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 corner of Mississaga St E and Front St, promptly at 7pm, so please get there early to pick up your candles before the parade starts.

Canada Day Downtown Festival & Entertainment – Couchiching Craft Brewing Co

Who: Couchiching Craft Brewing Co

What: Canada Day Downtown Festival & Entertainment (FREE ADMISSION, Family-Friendly, Age of Majority will be ID’s for wristbands)

Where: 162 Mississaga St. E, Orillia Ontario L3V 1V9 and parking lot (enclosed and licensed)

When: Saturday July 1, 2023 from 12pm Noon until 10pm

Why: To provide a downtown celebration location for Canada Day Festivities, including family-friendly activities, live music and entertainment with a craft beer and beverage garden

Great Easter Egg Hunt – Downtown Orillia

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

Scour downtown in search of colourful eggs in baskets from 9:30 am to 11am at the Orillia Opera House. Trade your eggs in for tasty chocolates 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 Public Library Easter Event

We are running an Easter themed STEAM Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Love Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math? Drop-in to the Family Department at the Orillia Public Library between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday April 8th  for some Spring and Easter themed STEAM fun! Fun for the whole family!

No registration required for this free program.

Orillia Farmers Market Easter

The Easter Bunny is coming to the Orillia Farmers’ Market! 🐰
Meet the Easter Bunny and get your photos taken on Saturday, April 1 and Saturday, April 8, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Keep your eyes peeled, you may find some chocolate eggs along the way! 🪺🍫

St. Patrick’s Day Downtown

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Orillia! Our downtown restaurants have lots of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations going on that you won’t want to miss out on!

Visit Fionn MacCool’s Orillia Waterfront for a St. Patrick’s Day party featuring live music, food & drink features, and giveaways!

Studabakers Beachside will feature live entertainment from 6:30 – 10:30pm! For their special menu, click HERE!

Couchiching Craft Brewing Co will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Bingo on March 16th at 7:00pm!

The Common Stove will host a “Celtic Kitchen Party” with live music for brunch from 11:00am – 1:00pm on March 19th.
PICNIC Snackbar will have an Irish Whiskey Takeover of Scotch Club on March 15th. PICNIC will also host a “Celtic Kitchen Party” from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on March 19th.

Mariposa Market has a variety of St. Patrick’s Day themed treats and drinks!
Brewery Bay will be hosting a St Patrick’s Day Party with a feature menu and live Irish music. 7-10pm. No cover charge.

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.

Remembrance Day Banners Locations

Black Friday – Half Price Downtown Dollars

Take advantage of outrageous specials throughout the Downtown!

Downtown Orillia is once again offering half off Downtown Dollars (while quantities last) on Black Friday (Nov 25th). These are available to purchase in person at our office starting at 9am!*

*While supplies last, limit of one $50 amount per person. Our office takes cash, debit & credit.

[This sale is specific to Black Friday. Unlimited quantities of Downtown Dollars are available at full price for purchase at any time.]

Photos with Santa

The Downtown Orillia Management Board in collaboration with December Sun, The Orillia Public Library, Manticore Books and Creative Nomad Studios are thrilled to host a Free Christmas Photos with Santa event.

This is a Free event, but we do ask that you bring a canned food donation for our local food bank.

Our event will held on November 26th from 10am -2pm , on the second floor of Creative Nomad Studios during the Orillia Christmas Market.  This event will allow you to pre-register from 10-11:30am, or drop in from 11:30am-2:00pm.  If you would like to pre-register/book your timeslot please click here.

During the photos the Orillia Public Library will be hosting a free Holiday Craft activity for your children to participate in!

We will have beverages, crafts, a small gift and good ol’ Saint Nick! We cannot wait to see all of your smiling faces on November 26th.



Orillia Christmas Market by Creative Nomad Studios

Creative Nomad Studios and the Downtown Management Board invite you to rediscover a traditional Christmas in an nontraditional way!

Stay tuned here as we announce all the exciting Vendors, Events and Partner Events that you can experience for 2022!

Come and visit the Christmas Market and then our vibrant downtown stores, restaurants and galleries, and admire the window displays and Christmas specials.

Enjoy finding just the right gifts for your loved ones, visit Santa and more!

…and have yourself a Merry Little Christmas…

Santa Claus Parade

Once again, the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce will be running the Santa Claus Parade! This is the largest Christmas parade North of Toronto! Featuring over 100 floats, bands, and Santa himself, this is a great way to ring in the holiday season!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here.

Interested in registering a float? Click here.

For more details, visit the Orillia Chamber of Commerce’s website.