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.


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


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!


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 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!

The Nutcracker Ballet


Attending the Nutcracker Ballet is a treasured family holiday tradition for many families and this year it can be a part of your festivities. Canada’s celebrated Ballet Jorgen is coming to Centennial Hall in downtown London!

The classic Christmas story of the Nutcracker will light up the imagination of every boy and girl. From the Sugar Plum Fairy to the battle with the Mouse King to the magic of the Nutcracker Prince finding his courage and of course Clara, who is brave and full of adventure, the magic will stay with your children long after the last step.  The beautiful music of Tchaikovsky that accompany’s the story is immediately recognizable and will draw your children in to the beauty of the instruments. The Ballet Jorgen has incredibly talented dancers and the opportunity to see such talent here in London should not be missed. Come see why this production has been anticipated year after year during the holiday season. Discover it for yourself and get lost in the magic that Tchaikovsky envisioned so long ago.  Continue reading