Children’s Candlelight Parade

Bring the Christmas spirit to life as we light up the downtown!

Join the countdown to light the Opera House tree, enjoy free hot chocolate & treats plus meet SANTA!

The Candlelight Parade will begin at the Legion, promptly at 7pm, so please get there early to pick up your candles before the parade starts.

Great Easter Egg Hunt

This Easter bring the whole family & join us in Downtown Orillia! 

Meet the Easter Bunny + scour downtown in search of colourful eggs  beginning at 9:30 am at the Orillia Opera House. Trade your eggs in for tasty chocolates from Apple Annies Cafe and Shop at the egg exchange located at the historic Orillia Opera House!

Hunt will begin at 9:30 am rain or shine so please be sure to dress weather appropriate and bring a basket to collect eggs in. All ages welcome!

See you downtown this Easter for family fun & delicious treats!

Volunteers Needed!!!

If you would like to help out at this fun downtown event, get in touch today by emailing!

Orillia Arts District Holiday Art Hop

Join the Downtown Orillia Arts District for their Holiday Art Hop happening on December 11th, 2021 from 12-4pm on Peter Street South. Art makes the perfect gift this holiday season!

Renewed Health & Wellness Holiday Open House

While you enjoy shopping downtown Orillia before the Holidays, we invite you to join us at our holiday open house/drop in. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to see our new clinic and meet our team. It’s a chance to ask questions, enjoy a warm drink, sign up for the raffle prize and browse our selection of supplement, crystals, sage, salt lamps and other products we have available at a 20% off Holiday Discount price.

We are going to have limited numbers in the clinic at a time, so we suggest and request that you sign up for a time slot. You can sign up here:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Holiday Artisan Market by Creative Nomad Studios

Mark Your Calendars! Creative Nomad Studios is having its first Holiday Market on November 27th and 28th 2021 from 10 am – 4 pm. During this year’s event, everyone aged 12 and older will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination (digital or printed version) along with a government-issued ID to attend, exhibit and work at our show.

Here is their exciting list of vendors!

Hip Chick Design – upcycled clothing
Attilios’s Fine Foods – extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and other fine foods
Shiralee Pottery – handmade pottery
Marianne Boucher – illustrator, comic artist, painter
Makers Market / Northern Joinery – charcuterie boards, tables, live edge etc.
Bubbles by Beverley – soaps and candles
The Creative Cove – art items
Forest North Studio – photo encaustic artwork
Wooden Waterways – images of Ontario lakes hand stained on pine panels
Woodlot Arts & Co – hand-poured soy candles
Lazer & Light Design Co. – handcrafted lazer cut wood ornaments and decor
Judith Robuliak – photography
Catie Raymond Designs – cold porcelain ornaments and whimsical clay jewellery
Xavier Fernandez – wood turned bowls, wine bottle stoppers, candleholders etc
Carver Girl Leather Co – leather artisan
Neecie – sterling silver jewellery, felted items & silk items
DWN Chocolate – artisanal chocolate
Cord & Crystal – macrame and crystals
Happy Soul Energy – gemstone bracelets and crystals
Vanilla Sprinkle Co – vintage custom confections
Paper Hugs Canada – handmade greeting cards
Anushka Das – chapter book written by child author
Jump 4 Jewels – sterling silver jewellery
Little Tigers / Gillian Lowry Art – large scale colouring poster, screen printed clothing and art
Woods Fabricating

Oh Deer Christmas is Here! Pop-Up Market by Sweet Time Bake Shoppe

Sweet Time Bake Shoppe is hosting their first Christmas Market in the courtyard.
When: Friday December 10th from 5-9pm.
Where: 64 Mississaga St W. Orillia
What: Local vendors coming together to help with your holiday shopping!
Who: Anyone and everyone is welcomed, the more the merrier
Check out the event Facebook listing here.

Light Up Downtown

Light Up Downtown – Nov 19 – January 2022: Take a stroll through Downtown Orillia this holiday season to get in the festive spirit! Enjoy all the Christmas decor, twinkling lights, and window displays. This year the Downtown Management Board has added illuminated decor pieces in each block downtown. These decor pieces make great photo-taking opportunities!

Christmas Shopping Nights

Christmas Shopping Nights – Nov 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17: Downtown Orillia will be running Christmas Shopping Nights once again this year! Businesses downtown will be open late every Friday from November 19th to December 17th to support your holiday shopping needs! Be sure to check out all the holiday decor downtown during these late shopping nights!

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day banners are up in Downtown Orillia. The Downtown Orillia office has a map of the veteran banners that are displayed on the lamp posts, so if you are inquiring about a certain banner, please click here, or contact the office by emailing and we will let you know where the banners are.


Visit the Library Courtyard to view “The Art of Remembrance: A Remembrance Day Exhibit” for a poignant glimpse into the lives of local people during World War I and World War II. 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy and to mark this occasion, local students, youth and seniors have been busy crafting poppies of all sizes and styles, which will also be on display. This exhibit is available for viewing now until November 15th.