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Fun family seasonal activities in downtown Sudbury in December

Free movies, a Christmas market, horse-drawn wagon rides and more
Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides in downtown Sudbury this month. (File)

If you're looking for some fun family seasonal activities, Downtown Sudbury has stepped up to the plate with plenty to do during the month of December.

Free Saturday movies at Imagine Cinemas

  • Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. — National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Saturday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m. — The Polar Express
  • Saturday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. — Grinch (2018)

Free horse-drawn wagon rides 

  • Boarding on Durham Street in front of the YMCA 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21.

Downtown Sudbury Christmas Market 

  • A tradition begins. Ignite your holiday spirit with one of the many activities at Tom Davies Square Courtyard. The event runs 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Tree-lighting at 5 p.m. Friday. Enjoy festive food items, a bonfire with s'mores, snap your photo with holiday displays, pick up a gift from craft vendors. Admission by donation (proceeds to MS Society of Canada, Sudbury-Manitoulin chapter).

Gift from Downtown Sudbury 

  • Keep your receipts totalling $75 (before taxes) from your downtown purchases (Nov. 16 to Dec. 21) and bring them to 115 Larch St. (Downtown Sudbury offices) Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to receive your free gift.
  • Saturday, Dec. 7 — wreath/swag
  • Saturday, Dec. 14 — poinsettia
  • Saturday, Dec. 21 — cyclamen plant or Christmas cactus

Downtown Art Crawl, Holiday Edition

  • Runs Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A pedestrian-friendly cultural experience featuring visual and performing artists at over 20 downtown venues.
  • Up to $6,000 in gift certificates to be won
  • Fill out your ballot at the 30 participating businesses. There are weekly draws in December.