Santa Claus is coming to town! (Saturday, November 17th, 2018)
The Greater Sudbury Santa Claus Parade is celebrating 60 years of Christmas magic! Come out and watch the parade of lights and sounds. Come welcome very special guests Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. Be sure to stick around the holiday fireworks display following the parade.
And before Santa’s arrival… why not check out Pay Patrol Live at the Sudbury Arena!
Get ready! PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure!” is coming to the Sudbury Arena. November 17 & 18! Fan club pre-sale begins tomorrow March 21, venue pre-sale begins March 27 and public on-sale begins April 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Get your tickets here.
Sudbury boasts some incredible and diverse restaurants to satisfy anyone’s appetite. From shopping malls to big box stores and one of kind boutiques, Sudbury is Northeastern Ontario’s most popular shopping destination. Check out our Anyday Getaway Special Offer incentive! In Sudbury there is no shortage of opportunities for family fun. Visit the indoor animal exhibit to learn about exotic animals at Northern Exotics, learn to climb at ARC Climbing, or take a stroll through the Art Gallery of Sudbury. Be sure not to miss the Kids Ultimate Play Place - Sudbury’s ultimate indoor adventure playground, now offering Lazer Tag! Visit Wagonwheel Ranch - Open year-round, the ranch offers scenic trail rides, as well as holiday hay and sleigh rides.
Stay an extra day and strap on some snowshoes, or hook into your skis from Laurentian University Outdoor Centre and make your way through a shimmering winter landscape. Sudbury’s Lake Laurentian Conservation Area offers 55 km/34 mi. of hiking and cross-country ski trails (see also Onaping and Walden club trails, facilities etc.). The cold weather is here but that doesn’t mean you can’t take in the beauty of our provincial parks. Windy Lake Provincial Park offers winter camping in yurts and it’s now more comfortable than ever.
‘Tis the season for finding that perfect gift! Sudbury is Northeastern Ontario’s most popular shopping destination. Here you’ll find an impressive selection of malls, big - box stores and warehouse outlets, including Costco. Don’t forget – there is also a great selection of unique shops that are not easily found anywhere else!
Check a few items off your list at the New Sudbury Centre! Conveniently located within the retail hub of Greater Sudbury, the New Sudbury Centre’s mix of 110 stores includes Walmart, SportChek, Pandora, Bath & Body Works and Roots just to get you started. They offer an array of merchandise including fashion and décor to gadgets and jewelry. Plan your shopping weekend today with their Anyday Getaway special offer!
Head downtown Sudbury to find unique boutiques and locally handcrafted products. Searching for Sudbury-specific souvenirs and gifts? Visit Science North’s gift shops, The Candy Store, Ramakko’s Source for Adventure, Stack Brewing, Old Rock or Sudbury in a Box online. To see and learn more about Sudbury’s Unique Finds, visit our blog!
If you are looking for a weekend of outdoor adventures, late nights, or simply a weekend to re-connect, stay and explore in Sudbury. There's a lot to see and do. Take in an IMAX feature or try to escape Science North;s Escape Room!
Visit Wagonwheel Ranch - open year-round, the ranch offers scenic trail rides, as well as hay and sleigh rides. Feeling lucky? Enjoy an evening of excitement at Gateway Casinos with over 400 popular slots and e-table games only a short distance away.
Challenge yourself and your partner to an axe throwing competition at Northern Axperts or Wine and Dine your weekend away - Sudbury boasts some incredible and diverse restaurants to satisfy anyone's appetite. Find some of Sudbury's unique brand of Stack Brewing beer products on tap at local pubs, on the shelf where beef products are sold, or visit the brewery! Take in a Sudbury Theatre Centre, Sudbury Symphony Orchestra production or a live band. Sudbury is home to a flurry of exciting events. Check our Events Calendar for more details.
The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra
A Classic Noël – December 1, 2018 | Fraser Auditorium, 935 Ramsey Lake Rd. All of your holiday favourites in one remarkable concert! The SSO returns to its traditional holiday concert, inviting you to take a magical journey with us as we perform heartwarming holiday favourites.
Sudbury Theatre Centre
Plaid Tidings – A Special Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid – December 6 to 22, 2018 | 170 Shaughnessy St.
Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas standards are audience favourites like their riotous three-minute-and-eleven-second version of The Ed Sullivan Show featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, as well as a Plaid Caribbean Christmas that puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis! This truly “heaven-sent” holiday treat will lift your spirits with classic music sung in perfect harmony, all tied up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top!
No Snow for Christmas – November 29 to December 1, 2018 | 40 Eyre St.
Theatre Cambrian is proud to be showing No Snows for Christmas, an original Christmas production which has been written by three youth members.
The Sound of Music - December 6 - 8, 2018 | Glad Tidings Church, 1101 Regent St Sudbury
The YES Theatre Orchestra is proud to present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless masterpiece, THE SOUND OF MUSIC from December 6th-8th at Glad Tidings Church. Heralded as one of the great musicals ever written, our 25 PIECE ORCHESTRA and 25 ACTORS will bring the Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award-winning score alive with beloved classics like: “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria, Do Re Mi, Favourite Things, I Have Confidence, Edelweiss and Climb Every Mountain, among others!
Sudbury boasts some incredible and diverse restaurants, pubs and coffee houses to satisfy anyone’s palate. Visit one of Sudbury’s of world-renown attractions, Science North, and experience their latest exhibits and try their Escape Room! Visit the Art Gallery of Sudbury housing their collections of regional, provincial and Canadian artists. Just over the Bridge of Nations, the Sudbury Theatre Centre offers a variety of performances on select dates. Sudbury is also Northeastern Ontario’s most popular shopping destination and is home to New Sudbury Shopping Centre, Ramakko’s Source for Adventure and many other popular box stores, retail chains, and one-of-a-kind boutiques.Downtown Sudbury offers a variety of vendors and local favourites. To see and learn more about Sudbury’s Unique Finds, visit sudburydiscoveries.ca. There is a lot to see and do in Sudbury for everyone. Visit our events calendar often.
Circque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland November 29, 2018 – Sudbury Arena
Cirque Musica Holiday will bring audiences on a journey into a world of “Wonderland” with unforgettable visuals and amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. This is the perfect opportunity for the entire family to experience great holiday music, LIVE, while enjoying spectacular costumes, production, and an edge of your seat circus experience.
Sudbury is home to many restaurants, gastropubs, and nightclubs that offer a wide range of ethnic or traditional food and entertainment. If you are searching for both, The Townehouse offers a traditional menu and live entertainment - It’s a local hotspot. Whether you are searching for a night out with friends in Downtown Sudbury or trying your luck at Gateway Casinos, there are lots of things to do in Sudbury for everyone!
Sudbury is Northeastern Ontario’s most popular shopping destination. Fill your bags and trunk with the latest trends and bargains from popular box stores, retail outlets and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Visit Sudbury’s own Ramakko’s Source for Adventure so you can stock up on supplies and gear for your summer adventures starting at Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. Take in 55 km of hiking and biking trails while enjoying the fantastic scenic views. Rent a kayak, paddle board, or enjoy a guided canoe tour of Lake Ramsey with the Laurentian University Outdoor Centre. Challenge yourself as you ascend ropes, tires and beams on the 50' challenge course. Their facilitators will ensure a safe, fun experience and give you the experience of a lifetime on the giant swing!
Winter Wonderland Sleigh Ride
Visit Wagonwheel Ranch open year-round, the ranch offers scenic trail rides, as well as holiday hay and sleigh rides. Bundle up for a horse drawn sleigh ride adventure through a scenic winter wonderland at Wagonwheel Ranch, and enjoy a bonfire stop in the woods where you can cozy up to a crackling fire and roast your favourite treats.
Fresh Cut Christmas Trees & Family Holiday Packages are available too!
Book your holiday family package today! A great time with a family. Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride and choose your own Christmas tree from our lot. Fresh cut and ready to decorate! A truly unique and memorable Northern Ontario Christmas experience.
While you are here – Stay and explore Sudbury!
Enjoy some of Sudbury’s rich Francophone heritage by enjoying a performance by La Slague. The Art Gallery of Sudbury houses the city’s impressive permanent collection showcasing regional, provincial and Canadian artists. Experience the latest exhibit at Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction Science North. Offering the North’s largest screen, The IMAX theatre provides a more interactive experience for movie lovers alike. Sudbury offers many fantastic outdoor activities as well for all ages and skill levels. Discover Sudbury on foot in Downtown Sudbury and enjoy some of the beautiful murals, buildings and other urban or rural routes offered by Rainbow Routes Association. Stay an extra day and skate on the Ramsey Lake Skating Path, a favorite family activity.
Put on your winter boots, strap on some snowshoes, or hook into your skis from Laurentian University Outdoor Centre and make your way through a shimmering winter landscape. Sudbury’s Lake Laurentian Conservation Area offers 55 km/34 mi. of hiking and cross-country ski trails (see also Onaping and Walden club trails, facilities etc.). The cold weather is here but that doesn’t mean you can’t take in the beauty of our provincial parks. Windy Lake Provincial Park offers winter camping in yurts and it’s now more comfortable than ever.
Take in the Festival of Lights (November 25th to January 7th)
Get into the spirit of the season by visiting the Festival of Lights. Marvel at brilliant displays of Christmas lights at Science North from late November to January 7th.
What better way to celebrate the season with the family than with a pancake breakfast with Santa? You won’t even have to get dressed! Come in your favorite cozy pjs and enjoy some quality time with the family while munching on delicious pancakes + a classic holiday film for only $15! We’ll even put in a good word for you with the big guy!
Saturday, December 1 and 15 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Double Feature: Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011) & How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
$15 + HST Members receive 10% OFF!
Santa is coming to Science North! Get your pictures with Santa every Saturday and Sunday starting December 1st until December 23rd.
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Price: $17 +HST Includes one 4X6 framed print and digital version sent via email.
December 1 – January 6, 2019 Add a little magic to your holiday season with classic holiday films!
Rise of the Guardians
@ 6:30 pm December 14, 15 and 16 and January 4, 5 and 6
Jingle All the Way
@ 6:30 pm December 1, 2, 28, 29 and 30
A Christmas Story
@ 6:30 pm December 7,8, 9, 21, 22 and 23
After Dark Series
@ 9:00 pm December 1, 2, 28 and 29
A Bad Mom’s Christmas
@ 9:00 pm December 7, 8, 21 and 22
@ 9:00 pm December 14, 15 and January 4 and 5
December 1 to December 30
Visit the second floor and make a special present!
Bird Seed Ornaments
Create bird seed ornament to hang outside to attract winter birds!
Fur and Feet ID
Learn to identify some of Ontario's iconic mammals using fur and feet!
Build an Igloo
Come learn about igloos and the science behind building them.
Create calming little fidgets and keep a bit of stardust in your pocket using the same rheoscopic fluid as our famous planet exhibit.
Create your own ornaments of human organs using shrinky dink paper.
Mind Bending Paper
Create Hexaflexa Flakes and Mobius Strips using fun paper.
Compete in various holiday challenges around the science centre!