Make your holidays merry and bright!

We are officially full of festive cheer!

The kick off for our hall-iday series saw David Myles croon, play a mean trumpet, joke and tell stories to make the evenings of music in both Seeley’s Bay and Balderson hold a special place in the hearts of Small Halls fans. Now on to week two!

We’re so excited to welcome Royal Wood at the Almonte Old Town Hall (sold out) as well as at the Winchester United Church (get your tickets to this one while they last!). In addition, we’re looking forward to laughing our way into the holiday season with East coast comedian, Jimmy the Janitor – and opener young fiddle phenom, Jessica Wedden, at the DACA Centre and the Lombardy Agricultural Hall.

There are lots of cozy-vibe inducing holiday activities in the communities where our Small Halls shows are taking place! Read on to find out more – turn that Small Halls ticket into a full night or weekend of making merry!

Almonte: The Royal Wood show at the Almonte Old Town Hall on Dec. 6 may be sold out, but there is an entire weekend of merriment in Almonte happening, so you may want to consider staying. Light up the Night on Dec. 7 helps light up downtown Almonte for the festive season, drawing thousands to Mississippi Mills each year! Head to Mill Street at 7 p.m. and be delighted by a variety of performers providing entertainment for all ages. Many Mill Street shops will stay open late for those wishing to check some items off their Christmas shopping lists. Check here for more details. Don’t forget the Santa Claus parade will also be bringing happy tidings this weekend in Almonte!

Winchester: Lace up and glide into an old favourite pastime before the Royal Wood show at the Winchester United Church Dec. 7 – skating! What is more wintry than that? Hold your sweetheart’s hand and tour around the Joel Steele arena on Friday night from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. during public skating. Then stroll around downtown Winchester to  admire the lights, grab a bite to eat and a cup of hot chocolate at a local restaurant, and amble over to Deck the Small Halls with us!

Dacre: Take ‘er to Dacre to get your festive on! The Jimmy the Janitor comedy show with opener, Jessica Wedden, set for Friday, Dec. 7 at the DACA Centre is followed that weekend by the annual Christmas bingo at the hall! The Dacre & Area Community Association bingo sees themed prizes and an evening of fun and friendship! Close by in Calabogie, the annual Christmas Market takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Calabogie Peaks Resort. It’s a great opportunity to search out unique gifts that are hand crafted by local artisans and crafters from across the Ottawa Valley! Also that day over in Matawatchan, a community Christmas party is taking place at the Matawatchan Community Hall, with a potluck and tree lighting. Visit for more!

Lombardy:  Are you ready to holiday it up at the Saturday, Dec. 8 Deck the Small Halls show featuring Jimmy the Janitor with opener, Jessica Wedden at the Lombardy Agricultural Hall? The nearby town of Smiths Falls is making the season shimmer this weekend, with the Celebration of Lights parade the same evening starting at 5 p.m. Be sure to watch the parade before heading over to Lombardy for the show! Don’t forget to let the spirit of the season embrace you in Victoria Park, as it comes alive with illumination! Capture the magic of the holiday season as you walk or drive through over 40 holiday displays and thousands of lights in Victoria Park Campground along the beautiful Rideau Canal. The lights are on from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. See more here!

Join us to make the most of your holiday season, witness fantastic live music and get merry through laughing with our very first comedian!