June 14, 2024

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Buzz The Music

Plenty of holiday entertainment is on its way to Kingston

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With the colder temperatures and Wednesday’s snowfall, not to mention that it’s the start of December, it’s beginning to feel a little more like the holiday season is upon us, and that means seasonal entertainment is, too.

With that in mind, here’s a list (checked twice, of course) of where you can go and what you can see to get yourself into the holiday spirit:

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Until Dec. 2: Bottle Tree Productions presents “Scrooge.” Baby Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St. Sold out.

Until Dec. 16: Domino Theatre presents “A Christmas Story.” 52 Church St. 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. on the 16th). $20. dominotheatre.com.

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1: Melos Choir and Period Instruments’ “Light in the Dark” concert features music for Advent, Christmas and Yalda with guests Navaa Band and baritone David Roth. St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King St. E. 7:30 p.m. $25. Melos-earlymusic.org.

1: Turpin’s Trail performs “A Celtic Christmas.” RCHA Club, 193 Ontario St. 8 p.m. $15. rchaclub.com.

Kingston’s Grand Theatre will welcome the next generation of the Leahy family for a Christmas show on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. Photo by Supplied photo

2: “A Next Generation Leahy Christmas.” Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St. 7:30 p.m. $39.50, $44.50 and $49.50 plus HST and handling fee. Kingstongrand.ca.

2: Mary’s Merry Minstrels Sing-Along is a fundraiser for Dawn House. Polson Park Free Methodist Church, 5 Miles Ave. 7 p.m. Goodwill offering.

Nutcracker
It wouldn’t be the holidays without a performance (or two) of “The Nutcracker.” The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine will be performing Tchaikovsky’s classic at the Grand Theatre on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 7 and 8, 2023. Both shows are already sold out. Photo by Supplied photo

7, 8: The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine perform “The Nutcracker.” Grand Theatre. 6:30 p.m. Both shows are sold out.

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7: Sistema Kingston @Molly Brant presents the concert “Winter Fantasy.” 4 p.m. Molly Brant Elementary School’s gymnasium, 30 Lyons St. Bring a non-perishable food item for Kingston’s food bank.

7: The Celtic Kitchen Party celebrate the release their new record, “One Celtic Christmas.” RCHA Club, 193 Ontario St. 7 p.m. $22.63.

The Greater Kingston Chorus
The Greater Kingston Chorus, along with the Kingston Piano Trio, will be bringing “That Holiday Feeling” for a pair of afternoon concerts at Polson Park Free Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. Photo by Ashley Taylor Media

9: The Greater Kingston Chorus is joined by the Kingston Piano Trio in presenting “That Holiday Feeling.” 1 and 3:30 p.m. Polson Park Free Methodist Church, 5 Miles Ave. Tickets are $20, $10 for those 12 years of age and younger. Greaterkingstonchorus.ca.

9: The Kingston Senior Choristers present “Love at Christmas.” Salvation Army Citadel, 816 Centennial Dr. 2 p.m. $20 ($5 for children younger than 12).

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Kingston's Miss Emily
Kingston’s Miss Emily will perform a holiday show at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. Photo by Jillian Lorraine

9: “Celebrating the Holidays” with Kingston’s Miss Emily. The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W. 7:30 p.m. $40-$50. queensu/theisabel.

9: The Kingston Blues Society presents a “A Bluesy Christmas” dinner and show, featuring Chuck Jackson (Downchild Blues Band), Johnny Max, Cheryl Lescom and their all-star band. Italo-Canadian Club, 1174 Italia Lane. Buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. (doors at 5:30), show at 8 p.m. (7:30 doors). $100 with dinner, $50 without. Kingstonbluessociety.ca.

9: The Kingston Choral Society presents a “Sing Along Messiah” with former choir master Brian Jackson. The Spire, 82 Sydenham St. 7:30 p.m. $30 ($20 for those 16 years of age and under). Kingstonchoralsociety.ca.

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9: “A Tyler Shaw Christmas” sees platinum-selling artist perform original and classic holiday tunes. The Broom Factory, 305 Rideau St. 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7). $35. broomfactory.ca.

9: Big Phat Horn Band perform a “Swinging Christmas Show.” RCHA Club. 8 p.m. Sold out.

10: The Isabel Voices perform “A Festive Celebration.” The Isabel. 2:30 p.m. $30 ($25 for seniors, $15 for students); livestream option is pay what you can.

10: Orchestra Kingston presents “Holiday Magic” along with special guests the Kingston Capital Men’s Chorus. The Spire, 82 Sydenham St. 2:30 p.m. $25 ($20 for seniors). orchestrakingston.ca.

12: The Barra MacNeils return to perform “An East Coast Christmas.” Grand Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $65.80 plus HST and handling fee.

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13: “Come darkness, come light …” is a performance featuring Sistema Kingston @ St. Thomas More. St. Thomas More School gymnasium, 4:30 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Kingston Food Bank.

14: Singer Holly Cole brings “A Swinging Christmas” to Kingston. Grand Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $44.50, $49.50 and $54.50 plus HST and handling fee.

14-23: Blue Canoe Productions stages C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” Baby Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St. (upstairs). $28.62 ($21.35 for students and seniors) plus HST and handling fee. Bluecanoetheatrical.ca.

15: “Elvis – A Christmas Special” with Pete Paquette. Grand Theatre. 7 p.m. $53.50 plus HST and handling fee.

15-17: Cantabile Choirs of Kingston performs “Light of Hope.” The Spire. 7:30 p.m. (15th and 16th), 2:30 p.m. (17th). $28 ($23 for seniors and students, $15 for children younger than 12). cantabilechoirs.ca.

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Good Lovelies
The Good Lovelies will be performing their holiday show at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023. Photo by Supplied photo

16: The Good Lovelies bring their holiday show tour to Kingston. The Isabel. 8 p.m. $41.55.

16: Alina Ballerina Dancers present its 2023 Winter Gala. Grand Theatre. 5:30 p.m. $30.56 plus HST and handling fee.

17: Arabesque Academy of Dance perform its eighth annual holiday show. Grand Theatre. 2 p.m. $25.36 plus HST and handling fee.

17: John D. Huston returns as Charles Dickens in “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Theatre Kingston. Tett Centre, 370 King St. W. 1 and 4 p.m. $25. theatrekingston.com.

18-20: The annual “Candlelight Christmas” concerts, featuring the Kingston Symphony and the Kingston Choral Society, return. The Isabel. 7:30 p.m. All three shows are sold out.

19: “A Lunch at Allen’s Christmas” sees Ian Thomas, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Murray McLauchlan perform seasonal songs. Grand Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $65.80 plus HST and handling fee.

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