Get into the Holiday Spirit in Sudbury

Get out safely and enjoy the holiday season in Sudbury. From pop-up markets and a virtual parade to the beloved Festival of Lights at Science North, here are local events for all ages to enjoy.

There may be fewer parties this year but the holiday spirit in Sudbury lives on. Here are some Sudbury holiday events that the whole family can enjoy safely and will help put you in the holiday mood.

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Festival of Lights at Science North

A Sudbury spectacle for over 20 years. Enjoy the spectacular holiday lights display outside Science North every night this season starting November 22. Watch the outdoor launch live in-person at Science North (bring a mask and remember to practice social distancing) or on Facebook Live Sunday, November 22nd at 6:30PM.

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Crosscut Holiday Pop-Up Market

Every Saturday until December 5thCrosscut Distillery hosts local vendors, that fit the weekly theme including Nature Inspired, Upcycling, Accessories. Find the perfect gift or treat yourself, and while you’re there, stay for a flight of the Crosscut’s award winning spirits.  

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Light Up Kivi Park

On Saturday, December 12, visit Kivi Park for a magical evening for the whole family.  Watch as Sudbury's beloved park lights up for the holidays. Enjoy some s’mores by the campfire, a visit from Santa, and more.   

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Downtown Sudbury Makers
Christmas Market

Since the Maker’s Christmas Market isn't possible in its usual format this year, local vendors are setting up inside select downtown businesses this season. Support local and shop for gifts downtown Sudbury every Saturday until Christmas. Check the calendar for list of vendors and shops.

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Greater Sudbury Virtual
Santa Claus Parade

The Santa Claus Parade is back, with a twist! This year the parade is a virtual one, with homemade floats made by you! Build your own float and upload a video of it to YouTube, then send the link to the Greater Sudbury Public Library to be included in this year's parade. Deadline for entry is November 24th.  Watch the parade November 29th at 4:00PM on Facebook or Eastlink. Instructions for creating your float are on YouTube.

Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl

Check out the local art show downtown Sudbury from November 21–December 13.  Art will be displayed in downtown business windows for viewing and for purchase through an online auction. Buyers can bid on pieces virtually and pick up a unique gift in time for the holidays.

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Grab some hot chocolate to keep you warm during the festivities. Check out some of Sudbury’s cafés.

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