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Christmas Ottawa

10 Holiday Events in Ottawa


(Photo: Samantha Katz)

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet pirouettes into town with its beloved interpretation of The Nutcracker. (Photo: Samantha Katz)

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet: The Nutcracker
DEC. 2 TO 6 Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker has been a holiday classic since the 1950s, and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet stages a thoroughly Canadian version by setting it in early 1900s Winnipeg. You’ll see more than just sugar plum fairies dancing across the stage this time around — think hockey players, Mounties, and a pack of adorable polar bears. From $20. National Arts Centre, Southam Hall, 53 Elgin St., 866-850-2787, nac-cna.ca.


Miracle on 34th Street opens at The Gladstone Theatre

The Gladstone presents Miracle on 34th Street: The Radio Show from Dec. 14 to 23.

It’s two weeks until Christmas. Yes, two weeks. We say it every year, but it really is hard to believe that the holiday season is nearly here. While it may mean hectic shopping trips for some, and potentially dangerous driving conditions for all, it also means the familiar sights and sounds of Christmas classics that we have come to love.

From Dec. 14 to 23, The Gladstone brings new life to the heartwarming Christmas tale Miracle on 34th Street: The Radio Show. Audiences are brought back to the golden age of radio through the tale of a Macy’s department store Santa who might just be the real thing. The show is presented by Plosive Productions, a local company that produces high-quality contemporary and classic works.

Tickets available from The Gladstone’s website and in person at their box office. $39; Seniors: $34; Students, Artists and Unwaged: $23.

The Gladstone, 910 Gladstone Ave., www.thegladstone.ca