Updated: November 3rd, 2015

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Wed., November 25 Famous People Players Christmas Show: Bringing magic back to Toronto theatre!
Famous People Players is a black light puppetry theatre company. It is based in Toronto tours worldwide. It is a non-profit organization which employs people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Those individuals share duties in dining room management, arts administration, and theatrical and visual arts performances.
Includes: noon 3 course dinner, afternoon show and visit to The Cheese Boutique
Tour departs: Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 9:30a.m., Tour Office at 10:00a.m. & Newmarket at 10:30a.m.

Cost: $120.00 (includes HST)

Fri., November 27 – First Light 2015 at Sainte Marie among the Hurons, Midland
Now in its 16th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles.
The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission. Visitors can then stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities.  The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie samples available for tasting. Historic blacksmithing will also be demonstrated, and a Nativity crèche will be on display in the stables near the Farmer’s Dwelling. Always popular with little folks, corn husk doll making will be offered in the Sainte-Marie foyer.
“First Light” has strong ties to community groups, and many will be involved in this year’s celebration, offering special “hands-on” children’s crafts and historic demonstrations. An abundance of music will also fill the air, including Native drumming and singing, lively Franco-Ontarian folksongs, and delightful community and school choirs performing seasonal music. For some early holiday shopping, 20 exceptional artisans will be in the Sainte-Marie museum, and the themed Sainte-Marie gift shop will be open..
Includes: evening dinner and First Light activities

Tour departs: Newmarket at 2:00p.m., Tour Office at 2:30p.m., Barrie, Tollendale Village at 3:00p.m. & Barrie, Kozlov Mall at 3:30p.m. 
Cost: $100.00 (includes HST)  plus a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the local food bank.


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Wed., December 2 – White Christmas, The Musical at Dunfield Theatre, Cambridge
The beloved film starring Bing Crosby comes to life in a lavish spectacle for the entire family!  In this holiday postcard, two showbiz buddies try to help their old army General, now a struggling innkeeper in Vermont, save his establishment and lift his holiday spirits.
“Happy Holidays,” “Blue Skies,” “Sisters,” and the ever popular “White Christmas” will fill you with the joy of the season. Make your days merry and bright by warming up to this unforgettable musical about love, friendship, and loyalty.
Includes: lunch at the “Cambridge Mill Restaurant” followed by the afternoon performance at 2:00p.m.
Tour departs: Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 8:45a.m., Tour Office at 9:15a.m. & Hwy 9 & 400 Go Parking lot at 9:30a.m.    
Cost: $134.00 (includes HST)

Wed., December 2 - Kinky Boots at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto
Winner of six Tony® awards including Best Musical and Best Score!
Includes: Christmas buffet lunch at “Tuckers Marketplace” followed by orchestra level seating for the 2:00p.m. performance,
Tour departs: Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 9:45a.m. & Tour Office at 10:15a.m.  
Cost: $175.00 (includes HST)

Thurs., December 3 - One-of-a-Kind Christmas Show & Yorkdale Mall Shopping
The mission of One-of-a-Kind is to provide a juried marketplace to bring together makers and buyers who share a commitment to handmade excellence. Since its inception in 1975, One of a Kind has been cultivating creativity, craftsmanship and connection in order to deliver an inspired shopping experience.
Join us at the One of a Kind Christmas Show to discover the best in Canadian Handmade.
Includes: admission to the One-of-a-Kind show, shopping and free time at both these wonderful venues. Lunch is on your own.
Tour departs: Orillia at 8:00a.m., Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 8:30a.m., Tour Office at 9:00a.m. & Newmarket at 9:30a.m.
Cost: $67.00 (includes HST)


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