Barrhaven’s Holiday Advent Calendar

Looking for great events this holiday season? Our Barrhaven businesses have pulled out all the stops with events for everyone in the family – from kids/families to adults to pets, there’s something on the list for everyone right here in our community! We hope that you able to take advantage of these incredible offerings and that they make your holiday season extra special!

1) Barrhaven’s Biggest Holiday Light Display

The Barrhaven BIA is proud to once again be lighting up the corners of Greenbank Road and Strandherd Drive with the communities BIGGEST holiday light display. Over 60k lights will be lit every evening from Friday, November 17th until mid-January. We hope that they make your holiday season extra bright! Enjoy them while driving by or if on foot, take a photo and share it with us!

2) Barrhaven’s Great Holiday Giveaway

Our holiday giveaways are back and bigger than ever this year! From Friday, November 17th to Tuesday, December 12th, we will have 26 daily giveaways on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Each day, we will feature a new business with a new prize! Make sure to enter daily!

3) Outdoor Christmas Market at the Log Farm

On Saturday, November 18th and Saturday, November 25th from 10am to 2pm, The Log Farm is hosting their annual Outdoor Christmas Market! This popular event features 50 vendors each day and is a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping and get into the festive spirit in a beautiful setting. There is no admission to shop the market and they now have over 200 parking spaces available – please check the lot before parking on the street!


4) Self Made Holiday Cards with Metallic Designs at Staples Barrhaven

The scents of gingerbread, cookies, scented candles and a warm fire are back in the air – holiday is here! At the most wonderful time of the year, there are lots of greetings to send out.

Designing your own holiday cards this year will make it even more personal. Using metallic markers to draw on black paper, you can create beautiful holiday cards for your friends and family – and let your creativity sparkle.

In this session, you will:

  • Get creative and Make and Take your own holiday card.

All supplies will be provided. Ages 6+. This event is FREE. Wednesday, November 22nd from 5pm to 7pm!


5) Christmas Pet Photoshoot at Pet Value Barrhaven

Bring your pets for photos with Santa at Pet Value Barrhaven on Saturday, November 25th from 10am to 2pm! Digital downloads will be available by donation to Freedom Dog Rescue!


6) Bunny Palooza Christmas Extravaganza at Ren’s Pets Barrhaven

Join in this fun event at Ren’s Pets Barrhaven on Saturday, December 2nd from 10am to 4pm! Activities include a bunny photobooth, adopt a stuffed bunny, nail trims and grooming for your bunny, raffle baskets, baking, bunny treat, and bunny themed gifts!


7) A Very Merry Grinchmas Pizza Party at Boston Pizza Barrhaven

Grab those ugly Christmas sweaters and come on in to celebrate the holidays with our very merry Grinch and his Christmas elf! Each child will receive a build-your-own pizza kit, drink and dessert. Sing-along to some Christmas tunes and take photos with our Grinch!
1 seating @ 11:00am on Saturday, December 2nd (Space is very limited so reserve early to avoid disappointment).
Kids 10 yrs and under $10.99 + tx – includes 1 build-your-own pizza kit, drink and dessert.
Adults may order off of the main menu.
Kids Cards/coupons cannot be used during this event.
***Please note, this is a special event. No coupons, kid’s cards or promotions will be accepted during this time.

8) Friends Trivia – The Holiday Episodes at Boston Pizza Barrhaven

A new Friends Trivia Night, this one is all about the holiday episodes! Monday, December 4th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm!
It’s 4 rounds with questions of every level of difficulty and prizes along the way.
Make a reservation is as easy as doing it through the event OR by calling (613) 825-1414!
Teams of up to 6. Bring a charged smartphone, we are paperless and use Trivia Rat. Cost of $10/team will be taken care of in-store.

9) Holiday Donut Decorating at Maverick’s Donuts Barrhaven

Join the team at Maverick’s Donuts Barrhaven on December 5th or December 19th for Holiday Donut Decorating! There are 2 timeslots each night – 6:30pm for beginners (ages 6-10) and 8pm for advanced (ages 11+). The cost is $25 per person and includes 2 donuts and one beverage per guest! Spots are limited so don’t delay registering at!


10) Photos with Santa at BMO Barrhaven West

Looking for a great opportunity to get your photos with Santa right here in Barrhaven? BMO Barrhaven West will be hosting the big man himself on Friday, December 8th from 5pm to 8pm. Get photo ready and make sure to have your wish lists on hand! More details to follow! In case you’re wondering, it is the Santa pictured!

11) Holiday Paint Nites at Broadway Barrhaven

Broadway Barrhaven will be hosting 2 holiday Paint Nites in the month of December. Step up to the canvas and unleash your inner artist with your Paint Nite host  guiding you through the process of creating a beautiful work of art! On Saturday, December 9th at 7:00pm paint your very own Holiday Barn and on Saturday, December 23rd at 7:00pm paint your own Chalkboard Holiday!

12) Pirouette Holiday Show

Our annual holiday show is quickly approaching…we are excited to announce this years theme of “How the Grinch Stole Gymnastics”. All our gymnasts have been working hard on their routines in preparation for this event. We are inviting all family and friends to join us for this show featuring ALL Pirouette gymnasts from Recreational to National streams.
🗓️December 14th
📍St. Mother Teresa HS
🎟️$5 per Adult, Kids are FREE
Tickets available online NOW!