December is here and the communities of Eastern Manitoba are ready to celebrate! There are tons of activities and workshops for you and your friends and family to participate in. Sit back and listen to live music, or add some personal touches to your Christmas gifts and decorations at one of the many workshops. Get ready to support the surrounding area’s Food Banks because the CP Holiday Train is making its way to Whitemouth to not only fundraise for a fantastic cause but also to throw one heck of a good time.
CP Holiday Train
December 2 – Whitemouth
The CP Holiday Train is coming to Whitemouth! Have a whole load of fun and family time all the while supporting Food Banks in the area! Listen to fantastic live music by two incredibly talented Canadian artists – Madeline Merlo and Scott Helman.
Gifts in a Jar
December 2 & 3 – Pinawa & Lac du Bonnet
Gifts in a Jar is a class full of great DIY gift ideas that are perfect for practically anyone, especially all those foodies in your life (or people who just love to eat great food!). You’ll be making 5 assorted “Gifts in a Jar” to take home, and you’ll also get to take home a handout with other great recipes and ideas!
Starlight Snowshoe Adventure
December 6 – Pinawa Suspension Bridge – Pinawa
Put on some snowshoes and enjoy an evening of snowshoeing under the stars. If you’ve never seen the stars devoid of light pollution this is a must tour. Join Pinawa Unpluffed Eco-Tours and experience the thrill of snowshoeing after dark using headlamps to guide the way. Your destination will be the warm and cozy outfitters tent where you will break and warm up by the woodstove before returning to the trailhead.
December 7 – Whitetail Meadow – Niverville
Christmas Town is sure to be a magical event for the whole family, with many activities for all ages. So come dressed in your Christmas best and celebrate the season with the Niverville community.
There will be plenty to do with the family! Everything from photos with Santa, storytime with Mrs. Claus, Elf School, and bake sale and more!
Putting The Art In Winter
December 7 – Landmark
Head out to Landmark for a day out and enjoy Putting the Art in Winter – a home-town craft sale in an artist’s private residence just 20 minutes from Winnipeg. Six different artists and crafters have been specially selected to display their skilled workmanship for you, just in time for the gift-giving season.
Family Snowshoe Adventure
December 7 – Pinawa Suspension Bridge – Pinawa
Bring the kids to the Family Snowshoe Adventure and experience the fun of snowshoeing while taking in the beauty of the boreal forest on this fun-filled family adventure. The kids will turn into winter explorers as they look for animal tracks in the snow. The tour will venture off-trail to the secluded outfitters’ tent where you can warm up while enjoying a hot beverage before you return to the trailhead.
Boreal Snowshoe Adventure
December 8 – Pinawa Suspension Bridge – Pinawa
Bring your friends on the Boreal Snowshoe Adventure and experience the fun of snowshoeing while taking in the beauty of the boreal forest on this beginner’s tour. This tour will move at a slow and enjoyable pace so you have time to breathe and take lots of pictures. The tour will venture off-trail to the secluded outfitters’ tent where you can warm up while enjoying a hot beverage before you return to the trailhead.
More Eastman Greatness
You don’t have to be a local to take part in one of these great community events. Stop on in, try something new, and make some great friends!
December 2 – Mature Adult Exercise – Lac du Bonnet
December 2 – Health And Wellness 101 – Beausejour
December 2 – Yoga with Fran – Lac du Bonnet
December 4 – Moonlight Madness With Mrs.Claus – Beausejour
December 5 – 40/30/20 – Lac du Bonnet
December 6 – Gnomes For Your Homes – Beausejour
December 6 – It’s Band Night – Ste. Anne
December 7 to 8 – CPTC Season Opener – Beausejour
December 7 – Christmas Night Market – Niverville
December 7 – Pinawa Winter Town Market – Pinawa
December 7 – Southeast Farmer’s Market – South Junction
December 7 – Family Movie Day! – Lac du Bonnet
December 7 – Woodridge Christmas Craft & Bake Sale – Woodridge
December 7 – Woodridge Christmas Community Supper – Woodridge
December 8 – Wreath Making Class – Anola
December 8 – YPV Christmas Concert – Beausejour