By: Next Apartment
Your community, Sault Ste Marie, Aurora, Local destinations

Get a Head Start on the Holidays: Family Events Near You

The holidays are fast approaching!

Next Apartment has your guide to all the best festive events near you.


Festival of Trees

November 15-18, 2018

The Lung Association is hosting the 20th annual Festival of Trees, a three day event in Sault Ste. Marie with great music, plenty of children's activities, and so much more. Santa will be visiting the Festival of Trees on November 15 from 7-9pm, November 16 from 6-8pm, and both November 17th and 18th from 1-3pm. Admission varies.


Rotary SOO Santa Claus Parade

November 17, 2018 at 6pm

Bundle up and find a great spot along the parade route to watch for Santa's arrival! The parade will travel down Queen Street starting at Church and ending at Gore Street.


4th Annual Silver Bells Christmas Market in SOO

December 9, 2018 from 10am to 3pm

For the first time the Silver Bells Christmas Market will be held at The Mill Market! Head down to 35 Canal Drive to get started on your holiday shopping. There will be over 40 vendors displaying amazing local talent. The entrance fee is a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.


Aurora's Santa Under the Stars Parade

November 24, 2018 at 6pm

Santa arrives under the stars this November! Bundle up and find a cozy spot to await the Big Guy's arrival. The parade travels south on Yonge Street starting at Orchard Heights Boulevard and ends at Murray Drive. The Salvation Army will be collecting letters to Santa and food donations along the parade route.


Aurora's Christmas Market

November 30 to December 2, 2018

Join the festivities at the Aurora Town Hall on Friday for the annual Christmas Tree and Peace Candle Lighting and stay for the crafts, games, live theatre, amazing local vendors, and so much more! Festivities end on December 2 with a Nativity Pageant and caroling.


Aurora's Family First Night 2018

December 31st, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm

Get ready to ring in the New Year at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex! Enjoy free family skating and swimming from 6 to 8pm, crafts, face painting, inflatables, and so much more! This is a great event that lets children count down to the new year before bedtime.