father.  His recollections of Christmas 1898 reveal families in need of reminders of how much they mean to each other, and how a simple gift is able to demonstrate the love that is felt but not expressed often enough.  A Gift to Last will take to the stage on December 21 and 22 at 8:00 pm. Tickets for the show are $22 each or $15 for 4 or more. Click here for more details

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