25 Fun & Festive Things to Do This Weekend in Kingston: Dec. 7-10, 2017
Take a study break and head downtown to one of these fun, festive events! Best of all – many of them are FREE!
Thursday, Dec. 7
1pm-5pm Pick up a Focus Exam Care Package at Stauffer & ARC
- With a pay-what-you-can donation, get a one-of-a kind care package
- If you’re in Stauffer and don’t want to lose your seat send them a Facebook message and they’ll come to you!
- $5 by donation – a night of samples, workshops, food and drink
7-9pm Pop-Up Museum + FREE Arrogant Worms Concert @ City Hall
- It’s a pop-up museum! Explore heritage, enjoy some refreshments and discover Kingston!
- Musical performed by Queen’s students at Theological Hall
- tickets $15 – performances only this week – Thurs, Fri & Sat at 8pm + Sat 2pm matinee
Friday, December 8
4-9pm Outdoor Christmas Market @ Hochelaga Inn
- Friday, Saturday & Sunday, free admission
5-9pm “Snow Much Fun” @ Springer Market Square
- Step inside a life-sized inflatable snow globe for a wintry photo op!
- Listen to Mayor Paterson read seasonal stories at 7pm
- Watch a Kingston Synchronized Skating demonstration at 7:45 pm
5:30pm-7:30pm Dragon’s Den Talk & Networking
- Jeff Alpaugh (a Queen’s MMIE 2018 student) will be speaking about his experience successfully pitching on CBC’s Dragon’s Den
- Goodes Hall commons – arrive early to get a good seat!
6:30pm “The Muppet’s Christmas Carol” Movie Night @ St. Mary’s Parish, $2
7:30pm “THE BARRA MacNEILS: An East Coast Christmas” @ Grand Theatre
7:30pm Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol @ Theological Hall (nightly Wednesday to Saturday & also next week)
Saturday, December 9
12pm-5pm “Pop-Up Christmas Market” at LaSalle Mews
- Artisan Rose St. Thomas will be selling her handmade pendants + ornaments crafted from Lake Ontario beach glass, semi-precious stones, silver plated wire, beads, charms, and .925 sterling silver wire.
- Each pendant is a one of a kind creation and totally unique!
12pm-6pm “YGK Studios Holiday Fashion Sale”
- shop vintage & second hand winter items from coats, knits & accessories to the perfect holiday party attire
- items only $5 and up!
12pm-5pm Deck the Halls @ National Historic Site Bellevue House – free activities
7pm-2am “Jam for Joe”
- Fundraiser for Joe’s M.I.L.L. (Musical Instrument Lending Library that’s in the Tett Centre, beside the Isabel)
- Inviting all musicians, singers, and music appreciators from the Kingston area
- Sign-up starts at 7pm, all ages.
7:30pm “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
- Jazz trio performs this classic Christmas album at the Isabel
- Students $19, general public $39
Sunday, December 10
1pm-2:50pm “#Canada150 Skating Day”
- free skating, hot chocolate, snacks and colouring activities at the K-ROCK Centre.
2pm FREE JAZZ CONCERT at The Isabel
- students free (with valid ID)
- Holiday classics mixed with jazz and pop
- Music and art, great conversation and tasty refreshments at Agnes Etherington Art Centre on-campus (great chance to go inside if you haven’t)
- After tea, the Chief Curator presents 2 recent, exciting art purchases at the Agnes, not previously shown to the public
2-4pm “Outdoor Christmas Party for the Animals” @ Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
- Feed the birds, play some games, enjoy a fun winter’s afternoon in the great outdoors
- Need a car to get there, cost is $5.50 per adult, or $14 per carload.
- $40 for a Regular ticket and $25 for 30 & Under. All ages at the Isabel.
- Featured work: Messiah by G.F. Handel
5:45-7pm Community Carol Sing at Next Church
- 2.5 hour exceptional healing event to RESTORE yourself to wholeness, balance and well-being. Investment is $40
7pm-8:30pm 15-piece swing band free show
- 15-piece Swing Band + YCL Choir present a free Christmas Benefit Concert
- Chalmers United Church (near The Grad Club, the one with the turret)
- By donation to Caribbean Hurricane Relief and the Chalmers’ Benevolent Fund Program (which puts 100% back to the community by giving grocery gift cards to those in need)
9pm-12am Vancouver’s TERENCE JACK (indie rock) + guests @ The Mansion (19+, $10)
- The infectious energy and rawness of his band’s performances have earned Terence Jack slots at major Canadian festivals over the past several summers.
- Soulful timbre, rock gospel groove and a polished wave of synths all at once.