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A look at what's happening in the community
Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents The Nutcracker for String Quartet. Dec. 11 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. runs a weekly list of local events and projects, both in-person and virtual. If you’re planning a performance, class, presentation, initiative or other event in Greater Sudbury, send the details to [email protected] so we can spread the word.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents The Nutcracker 

Dec. 11

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents The Nutcracker for String Quartet. Dec. 11 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., All Nations Church. Tickets are first come first serve and hall capacity is being limited to 50% to comply with Public Health best practices for distancing. The SSO encourages all those interested to get their tickets early. Tickets available through Event Brite.

STC presents Dickens’ A Christmas Carol 

Until Dec. 12

Celebrate the holiday season with Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Jeremy Webb and composed by Scott Macmillan. Runs at Sudbury Theatre Centre Dec. 2-12. Enjoyed by STC audiences in 2019, the classic story is lovingly recreated for the whole family with puppets portraying the ghosts of Christmas and a fully orchestrated musical score. Local actor Matthew Heiti will reprise the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and a host of other characters in this traditional telling of the holiday classic that will give you the giggles, move you to tears and fill you to the very brim of with cozy, homey Christmas cheer. Visit for tickets.

La Slague presents Céleste Lévis in concert 

Dec. 17 

Céleste Lévis performs her show Noël tout autour (Christmas all around). Dec. 17, 8 p.m., Salle Trisac, Collège Boréal. Always the proud Northern Ontario girl from Timmins, Céleste Lévis invites one and all to a heartwarming holiday gathering. Her powerful, yet tender voice has garnered awards, cross-Canada tours and high-profile concerts. Now, it summons up the spirit of Noël, both in the season’s standards and original compositions from Céleste’s Christmas album. Families will feel right at home, like back when her own family gathered round her grandfather’s piano. Tickets available online here.

Festival of Lights (at Science North)

Throughout holiday season

Open seven days a week starting at 5 p.m. in the Science North parking lot. The festival now includes more than 350 light displays, with several new additions, including a dinosaur skeleton. Donate to the Sudbury Charities Foundation.

The Living Nativity 

Dec. 20-24

All Nations Church presents The Living Nativity for a 34th year. The Nativity will occur nightly at Science North from Dec. 20-24. The venue opens at 6:30 p.m., with the presentation starting at 7:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but attendees are invited to come early, look at the beautiful Christmas lights put up by the Sudbury Charities Foundation as part of the Festival of Lights (see above) and donate to that cause. There will be a fireworks display on Christmas Eve at the conclusion of the presentation.

No One Eats Alone Dinner

Dec. 25

Ward 2 Coun. Michael Vagnini and Northbury Hotel and Conference Centre present the sixth annual No One Eats Alone Dinner. Doors open at 4 p.m., dinner served at 5 p.m. Tickets $10 (those who can’t pay still welcome to attend). RSVP before Dec. 21. Phone 705-561-5440.

Durkac Festival of Lights 

Until Dec. 26

View a beautiful lights display, donate non-perishable foods or cash to Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive (Sudbury Food Bank). Box for food items will be set up at the end of the driveway. 48 Severn St. (Donovan/Cambrian Heights area, off of Burton Dr.). Lights on 6-9 p.m. Thursday to until Dec. 26. Special appearance from Santa Claus 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Dec. 3, Dec. 11, Dec. 12, Dec. 22 and Dec. 23.

Festival Noël

Throughout the holiday season 

Festival Noël features a host of events and activities which will take place throughout Greater Sudbury, but primarily in the Rayside-Balfour area. One of the key events is the Café festival Noël. This is designed to be the ultimate experience for visitors who want to experience the arts and culture of how French Canadians, Métis, and Acadians celebrated their respective Christmas seasons. Other events will include a home decorating contest (city wide), memoires d’hiver Whitewater, winter wonderland, Le Réunion Supper and Concert, celebrating the First Day of the Year, Rolly Dutrisac Indigenous/Pioneer Games, Enviro (Mother Nature) Art Challenge and Le Réunion CSCNO. Learn more on the festival’s website

Good Neighbours Award nominations 

Jan. 22, 2022 deadline 

Sudbury MPP Jamie West would like to recognize notable Sudburians. The "Good Neighbours Award" is reserved for individuals or groups within the riding of Sudbury, from all fields of endeavour and backgrounds, whose excellence exemplifies the selflessness, tenacity and commitment of our community. Nomination form available online here. Nomination deadline is Jan. 22, 2022.

Nouveau Louvre

Until Jan. 29, 2022 

The GNO is back with its long-awaited annual event, the Nouveau Louvre, a trippy Christmas art sale. Submitted works displayed on the GNO's virtual boutique. All artwork will be sold for $200. Profits will be shared between the artist and the GNO. The artist will receive $125, and the GNO $75. The sale will continue until Jan. 29, 2022.

Perogies and Cabbage Rolls

Mondays to Fridays

Fresh perogies and cabbage rolls are available for curb-side pick-up from Monday to Friday at the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre. Place your order by phoning 705-673-7404.