Holiday activities and events

Here is the complete list of holiday activities and events

November 13 and 27

Christmas Tea – Miner Heritage Farm, 100 Mountain Street, Granby J2G 6S1 – 450 991-3330 # 201 – fermeheritageminer.ca/


November 24 to January 29

Snowflakes, laughter and Santa Claus – Sherbrooke Historical Society, American Biltrite Hall, 275 Dufferin Street, Sherbrooke J1H 4M5 – 819 821-5406. This exhibition will immerse you in a festive atmosphere that links Christmas traditions and winter activities. Various artifacts, period photographs, advertisements from another time and « snowmen » to make are waiting for you! Holiday Schedule: Museum open December 27-30, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Closed on December 24, 25 and 31 and January1. Return to regular schedule as of January 3, 2016. For rates :


November 25 to December 24, 9 am to 6 pm

U-pick Christmas trees – Plantations Stéphan Perreault – 819 845-1160 – Every day except Tuesday. plantationsperreault.com

November 26 to December 31

Brome Lake in lights: the village of Knowlton lights up and comes alive for the holidays with activities, concerts, exhibits, Santa Claus parade, gingerbread contest and fireworks (on December 29th and postponed to December 30th in case of bad weather) to top it all off! Heart of Brome Lake (Knowlton) – 450 242-2020 – tourismelacbrome.com

Other holiday activities and events

November 27, 3 p.m.

Christmas concert of the Farandole of Racine – Church of the village of Racine, 346, rue de l’Église, Racine – 450 532-4389 or 819 566-1791. Christmas tunes that will immerse you in the magic of the holidays. noel.val-saint-francois.com

Admission: $25 adults / $15 students / free for children 12 and under. For its Christmas concert in the village church, the choir La Farandole presents Les Petits Chanteurs de la Maîtrise du Cap and invites you to this exceptional event. You will hear great works chosen through time and styles as well as Christmas tunes that will immerse you in the magic and spirit of the holidays.

November 27, departure 3:30 pm

Santa Claus Parade in Sherbrooke: from 13th Avenue and King East – arrival at Place des Moulins around 5 pm. Entertainment will be presented on the premises to the delight of young and old alike who will participate in the celebration. A great opportunity to spend a day with the family and above all, to meet the real Santa Claus. 819 822-6082 #111 – defileperenoel.com

November 27, 3 p.m.

Concert by the Sherbrooke Symphony Choir, Sainte-Famille Church, 610 Papineau Street, Sherbrooke. Mass of Saint Cecilia by Gounod, choirymphoniqueedesherbrooke.org Rates: $15 Children, $25 Adults


November 27 to January 9

Elf hunt, departure from the tourist information office, 785 King Street West, Sherbrooke J1H 1R8 – 819 821-1919

Help Santa find 8 elves hiding in the murals of downtown Sherbrooke. Take the pamphlet containing all the necessary clues (at the tourist information office) and set off on your adventure. At the end of the course, deposit your ballot for a chance to win a prize! (draw)

Information: destinationsherbrooke.com/en/visitors

December 2, 8 p.m.

Bishop’s University Choir – Christmas concert extravaganza – Centennial Theatre of Bishop’s University, 2600 College Street, Sherbrooke – Traditional songs and carols.

December 2 and 3, 8 p.m.

Le Grand Choeur de Noël à Notre-Dame, Notre-Dame Church, 252 Principale Street, Granby J2G 2V8 – 1 800 387-2262

At the counter: $40 – $50 – By phone or Internet: $42.50 – $52.50

The Notre-Dame de Granby church will vibrate to the rhythm of the most beautiful traditional Christmas songs thanks to the 245 musicians and singers who will take the stage. palacedegranby.com/tickets/shows/date/122016.aspx

December 2 and 3, 5:30 pm

Dinner and Show Burlesque Cabaret Evening, Centre de Foires de Sherbrooke, 1600 Plateau St-Joseph Boulevard, Sherbrooke – Registration: lesevenementsmg.com

819 791 9632 – Rate: $90 + tx

December 2, 12:45 p.m.

Le Noël des trois petits cochons (for ages 3 to 8), Centre Culturel Saint-John, 593 rue Shefford, Bromont J2L 2K5 450 534-2006 –
Reservation required Tourist Information Office 450 534-2006 – Free

A show inspired by the very famous tale « The three little pigs » but with lots of twists and turns and all the magic of Christmas. Children will enjoy participating in the play to decide between the wolf or the three little pigs… not so little!

See the list of Christmas markets

December 2 to 18

Christmas aboard the Orford Express

The family party where the kids are part of the party! Meeting with Santa Claus, snacks, hot drinks and surprises. Available dates: December 10, 11, 17 and 18 in the afternoon. orfordexpress.com

The traditional party to have a good meal with friends in the evening in another context, to chat, to wish each other good wishes for the holidays! Friday, Saturday and Sunday, for lunch, dinner or brunch.

Other holiday activities and events

December 3rd

Santa’s race

Santa’s 5K and the Elf Walk Armand-Nadeau Pavilion in Jacques-Cartier Park, 200 Marchant Street Sherbrooke J1J 3V2 – 819 821-1919. This fun holiday event allows the Salvation Army to help families and individuals in need, not only at Christmas but throughout the year. See for registration: santashuffle.ca Starts at 10:00 am, 5 km and 10:45 am, 1 km

December 3, 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Victorian Christmas TeaUplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, 9 Speid Street, Sherbrooke. Reservations required 819 564-0409 – uplands.ca Fee: $15.00

December 3, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Children’s Day, Sherbrooke Historical Society, 275 Dufferin Street, Sherbrooke – histoiresherbrooke.org – 819 821-5406. Children’s Day is the perfect opportunity to get into the holiday spirit and get your « Advent » season off to a great start. In the setting of
Snowflakes, Laughter and Santa Claus
young and old are invited to participate in a plethora of activities: crafts, carols, dynamic and fun animation, treasure hunts and treats to enjoy. Only $5 per family.

December 3, 8 p.m.

Christmas concert of the St-Zenon Festival of Piopolis, St-Zenon Church of Piopolis Ticket office: 819 582-4240. Cost: $25, children under 12 accompanied by an adult: free admission to all concerts. Her name is well known and everywhere she goes, Ima attracts joy and enthusiasm. His spontaneous and natural personality, his love of life and people make him one of the most appreciated people in the artistic community and the public. An accomplished and prolific artist, Ima will perform the greatest Christmas hits of the last century. Let yourself be transported into the magic of the holidays.

December 4, 1 p.m.

Windsor – Christmas Parade – 819 845-7888 ext 221 noel.val-saint-francois.com/

Come see the floats in the streets of Windsor. Also, Santa Claus is waiting to give you a gift at the J.A Lemay Arena, 250 George Guilbault Street, Windsor.

December 4, 3 p.m.

Big concert by Noël Simons. University of Sherbrooke Cultural Center, 2500 University Blvd, Sherbrooke

J1K 2R1. The OSS and BMO, under the direction of Stéphane Laforest, present the Ensemble vocal de l’École de musique de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Reservations: 819 820-1000 centrecultureludes.ca. Rate: adults $59, students $25 + admin.

December 4, 2 p.m.

Christmas coffee at the Salle du Parvis, 987, rue du Conseil à Sherbrooke 819 566-6264 – salleduparvis.com

The traditional Christmas Tea is replaced this year by a Christmas Café, with the Contra-Danza Duo. Reservation – Rate: $23 for 13 years and older.


December 4, 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Christmas Tea at the Beaulne Museum, 96 Union Street, Coaticook J1A 1Y9 – 819 849-6560 ext. 2 The entire Chateau Norton is decorated in the festive atmosphere of Christmas. It’s always magical to see during the holiday season! It is very important to book tickets as soon as possible for this event, as they go fast!

December 8, 8 p.m.

Alain François Concert – University of Sherbrooke Cultural Center, Maurice-O’Bready Hall – 2500 de l’Université Blvd., Sherbrooke J1K 2R1 819 821-1000. True to his joyful delirium, Alain François offers Christmas and New Year’s Day classics. A fun Christmas show, a tradition for all ages. Regular Box Office Price: $40 – Students under 25: $30

Other holiday activities and events

December 10

The 36th Christmas Walk – The Enchanted Key at the Lake Boivin Nature Centre, 700 Drummond Street, Granby J2H 0K6 – 450 375-3861- Several departures scheduled: 2:00 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:40 p.m. – Price: $10.50/adults, $8.00/children 3 to 12 years old Free for children under 2 years old. Come and experience a family Christmas story that takes place outdoors on the trails of the NILC. For one day only, you will be transported into a fairy tale where cheerful characters await you and will make you live a new Christmas tale written especially for the occasion. Show up 10 minutes early. Departures are from the barn. Duration of the walk: about 1 hour but allow 2 hours of your time. cinlb.org/

December 10, 1 to 4 p.m.

Waterloo Christmas Parade, departure from Place du Centenaire, 417, rue de la Cour, Waterloo J0E 2N0 – 450 539-2282

Activities at the Place du Centenaire, meeting with Santa Claus, animation for children, inflatable games, face painting for children, marshmallow workshop on fire, Mother Christmas Sweets house (popcorn, cotton candy and more). Paradewaterloo.com

December 10 and 11 2:00 p.m.

Christmas Classics, presented by Tourisme Bromont at St-François Church 650 Shefford Street, Bromont.

December 10 performance: Eigh’t Misbehavin, 8 singers, Bishop’s University music faculty. Free admission.

Shows on December 11: Big Christmas concert whose program is to be confirmed later.

450 534-2006 – Free of charge. – tourismebromont.com/

a57b4ecfb7d0d7300fffc028162b04c4December 11 and 18

English Christmas Tea – Miner Heritage Farm, 100 Mountain Street, Granby J2G 6S1

450 991-3330 # 201 fermeheritageminer.ca/

December 11 from noon to 4:30 pm

Santa Claus at Bibop and Loula, 663 Shefford Street, Bromont J2L 1C2

Visit from the real Santa Claus! At the Bibop et Loula boutique, located in the Old Village of Bromont. Come meet him and take a picture with him. Little surprises for the children. A great visit, enjoy it!

See the list of Christmas markets

December 11 to January 29

Exhibition « Under the tree… Collection of old toys at the Beaulne Museum, 96 Union Street, Coaticook J1A 1Y9 – 819 849-6560 ext. 2 The entire Chateau Norton is decorated in the festive atmosphere of Christmas. It’s always magical to see during the holiday season! museebeaulne.qc.ca/

December 10, 11

Concert by the Sherbrooke Pop Choir, Séminaire Salésien, 135 Don Bosco North, Sherbrooke. 819 822-2037 –

4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Dec. 10), 2 p.m. (Dec. 11) Prices: Adults: $20, Students: $15, Under 14: $5

December 11, 2 p.m.

Le Loup de Noël- musical tale, Choux Bizz series – Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke, 2500, boul. de l’Université, Sherbrooke J1K 2R1 819 -821-1000 Accompanied by the music of the group Bon Débarras, this festive show will make all the little wolves sing and dance! Prices : Regular price: $18 Children: $12 under 14.

December 11, 3 p.m.

Octuor Eigh’t Missbehavin, La Belle Chapelle, 500 Murray Street, Sherbrooke – 819 826-5205 – labellechapelle.ca

Eight (8) singers from Bishop’s University. A selection of Christmas songs performed a capella. 15 to be confirmed.

Other holiday activities and events

December 15, 8 p.m.

Tocadeo – Christmas – University of Sherbrooke Cultural Center, Maurice O’Bready Hall 2500 de l’Université Blvd., Sherbrooke J1K 2R1 – 819 821-1000. It is with class and humor that Tocadeo transports you in a New Year’s Eve atmosphere, sometimes nostalgic, often festive, always full of emotions. Inspired by the classics, the band maintains its authenticity to create a unique holiday concert. Powerful voices in a renewed staging. Rate: $40 – Students $30 under 25 years old.

December 17

Granada Theatre Holiday Dinner and Show – Rock Story, 53 Wellington Street North, Sherbrooke 819 565-5656 –

Dinner and show 6:30 p.m., Show only: 8:30 p.m. Rates: $69.50 dinner/show – $39.50 show only theatregranada.com

See the list of Christmas markets

December 17, 18, 3 p.m.

Mini-Festival of choirs Chantons Noël

Ste-Élisabeth Church in North Hatley, 3115 Capelton Road, North Hatley J0B 2C0 – Tickets: $10 per concert (free for children) Reservations: 819-842-1072 – sainteelisabeth.ca/concerts/schedule-and-information/

December 17, 18

The Nutcracker with the Sherbrooke Wind Ensemble – Centennial Theatre Bishop’s University, 2600 College Street, Sherbrooke – Information and reservations: 819 822-9692 A co-production of the Ensemble à vents de Sherbrooke and Les Ballets classiques de Richmond, joined by the Cape Cod Dance Center (Mass., USA) and other guest dancers. Schedule: 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 17) 1:30 p.m. (Dec. 18)

December 17, 18

Viens Chanter, c’est Noël – Salle du Parvis, 987, rue du Conseil, Sherbrooke – 819 566-6264 – choir concert In the Heart of Time. Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm. Fee: $15.00

December 17, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Christmas Concert – Equivaux Choir, Carrefour de l’Estrie, 3050 Portland Blvd, Simons House Mall, Sherbrooke

December 18, 4 p.m.

Les Noël de Marie-Michèle Desrosiers, Granada Theatre, 53 Wellington Street North – 819 565-5656 theatregranada.com Rates: $39.50 to $17.50. Marie Michèle has chosen to offer you her favorite songs from her two Christmas albums and will add some of the most beautiful songs from the French and Quebec repertoire. A superb voice, songs sometimes funny, often tender and touching. The Sherbrooke Symphony Choir will accompany this much-loved artist for the occasion.

December 18, 3 p.m.

Christmas Concert – Carols and other works, Plymouth Trinity Church, 380 Dufferin Street, Sherbrooke.

La Maison d’Opéra et de Concerts de Sherbrooke, maisondoperaconcerts.com Fee: $25

December 22, 7 p.m.

Nicolas Noël en spectacleGranada Theatre, 53 Wellington Street North, Sherbrooke 819 565-5656

Doors open: 6:00 p.m. – Regular: $20, Family package (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): $72

Children under one year old: Free (sitting on a parent’s lap). The authentic Santa Claus is back on stage to reveal more great secrets. See a show that will once again dazzle young and old alike. Through rhythmic songs, this Christmas master always inspires wonder in children and transmits beautiful values. In a magical atmosphere, dance and sing with Nicolas Noël who presents the must-see family show of the holiday season!