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What’s on where: Things to do in Sudbury

A look at what's happening in the community
2020-06-08 Celeste Levis. Supplied
Céleste Lévis performs her show Noël tout autour (Christmas all around). Dec. 17, 8 p.m., Salle Trisac, Collège Boréal. Supplied photo by Céleste Lévis. 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 so we can spread the word.

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.

Christmas craft show 

Dec. 18-19

A Christmas craft show runs at the Place Bonaventure Mall in Chelmsford Dec. 18-19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Masks mandatory.

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 (now online only)

Dec. 24

Due to COVID-19 public health restrictions, All Nations Church’s The Living Nativity will be presented as an online-only event for 2021. It runs starting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at

No One Eats Alone Dinner (now cancelled)

The No One Eats Alone Dinner, which was to be held Christmas Day, has been cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19 public health restrictions.

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.

Family movie Sundays at Sudbury Indie Cinema

Starting Jan. 9 

Carrefour francophone and Sudbury Indie Cinema are presenting a new series of children’s films in French, to be presented on Sundays. In January, you can catch Le grand mechant renard at Sudbury Indie Cinema Sunday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. both dates. Buy tickets here.

Good Neighbours Award nominations 

Jan. 22 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.

Nouveau Louvre

Until Jan. 29 

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.

Cambrian College Foundation fundraising raffle

Draw to be held Feb. 6

Get your tickets for the Cambrian College Foundation’s raffle of gorgeous live edge dining room table. Table was hand-crafted and donated by retired skilled trades professor Robbie Duncan.  All proceeds from this raffle will support various student bursaries, allowing them to continue their studies with less financial stress. Raffle to be held Feb. 6. Purchase tickets here.

Family Saturdays at Place des Arts 

Starting Feb. 12

Carrefour francophone, Salon du livre du Grand Sudbury and Theatre du Nouvel-Ontario have partnered to put on a series of fun Saturday morning activities at the new Place des Arts venue downtown for local families. The events are geared to kids aged 5-10 years old, although the age limit is flexible to accommodate families. The first event is a science workshop with Pierre Harrison of PlayLearnThink, which runs Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. Pay-what-you-can ticket policy. Buy tickets here.

Sudbury Theatre Centre 

Gift ideas

Looking for a thoughtful gift for a theatre-loving friend or family member? Sudbury Theatre Centre has you covered.  Choose STC’S 50th Anniversary Book, A Theatre In Five Acts: 50 Years of Sudbury Theatre Centre. The book pairs nicely with two tickets for any STC production in 2022. STC also has programs available for children. Choose from their Youth Class Pass which entitles the child to attend a Drama or Musical Theatre program or pick the PA Day Theatre Camp Pass that entitles a child to attend a one day session. To learn more about youth programs go to To purchase a gift, call the Box Office at 705-674-8381, ext. 21.

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.