Check out Bob’s Top 5! (fun stuff to do this weekend within an hour’s drive)
1. Santa Claus Parades!
a) Oakville: Saturday 9AM rain or shine from Reynolds Street and Lakeshore. http://bit.ly/2xLX4N8
b) Hamilton: Saturday 4:30PM from Bay @ Stuart Street. http://bit.ly/2fRpY53
c) Welland: Saturday 4pm from Canadian Tire Financial Services http://bit.ly/2A3hhD6
d) Kitchener-Waterloo: Saturday Starting from Weber and Frederick: 10:30AM http://bit.ly/2hCvsY2
e) Niagara Falls: Saturday from Victoria Avenue @ Armoury Ave. 11AM. http://bit.ly/2zLQ3O3
f) Port Dover: Saturday 1PM downtown area: http://bit.ly/2itTCkB
g) Cambridge: Saturday 6PM from Hespeler Road. http://bit.ly/2mEPB1i
h) Guelph: Sunday: Powell Street to Wyndham Street South 1PM http://bit.ly/2iXzRl5
2. Niagara Falls: Festival of Lights. Come and enjoy Canada’s foremost illumination festival. Exhibits this year include 15 Canadian wildlife displays, over fifty trees wrapped in lights on Dufferin Islands, the world’s largest Canadian-American Flag, three-dimensional Angels at the Niagara Parks Police Building and a visitor favourite, Noah’s Ark! The 35th season kicks off tonight with two shows at 6PM and 7PM and runs until January 31st, 2018.
3. Burlington: Rotary Burlington Music Festival. Come on out for a spectacular evening featuring talents from rising stars! Tonight’s performance is the final Grand Festival Concert, featuring many of the winners from the past two weeks of competition. Don’t miss this chance to hear the area’s best young musicians studying piano, strings, voice and music theatre. Saturday 7PM Burlington Performing Arts Theatre. http://bit.ly/2jw7pKR
4. Milton: ONES: Beatles No 1 Hits! Join us for one night and become part of Beatlemania all over again. Hear the hits that shaped a generation — Hard Day’s Night, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Yesterday, Lady Madonna, Let it be, Yellow Submarine, Penny Lane, All you Need Is Love — This show is an entire evening of number one hits from 1964 to 1970, including a special grand finale of number one hits by the Beatles as solo artists. Saturday 8PM: First Ontario Arts Centre. http://bit.ly/2yKXdRC
5. Hamilton: Escarpment Train Show. All aboard! RBG’s newest train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling the story of how railroads shaped our history. The Escarpment Train Exhibit illustrates three eras of locomotion history including the steam engines of the late 1800s, the streamliners of the 1930s and the powerful modern diesels of the 1960s up to present day. Saturday and Sunday 10AM-4PM Rock Garden http://bit.ly/2mvec8K