December 2 and 3, 2016
Friday, Dec 2 – 7:30 pm
O-YA is hosting a pre-parade gathering with hot cocoa and treats: Details here.
Grab a seat along Osgoode Main Street and wait for the big guy’s arrival in the first ever Osgoode Parade of Lights. During the parade, Santa’s helpers will collect “Letters to Santa” and drop them off at Canada Post on behalf of all girls and boys. Don’t forget to bring your canned goods for the “Fill a Truck Challenge“. Frosty the Snowman will participate and Stay Puff Marshmallow Ghostbusters will also join the parade. Parade starts at Nixon and Main and ends in the Foodland parking lot. Contact: Greg Thurlow at 613 826 4695 to enter a float..
Following the parade there will be a tree lighting, at the library and a fireworks display at the community centre. St. Paul’s Anglican Church will be serving home made chili and biscuits in front of the arena during the parade, tree lighting and fireworks.
Join Trinity Bible Church for Bethlehem Live. Become a member of a family travelling to Bethlehem. Meet the Wise Men and the shepherds, but beware of the Roman guards! Dress warmly as your guided journey begins outside. This live nativity presentation is free. Donations for In His Care ministries gratefully accepted. Hosted at Trinity Bible Church, 4101 Stagecoach Road, Friday, December 2, 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday, December 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday, Dec 3 – 7am-11am
Skip the malls and have your children get their photo taken with Santa right in Osgoode! Celebrate the festive spirit and join the Osgoode Co-operative Nursery School on Saturday, December 3rd for their 24th annual Breakfast with Santa presented by Scotiabank. Taking place from 7am – 11am at the Osgoode Community Centre, enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast with your family and jolly Saint Nick. The adults can do some Christmas shopping and bid on some of the amazing local products in the Silent Auction. New this year, a family skate from 9:00 to 9:50 am on the ice at the Stuart Holmes Arena and a Winter Wonderland in the Fred Alexander room including face painting, crafts and story time! All proceeds raised at Breakfast with Santa go towards supporting the OCNS and its efforts to create the best possible nursery school experience for the children of Osgoode.
Following the breakfast a number of afternoon activities are planned.
- Christmas Vibrations -Vibration Studios, Main Street 12pm – 3pm
1pm Manotick Brass Concert
Join us for hot apple cider, christmas treats, kids crafts and more.
Baked good donations welcome.
Donations to the Osgoode Food Cupboard will be gladly accepted.
- Let’s Paint at The Red Dot Cafe – 2pm
5673 Osgoode Main St. Osgoode ON…In the Market Square Mall
Enjoy an afternoon of friends, food, drinks and creative painting fun. No experience necessary!
$40.00+hst per person
Set up & drinks/snacks- 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Painting Starts Promptly -2:00pm
- OVCA Holiday Pop Up Market and Vendor Show 2pm-7pm
Come one come all to the Osgoode Village Community Association’s 1st annual Holiday Pop Up Market & Vendor show. We are excited to be offering a selection of local vendors to help you complete your Christmas shopping. A little something for everyone. This event is free to attend.
Give Back to your community:
Fill a Truck Challenge – (Along the parade route and at Foodland) Give from the heart this Christmas. Help support our community by sponsoring a family through the hamper program run by our local food bank (by donating the cost of a food hamper). This program helps make Christmas more festive for local families who may otherwise do without things we all take for granted. Your help goes a long way in providing for local residents in need. Whether you are able to sponsor a whole family (by providing food and gifts) or by just donating one or more nonperishable food items during the Santa Clause Parade’s food drive, your donation will be greatly appreciated. Donations will be collected by the 1st Osgoode Scouting Troup.
This year all Osgoode residents are challenged to donate and help fill a truck with non-perishable food items. If you can’t join us on December 3, please remember that Osgoode Foodland accepts donations all year round. No donation is too small, every little bit helps. Here is a list of articles needed to successfully run the food bank, and, of course, cash is always welcomed:
- Canned tuna/meat
- Fruits/Pudding/Apple sauce for kid’s snacks
- Juice boxes for kids
- Peanut butter
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Fruit and vegetable juices
- Ketchup/Mustard/Relish/ Mayonnaise
- Pet food
- Toiletry Articles: soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, deodorant, shampoo, etc.
Osgoode Veterinary Services is running their annual Christmas Food Drive runs from the first week in November until around Dec 23rd. They collect food for cats, dogs and humans. Also any Purina or Medi Cal/Royal Canin will match purchases for donation. All food to the Ottawa Food Bank.
Cooper Physio collects Turkey Bucks from Foodland and will donate to the Osgoode Food Cupboard.