Christmas Moonlight Magic

Christmas Moonlight Magic

Start your holiday season with some Christmas Moonlight Magic!

On Dec. 2, enjoy live entertainment, Christmas carols and the lighting of the Christmas tree in historic downtown Bowmanville. This magical night includes free horse-drawn wagon rides and local stores will remain open late for some evening holiday shopping.

For other tree lighting events taking place in December, visit the Durham Tourism events calendar.


Holiday carriage rides

Take in the sights and sounds of downtown Port Perry during the holidays, with a magical horse-drawn carriage ride!

Gather your sweetheart, the kids, or special visitors, and enjoy a favourite activity of the season. The gentle clip clop of horses’ hooves and jingle of sleigh bells is sure to get you feeling warm and cozy!

Starting Dec. 3 to Dec. 17, rides will be offered on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

Fantasy of Lights

Fantasy of Lights

The Uxbridge Club of Optimists is inviting residents to experience the ninth-annual Fantasy of Lights, taking place from Dec. 10, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017.

This spectacle of lights is free to attend, and will run nightly from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Walk or drive through the twinkling lights and enjoy the holiday cheer!

There is no admission for this event, but donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated.

EDITED Santa Float Parade


Ajax Santa Claus Parade – Saturday, Nov. 26, at 6 p.m.

Beaverton Santa Claus Parade – Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.

Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade – Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10:30 a.m.

Cannington Santa Claus Parade – Saturday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m.

Courtice Santa Claus Parade – Sunday, Dec. 4, at noon

Orono Santa Claus Parade – Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m.

Oshawa Santa Claus Parade – Saturday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m.

Newcastle Santa Claus Parade – Sunday, Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m.

Port Perry Santa Claus Parade – Saturday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m.

Pickering Santa Claus Parade – Saturday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m.

Sunderland Santa Claus Parade – Saturday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

T.H.E.E. Farmer’s Parade of Lights – Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.

Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade – Saturday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m.

Whitby Santa Claus Parade – Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m.



Canadians have the home-field advantage for this years’ 2016 Reebok CrossFit Invitational, as it is being held in Oshawa at the General Motors Centre!

The Invitational is considered CrossFit’s all-star game, with the fittest men and woman from around the world coming together to compete.

Tickets are on sale now for this epic two-hour event, which takes place on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. CrossFit will also host a friendly Affiliate Competition on Saturday, Nov. 19, where fans will have the opportunity to compete on the Invitational floor.



This just in! The North Pole has confirmed Santa will be riding the York-Durham Heritage Railway on Saturdays and Sundays this holiday season, starting Nov. 26 through Dec. 18!

Departing from the Uxbridge station, Santa will visit each child at their seat, and if they have been good all year, they will receive a special treat.

Seating on Santa trains is limited, so be sure to reserve your boarding pass!



There’s nothing more magical than circling around a holiday tree and taking in the twinkling lights with friends, loved ones and neighbours.

Enjoy holiday tree lighting ceremonies across Durham Region this month! Visit the Durham Tourism events calendar to find a celebration near you, and remember to bundle up!

Brooklin’s Christmas in the Village – Friday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m.

Oshawa’s Tree Lighting – Friday, Nov. 18, at 6:45 p.m.

Pickering’s Annual Tree Lighting and Fireworks – Friday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m.

Uxbridge Festival of Lights – Wednesday, Dec. 7

Whitby’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – Friday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m.



Curling enthusiasts are invited to compete in the Oshawa Curling Club Mixed Doubles Cash Bonspiel taking place on the weekend of Nov. 25 to 27.

If you don’t curl, but are interested in learning more about this new Olympic event – the weekend is free for spectators! The cost is $150 per team to compete.

Food will be available for purchase on Saturday, and the bar will be open all weekend. Please enjoy responsibly.