Durham Region

Santa's on his way

Can you hear those sleigh bells ringing? Santa will soon be on his way to Durham Region. Be sure to stop by and check out the Santa Claus Parades at these locations:

Christmas Float

Get ready to ride!

Emily Batty

Did you know that a number of amazing athletes use and train on our trails right here in Durham? Two time Olympian, Pan-Am gold, national champion, mountain biking athlete for Red Bull and Trek Factory Racing and Durham resident Emily Battyy can attest to the beauty and diversity of our trails. Emily grew up riding and training on the trails in Durham ----as seen in Sport Durham's latest video. These trails have so many elements, that from beginner to professional athlete, there's always something to do and ways to challenge yourself. From Durham Forest to Ganaraska Forest to the Dagmar North Trail, there are so many options to try out for a great day of mountain biking. The 13-kilometre Dagmar North Trail in Uxbridge was built in 2015 through an incredible amount of volunteer hours by members of the Durham Mountain Biking Association (DMBA). Visit Discover Uxbridge or DMBA's web page at durhammountainbiking.ca for the latest on local trail conditions, maps and mountain biking-related news and events.

Santa trains

Santa Train

Santa Claus is coming to town, and when he arrives he'll be riding the York-Durham Heritage Railway! Bring the whole family for a special train ride complete with on-board entertainment. Santa will visit each child at their seat ----a great photo opportunity ----and each child receives a gift bag upon departing the train. The Santa Train is a one-hour round trip train ride, departing from Uxbridge at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on November 25 and 26, and December 2 and 3, 9 and 10, 16 and 17. Book your tickets online at ydhr.ca.

Christmas is in the air!

There are tree lightings, holiday concerts and Christmas festivals galore in Durham Region this year. Get into the Christmas spirit at one of these fantastic holiday events:

Tree Lighting

905 Comedy Festival

Comedy Festival

Join your fellow comedy lovers for some side-splitting laughter at the live CBC taping of the 905 Comedy Festival. Stand-up comics from the Rick Mercer Report, Air Farce, This Hour has 22 Minutes, Yuk Yuk's, Just for Laughs, and more come together on November 24 and 25 at the Harmony Creek Community Centre. Visit the 905 Comedy Festival website at 905comedyfest.com for tickets. Proceeds from ticket sales will help fund the programs at Community Living and families at local abuse shelters.

Skate Canada

Skaters

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships taking place February 23 to 25, 2018 at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa. Skaters from across Canada will compete for team national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories. The top two senior teams will represent Canada at the 2018 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. This is a great opportunity to see one of the sport's most exciting disciplines, which was last in Oshawa in 2009. Tickets will be available by presale to Durham Tourism e-newsletter subscribers on November 13, and to the general public on November 14, through the Tribute Communities Centre website at tributecommunitiescentre.com.

barn Pickering

Dinner and a Show

Cozy up to a delightful dinner and show at a 150-year-old dairy barn in Pickering this winter. Herongate features delicious buffet dining and hilarious, full-run theatrical comedies in a unique and rustic setting. Cozy up to a delightful dinner and...
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skiing Durham Region

Hit the Slopes

While the season was short last year, this chilly winter has brought us lots of fluffy white snow and is laying the groundwork for a busy and long ski season. We are incredibly lucky to live in Durham Region, where we have four ski resorts that make for a world-class...
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musicians Oshawa

RMG Fridays tonight!

Happy second anniversary! Come out to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa tonight (Feb. 1) as they host a community-themed Block Party, co-hosted by Oshawa Mayor John Henry, Dr. Steven E. Franklin of Trent University, Dr. Tim McTiernan of the...
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skiing Durham Region

Hit the Slopes

While the season was short last year, this chilly winter has brought us lots of fluffy white snow and is laying the groundwork for a busy and long ski season. We are incredibly lucky to live in Durham Region, where we have four ski resorts that make for a world-class...
MORE »

musicians Oshawa

RMG Fridays tonight!

Happy second anniversary! Come out to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa tonight (Feb. 1) as they host a community-themed Block Party, co-hosted by Oshawa Mayor John Henry, Dr. Steven E. Franklin of Trent University, Dr. Tim McTiernan of the...
MORE »

barn Pickering

Dinner and a Show

Cozy up to a delightful dinner and show at a 150-year-old dairy barn in Pickering this winter. Herongate features delicious buffet dining and hilarious, full-run theatrical comedies in a unique and rustic setting. Cozy up to a delightful dinner and...
MORE »

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