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Festival of Lights on Main Street Markham

Friday, November 28, 2014

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The family favourite returns to FRIDAY NIGHT!!

Come and see some of the improvements we’ve made on Main Street Markham North while you enjoy a Free Horse and Buggy Ride!

There will also be live music, jugglers, stilt walking elves, fire artists from Zero Gravity Circus, carollers and more!

Also our stores will be open late for all your holiday shopping too!

Lots of free parking behind the stores and public, wheelchair accessible washrooms.

Don’t miss all the FREE FUN!!

Main Street Markham map

For more information, visit

42nd Annual Markham Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 29, 2014

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

On Saturday, watch the many floats and marching bands
showcasing a variety of local talent.

Parade starts at Main Street Markham North
 and Highway 7 and goes north to Bur Oak Ave.

Main Street Markham  map

Cornell Home Holiday Decoration Contest

Decorate the outside of your home or nominate someone for a chance to win.

Contest Categories:

Best Decorated Home – A winner in each neighbourhood will receive a gift basket valued at $100 donated by Longo's Box Grove.

Best Light Display – A winner in each neighbourhood will receive a gift certificate valued at $75 donated by Sol Barre, Pilates & Yoga at 2733 Bur Oak Avenue.

Most Creative Display - A winner in each neighbourhood will receive a gift basket valued at $50 donated by Two Friends Chocolate at 2705 Bur Oak Avenue

Contest entry Deadline Dec 11, 2014.

Enter at Visit

Click here for more information.

Espressions | Live Music, Socializing. Painting. Coffee (or Tea).

Join us at Espressions as you paint to live music featuring awesome local musicians!

During the event, we encourage you to mix and mingle with other art lovers as you paint and get inspired by the creative and casual atmosphere.

Don’t know how to paint? That’s what we’re here for! Our friendly artist staff are always ready to help so relax, express yourself and have fun. 

Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Location: Paintlounge, 118 Main Street Markham North  map

Price: $25

Sign up:

Markham Speed Dating Event

Location: Dirty Martini Markham
7270 Woodbine Ave.

November 29, 2014

7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Age: 28-38

Ticket Price: Female: $35.00, Male: $35.00

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Go on fun, fast dates.......
you never know who you might meet!

* Up to 15 dates
* Appetizers
* A great evening out


Bells and Bows Handmade Holiday Craft Sale

Friday, November 28, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
& Saturday November 29, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Markham Guild of Village Crafts, 11 Church Street 

All handmade gifts and decorating items are found at our annual Bells and Bows sale.

We have everything from unique jewelry items to purses and quilts.

Our bake table is always filled with the finest homemade treats.

This is one Christmas sale you won't want to miss.

Friday, November 28th we will be open during the Festival of Lights on Main Street Markham from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, November 29th during the Santa Claus parade we will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come and join us to see some amazing work.


Colm Wilkinson
 "Broadway, Christmas and Beyond"

Friday, November 28, 2014

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard

Colm Wilkinson's life is surrounded by music. This celebrated Broadway star has spent years on the stage, mesmerizing audiences with his starring roles in Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera. Between musicals, solo albums, compilations and singles, Wilkinson has appeared on over 60 titles.

“The voice is ONE-OF-A-KIND and the feeling he pours into each selection is SEEMINGLY LIMITLESS.” ~ The Toronto Star

Tickets: Prime: $79, Regular: $74

Click here to order tickets online or please call the Box Office at 905-305-SHOW (7469) or 1-866-768-8801.

Event Organizer: Flato Markham Theatre
Telephone: 905-305-7469 (SHOW)
Email Contact:

Journey To Christmas

Friday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 30 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Markham Missionary Church
5438 Major MacKenzie Drive E., Markham  map

A Christmas Musical Drama with Choir, Cast and Animals for the whole family.

Open Seating at all presentations – no tickets are required. Parking available.

Donations to our Street Connection Ministry to the homeless in Downtown Toronto accepted.

Event Organizer: Markham Missionary Church
Tel: 905-294-5081

CAFÉ: Culture and Family Expo

Promoting Intergenerational Communication and Diversity

Saturday, November 29th, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Markham South Welcome Centre
(7220 Kennedy Road – Kennedy Fields Plaza) map

- Guest Speaker
- Workshop
- Cultural exhibitions
- Cultural performances
- Instant family photos
- Cultural snacks
- Light lunch
- Raffle prizes

*Pre-registration required! Contact Mario at
or call 905-294-8868 Ext. 207


Sultans of String and the Ontario Philharmonic

Saturday, November 29, 2014

 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard

Canada’s best musical ensembles join to perform together. JUNO Award nominees and two time Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sultans of String celebrate their ultimate world-classical crossover CD “Symphony!” at Flato Markham Theatre, accompanied by the acclaimed Ontario Philharmonic, conducted by Maestro Marco Parisotto. Flery violin dances with rumba-flamenca guitar while funky bass lays down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic mastery meets with a symphony of sound, deepened by world rhythms that inspire whole audiences to get up and dance.

Canada’s high octane string slingers, Sultans of String, took home the trophy for World Group of the Year at the 14th Annual SiriusXM Indie Awards (“The Indies”), for their revved up roots-worldbeat-symphonic mash-up, Symphony!

Past recipients of this illustrious Award include such luminaries as Taylor Swift, Tom Waits, Adele, Alex Cuba, and Arcade Fire (for the complete list of this year’s nominees and recipients, please visit

"VIRTUOSO PLAYING...An exuberant and infectious sound...Powerful and moving...The Sultans are simply an AWESOME MUSICAL GROUP!" ~ Mike Hill, Artistic Director, Mariposa Folk Festival

Official Artist Website

Tickets: Prime: $59, Regular: $54

Click here to order tickets online or please call the Box Office at 905-305-SHOW (7469) or 1-866-768-8801.

University & College Fair 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Angus Glen Library, 3990 Major Mackenzie Dr. E.

Are you thinking about attending university or college? If so, don't miss out on Markham Public Library's first University and College Fair!

You'll have a chance to talk personally with students and school reps, get answers about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more.

Representatives from the following schools will be in attendance:

University of Queen’s
University of Waterloo
University of Guelph
OCAD University
Trent University
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Centennial College
And more!

Down Under
Brand Name
  Mattress for Less.
Save Big on Duvets
& Designer Linens.

Carefect Home Care Services

Kimberly Clark, Broker

Direct: 647-293-8632
Office: 905-471-2121

Sher's 5 Star Catering
Nadia A. Cawley-Thomas

Nadia A Cawley-Thomas
Sales Representative
Your Choice Realty Corp.
Direct: 647.828.0448
Office: 416.479.4241

Pulse Dance Works

Markham Boxing

Ron Beer's Family Self Defense
Ron Beer's
Family Self Defense


Janitorial Company GTAJanitorial Company GTA 

Skills for Change

Supreme Cleaning Group

Professional Cleaning Services

Cambridge Academy
Cambridge Academy

Jamieson Y Recruitment

Cosmopolitan Furnished Suites
Furnished Suites
Toronto's best hotel alternative

Downsizing Diva
Hogan Landscaping

Timothy Reynolds, CGA
TwinBytes Inc.
Linda Lomano - Sales Representative of Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage
Sales Representative,
Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage

Padgett - The Small Biz Pros
The Small Biz Pros

Our Studio
 Clean and Care Services


Dance Art Studio
Dance Art Studio

John Procenko Real Estate Team
Professional...... Proactive. 
John Procenko
Real Estate Team

Alliance Francaise
Alliance Française
Tom Sachdeva
 - Salesperson
 Re/Max Dynasty
   Realty Inc. Brokerage

Re/Max Dynasty Realty Inc Brokerage

Fine Design Living

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