November 25, 2023

Operation Red Nose l Corin Raymond l Craft Markets l Donate at Holiday Lights & Train l Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival l Let It Glow 2023 l Jaimie Isaac l Winnipeg Winter Bus Tour l Winnipeg Babysitter l A Christmas Story l Family Discovery Day

Nov 25
Dec 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 31 

CALL (204) 947-6673

The BEST way to get home this Holiday Season!

Spend time with your friends and family celebrating the Holidays and use Operation Red Nose's FREE designated driver program to get you AND your vehicle home safe and sound this Season!

One quick call to our Red Nose Hotline and we will dispatch one of our volunteer drive teams to your pick-up location. Two of the drive team members will drive you and your guests home while the third team member follows in the team escort vehicle. When you arrive at your drop-off location, the team will reunite and continue on to their next assignment.

Phones are open from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am on operation nights.
Please call 30 to 45 min prior to your preferred pick-up time to request a ride.

Service Areas
The City of Winnipeg and surrounding areas (limit of 10 KM outside of the Perimeter Hwy).
Rural locations please note:
• Requests for rides for the area between Selkirk and Winnipeg may result in a transfer between Operation Red Nose teams in Winnipeg and Selkirk  and are dependent on drive team availability in both locations.
• Requests for rides to further locations outside of Winnipeg are dependent on weather conditions and drive team availability.

December 1 doors open 7 / show 7:30 PM
St. John’s Heritage Church and Arts Centre, 88 McArthur Ave., Lac Du Bonnet, MB
Tickets    $25

Join us for an unforgettable night at The Listening Room Concert Series featuring the incredible Singer-Songwriter Corin Raymond, hailed as a storyteller who makes you feel like you've known his tales your whole life (The Globe and Mail), will enchant you with his soulful tunes and captivating narratives.

Craft Markets

December 1, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
December 2, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Via Rail Union Station, 123 Main Street, Winnipeg

We are so excited to announce our annual
Pitâw Mīno Muskîkî 2023 Indigenous Winter Market
“brings good medicine”
Shopping, food and baking, music, crafts for kids, and more.
@medicinegardensociety, @anishinaabegirl, and @blackwolfdogx

The building extends for 350 ft along Main Street, with the entrance close to the intersection of Main Street and Broadway. The building's entrance doors are located under a decorative iron canopy that projects from the austere white limestone. Atop the building is a large dome.

December 2 & 3, 11 am - 6 pm
Grand Royal Hotel Amber Room, McPhillips St, Wpg  
There is space for parking
$5 entrance fee (under 7 free) gives you a chance to win our auction prizes.

Orich Canada Christmas Bazaar & Market
This is the 2nd Bazaar KanTo 44 has held since the pandemic and we want YOU to be a part of it. Orich will make a personal donation to a non profit organization of choice.
zumba / games for kids & adults / door prizes / entertainment

December 21, 5 pm - 9 pm
Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Avenue Wpg, R3G 1J9
Phone # 204-783-5616

The Wicked Bazaar presents A Yuletide Winter Solstice Night Market
A gorgeous array of witchy and alternative makers ready for all your last minute Christmas shopping needs. Browse our 40 vendors and shop local (and creepy) this Christmas season.

Donate at Holiday Lights & Train

The Salo Family Light Show is up and running at 172 Bridgewood Drive!
Our light shows will run every night from 6-10 pm. Tune to 88.9 FM to hear the music. 
New this year are our angel wings - come and try out the different colours!
Donations for Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba are graciously accepted in our cash box or online (using our link or QR code). Thank you for your generosity!

December 2, 9 pm - 9:45 pm
At grade crossing on Panet Road and Molson Street

The CPKC Holiday Train 2023 is coming to Winnipeg! The Canadian Pacific Christmas train is a magical event that spreads holiday cheer and puts on live events at each stop. The train will be lit up with holiday lights and decorations, and will feature free, half-hour live concerts by Anyway Gang.
The Holiday Train is a great way to get into the festive mood while contributing to a good cause. Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food and/or cash donations for their local food bank/pantry who will be on site taking collections.

The train will also stop at Whitemouth (December 2, 6:50 pm), Portage La Prairie (December 4, 11:15 am), Neepawa (December 4 2:35 pm), Minnedosa (December 4, 4 pm) and Shoal Lake (December 4, 7:15 pm).

Dec 6, 7 am - 5 pm
Dec 7, 6 am - 9:30 pm
Dec 8, 10:30 am - 10 pm
Dec 9, noon - 10 pm
Dec 10, 1 pm - 4 pm
Scotiabank Theater Winnipeg, 817 St. James Street, Wpg

The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival - WAFF Black Friday Passes are 50% off this weekend only!

Dec 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18        6:30 pm - 8 pm
Grant Memorial Church, 877 Wilkes Ave., Wpg
Completely free!

Experience the joy of Christmas with Let It Glow - one of the most wonderful drive-thru light and music shows in town! This spectacular event is returning for its third edition, and it's brighter than ever before!

There's something for everyone at this emerging city-wide Christmas tradition, so bring your loved ones along! You'll get to drive through Grant Memorial Church, where you'll be treated to a dazzling 4-minute show of lights, videos, and music that tells the original story of Christmas. And there will be delicious snacks and hot chocolate waiting for you!

Let It Glow
is also the perfect starting point for the famous Lindenwoods Lights! Begin your tour here and then visit the incredible family light displays on Polar Bear Lane and other locations.

Grant Memorial Church welcomes everyone looking to experience the Christmas glee, so come and join us! You can visit as many times as you like, and it's completely free! However, for safety reasons, please keep in mind that walk-thru visits are not allowed.
Come with your family and friends to be surrounded by the glow of Christmas at Let It Glow!

Dec. 13  doors open at 6:15pm / screening begins at 7pm
WAG-Qaumajuq, 300 Memorial Blvd.
Seated is limited. Tickets required.

Decolonizing Lens and Gallery 1C03 present ‘Mino Pimatisiwin Wiisiniwin’
⁠Join us as we view the film screening of artist Jaimie Isaac’s project.

Jaimie Isaac is an interdisciplinary artist and curator, a member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Treaty 1 Territory, and is of mixed heritage (Anishinaabe and British descent). In her film project, ‘Mino Pimatisiwin Wiisiniwin’ (Living the Good Life Food), Isaac explores the sharing of knowledge and language with her mother through making food.⁠

Refreshments served, followed by panel discussion in Ilipvik (Learning Steps) at 7:45pm. ⁠
⁠After the discussion, join us for the reception in Ilavut to pick up some information about the film at our publication and coffee/tea station from 8:15-9pm.

Dec 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22     6:30 pm - 9 pm or 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Union Station, 123 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3C, Canada
Tickets    Adults: $46.60 / Children: $23.45 (max 3 per family)
Groups of 15 + adults: $40.43 pp. (email to make arrangements)  

Presented by SquarePeg Tours, the Winnipeg Winter Bus Tour will explore the city's December history, the history of Western holiday traditions, plus, there will be trivia, prizes, music, and more! Travel in comfort in a beautiful coach bus that has been Grinch proofed.
This is not a Christmas lights tour.

Starting: Inside the Rotunda of the Union Station (Via Rail).
Finishing: Close to Wawanesa Parking lot
Free parking on streets after 5:30pm or in Wawanesa parking lot.
Maximum Bus Size: 54

If we don't meet the required minimum number of guests (25), your booking will be transferred to another tour date or refunded.  You will be notified in advance via email.  Tickets are non-refundable, non transferable for your cancellations and no-shows.

Select from the list, or contact Kristen at or (204) 898-4678 to book a private tour. Minimum number to run a private tour is 34 adults.

Dec. 16
Dave Barber Cinematheque

Dave Barber Cinematheque and Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival
Artist/Curator: Daniel Barrow      2023, Canada, 113 min

Daniel Barrow’s recently completed 2023 iteration of the hybrid curatorial/archival/expanded cinema project Winnipeg Babysitter, examining Winnipeg’s unique history of public access television, premiered last October at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Since 2006 Barrow has been presenting excerpts from this independent archive in a series of international presentations. Barrow has continued researching, collecting footage and has become a touchstone of sorts for community access creators who want their work archived, remembered and reexamined as media artworks.

In the late 70s and throughout the 80s, Winnipeg experienced a golden age of public access television. Anyone with a creative dream, concept or politic would be endowed with airtime and professional production services. Winnipeg Babysitter traces unique vignettes from a brief synapse in broadcasting history when Winnipeg cable companies were mandated to provide public access as a condition of their license.

When SHAW Cable purchased Winnipeg’s local cable station VPW, rumour circulated that they had destroyed the public access television archives and were systematically dismantling the public access services. Shortly thereafter, artist Daniel Barrow began researching, compiling and archiving a history of independently produced television in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Programs could only be found in the VHS collections of the original producers, television collectors, fans and enthusiasts. This is an archival project that restores a previously lost history.

Daniel Barrow performs an overhead projected commentary, tracing the histories of public access television in Manitoba, and describing the various biographies of each television producer and personality. Blu-ray will be available for the first time at the screening.

Dec. 21
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre
Tickets  Adult  $44.99 / Seniors Price (60+) $34.99 / Children 10 & Under $24.99
plus taxes and fees per person

The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre is proud to present our Dinner & A Movie program featuring the classic movie A Christmas Story and our Signature Holiday Buffet, the best way to enjoy a great movie, time with your friends and family, with a unique dining experience.
Buffet opens at 5:00pm and will be available until 6:45pm. Just before you settle in for the movie to start at 7:00pm, we will bring you hot buttered popcorn to enjoy during the movie.
It gets better at intermission when we serve you coffee, and give you the opportunity to refresh your beverages at our walk-up bar to enjoy for the second half of the movie.

For any questions, please email

Dec. 24, 8 am - 5 pm
Thermëa - Winnipeg, 775 Crescent Dr, Winnipeg, MB R3T 1X3
Book online over at  $86 (+ tax) per person
Select the correct number of visitors, including children (8+) during your reservation.
Once the reservation is completed, we will get in touch to go over the details.

Family Discovery Day
- The thermal experience (saunas, baths and rest areas)
- Special Aufguss sauna rituals
- Interactive experiences for our new spa-goers
- And plenty more to discover!
Our restaurants will include exclusive and exciting age-appropriate menu options.
Places are limited, so act fast to secure the perfect wintry spa day with the kids!

Each child aged 8 to 10 must be accompanied by at least one adult.
One adult may accompany two children, ages 11 to 15.