Brit’s Picks Dec. 3 – 10

*video courtesy of John D. Houston

A Christmas Carol      

Thurs. & Fri.      

The Refinery   

The classic story of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol is an annual tradition for many of us as the holidays approach.  For actor John D. Huston, this story is mandatory. For almost 30 years, Huston has toured with his one-man performance as Dickens himself. From Scrooge to Tiny Tim, Huston has mastered this story and it’s just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit. Regular tickets are $25 but there is also a pay-what-you-can option for 10 tickets each night. Because of COVID-19, seating is limited and masks are mandatory.

Click here to get in on this evening of storytelling.


A Night at the North Pole     


Live Stream    

If you’re looking for a night full of holiday music to sing along to, check out the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s Pops concert this weekend. Guest conductor William Rowson will lead the orchestra through holiday hits from T.V. and movies. Sleigh Ride, You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch and the Nutcracker Suite will all be on the program. There will be special performances by Dean McNeill and the SSO Brass. Grab a cup of cheer and your ugly Christmas sweater and join the fun. This concert will be live streamed and you can have access to the holiday magic for $15.

For more information follow this link.


BHP Enchanted Forest

Now – Jan. 9

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park

There’s nothing quite like the twinkly lights and music to get you into the holiday spirit. That’s the magic that awaits you at the BHP Enchanted Forest. This year when so many holiday traditions have been put on hold this is one that’s still going strong. The old favourites like the 12 Days of Christmas and Noah’s Ark are up and shining and new to the display is a blue tunnel of light honouring the essential workers in our community. This is one of the longest running light shows in Canada and it’s all for a good cause. Proceeds go to the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation and the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation; $10 per person or $35 per car ($30 if you buy in advance at Co-op or Shoppers Drug Mart). The show runs 5:30p.m. – 10:00p.m. nightly.

More information on the holiday light show can be found here.



Mon. – Dec. 21


We’ve all learned more about social distancing this year but artist Curtis Peeteetuce is taking it to the next level. Peeteetuce has partnered with Wannuskewin Heritage Park to do a performative quarantine within a quarantine. Over the next two weeks, Peeteetuce will be on a self-imposed lock down, living at Wannuskewin. While living at Wannuskewin, Peeteetuce will be writing, painting and performing all under the watchful eye of a camera which will live stream his every move. It’s a chance for the public to connect with an artist and for the artist to explore what isolation does to his process.

To find out more, follow this link.



Songs, stories and a ton of holiday fun with Burnt Thicket Theatre this Wednesday. (David Stobbe)

Christmas Presence               

Wed. Dec. 9               

YouTube Live

It’s a Christmas tradition for the folks at Burnt Thicket Theatre. The company is taking its holiday mashup of stories and songs to YouTube live this year. This is an all ages performance that will feature artists like Tim Bratton, Mara Teare and Nathan Pederson. There is no charge for the performance but Burnt Thicket hopes you’ll consider donating to Stephen’s Backpacks which raises money to help kids at risk of homelessness.

To find out more about this show, click on this link.