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What’s On in Markham December 1st – 7th

Hello Markham! We are in the full swing of the lead-up to Christmas and we have an enormous list of events going on in and around Markham this week. Music, theatre, markets, workshops, parades, street entertainment, winter wonderlands and festivals galore! Scroll down to find out What’s On in Markham December 1st – 7th!

Markham Concert Band presents A Seasonal Celebration – Flato Markham Theatre – Dec 4th

Start the holiday season off right with Markham Concert Band! We’ll share some Christmas and Chanukah classics, along with some holiday sing-alongs, and lots of good fun for the whole family. Pssst… Santa has been known to drop-in to this event, so be sure to be on your best behaviour!

For more details click here. Price: $8 – $26

Rouge River Brewing Company presents:

Triple Threat Drag Show – Dec 1st – 8pm

R&B House Band – Dec 2nd – 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Magic Shoes – Dec 3rd – 6pm- 9pm

Rouge River Holiday Market – Dec 4th – 12pm – 5pm

Drag Show:

We are thrilled to announce @triplethreatdrag will be putting on an incredible show! So call your friends, call your mom, grab some cash and turn up at Rouge River Brewery this Thursday!! 
For more details click here. Price: $15 at the door and please remember to tip the performers!!

R&B House Band

No cover! Musicians welcome to sit in with the band.

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Magic Shoes

Featuring Courtney Bowles and Graham Unsted.

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Holiday Market

Local artisanal vendors and special drinks available!

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Classic Albums Live Performs: Supertramp, Breakfast in America – Flato Markham Theatre – Dec 2nd – 8pm

Supertramp took over where The Beatles left off. With fantastic arrangements, soaring vocals and deft musicianship, Supertramp found their way into your heart. The two distinct vocals within Supertramp are, like The Beatles, the secret ingredient. Supertramp ruled the ‘80s with “Breakfast in America” – the album was everywhere, hit after hit, and has become an album that accompanies us through life and several decades. It’s a deep, uptempo, hypnotic record that sends the listener on a trip, and Classic Albums Live will be performing it in a way that no one else in world does; note for note – cut for cut.

For more details click here. Price: from $15

Old Tyme Christmas – Main Street Unionville – Dec 3rd – 2pm – 6pm

Join us for a very Merry afternoon and evening featuring light displays, live music, a parade, shopping, dining, Santa photos, Christmas train, photo opportunities, characters, carollers and more! Parade from 5pm-6pm.

For more details click here. Price: FREE

work from home Art Exhibit – Latcham Art Centre Stouffville – until Dec 10th

work from home includes artwork made during COVID-19, by past and present instructors, volunteers, staff, and Board members of Latcham Art Centre. These works were created while much of the global workforce shifted from working in-office to working remotely. For some visual artists, their studios also moved into their homes. Creative time provided by the pandemic was abundant—for better or for worse—and the challenge of separating work, life, and studio presented itself.

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Stouffville Santa Claus Parade – Dec 3rd – 6pm

Santa is coming to Whitchurch-Stouffville! Join us and celebrate the season as a parade of lights makes its way down Main Street. On Main Street from Ninth Line to Park Drive.

For more details click here. Price: FREE

The Heintzman House 2022 Family Carol Sing – Dec 4th – 5pm – 7pm

The Tradition Continues! Come join us for our annual Christmas Caroling, the Heintzman House Family Carol Sing, on Sunday December 4th from 5pm – 7pm.

This year we will be hosting it Outdoors, so dress warmly! The Upper Canada Chorus will be performing and leading the sing-a-long.

To keep us all toasty, hot chocolate, coffee and some Holiday sweets will be served. Look for the Heintzman House Board Volunteer Elves who will be handing out candy canes!

The event is free. In the spirit of the Holidays, we will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the food banks and toys for the fire halls.

We hope to see you there to celebrate the season together!

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Wreath Making at Claremont Conservation Area – Dec 3rd – 10am & 1pm

Make your own seasonal wreath just in time to welcome December! Listen to festive music, sip hot chocolate and enjoy a hands-on workshop to create a fresh, fragrant wreath.

2 timeslots are available:
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Local foliage, seasonal embellishments, ribbon, and natural grapevine for the base will be provided, along with light refreshments.

For more details click here. Price: $55

Parent and Tot Winter Wonderland at the Toronto Zoo – Dec 1st – 4th

Snowflakes are falling and animals are playing but it isn’t inside where they are staying. Winter is a magical time for them to play in the snow. Who is enjoying the icy chill that you might know?

Adults will take part in this interactive learning experience, helping their child make discoveries about the animal world through a variety of themed educational play stations.

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM or 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM each day

For more details click here. Price: $10 for one adult & one child (parking & Zoo entrance not included)

WILD Winter Festival of Lights – Canadian Tire Mosport Park – Dec 2nd – 23rd

Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue is excited to bring you the 3rd Annual WILD Winter Festival of Lights! Last year’s event was a great success, allowing us to donate over $50,000 to charities in need. Thank you to our guests, and our sponsors who made this possible.

The 2022 Wild Winter Festival of Lights will be raising funds for JumpStart Canada as well as J.A.G Village!

This is a ticketed, drive-through event. Times available from 5pm – 9pm.

For more details click here. Price: from $25 per vehicle

Indigenous Holiday Craft Market – Bayview Hill Community Centre – Dec 3rd – 4th – 1pm-5pm

Come do some holiday shopping and support Indigenous artisans at Bayview Hill Community Centre in Richmond Hill!

Over 15 vendors each day! Come find some one of a kind items. 

Entertainment tba and refreshments provided.

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Aurora’s Christmas Market – Dec 2 – 4th

Start the holiday season at Aurora’s Christmas Market, presented by Healthy Planet.


  • Meet Santa: You are welcome to take a photo with the Jolly Man himself. While you are there, drop off your letter for him.
  • Gingerbread Hoop You: Who doesn’t love hula-hooping gingerbread people? Enjoy this energetic show.
  • NorthFIRE Circus: NorthFIRE Circus offers a unique and engaging choreographed fire juggling and fire dancing performance. If you already have plans this evening, change them because you won’t want to miss this show.
  • Candy Cane Hoop You: For some extra special white and red festive action, do not miss this juggling and hula hooping duo – candy cane style.
  • and more!

Dates – December 2 to 4 | December 9 to 11
Time – 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location – Aurora Town Park

Check out one of the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario! Aurora’s Christmas Market will be filled with good cheer, hands-on workshops and activities, fantastic seasonal vendors, nightly entertainment and so much more.

For more details, the entertainment schedule and activities schedule, click here. Price: FREE

7th Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Show – Newmarket Community Centre – Dec 3rd

A “True” Craft show featuring the creativity of over 60 local Crafters and Artisans, ‘The Christmas Cafe’, Prizes, Music, Sign a Card for a Senior, donation drop for The Birthday Bag program, North Pole Mailbox for letters to Santa, prize draw and more. Presented by The Grandparent Connection.

Santa at the Village – Black Creek Pioneer Village – Dec 3rd – 11am-4pm

Santa Claus is coming to town! Jingle all the way to the Village and take part in a day of festive fun and joy.

Become one of Santa’s helpers. Try your hand at toy making, discover holiday magic at the School for Elves, craft old-time holiday decorations, and participate in melody making during our Jingle Bell Jam Session.

Sample Santa’s favourite sweets then experience a wintery puppet show. Sip hot cocoa while enjoying cheerful fireside stories. Create a traditional Christmas card, then test your skills at our Reindeer Carnival Games.

Be sure to snap an “elfie” or two while visiting the jolly old man himself – he’s Ho! Ho! hoping to welcome you this December at Black Creek Pioneer Village.

For more details click here. Price: from $18

Amir K and Neema Naz Stand Up Comedy – Jokers Theatre & Comedy Club – Richmond Hill – Dec 4th – 9pm

Amir K (Los Angeles) and Neema Naz (Toronto) back to back for a night of unforgettable comedy hosted by Marc Anthony Sinagoga.

For more details click here. Price: $49.10

Scarborough Theatre Guild presents: The Christmas Spirit – various dates from Dec 4th – 2pm & 8pm

Winner at the 2002 Florida Repertory Congress of Jewellers Play Series. In this off-beat, dark comedy Julia Dowling has an unexpected visitor on Christmas Eve, whose job is to escort her to the afterlife. Julia persuades her visitor to hold off for one day and invites him and his other “passenger” to the family party the next day. This is an amusing yet thought-provoking mixture of Death Takes a Holiday and a typical family festive get-together, complete with bickering relatives, an unsure priest, and a budding romance. Recommended for age 14 and up. Mature themes.

For more details click here. Price: $19 – $24

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Markham Jazz Festival presents: Angela Turone Trio – Duchess of Markham Pub – Dec 11th – 2pm-4pm

Spend a cool Sunday afternoon being warmed by the sounds of Brazil and jazz standards, with the Angela Turone Trio (vocals, guitar, bass).

For more details click here. Price: $16.29

That’s the list folks!

I hope this list of What’s On in Markham – December 1st – 7th was helpful for you! 

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Adil Esmail

Adil Esmail

Hey there! I'm Adil. I work in Markham with Century 21 Percy Fulton with home sellers and home buyers. With my experience of 29 years and over 1,100 properties sold, I have helped many clients find their dream home or sell their home for more than they expected. The best praise I've ever received from a client was: "Our experience with Adil has been fantastic. He is so diligent in what he does. There was always instant communication from him. We feel we made the right decision in hiring him. I would recommend him to anyone. In fact, we had friends who were looking and we recommended him to them - amazing.” I don’t think of selling homes as a job, I think of it as a responsibility. Whether you’re selling and need a specific amount of money out of the sale or you’re buying and you have specific needs, I will not rest until you’re happy. What drives me is the smile on my clients faces when they get what they want. If you're looking for a Realtor who you can trust with your most valuable asset, I'd love to work with you. I'm humbled to have been recognized as one of the top teams in Canada for Century 21 for 13 consecutive years. When I'm not helping people, I love spending time with my kids and I also love sports.