Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
This weekend we’re offering activities to put you in the mood for the festive season – ‘cos, guess what? Christmas is just around the corner!
Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? Who popularized the Christmas tree? What kind of toys did children play with in the early 1900s? The answers to these questions and fun facts about our favourite festive traditions are revealed in the exhibition Flocons, fous rires et père Noel (Snowflakes, Laughter and Santa Claus), currently showing at Sherbrooke’s History Museum.
November 22, 2019 – January 19, 2020│ Musée d’histoire de Sherbrooke
Wondering what to get your loved ones for Christmas? If you’re stuck for ideas, take a look at our suggestions in this Special Feature. You’ll find every kind of gift - for foodies, culture vultures and lovers of the great outdoors….
The Centre des Foires de Sherbrooke is hosting a two-day marathon of gaming activities to raise money for Leucan Estrie, an association for children with cancer. Video games, board games, remote control gadgets, arena games, VR (virtual reality) games, video arcades and simulation video games, a gaming console museum, merchant stalls, tournaments…. Just some of the exciting activities that await gamers this weekend. You might even come across one of your favourite costumed characters! Cosplay is also part of this high-tech event.
November 23 (10am-10pm) and November 24 (10am-4pm) │ Sherbrooke Exhibition Centre │ Tickets available online.
Want to enjoy a good laugh? If so, head for an evening of side-splitting humour at Sutton’s Comedy Club, performed by up-and-coming comedians Christine Morency and Jacob Ospian-Echeverria. While you’re in the village, why not have dinner at one of its charming eateries such as Auberge Sutton Brouerie?
Saturday, November 23 (8pm)│ Salle Alec et Gérard Pelletier, Sutton
Calling young and old – Santa Claus is coming to town! The parade, with Santa and his little helpers, will be winding through Sherbrooke’s downtown and there will be live entertainment along the route. The festive procession culminates with the lighting of a giant Christmas tree and a fireworks display. And don’t forget to bring your wish list….
November 24 - leaving at 3pm on the corner of 13th Avenue and King Street East. The parade ends at 4:30pm on Wellington Street North.