Weekend What’s Up: Christmas Markets, 67’s Britney Spears Night, and Multicultural Fest in the Glebe

November 28, 2019 | by glebeadmin

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If you haven’t notice that Christmas is around the corner, you will sure see it, feel it and smell it this weekend in the Glebe.

The neighbourhood will see a major festive punch with scores of Christmas events that will blanket the Glebe with fun throughout December and it all gets a ceremonial kick off this weekend.

Knifewear is kicking the holiday season into high gear Thursday night with their Annual Christmas in the Glebe event at their Bank Street shop. Enjoy snacks, mulled cider and festive treats from local shops while browsing cool gifts for the kitchen aficionado. The event runs 6-9 p.m. at 800 Bank Street. Click here for details.

On Friday, Lansdowne will be transformed into a winter wonderland with the launch of the Ottawa Christmas Market – and the stunning ceremonial tree lighting ceremony that is sure to dazzle. Once the tree is lit, the market will officially open. Stroll through the European-style market featuring a beer garden, retailer cabins, unique gifts, hot eats and an outdoor stage that will see scores of local musicians croon through December. Canadian pop icon Chantal Kreviazuk kicks things off Friday night. It all kicks off at 6 p.m. for the tree lighting ceremony. The Ottawa Christmas Market runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December. Details for the Ottawa Christmas Market can be found here! Ho, ho, ho!

As a part of the Ottawa Christmas Market, The Ottawa Farmers’ Market will be running its Christmas version every Saturday and Sunday throughout December inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. The Ottawa Farmers’ Christmas Market will feature over 100 vendors with local agricultural products, crafts, jewellery, preserves and more. Plus, bring the family for a magical sleigh ride around Lansdowne Park and, of course, visits with Santa. The Ottawa Farmers’ Christmas Market kicks off Friday night at 5 p.m. and then continues Saturdays and Sundays in December from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for details.

Take a trip around the world Saturday at the World Multicultural Festival, where various traditions, fashions and heritages will come together to unite Ottawa. Guest will be treated to live performances from Latin America, the Caribbean, India, Europe, Africa and Asia. Sample the event’s Global Food Market and shop at the Festival Market Place. It runs from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. inside the Horticulture Building. Click here for details.

Don’t you know that the 67’s are toxic? Toxic to opponents that is. The Barber Poles, in arguably one of the best promotion nights in junior hockey, are hosting their Britney Spears Appreciation Night at TD Place Sunday afternoon. But they will be more than just hockey. Take a snap at the Britney-themed Photo Booth, or serenade the crowd with your best version of “…Baby One More Time,” during the karaoke intermission. Puck drop is at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets. The 67’s also take on the Oshawa Generals Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets to that game.   

After the game, head over to Pints and Quarts for free live jazz with the Glebop Jazz Trio from 6-8 p.m. This week features the amazing voice of jazz vocalist Patricia Balfour. The monthly jazz series is always free. Click here for details.