The holiday season is in full swing and it’s time to stroll the downtown while taking in the smells of comfort food at the restaurants, beautiful winter colours in the fashion shops and of course music and art of every kind. This is just a bit of what to expect while out and about for the December 6th First Friday Cultural Walkabout. With Christmas weeks away, why not take the opportunity for a little shopping or list making while you browse. Sarnia’s downtown district promises to be a festive place to be for the holiday season. Adding to the festive mood of the evening, Resolution a cappella quartet will be singing in various spots throughout downtown and The Nightingale Chorus will be performing in the lobby of the Imperial Theatre from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. giving you a sample of their upcoming show ‘When Christmas Comes to Town’. Seasonal looks, sights and sounds will fill every corner so mark your calendars and make plans now for a date night or Christmas girls night out. Shop, dine, be entertained…in YOUR downtown!
Remember that parking is free in all the municipal lots and on the street after 6:00 p.m.
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery - 147 Lochiel St - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Live Music & Red Dot Tours -Drop-in / This on demand tour is a perfect complement to your First Friday / Each tour lasts up to 15 minutes. *Inspirational Moments Exhibition Opening*
Coffee Culture - 130 Lochiel St. - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. - Live music
Artopia Gallery & Framing - 188 Christina St N - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Live painting by Victoria Thomas - New acrylic paintings by Joyce Iacono. Please drop off donated coats for those in need.
the Story - 179 Christina St N - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. -Art Therapy: Silent Auction In support of Sarnia Speaks. Donations from talented local artists. Live painting by Laura Kreviazuk. Conversation . Music . Cash bar
Themptations - 180 Christina St. N - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Make your own hemp jewelry with Lynn - $5 per person
Parallel Junction - 176 Christina St. N. - open until 9:00 p.m. - Featuring over 40 artists and artisans
Petite a la Carte - 170 Christina Street N. - Art by Bill Walters, Lynne Brogden and Chantal Simon
Downtown Market - 140 Christina St. N. 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. – Christmas Market
Cheeky Monkey - 130 Christina St. N - 7:00 -9:00 p.m. - ECLECTIC CHRISTMAS - Music by Karen Morand - Readings by short story writer John Gardiner - Art Show & Sale “Coastal” by W.A. Walters
Silhouettes Boutique - 125 Christina St. N - open until 9:00 p.m. Open House - all welcome to stop in for some Christmas cheer
Cowboys & Indians - 121 Christina St. N - Open until 9:00 p.m. - Works by Local First Nations Artists
100 Christina St. - 6:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Christmas Market with 30 vendors including food, artisans, local wine & beer. Door donations & $1 from beverage sales go to the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre.
The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts - 127 Christina St. S - 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Wrap It Up & Put a Bow on It: Gift Oriented Art Exhibition Opening - Graphic Novel Book Launch: The Lambton Swamp Phantom and the Treasure of the Griffon, A Mickey Maple Story with the Lambton Group of 7 assisted by The Lambton County Historical Society - Seasonal Music with Colin Graf on Acoustic Guitar
River Bank & Co. - 172 Front Street N - 6:00-9:00 holiday celebration! Original Art by Trevor Jamieson, Laura McCann - New Prints by Cathy Earle, Peach & Clementine - Live music starting at 7:00 p.m. by Bil Eldridge
One Tooth - 155 Front St N - One Heck of a Christmas Pop- UP Featuring Local Artists Friday 3:00 p.m. til close. - Pawsitive Pottery, Caribbean Treasures, Dee-lightful Stitches, Teal Tiger Creations, Honey Handcrafted, Lake Life Studios AND live music from Demi Krall 7:00 -9:00 p.m.
Inner Calm Counselling - 155 Front St. - Unit 108 - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Art by Aruba, colourful drawings and paintings by Aruba Mahmud - Dreamcatchers and macramé created by Alana of Be Free Dreamcatchers - Acoustic Guitar by Owen Syme
Cafe Yoga: Sarnia Reiki, Meditation & Yoga - 150.5 Front St. N. Suite 7 - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Open House
“Gifts for the Holidays” - Art & Live Music, Apple Cider, & Unique Holiday Gifts
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 - 286 Front St N. - 8:00 p.m. to midnight - Public welcome - Music and dancing - Mark Blayney Rick Powell and the Lounge Lizards
The Tin Fiddler - 146 Christina St. N. - 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Live music with Ainsworth & Young
Ups N’ Downs - 226 Front St N - 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. - live music with Dan Butts
Blue Line Pub & Lounge - 180 Front St. N - starting at 7:00 p.m. - Live music with Andrew Brody
rev-el-ree - 148 Front St. N - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live music - 11:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. - DJ Jayscott. $3.00 cover charge starts at 9:00 p.m.
Refined Fool Brewing Co. - 137 Davis St - Caitlyn Jean’s artwork on display in correspondence to the Art Therapy event held at the Story to raise funds for ACCESS Open Minds and support youth mental wellness in our community.