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.

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