Archived St. John's Events

These St. John's events have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator. Please note that these events are only presented for interest – to give volunteers, nonprofit organizations, and site visitors an opportunity to see the types of events occurring in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Winter Solstice Family Afternoon Celebration (Suncor Energy Fluvarium)

Category: Other Event
Dates: December 18, 2016 - December 18, 2016

All Ages Welcome!
$6 for everyone 2 years and older.

Please RSVP: 754.3474 or kids@fluvarium.ca

Winter Solstice is December 21 at 7:14 a.m. and it is the longest night of the year. Us humans are celebrating all sorts of festivals of light this time of year, however those animals who are not hibernating or migrating will have to tough it out through the winter.

Join us for a special Winter Solstice family celebration as we decorate a tree full of treats as a gift for the animals this holiday season and enjoy some time together outdoors.
- Come prepared to be outdoors for half the program and a chair or blanket to sit on if you choose.
- We encourage everyone to bring with you a song you love to sing this time of year.

** NOTE: We will run the same program the evening of December 20 at 6:30pm and there is a Facebook Event for both. RSVP to the event you will be attending. **

For more information contact Denise
754.FISH(3474) or email kids@fluvarium.ca

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/144617109350801/

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Holiday Wassail: Sing-a-long & Fundraiser (George Street United Church)

Category: Fundraisers and Volunteer
Dates: December 18, 2016 - December 18, 2016

The Annual Holiday Wassail at George Street United Church is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 18, 2016!

The lineup (thus far) includes Dave Paddon, Rachel Cousins, Erin Best and Sandy Morris, the STEP Fiddlers, Nick Earle and Joseph Coffin, Dave Penny and our faithful resident mummers troupe, the Mummers and the Paupers! More to be added shortly!

You can follow the lineup additions on our Facebook event page.

The doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the Wassail runs from 2 to 4:30 pm with a short intermission and refreshments.

Kids 12 years and under are free when accompanied by an adult and tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. We don't expect many to make it to the door. They usually don’t, so be advised!

Each ticket stub has an email signup that you can fill out (in advance) and be entered into a draw for two 2017 Folk Festival passes. We will also have a simple raffle at the event featuring a grab bag of gift certificates from local supporters, concert tickets, folk night passes and 2017 Festival passes!

Tickets are available at the NLFAS office at Suite 206 223 Duckworth between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. That is the second floor of the building between Moksha Yoga and Bernard Stanley restaurant. Please feel free to call 576-8508 to ensure that someone will be here when you arrive as we may step out and miss you if you just show up.

And, we have them on sale at O'Brien's Music Inc.! Cash only please.

More information at: http://www.stjohns.ca/event/11th-annual-holiday-wassail

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Bill Kelly Live (O'Reilly's Irish Newfoundland Pub)

Category: Live Music
Dates: December 17, 2016 - December 17, 2016

Live music with Bill Kelly.

More information at: http://www.oreillyspub.com/event/bill-kelly-5pm-3/all/

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The Nutcracker (Arts and Culture Centre)

Category: Arts and Entertainment
Dates: December 16, 2016 - December 16, 2016

Kittiwake Dance Theatre, the province’s oldest not-for-profit semi-professional dance company, is celebrating their 30th anniversary with an audible bang! Kittiwake Dance Theatre has commissioned the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO) to accompany a special Gala Performance of our holiday favourite, The Nutcracker, on the evening of Sunday, December 18. This marks the first time in the province’s history that this classic full-length ballet is performed with live music.

Along with a full cast of local dancers from across the Avalon and surrounding areas, Kittiwake also invites special guest artists from Atlantic Ballet Theatre to perform the iconic roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier.

The Nutcracker show times are:
Friday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 17 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Sundays Gala Performance with the NSO on Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets ($35/$65) are available at the Arts & Culture Centre Box office by calling 729-3900 or online artsandculturecentre.com.

More information at: http://www.stjohns.ca/event/kittiwake-dance-theatres-nutcracker-2

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Hey Rosetta! (SJCC)

Category: Live Music
Dates: December 16, 2016 - December 16, 2016

Tickets are available online, at the Mile One Centre box office or by phone at (709) 576-7657.

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Merry & Bright Light Festival (MUN Botanical Garden)

Category: Festivals
Dates: December 16, 2016 - December 16, 2016

As MUN Botanical Garden isn’t usually open in December, we wanted to share with you what our garden elves have been up to.

As you walk around the gardens you can
• Walk through a caterpillar of lights
• See some Hollywood holiday favourites
• Be mindful while walking our candlelit labyrinth of memories
• Purchase hot chocolate provided by the Garden Café,
and don’t forget to bring your reuseable mug!
• Enjoy carollers singing your holiday favourites
• Take a family picture in our glamorous gazebo
• Stop by our Garden Gift Shop for some great Christmas gift ideas
• And more!

Come see the Garden in a new light: You will walk away feeling Merry and Bright!

The festival is on six nights in December: Thursday, Friday & Saturday – December 8, 9, 10 & 15, 16, 17. Doors will open at 6 pm, and last admittance will be at 8:30 pm, finishing up for the evening at 9 pm.

To purchase tickets please visit: http://www.mun.ca/botgarden/event/lightfestival.php

More information at: http://www.mun.ca/botgarden/event/lightfestival.php

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