The holidays are nearly here, and that often means getting the family together for some seasonal entertainment. But if your family is like most, not everyone’s going to be in the mood for the same type of festive fun. Luckily, the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts has a merry mix of shows to get anyone in the seasonal spirit. Read on for a list of holiday show highlights.
Family Christmas Concert
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
Start off the season with the Oakville Symphony’s Family Christmas Concert. This family-oriented favourite not only features classic holiday songs, but also invites children in the audience to join in on the musical merriment. If you’re looking for festive family fun, this is definitely the show for you.
Tartan Terrors Christmas
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Want to add a bit of Highland flair to your holidays? Come to the Tartan Terrors Christmas for a unique blend of Celtic music, Irish dance and uproarious comedy. Known as “North America’s premier Celtic event,” the Tartan Terrors show is a can’t-miss for anyone craving some Celtic culture this Christmas.
A John MCDermott Family Christmas
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Those looking for a more traditional Celtic Christmas concert are sure to enjoy A John McDermott Family Christmas. McDermott, an internationally-celebrated Scottish-Canadian tenor, is known for his powerful performances of classic Celtic tunes like “Danny Boy” and “Loch Lomond.” Visit the Oakville Centre on Dec. 14 for a show that’s sure to please music lovers of all ages.
A Christmas Carol
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
Nothing says “Christmas” quite like the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. The celebrated story of Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the true meaning of Christmas comes to life this season with music, dance and special effects. Featuring a stellar cast led by Rod Campbell, this show is sure to be a traditional treat for all audiences.
A Fresh New Christmas with the Four Freshmen
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
In the mood for some holiday harmonies? Enjoy an evening of classic Christmas tunes and more at A Fresh New Christmas with the Four Freshmen. The celebrated musical quartet will be performing a collection of holiday classics and Freshmen favourites that are sure to get you in the seasonal spirit.
Elvis: A Christmas Special
Monday, Dec. 18, 2017
If you’re craving some classic rock this Christmas, you can get “All Shook Up” at Elvis: A Christmas Special. Featuring the talents of Elvis tribute performer Pete Paquette, his band The Rockin’ Royals and special guest Ms. Amberley Beatty, this is one show that Elvis enthusiasts won’t want to miss.
The Wizard of Oz Holiday Pantomime
Friday, Dec. 22 – Saturday, Dec. 30 (Select Dates)
“There’s no place like home” for the holidays, but a short trip to Oz is sure to add some magic to this merry time of year. This year’s Oakville holiday pantomime presents The Wizard of Oz, adding plenty of crazy characters and hilarious hijinx to create one spectacular show. Be sure to bring the whole family for this hysterical holiday performance.
We hope you find your family’s festive fit in this list of holiday shows. No matter how you choose to enjoy this time of year, Happy Holidays from Visit Oakville!