Get into the holiday spirit and get some ideas of how to deck your own halls at the annual Festival of Trees in Saskatoon. The festival is back to an in-person event at the WDM and the streets of Boomtown are trimmed with trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. You can tour around on your own or take part in special events including the Royal Brunch this weekend with special appearances by the Disney princesses. There will also be chances to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus in person or schedule a Zoom chat with him and your little ones. This annual event is in support of the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation. Tickets are $5 – $12 for admission or a family pass for $27.
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SHORT CUTS FESTIVAL
Fri – Sun.
It’s often the way a play starts, a short idea performed by a group of talented people that strengthen the story and help it become more. The Short Cuts Festival is a celebration of brand-new 10-minute works and this year’s edition features works like Marley Duckett’s Stone Picker and Shoes by Charlie Peters. Many of these short plays will eventually evolve into productions we’ll see on stage in the future. The pay-what-you-can tickets sold out quickly for the 3-day festival but there is a waiting list if some are freed up. Just send an email with your information to BoxOffice@ontheboards.ca.
If you’re looking for a romantic evening, why not take a musical journey to the City of Light with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and Chevalier’s Paris. This performance will feature SSO principal flutist Allison Miller and award winning guest conductor Adam Johnson. The program features works by Joseph Bologne – Cevalier de Saint-Georges who was a favourite courtier of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. The concert also features works by Haydn & Devienne. In-person tickets are $30 – $45 and it will also be available on ConcertStream.tv.
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SANTA CLAUS DAY PARADE
Sunday – 1:00p.m.
Nothing signals the start of the holiday season like the arrival of the jolly old elf. After the virtual parade last year, you’ll be happy to know the annual Santa Claus Parade is making a comeback to the streets of Saskatoon. The parade route begins on 20th Street and winds its way through downtown to drop Santa off at the Midtown Plaza. Grab the family and join in on the fun.
It’s a film festival created by fans, for fans. The Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival is back for another week of 21 featurs and 21 short films from around the globe. Horror fans will love the re-make of the 1980s thriller Slumber Party Massacre or for something a little more off the beaten path, check out Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes about a man who discovers his tv shows him images two minutes into the future. There’s something for everyone and you can buy individual tickets for $7 – $10 or a festival pass for $95.