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December 2021

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham in December ~ we hope!

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas

You may find more information on events if you go to our facebook page and look in the EVENTS section!

If you are a PRAC member and participating in an event or performance - get it listed on our calendar page!

Early BirdDecember 2022 Early Bird Listings


Dec 3 ~ Music4Life
Forest Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Dr, Ajax,

Dec 2 ~ Monday Morining Singers

Ceremony of Carols
Monday Morning Singers, a women's choir, directed by Anne Mizen, is pleased to announce the fall season's Christmas concert repertoire. A Ceremony of Carols by the esteemed composer Benjamin Britten, is an extended 11 movement choral composition composed for treble choir, soloists and harp, written in 1942, and has been beloved choral music for Christmas ever since. Joining us is the well known Canadian harpist Sharlene Wallace. The choir also presents shorter pieces from several cultures and invites the audience to join in singing several carols.
St. Paul's Anglican Church at 7:30 pm.
59 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge

Dec 2, 3, 4, 2022 ~ Northumberland PlayerNorthumberland Players

The Players Christmas Concert
Concert Hall at Victoria Hall
December 2,3,4* 2022


Dec.8,9,10*,11, 2022 ~ Northumberland Players

Northumberland PlayersA Charlie Brown Christmas
By Charles M. Schultz
Directed by Jack Boyagian and Natasha Meiliunas
Concert Hall at Victoria Hall
Dec.8,9,10*,11*, 2022



December 2021

to Dec 15 ~ VAC

http://www.vac.caprayers for a word (or a lack that builds the world)
Exhibition: November 16 - December 15, 2021
Artist talk: Sunday. December 5, 12 - 2 pm

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is excited to announce the last iteration of its collaboration-based exhibition Public Space with Joshua Vettivelu’s prayers for a word (or a lack that builds the world).
Opening on Tuesday, November 16, Vettivelu’s installation presents hundreds of slowly melting castings of their grandmother’s hands, made out of beeswax infused with ‘Ceylon’ cinnamon.
143 Simpson Ave, Bowmanville,

to Feb 13, 3022 ~ RMG Undeliverable

RMGCurated by artist Carmen Papalia and co-presented by Tangled Art + Disability and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Undeliverable envisions curation as a form of care. Bringing together six artists from the Mad, Deaf and disability community, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Chandra Melting Tallow, Jessica Karuhanga, jes sachse, Aislinn Thomas, and Carmen Papalia with Heather Kai-Smith, this exhibition re-envisions the museum around the demands and desires of the disabled body/mind and features ambitious new work that challenges institutional structures and centres mutual accountability.

~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Artist Talk: Tour Bodies in Conflict + from the earth we grow

http://www.vac.caBodies in Conflict
Julia Rose Sutherland, P Staff,
Kiyan Williams
October 12 - December 15, 2021

from the earth we grow
Anna Binta Diallo, Couzyn van Heuvelen,
Sandy Williams IV
October 12, 2021 - April 1, 2022
143 Simpson Ave, Bowmanville

2 ~ Pickering Library

Pickering Public LibraryTake & Make: Handmade Holiday
(or DIY Gifts that Don't Suck)
Thursday, December 2 ~ 7 to 8 pm
The most treasured gifts are homemade!
Make a selection of simple yet beautiful gifts for your friends and family that are sure to warm their hearts but not break your budget. Take & Make kits will be made available for pickup a week prior to the event at our Central Library. You will receive an email with pickup instructions and a link to the online event.

3 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtFriday Shopping Spree
Friday, December 3, 2021
Bring some friends and do some Christmas shopping. Registration will be required, as we have limited capacity. Please email or call us for for your specific time slot  or call us at 905-987-2264 for for your specific time slot.
187 King Ave E. Newcastle

4 ~ Westben

WestbenWestben Digital Concerts at The Barn presents Tree of Light
Saturday, December 4 at 7 pm
FEATURING: Chris Cameron, author, Donna Bennett, soprano, Brian Finley, piano, Frank Moore, narrator, Rosanne Warren, flute, Dan Foster, tenor, Dave Mowat, autoharp along with the Westben Youth, Teen & Adult Choruses and Dreamers
Revisit and enjoy with the whole family this beautiful seasonal piece of stories and music. Based on a short story by Christopher Cameron which appeared in 2019 Christmas issue of Watershed, Tree of Light is about an old Northumberland father who decorates the tree in his front yard, yet again, in the hope that it will once again guide his children back home for Christmas. Of course, he knows full well that this will not be the case this Christmas, but he feels the urge to continue this important tradition with unflagging hope in the future…
Story adapted by Christopher Cameron. This production was conceived and directed by Brian Finley
Premiering on Westben’s YouTube Channel
For details visit

4 ~ Resound Choir - Durham Region

Resound ChoirWe are getting very excited about our upcoming concert,
"Sing, My Child" which will air on December 4th.
Free tickets here.
We thought that we would share this piece from our most recent virtual concert with you today! We hope you enjoy it. 🙂
RESOUND Choir, under conductor Thomas Burton, performs "Wanting Memories" by Ysaÿe Barnwell at their virtual concert, “The Storm is Passing Over” in June 2021.
Audio and video engineering by Conrad Gluch.
Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

9 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent TheatreTHE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT 2021
NOTE: Effective September 1, 2021, and until further notice, all patrons are required to wear a mask and provide proof of full vaccination in order to enter the Regent Theatre. Click here for more information.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E., Oshawa
905 721-3399 x2

10 & 11 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeChristmas in Rosewood
December 10 & 11 at 7:30 pm, December 11 at 2 pm
Port Perry Anglican Church of the Ascension
266 North St., Port Perry

11 ~ DuffleBag Theatre 

St. Francis'Twas the Night Before Christmas
1:00 and 3:30
It's Christmas Eve and Santa has lost his sack of presents, and what’s worse is that Old Man Winter is determined to stop him. Will Christmas be cancelled? Not if Mrs. Claus and the reindeer can help! The “Nearly World Famous” DueBag Theatre is back again, and expands the beloved Clement Clarke Moore poem in fun new directions just in time for the holidays! Proof of vaccination required for admission where applicable. Masks must be worn at all times
St.Francis Centre
78 Church St. S., Ajax

12 ~ Music4Life String Orchestra

Next virtual concert Music4life String Orchestra presents 'A Few of our Favourite Things' with special guests, the multi-award-winning, 3x Juno-nominated and Billboard charting band 'Sultans of String'.
Join us Sunday December 12th for our 1/2 hour virtual live stream. Streaming on Facebook at 3pm and again at 5pm EST.

15 ~ VAC

http://www.vac.caVirtual Artist Talk: Kiyan Williams in Conversation with Oluseye and Courtnay McFarlane.
Join us over Zoom as the VAC hosts an intimate virtual discussion featuring Bodies in Conflict artist Kiyan Williams alongside Courtnay McFarlane and Oluseye on December 15th, 2021 as they discuss their multidisciplinary navigations of Black consciousness in relation to ecology, social space, body, and trans/gressive subjectivity.

15 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art Centre“IMAGES 2021: A Shattered Symphony” launches on our website on Tuesday, December 14th!
Join us online for an amazing display of artwork created by the graduating class of Stouffville District Secondary School.
Curated by Carolyn Hickey.
Learn more:
Artwork by Vanessa Simoes and Vivian Nguyen.
Latcham Art Centre
2 Park Drive, Stouffville
T: 905.540.8964

17 ~ Durham Chamber Orchestra

The DCO string musicians are delighted to be able to perform for you this Christmas and put everyone right into that holiday spirit.    
Mark your calendars with this event on Sunday, December 12th at 2:00pm.  Tickets are $20. online ( or $25. at the venue on the day of the concert  

  • Forest Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Drive, Ajax
    Children under 12 are free when accompanied with a paying adult.  


Presented by: Ontario Philharmonic
Cesar Delgado, regales us with soothing and inspiring Holiday favorites combined with moving operatic arias.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E., Oshawa
905 721-3399 x2

20 ~ Regent Theatre

Regent TheatreGLASS TIGER 2021
NOTE: Effective September 1, 2021, and until further notice, all patrons are required to wear a mask and provide proof of full vaccination in order to enter the Regent Theatre. Click here for more information. MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2021 8:00PM
* Rescheduled from December 22, 2020
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E., Oshawa
905 721-3399 x2

22 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeChristmas on the Ridge
Wednesday, December 22 at 7 pm
Port Perry Anglican Church of the Ascension
266 North St., Port Perry


Pickering Public Library

  • Come learn about some e-book apps! This workshop will focus on library apps (Overdrive, Cloud Library, Libby) but will also touch on popular commercial apps such as Kindle and Google Books. Register now at

  • Tired of crafting on your own? Come craft together online through Zoom! Register now at This event happens every other Thursday, mark your calendars!




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Northumberland PlayersNorthumberland 2023 Line-up

Hilda’s Yard
By Norm Foster
Directed by Cyndi Langford
Best Western Plus, Cobourg
Jan. 20,21,22,27,28,29,Feb. 3,4,5 2023

Into the Woods
By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
Directed by Jim Finan
Feb.24,25**,26* Mar.2,3,4**,5* 2023 Cameco Capitol Arts Centre

Salt Water Moon
By David French
Directed by Bill Walker
Mar. 17,18,19*,24,25,26*,30,31,April 1,2* 2023 Firehall Theatre

A Night in Provence
By Robin Harden
Directed by Jack Boyagian
Apr. 21,22,23,28,29,30,May 5,6,7 2023
Best Western Plus, Cobourg

The Cemetery Club
By Ivan Menchell
Directed by Carol Beauchamp
May 26,27,28*,June 2,3,4*,8,9,10,11*
Firehall Theatre





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