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From art exhibits to theatrical and musical performances,
here are GoodLife's highlights for the Mississauga area




November 23 & 24

Glass Menagerie

Maja Prentice Theatre
Time: 2pm and 8pm
Call: 905.607.2513
mississaugaplayers.com

Tennesse William’s story of hope through shattered glass. A hardworking factory worker in the 1940s, whose family struggles for emotional survival. His sister has a physical disability and his mother is determined to see her daughter get married and be properly wooed by a gentleman caller but is haunted by her own glory days as a Southern Belle.


November 24

An die Musik

Living Arts Centre
Time: 8pm
Call: 905.306.6000
livingartscentre.ca

An evening of dramatic music, guest painist Andrew Burashko joins the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra and conductor Stephen Sitarski in Schnittke’s rarely heard Concerto for Piano and Strings, apoystylistic work of great intensity.


November 25

Mississauga Santa Claus Parade
Mississauga Santa Claus Parade

Time: 1pm
villageofstreetsville.com

There’s no better way to start your holidays than with the Mississauga Santa Claus Parade. A signature event for the village that attracts thousands of people. This year you’ll see more floats, more characters, and more bands, so be sure to arrive early for a good spot on the curbside.


Nov 29 - Feb 10

Love Train
Love Train

Stage West Theatre
Call: 905.238.0042
stagewest.com

Love Train, a Motown musical revue celebrates the music from such influential labels as Staxx, Phil Specter’s “Wall of Sound” and Atlantic Record’s. This show pays tribute to such stars as Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry, The Drifters, Etta James, James Brown, Ike and Tina Turner and Percy Sledge to name just a few.


November 30

Shannon Butcher

Rose Theatre Brampton
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $30
Call: 905.874.2800
myrosetheatre.ca

Shannon Butcher quickly becoming known for her dynamic voice and fresh jazz style. A graduate of U of T’s performance program, and past member of the swinging vocal trio Swing Rosie, Shannon is focused on expanding the jazz songbook through original pop/folk infused material and unique vocal arrangements of contemporary hits.


Elvis - The Moments with Pete Paquette
Meadowvale Theatre
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $35
Call: 905.615.4720
mississauga.ca

Come out and enjoy an evening of Elvis music with two time Collingwood Elvis Grand Champion and Top 10 in Memphis, Pete Paquette with Rudy and the Angels Band.


December 1 & 2

The Nutcracker – State Ballet of Russia

Living Arts Centre
Time: 2pm and 7pm
Tickets: $35-$80
Call: 905.306.6000
livingartscentre.ca

Internationally renowned, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia, based out of The Voronezh State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, brings V. Vainonen’s Nutcracker to life through astonishingly beautiful dances, graceful costumes and enchanting sets.


December 2

Photos with Santa in the Log Cabin
Photos with Santa in the Log Cabin
Bradley Museum
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Call: 905.822.1569
mississauga.ca

Bring your little ones to get their photos taken with Santa in the traditional picturesque setting at the Bradley Museum log cabin. Perfect for sending out to family members.

December 7

Kim Stockwood - I Love Santa

Living Arts Centre
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $28-$45
Call: 905.306.6000
livingartscentre.ca

An accomplished artist who has been in the public eye for over a decade, Kim Stockwood’s remarkable talent, versatility and vivacious personality have kept her busy as an entertainer, performer, writer and host. “I Love Santa” is a collection of holiday standards and original music.


December 7 & 8

‘Tis the Season of Joy

The Great Hall
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $30
Call: 905.338.5702
windmilltheatre.com

Celebrate the holidays at Windmill Theatre with this musical concert, enlightening you with all the traditional songs. Concerts are presented in Cabaret format with complimentary snacks and cash bar.


Dec 8, 15, 22, 27-29, Jan 2-5

Jingle & Jangle
Jingle & Jangle

Stage West Theatre
Time: 12:30pm
Call: 905.238.0042
stagewest.com

Two of Santa’s elves are shocked to find out about a group of children with the Christmas blahs! Through music and song, the elves bring back the Christmas spirit.


December 9

Home for the Holidays

Bradley Museum, Benares Historic House & Leslie Log House
Time: 12pm-4pm
mississauga.ca

This is a holiday tradition! Bring the whole family out for a wonderful holiday celebration at the Museums of Mississauga. Step back in time and celebrate the old-fashioned way. Free admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item for the local community food bank.

December 13-17

A Christmas Carol

Rose Theatre Brampton
Times: 2pm and 7pm
Tickets: $20-$47
Call: 905.874.2800
myrosetheatre.ca

Enjoy the full Broadway treatment of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story. Complete with falling snow, exuberant dances, spooky ghosts and the streets of Dickensian London, A Christmas Carol is brimming with emotional power and pure joy.


December 15

Ballet Creole: Soulful Messiah
Ballet Creole: Soulful Messiah

Meadowvale Theatre
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $26.50-$31.50
Call: 905.615.4720
mississauga.ca

Come out and see the critically acclaimed Soulful Messiah, a fresh, high-energy, celebration of life, dance and music based on Quincy Jones’ rendition of Handel’s Messiah.


December 16

Max and Ruby in Nutcracker Suite

Living Arts Centre
Time: 4pm
Tickets: $26-$36
Call: 905.306.6000
livingartscentre.ca

Max and Ruby bring to life a wonderful tradition this holiday season. Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever composed - Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite - the beloved bunny siblings star in Koba Entertainment’s brand new musical production.


December 20-23

Shen Yun
Shen Yun

Living Arts Centre
Tickets: $50-$150
Time: 2pm & 7:30pm
Call: 905.306.6000
livingartscentre.ca

Back after last year’s sold out run at the LAC, Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating brand new show you will never forget. Shen Yun captures the spirit of a culture long lost. The show moves quickly through regions, dynasties, and legends. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy.

December 22

Candle-Lighting Ceremony

Port Credit Village
portcredit.com

Join the gathering at Hurontario and Lakeshore as we officially welcome Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year! Free hot chocolate, holiday music and a candle-lighting ceremony at dusk.


December 23

Michael Ciufo – A special Christmas
Michael Ciufo – A special Christmas

Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Tickets: $34.99
Call: 905.815.2021
oc4pa.ca

Canadian tenor, Michael Ciufo celebrates the holidays with classic songs designed to create the holiday spirit. Backed by a four-piece band, Michael unleashes his emotionally charged trained opera and pop crossover voice.


December 31

New Years Eve Party

Celebration Square
Time: 8pm-12am
Admission: Free
mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca

Ring in 2013 at Celebration Square! Groove to a video skate party featuring the best jams of 2012, indulge in delicious treats from gourmet food trucks and countdown to midnight with live performances from electro-pop fueled sensation LIGHTS and Nightbox.  Mississauga Celebration Square is a vibrant, public space and state-of-art multi-media event destination.


January 1

Mayor’s Levee

Celebration Square
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Call: 905.896.5000

mississauga.ca
Celebrate the New Year with Mayor Hazel McCallion and Members of Council and enjoy an afternoon of free family entertainment.


Polar Bear Dip
Polar Bear Dip

Coronation Park, Oakville
Time: 12:30pm - 3pm
Cost: Free to attend; $25 to dip
Call: 1.800.268.7243
polarbeardip.ca

Hundreds of people jump into the icy cold waters of Lake Ontario at the Courage Brothers’ Polar Bear Dip each year while thousands watch and cheer them on. Net proceeds from the dip go to World Vision Canada. Dip takes place at 2pm sharp.


January 4, 5, 6

Shrek The Musical

Living Arts Centre
Time: 1pm and 7pm
Tickets: $48-$90
Call: 905.306.6000
livingartscentre.ca

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. In a far away kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess.


January 7

Elvis Festival - Cavalcade of Champions
Elvis Festival - Cavalcade
of Champions

Stage West Theatre
Call: 905.238.0042
stagewest.com

The 6th Annual Cavalcade of Champions features Anthony Von (Early Elvis), Gino Monopoli (Leathers Elvis), Anthony Carbone (Vegas Elvis). Three festival champions covering three decades of hits in one spectacular show! It’s one of the biggest Elvis festivals ever!


January 10-19

Hide and Seek

Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Times: 8pm & 2pm
Call: 905.815.2021
oc4pa.ca

When the Crawfords move to a country farmhouse, they’re not prepared for chilling surprise that awaits. As they try to restore the house before the baby arrives, it becomes apparent that they are not welcomed.