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Main Street Unionville Christmas Market

Main Street Unionville Christmas Market 2018

Sunday December 9,
Saturday, December 15, Sunday, December 16
, 2018

10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Location: 157 Main Street Unionville  map

Find all your Christmas treasures and gift ideas at the all-new Main Street Unionville Christmas Market. Set in a heritage barn, local vendors will have everything from Christmas decor and gifts, to sweets and treats. 

For more information visit

Railview Historical Society Open House

Railview Historical Society Open House

Sunday, December 9, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Railview Historical Society
550 Alden Road, Unit 201   map

Railview Historical Society is holding an Open House. Come see the advances made to the project, see model trains running and wonder at the changes made over the year and technological innovations and new animations.

Christmas Carollers

Christmas Carols at the Heintzman House

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

135 Bay Thorn Drive, Thornhill map

We anticipate a capacity crowd so come early for best seats. 

We will be entertained by Lona & Bob Richardson from the Cantabile Chorale with special guests The Dickens Singers. 

Free admission but a donation for the food bank would be much appreciated. 

Web site: 

Jake Koffman in Concert

Sunday, December 9, 2008 at 2 - 4 p.m.

Location: The Duchess of Markham Pub & Restaurant
53 Main Street Markham North  map

The TD Markham Jazz Festival is very proud to present saxophonist Jake Koffman in concert on Dec 9th at the Duchess of Markham Pub.

Jake is the grandson of reedman and flutist Moe Koffman, whose hit song “Swinging Shepherd Blues” helped put Canadian jazz on the world map. Jake plays saxophones, flute and clarinet and will be accompanied by Bernie Senensky on organ, Nathan Hiltz on guitar and Morgan Childs on drums.

visit to purchase tickets.

Location: Markville Shopping Centre, 5000 Highway 7   map

The Markham Civic Centre Outdoor Ice Rink
is Open for the Season

Free Public Skating

Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily except Wednesdays
12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday

Skate Rental: Adults $10, Children $5

Extended Skate Rental Hours
Fridays: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. - 10 pm.

Recreational skating only.
No hockey sticks, pucks or balls allowed.

Address: 101 Town Centre Blvd.  map

Holiday Art Show 2018

Holiday Salon Show 2018

November 16, 2018 to January 4, 2019

Location: Winged Canvas Art Hub |185 Bullock Drive #1  map

Usher in the festive season with our annual Holiday Salon Show. Featuring an incredible array of artwork by local artists and makers, this show is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. What better gift for the person who has everything than a one-of-a-kind original


Bernadette Lau Art Exhibit

Wednesday, December 5 to Sunday, December 9, 2018

Location: McKay Art Centre, 197 Main Street Unionville  map

Bernadette enjoys working in a variety of traditional mediums
including watercolour, gouche, pencil, pen and ink, acrylic and oil colour.
Her first love is painting, and through her paintings, she wishes to share
with you the beauty in simple everyday life. Bernadette's work and her
students' work will be on display at the McKay Art Centre in Unionville,
December 5 - 9, 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily.

Admission: Free

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa on Main Street Unionville

December 9, 15, 16 & 22 2018

Join Santa and his helpers for a festive pancake or french toast breakfast. Bring the whole family for some holiday fun before you head out to do your Christmas shopping on Main Street Unionville. We will have kids activities and lots of fun for the family! Each child will leave with a special treat, as well as great entertainers throughout the morning. We will also have a festive photobooth set up, so that families/groups can have a professional photo taken as they enter the breakfast. You will get a digital copy of the photo, to use as you please. How fun!!!!

Please note: No Strollers will be allowed in the restaurants, due to lack of space.

Click HERE to make required reservation. 

For questions, please contact Shawna at: This event is organized by the Unionville BIA.

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Annual Toy Drive

Markham Firefighters Annual Toy Drive is underway until December 20th! Drop off a new unwrapped toy at any Markham Fire Station and you'll be supporting a child visiting the hospital over the holidays.

Thank you to Markham Fire and Emergency Services and The Salvation Army Markham Ministries for your continued support of Markham Stouffville Hospital. With their partnership over the years - they collect, deliver, pick up and divide the toys for families in need while in the hospital. We are truly grateful!

Location of Markham Fire Stations

Water Polo Canada

Water Polo Canada – National League Play

Friday, December 7 to Sunday, December 9, 2018

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Markham Pan Am Centre, 16 Main Street Unionville map

Water Polo Canada Hosts the Annual National League play
at the Markham Pan Am Centre. 


Newton’s III Open Taekwon-do Championship

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Location: Markham Pan Am Centre, 16 Main Street Unionville map

Newton Taekwondo will be hosting a Taekwondo competition at the Markham Pan Am Centre.

Over 700 athletes will take part in this event.

A Swingin' Christmas with Toronto All-Star Big Band

A Swingin' Christmas with Toronto All-Star Big Band

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre,
171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

Celebrate the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Big Band Style with swinging renditions of seasonal as well as all time favourites from the GOLDEN AGE OF SWING. This band captures the warmth, joy & magic of the Holiday season. A genuine time capsule that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Lessons and Carols

St. Andrew's United Church Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 9, 2018

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

St. Andrew's United Church Markham
32 Main Street Markham North

Lessons and Carols: Lots of scripture reading and carol singing

Family Sundays

Family Sundays at Markham Museum

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Road  map

Join us as we celebrate our newest exhibition, Geared for Growing through hands on exploration of our 25 acre site. Each month boasts different themes relating to the science behind agriculture, along with either a fun craft to take home, or an interactive experience that your family will remember forever!

Click here for the monthly Family Sundays schedule and the descriptions of the program!

The Stiver Mill Farmers' Market

- Indoor Fall Market

From October 14 to December 23, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

9 Station Lane, Unionville (map)

The Stiver Mill Farmers Market moves INSIDE the historic Stiver Mill for the fall season. Open on Sundays from October 14 to December 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop for produce, baked goods, hand crafted products and more!

For more information, visit

Contact email:

Tel.: 647-884-8894

Winged Canvas


Hogan Landscaping

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

Kimberly Clark, Broker
Century 21
Direct: 647-293-8632
Office: 905-471-2121


Clean and Care Services
Clean and Care Services

Pulse Dance Works

Sher's 5 Star Catering

Dance Dreamz


National News, Business, Entertainment & Sports Headlines

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Highlighted News & Sports Headlines by CBC and TSN
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 Markham Weather Forecast

Sunday, December 9, 2018



         Daytime High: 1°C  Overnight Low: -4°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 20%
         Wind: 20 - 30 km/h West
         Sunrise: 7:39 a.m.   Sunset: 4:39 p.m.

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  More Upcoming Markham Event

Next Generation Leahy Christmas

Next Generation Leahy Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 2 p.m. & 9 p.m.

FLATO Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts
171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

Back by popular demand! The Next Generation Leahy Christmas has been described as “breath-taking”, “astounding,” and “unforgettable.”

All under the age of 16, the Leahy siblings are accomplished multi-instrumentalists whose live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music associated with their family heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, piano, singing, and French-Canadian step-dancing all find a voice on stage. The music that lives in each of these young people - which is so joyful, so positive, and so rare - simply cannot be contained. They have shared the stage with iconic artists like Donnell Leahy, Natalie MacMaster, The Chieftains, We Banjo 3, and many more!

This December, join The Next Generation Leahy as they share the magic of Christmas with you.

Tickets: Prime $65, Regular $55, Youth $15

Click here to view more exciting shows,
 events and festivals of 2018.

Movies Showing At
Our Local Movie Theatre,
Markham Cineplex Cinema & VIP

          Venom Ralph Breaks The Internet

          Venom Creed 2

          Venom Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

          Venom Last Letter

          Venom The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

          Venom Bohemian Rhapsody

          Venom Project Gutenberg

          Searching A Star Is Born

            Click here for movie show times.


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