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POTTED POTTER

Harry Potter is coming to London! Whether you’re a fan of the books, the movies, or you’ve never had the pleasure of entering the wizarding world, this seventy minute spectacle is destined to entertain! The entire seven-book series following Harry Potter’s introduction to the world of witches and wizards, his years at school, his journey to discovering why he is the Chosen One, and battle with He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named will be condensed to fit the timeline on stage. There will even be a live game of quidditch for those lucky enough to be sitting near the front of the theatre! This hilarious parody has been received with laughter and celebration wherever it plays.

TICKETS

There are eight shows happening over the course of six days this July. Tickets are purchased through the Budweiser Gardens box office, though the show happens at The Grand Theatre. Tickets are priced between $34.50 and $79.50 depending on the date, time, and seating location.

The show is appropriate for all muggles over the age of six.

 

This Weekend in London

MARCH

The March Break may be ending, but you can finish it off with a bang! Lots going on in our beautifully muddy city this weekend, so get out and enjoy it!

LITTLE RAY’S REPTILE ZOO

March 18 to 21st, Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo will be bringing their show to you at the Western Fair District. So many animals and critters, live shows and demos! Bring your animal enthusiast to see all of it, interact, and learn. Admission is $12.50, children under 2 are free. The doors open at 10:00am.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR

The Palace Theatre is bringing Beauty and the Beast Jr to the stage this week with LYTE (London Youth Theatre Education). Bring your children to the enjoy the magic of live theatre! Tickets are only $15 for adults, $5 for children and kids under 5 years old are free (in your lap). There are daily shows, buy your tickets early.

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

Did you know that the Mama’s and the Papa’s were only together for three years? The Grand Theatre has Dream a Little Dream onstage for their opening weekend and running until April 11.  It follows the rise and fall of the legendary 60′s musical group and perfectly captures the decade and excitement.

BLUE MAN GROUP

Their blue heads and feet may seem a bit odd, but this is a show that entertains everyone who sees it! For two nights only, the Blue Man Group are at the Budweiser Gardens and the second of those is tonight, Thursday, March 19 at 7:30pm.

SUGAR BUSH

It’s a short season, so don’t miss it! There is only another week of the regular sugar bush season, though some sugar shacks are extending their season due to the weather. That maple syrup, maple sugar, maple sugar candies, and maple cookies are the best from the source!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Weekend in London

January

This weekend is going to be lovely! Need something to do? Here are some ideas:

The Grand Theatre

The 2015 theatre season is kicking off with The Ladies Foursome. This charming and funny play explores the friendships, loves, and lives of a foursome of friends after one of them passes away. Great for a night out with your girlfriends, your sister, your mom or any other woman in your life. For tickets and show information, see HERE.

Budweiser Gardens

There are two games happening at the Budweiser Gardens this weekend. Friday night, the Knights drop the puck at 7:30pm against the Sarnia Sting. Come back on Sunday, January 25 for a London Lightning game against the Brampton A’s at 2:00pm.

Boler Mountain

The weather is perfect to get outside with the kids and get in the snow! The trails, lifts, and tube park are all scheduled to be open this weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Bundle up the kids and head over to the Bump for some family winter fun.

White Oaks Mall

In need of a little retail therapy? Retail stores are looking to clear out their winter stock and get ready for spring, which means sale time for you! White Oaks Mall has a number of sales beginning this week. Have a look!

 

 

This Weekend in London

Dec 26

Whether you’re still feeling the holiday cheer or you would like to pack it in and move on, here are some ideas to keep you busy this weekend:

BUDWEISER GARDENS

London Lightning basketball is happening at the Budweiser Gardens this Saturday, December 27. They’re playing the Brampton A’s, tip off is at 7:00pm. Sunday afternoon, the London Knights take on the Windsor Spitfires at 2:00pm.

WILD KRATTS LIVE!

Wild Kratts, Live! are coming to the Centennial Hall this Saturday, December 27. The show is at 1:00pm.

SHREK, THE MUSICAL

Shrek is still running at the Grand Theatre! There are performances this weekend on Saturday at 1:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 1:00pm. Pack up the family and get your Ogre on.

SKATING

Tim Hortons free skates are happening at Earl Nichols, Stronach, Argyle, and Oakridge Arena’s this weekend. For dates and times, see HERE. For other arena times, see HERE.

LONDON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The Museum is open and full of fun for the kids. Mad Science, Kwanzaa, Fizzing Candy Canes and more! The doors are open between 10:00am and 5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.

BOLER MOUNTAIN

Boler is open for skiing and snowboarding with a special Boxing Day sale! $25 for an all-day ticket until December 29th. The weather may feel a bit like spring, but the mountain has snow, so grab your skis (or rent from them!).

This Weekend in London

Dec 18

It’s finally here! The holidays are upon us, the kids are out of school and it’s time to kick back and relax! Time for family, friends, and good cheer.

FROZEN HOLIDAY ON ICE

The Middlesex-London Competitive Skating Association is holding a fundraiser this Saturday, December 20 beginning at 6:30pm. Come to meet the stars of Frozen, watch a Frozen-inspired skating performance, do a little shopping at the vendors, bid on the silent auction items, go for a skate, and so much more! See their Facebook Event for more information.

BUDWEISER GARDENS ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE SKATE

Budweiser Gardens is holding it’s annual Open House Skate and Toy Drive this Sunday, December 21 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Come to the Bud with your toy or cash donations and enjoy skating on the big ice where the professionals skate! All cash and toy donations will go to the London Children’s Aid Society. Children under 12 must wear a helmet.

TIM HORTONS FREE SKATES

Tim Hortons first free skates are this weekend! For a complete schedule and list of locations, see HERE.

NUTCRACKER BALLET

Canada’s Ballet Jorgen is performing the classic Christmas tale of The Nutcracker this Sunday, December 21 at Centennial Hall. This is a rare opportunity to see these celebrated dancers right on our own city!

CANADIAN CELTIC CHOIR – AN ENGLISH CHRISTMAS

The Canadian Celtic Choir is performing their Christmas concert at the Aeolian Hall this Saturday, December 20 at both 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 or at the door for $30.

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Shrek The Musical is still on stage at the Grand Theatre. The show has received such high praise that it’s been extended through the New Year to January 3. Tickets are still available in the balcony for this weekend’s performances. Don’t be afraid of sitting in the balcony – they are still great seats and you’ll be able to see everything perfectly! The shows happen Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 1:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 1:00pm. Enjoy the show!

Gift Guide: Tickets

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Continuing on with our Gift Guides, today we offer some more suggestions for non-toy gifts this holiday season. If you would like to give your child an experience instead of more ‘stuff’ then this is for you!

London is a fabulous city for families. There are so many events that come through here, all you have to do is know about them and buy your tickets. For Christmas, everyone from children to adults can find an event to enjoy. Here are the highlights of what is coming to London (as of yesterday – keep tabs on our Facebook page for any new entertainment announcements over the next few weeks!). The age groupings are just loose suggestions, most events do not have age restrictions unless noted.

FAMILIES/CHILDREN

Wild Kratts Live at Centennial Hall, December 27, 2014

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival at Budweiser Gardens, January 4, 2015

Disney on Ice – Worlds of Fantasy at Budweiser Gardens, January 29 to February 1, 2015

Mike the Knight in the Great Scavenger Hunt! at Centennial Hall, March 10, 2015

FAMILY/KIDS-TEENS

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This Weekend in London

Nov 27

London is going to be a busy place this weekend! Get the kids in the van and get out there!

LIGHTING OF THE LIGHTS

Friday, November 28 in Victoria Park there will be the annual Lighting of the Lights ceremony to mark the beginning of the Christmas season in the downtown core. Events run from 6:15 to 7:00pm.

HYDE PARK SANTA CLAUS PARADE

This Saturday, November 29 beginning at 10:00am behind Sherwood Forest Mall. Bring canned good donations for the elves to collect and dress warmly!

A FEW GOOD MEN

The legendary movie turned Broadway sensation will hit the McManus Stage at the Grand Theatre from November 25 to December 6. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the Grand Theatre box office or online HERE.

FESTIVAL OF TREES

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This Weekend in London

Nov 20

Need to keep busy this weekend? We have a few suggestions!

Ladies Night 2014

The Lambeth Village Co-Op Preschool is running a Ladies Night TONIGHT, Thursday, November 20 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Lambeth Legion. Tickets are $15 each or $25 if you bring a friend!

Budweiser Gardens

The boys are playing again this weekend at the Bud! Check out the Knights Friday night at 7:30pm against the Mississauga Steelheads and the Lightning Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm against the Windsor Express.

Matthews Hall Holly & Ivy

Visit Matthews Hall on Friday, November 21 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday, November 22 from 9:00am to 6:00pm for a holiday shopping event of unique gifts and crafts. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children.

Winterfest Holiday Shopping

The second annual Winterfest Holiday Shopping event at South London Community Centre is this Saturday, November 22 from 3:00 to 8:00pm. There will be over 70 vendors with all proceeds going to the London Food Bank.

Shrek The Musical at the Grand Theatre

Shrek opened this week at the Grand Theatre. Catch the show Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 1:00pm and 7:30pm, or Sunday at 1:00pm.

 

And good news! Boler Mountain isn’t open yet, but it’s been so cold that they’ve started making snow! Shine up your ski’s and get ready to hit the slopes soon.

This Weekend in London

Nov14

Whether you are in the Christmas spirit yet or not, the City of London sure is! Get ready for a blast of Christmas bazaar’s and sales beginning this weekend. Holding out that hohoho until December? Don’t worry, we have some other things happening as well!

London Music Hall: T.I

T.I is coming to the London Music Hall tonight, November 13, 2014. Tickets are available online and at the Music Hall box office. The doors open at 7:30pm. This is a 19+ event.

Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse Sale

Coming to the Western Fair Grounds, Progress Building this Friday, November 14th until Wednesday, November 19th. All the toys and books that will be on your children’s wish lists will be there!

Holiday Rag Bag Bazaar at The Grand Theatre

Saturday, November 15 from 11:00am to 4:00pm visit The Grand Theatre on Richmond Row to browse through 50 vendors selling handmade, vintage, and upcycled work. Whether you are in the mood to shop for others or just find something unique for yourself, there will be a gorgeous selection from unique artists and artisans from London. This is not your average craft sale! Come and be inspired.

Budweiser Gardens

This weekend at the Bud the London Knights are playing the Owen Sound Attack on Friday evening at 7:30pm and on Saturday night at 7:00pm the London Lightning will be taking on the PEI Storm. For tickets click HERE or visit the Budweiser Gardens box office.

Jingle Bell Walk & Run for Arthritis

The Arthritis Society is hosting a fun Walk & Run to support the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. They raise money for research, education and services. The event is being held this Saturday, November 15 at Springbank Park. Registration opens at 8am. There will be a 2K, 5K, and 10K option, open to all.

Firebirds Festive Bazaar

If you’re going to be in southwest London this Saturday, November 15, stop in at ARTHUR FORD PUBLIC SCHOOL from 9:00am to 4:00p, for their bazaar featuring handcrafted items, baked goods, and independent company consultants. Admission is FREE and all funds will be put towards buying new playground equipment for their kindergarten program! 617 Viscount Road

 

If you know of an event coming up in London and area that you want us to share email jill@londonmoms.ca