Holiday Concert and Event Listings

Holiday Concert and Event Listings

There’s no better way to celebrate the season than by experiencing the incredible events the Valley has to offer.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse! Kick off your family’s yuletide season with Ken Ludwig’s comic take on the classic poem.

Saturdays November 23 and 30 and December 7, at 11am and 2pm
Doors Open at 10:30am
Upper Performance Centre
Tickets are $5/under 12: $7/ adult, cash or cheque. Call 902-678-8040 for reservations.

CentreStage Theatre
61 River Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia
centrestage@centrestagetheatre.ca
(902) 678-8040


Old Holy Trinity Church Christmas Concert

The first thirty minutes will be singing in the old church. It’s not heated so you may want to wear some warm clothes or bring a blanket. The last hour will be in the heated church next door for fellowship and refreshments. Old Holy Trinity Church is a 228-year old Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Site.

Free Will Offering.

Saturday November 30, 2pm – 3:30pm
Doors Open at 1:15pm

Old Holy Trinity Church
49 Main Street
Middleton, Nova Scotia
office@parishofwilmot.ca
902-825-2326


A Night in Bethlehem

Experience A Night in Bethlehem at New Minas Baptist Church’s 5th annual Live Nativity.

On Friday November 29, experience a wondrous journey as you drive though Bethlehem: three kings will greet you and point you to the star. Food Bank donations will get you past Roman soldiers and tax collectors. Villagers, Shepherds, and Inn Keepers will direct you to an Angelic Choir, Mary, Joseph, and the real star of Christmas, baby Jesus. Come be a part of this Valley-wide Christmas celebration!

On Saturday November 30, experience an interactive stroll through the village along with a special musical drama beginning at 6:15. Then enjoy free hot chocolate at our indoor market featuring baked goods and crafts available to purchase from local vendors: L’Arche Homefires, The Beehive, Compassion and others.

Free

Friday, November 29 from 6:30-8pm (drive-through)
Saturday, November 30 from 5:30-8pm, musical drama at 6:15 (walk-through)
Baptist Church
9453 Commercial Street
New Minas, Nova Scotia
paul.fowler@nmbc.ca
902-681-7683


Victorian Christmas

Please join the Annapolis Heritage Society in celebrating our annual Victorian Christmas festivities at the O’Dell House Museum. Step back in time with costumed animators and enjoy hot apple cider, cookies, and carolling, led by the amazing Noelle Lucas.

Donation

Saturday November 30, 7pm – 9pm
Sunday December 1, 2pm – 4pm
Friday December 6, 7pm – 9pm
Saturday December 7, 7pm – 9pm
O’Dell House Museum
136 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
annapolisheritage@gmail.com
(902) 532-7754


North Mountain Chorus Holiday Concert
Seasonal concert themed “Peace on Earth,” presented by North Mountain Chorus and directed by Wendy LaPierre. Special guests include Kathleen Glauser, Cristian Quirivan, Kim Barlow & The High Strung String Band.

Donation

Thursday December 5, 7pm
United Church
240 Commercial Street
Berwick, Nova Scotia
betrha@eastlink.ca
(902) 538-9251


The Annapolis Basin Community Band presents ‘Celebrate the Season’

Join the Annapolis Basin Community Band for their annual Christmas Concert at King’s Theatre.
Thursday December 5, 7:30pm – 9pm
Doors Open at 6:45pm

Kings Theatre
209 St George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca
902-532-7704
Advance tickets are available from Annapolis Basin Community Band members or reserve with Christine Igot at 902-532-7978.


Musical Gift for the Berwick Foodbank
Sunday December 8, 2pm

Annual Christmas concert featuring Sonlight, and special guests The Men of St, Anthony’s and Friends. Freewill offering with proceeds going to the Berwick food bank. Come hear the sounds of the season as well as beautiful, uplifting gospel music!

Donation

St. Anthony’s Parish
120 Mill Street
Berwick, Nova Scotia
chrismpalmer68@gmail.com


Celebration Under the Stars

An evening of music by the church family for the whole family. Christmas concert featuring singing from people of all ages, including Sunday school, Sanctuary Choir, many other groups, soloists, and instrumentalists. Freewill offering, cake to follow, all welcome.

Free

Sunday December 8, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
United Baptist Church
503 Main Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia
info@Kentvillebaptist.org
(902) 678-3162


Noël Noël

A Royal Consort community choir presents NOËL NOËL: a program of Christmas music including pieces that are very familiar and a few that will become your new favourites. Please take a break from your holiday preparations to join us in celebrating this most sacred and wonderful time of the year.

Sunday December 8, 3pm

Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door; Students $5

St. Louis Roman Catholic Church
540 Saint George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
902-638-3017
Tickets available at Bainton’s Tannery, Annapolis Royal, from any ARC choir member, or by calling 902-638-3017.


Christmas With Friends
Sunday December 8, 7pm

Doors Open at 6pm

A Yuletide tradition returns to the Valley this December. The tenth annual Christmas With Friends hosted by Annapolis Valley singer-songwriter Rachel MacLean welcomes multi-award winner Alan Frew, lead singer for Glass Tiger and the return of Ian Sherwood.

$30.00

Convocation Hall
Acadia University
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
len@rachelmaclean.ca
Acadia Box Office (902) 542-5500


A Christmas Concert for All Ages by All Ages

Featuring the Wolfville School Band and the Wolfville New Horizons Band happily playing a medley of Christmas tunes, marches and old familiars.

Free will donations to go to the Wolfville School Music program

Wednesday, December 11, 7pm – 8pm
Festival Theatre, Wolfville
504 Main Street
Wolfville, Nova Scotia


How Far to Bethlehem?

Come and join us on a new and exciting dramatised journey through the Nativity story: meet the characters of the first Christmas through a series of scenes and encounters and hear their tales and stories, as seen through their own eyes, in this retelling of the birth of the Messiah.

The pilgrimage takes 50-60 minutes as you move through the story in small groups of up to 8. Mobility-accessible, with seating available as required.

Please pre-book your time-slot to avoid delays. or if you have time to spare, just arrive and soak up the ambience of the marketplace until the next tour departs. Authentic refreshments are available from the market stall ‘vendors’.

Free-will donation

Friday December 13, 6pm – 8pm
Saturday December 14, 6pm – 8pm
Sunday December 15, 2 – 4pm
Baptist Church
1129 Parker Mountain Road
Parker’s Cove, Nova Scotia
pcbcnativity@gmail.com
902-526-0953
Contact pcbcnativity@gmail.com or phone 902-526-0953 to schedule your tour time.


Scrooge’s Tale

A Musical Play presented by Aylesford and Kingston United Church members. Based upon Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, written by John Moses with music by William F. Treadgold.

Freewill admission for Berwick and Kingston Foodbanks. Wheelchair accessible.

Friday December 13, 7pm
Saturday December 14, 7pm
United Church
2414 Highway 1
Aylesford, Nova Scotia
aylesfordunitedchurch@gmail.com
902 847-9624


14 Wing Christmas Concert

The 14 Wing Band presents its annual Christmas concert. It will be a fun-filled evening with a wonderful array of music of the season, featuring 14 Wing Honorary Colonel Terry Kelly, the Kingston & District Elementary School Choir, and the Military Wives Choir Greenwood. The concert is open to the public, but please be aware that picture identification may be required for everyone entering the 14 Wing Greenwood air base.

Admission is free, but donations to the Kingston Upper Room Food Bank will be graciously accepted.

Sunday December 15, 7pm – 8:30pm
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Annapolis Mess
Building 207
Administration Drive
Greenwood, Nova Scotia


Four Seasons Community Orchestra Christmas Concert

Please join the Four Seasons Community Orchestra at their annual Christmas Concert. We are honoured to have Ifan Williams, cellist, as our special guest as well as the Nova Community Chorale. Come sing with us as we celebrate the season!

$10 at the door
Sunday December 15, 7pm – 9pm
Doors Open at 6:30pm
War Memorial Community Centre
78 Thomas Street
Windsor, Nova Scotia
four.seasons.orchestra2017@gmail.com
902-798-1730


Christmas Carolling

Ann Fearon hosts an evening of Christmas carols. Everyone welcome, to sing and to listen. Christmas cookies and warm cider provided by the Friends of the Hantsport Public Library.

Free

Tuesday December 17, 6pm – 8pm
Isabel & Roy Jodrey Memorial Library
Former Legion
10 Main Street
Hantsport, Nova Scotia
hantsport@valleylibrary.ca
902-684-0103


O Holy Night

Marcel d’Entremont, tenor, and Brenna Conrad, soprano, return to Wolfville for another wonderful evening of seasonal stories and songs. They will be accompanied by pianist Jerome De Los Santos. Sacred and secular, classical and popular, this program has something for everyone!

Suggested donation at the door is $15.

Wednesday December 18, 7pm – 8:30pm
Wolfville Baptist Church
487 Main Street
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
main.office@wolfvillebaptist.ca
542-5524


Christmas with Matt Andersen & Friends

Join Matt Andersen – a powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence – for holiday favourites and even some surprises at Christmas with Matt Andersen and Friends. Featuring special guest appearances by Terra Lightfoot and The Hupman Brothers.

Tickets are $49.50 in advance & $54.50 day of show (including tax and service fee). Tickets available at the Acadia Athletics Complex box office.

Wednesday December 18, 8pm – 11pm
Doors Open at 7pm
Convocation Hall
Acadia University
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
info@sonicconcerts.com
1-800-542-8425


Fezziwig Family Frolic: The Mother Goose Muddle

What happens when 3 young girls find themselves covered with spots right before the annual Fezziwig Family Frolic? The doctor prescribes medicine which makes them a bit fuzzy-headed, and all of a sudden Mother Goose, Jack and Jill, and all kinds of other nursery rhyme and fictional characters are running around. Father Christmas (and his wife!) show up, with Scrooge and some ghosts, but I’m sure it will turn out well. It’s Christmas, after all!

Adult – $17.25
Student/Child – $11.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children) – $46

Friday December 20, 2pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm
Saturday December 21, 7pm-9pm
Doors Open at 6:30pm

Festival Theatre
504 Main Street
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
pat@daysend.ca
Acadia Box Office: 902-542-5500


I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Brenna Conrad, Andrew Morrisey, and Rachel O’Brien showcase their gifts in this holiday concert. The two hour festive concert offers everything from traditional holiday carols to hilarious, knee slapping songs.

Admission by donation at the door (Suggested $15)

Saturday December 7, 8pm
Maritime Express Cider Co.,
325 Main Street, Kentville, NS
902-305-3192
novascotiachristmas@gmail.com


Wassail! Medieval, folk and traditional songs for Christmas

A concert for the Christmas season unlike any other. The outstanding 25-voice Manning Chapel Choir directed by John Scott, joined by acclaimed, high energy folk musicians Jude Pelley (bouzouki), Charlie Wilson (Irish flute), Ellen Gibbing (harp), and Heather Cameron (fiddle and small pipes).

Wassails from the British Isles, tradition folk tunes of Ireland and Scotland, haunting medieval carols, and glorious choir music for treble voices.

Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door.

Free for kids twelve and under

Saturday December 14, 7pm
Dawn Oman Gallery
298 Granville St., Bridgetown
dawnomanart.com
Tickets: eventbrite.ca

Sunday December 15, 4:00pm
Manning Memorial Chapel
45 Acadia Street
Wolfville, NS B4P 2P7
Tickets: eventbrite.ca


The Annapolis Valley Honour Choirs and the Acadia University Chorus are combining forces for Winter Extravaganza, a festive celebration of the season! Songs of snowy nights, frosty sleigh rides, carol singing and the warmth of being together. And don’t forget the epic bake sale! Let them sing you with joy into a winter wonderland. It will surely get you into the holiday spirit!

$15/$5 in advance or $20/$5 at the door.

November 30, 7:00pm
December 1, 2:00pm

University Hall
Acadia University
13 University Ave, Wolfville
Tickets: avhc.ca/tickets, 1-888-311-9090 or valley TicketPro locations. $20/$5 at the door.