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Newmarket offers array of events to celebrate the season

Frozen Fridays with free skating and treats at Riverwalk Commons is just one of the fun family events offered
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The winter holidays are just around the corner. Grab your friends and family members and savour the season and warm your spirits at one of these Town of Newmarket events.

Days of Winter Past Gallery
Now until Jan. 11, 2020. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except for private events or program-related closures.
Explore the winter season through the paintings of eight Ontario-based professional artists. Each artist has captured his or her own intimate experience and unique perception of this beautiful and unforgiving season. Curated by Sue Miller and Dave Rheaume. 
Guided Art Tours available by appointment for Groups and Schools. Fees apply. To inquire, contact Logan Bales at phone: 905 953 5313 ext. 2845.
Where: Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)
Admission: Free
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Gallery of Festive Heritage Trees
Now until Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
The Elman W. Campbell Museum presents the Gallery of Festive Heritage Trees to celebrate the holiday season. Whether your style is Victorian, Edwardian, or Retro, there's something to inspire everyone!  Free admission (monetary donations are greatly appreciated).

Where: Elman W. Campbell Museum (134 Main Street South)

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Winter Wonderland – Frozen Fridays
Every Friday from Dec. 6, to Jan. 3, 2020 from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Winter just got cooler! Join us for a fun, free outdoor winter experience including free outdoor skating on the Tim Hortons Skating and Water Feature, beautiful light display, rides on the Tim Hortons Express Train, DJ music, free hot chocolate and treats and more.

Sponsored by: TD Bank, Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, Cintas, Cobs Bread, The Pickle Barrel
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Mitten Tree
Dec. 6 to March 1, 2020
Visit our Mitten Tree throughout Winter Wonderland where residents have the opportunity to donate and/or take what is needed. Donations include new, handmade or store bought hats, mittens, socks and scarves with all remaining items being donated to Inn From the Cold, Belinda’s Place and Blue Door Shelters.
Where: Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive)  
Cocoa and Cookies with Santa
Dec. 7, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Everyone is invited to enjoy an afternoon of hot cocoa, cookies and photo opportunity with Santa. Presented by Friends of the Museum.
Where: Elman W. Campbell Museum (134 Main Street South)
Admission: Free, Food donations welcome
Live Nativity Pageant
Dec. 21 and Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The 32nd annual Live Nativity Pageant takes place outdoors at Fairy Lake Park presented by the Town of Newmarket and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A Journey to Bethlehem features a live cast with real animals representing the nativity scene and birth of Jesus Christ as told in the New Testament. Dress warmly as the Pageant takes place outside. 
Location and Parking: 
  • Parking at Fairy Lake Park is limited and on a first come, first serve basis
  • Alternate parking options: Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive)
  • Accessible parking is available at Fairy Lake Park

Where: Fairy Lake Park (off Water Street)
Admission: Free
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Tim Hortons First Night Newmarket
Dec. 31 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Celebrate the end of 2019 with us and ring in the New Year. Enjoy an evening of family entertainment capped off with a countdown and amazing fireworks show at 9 p.m.
Where: Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive)
This event is brought to you in partnership with Tim Hortons.
Newmarket Mayor’s New Year’s Levee
Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Ring in the New Year with Mayor John Taylor and members of Newmarket’s Council. Enjoy free skating on the Tim Hortons Skating and Water Feature, free hot chocolate, live entertainment and more.  
Where: Riverwalk Commons and Community Centre & Lions Hall (200 Doug Duncan Drive)
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