Festival of Lights on Main Street Markham
Friday, November 24, 2017
Join us on Friday, November 24th, 2017, from 6 p.m. -
10 p.m. for the 33rd Annual Festival of Lights, Markham Village's
traditional kick-off to the holiday season. Performances and
entertainers you can look forward to seeing this year include:
- A Fire show
- Jack Frost and Bella Snow
- The Candy Cane Carolers
- The Beresfords
- Phil & Debbie
- The Markham Concert Band!
ceremonies will begin at 8 p.m. with Santa, the tree lighting, and an
announcement for the winner of the Best Dressed Storefront.
Main Street Markham map
Friday, November 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard map
Canadian rock icon, Lawrence Gowan, rocks the stage with hits like Strange Animal, A Criminal Mind and Moonlight Desires for one night only. Gowan
enjoyed an internationally acclaimed solo career before joining the
mega group, Styx after opening for them in 1997. Since then, his stardom
has only skyrocketed playing sold out shows around the world.
Tickets: Prime: $105
Event Organizer: FLATO Markham Theatre
Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Address: www.markhamtheatre.ca
45th Annual Markham Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, November 25, 2017
The 45th Annual Santa Claus parade takes place on Main Street Markham North starting at 11 a.m. from Highway 7 to 16th Avenue. map
Featuring floats, marching bands and of course Santa!!
2017 Parade Theme: Canadian 150 Heritage Christmas
City of Markham is honoured to name Corporal Phil Badanai, Team Canada athlete at the 2017 Invictus Games, as our Parade Marshall for the 45th
Annual Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 25.
Don't miss the small candy canes giving out to onlookers of the Markham Santa Claus Parade!
Markham Concert Band - A Seasonal Celebration
Sunday, November 26, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Blvd map
Please join us to kick off
the holiday season in musical style. The combination of our joyous
sounds and your voices is a guaranteed good time. It wouldn’t be the
holidays without our traditional "Sleigh Ride" and "Christmas Festival",
and there might even be a visit from Santa!
$20 Seniors / Students
$15 Children under 12
Holiday Art Show 2017: Opening Night Party
Friday November 24, 2017
7:00 p.m to 10 p.m.
Location:Winged Canvas Art Hub Gallery
185 Bullock Dr., #1 map
As the Holidays approach,
Winged Canvas will be hosting our annual Holiday Salon Show to help
spread festive cheer through the joy of art!
On display will be
artwork from talented York Region and GTA artists working across various
mediums, including abstract, landscape, figurative, and three
dimensional. Stop by for the Opening Reception to meet the artists,
watch interactive demos, as well as enjoy music and refreshments, all
while spreading the festive cheer through art!
RSVP to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/892773007566993/
Friday, November 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
You will learn the secrets of making a great first impression, how
tosell your skills to employers, and develop effective ways to answer
themost frequently asked interview questions. Ample time will be
practicing interview techniques.
Location: Job Skills' Markham - 4961 Highway 7, suites 100 -101
Call 905-948-9996 to book your Workshop. Pre-registration is required.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Location: Unionville Presbyterian Church, 600 Village Parkway map
To most people, an empty
laundry hamper is just that. But to Basketeers, a laundry hamper
represents Hope…hope for a woman leaving a shelter with few possessions,
hope for women for a fresh start, a new life.The shelters that many of
us were already supporting said it was fairly easy to find groups
willing to buy or sponsor Christmas gifts for children, but their
mothers seemed to have been forgotten. Basketeers supports the women by
purchasing a laundry basket and filling it with items a woman would need
when starting over and is given the basket upon leaving the shelter.
year, violence and abuse drives more than 100,000 Canadian women and
children out of their homes and into shelters. Basketeers is a generous
group of around 3,500 volunteers with large hearts. Our mission is to
provide some of the simple necessities and niceties of life, bundled in a
"New Beginnings Basket" and gifted to women as they embark on the next
chapter of their lives.
More than more than 10,000 women have
received a “New Beginnings” basket since 2000, and we continue to grow.
In 2014, many individuals, families, friends, clubs, neighbourhoods and
businesses created approximately 100 baskets for distribution to women
ready to leave the York shelters that we represent. Last year,
approximately 200 beautifully wrapped baskets were donated. It is the
overwhelming generosity of people living and working in our Region that
has given us the ability to reach out to help more women, and last year,
a new shelter joined us. Attached is a photo of some of the baskets
from last year's donations in Unionville...a truly amazing day!
Basketeers’ Drop-off Day is Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. -
1:00 p.m. at Unionville Presbyterian Church, 600 Village Parkway,
Markham. Everyone is invited to be part of this special day, bring
your basket(s), stay for a while, enjoy some refreshments, visit with
other Basketeers and meet representatives from our Region's four
shelters. So mark your calendars and start spreading the word. For those
who would like to give a basket, please register on the website:
www.basketeers.org through the Give a Basket page. We are not a
registered charity, every donated basket is a gift of encouragement and
support for a woman as she transitions back into the community. 100% of
your gift is passed on to a woman identified by one of our shelters.
Fill a basket, fill your heart and send a powerful message of support to
these courageous women.