Saturday and Sunday – 5th Annual Christmas at Blue Craft & Gift Show, Blue Mountain Resort Conference Centre. A vibrant marketplace with over 100 local vendors, unique gift ideas and door prizes. Free parking. Info:

Saturday – Holiday Launch, Downtown Collingwood. A special day marking the official launch of the holiday season. Stop in at the merchant open houses, visit with Santa’s reindeer in training and enjoy carolers on the street. During the evening take in the annual Santa Claus Parade, the traditional lighting of the town Christmas Tree and a dazzling display of fireworks. Info: or call 705-445-5595

Saturday – 3rd Annual HoHo Holiday 5K, Start/Finish 2nd and Pine Street Parking Lot. Join over 1,000 Santas and light up the Collingwood Trail System. Get a running start to the holidays with this festive event that features rest stops with seasonal treats and fun, as well as great activities, DJ, beer garden and kids’ fun zone at the Festival Area. Info:

Saturday – The Liverpool 4, The Historic Gayety Theatre. An exciting and fun Beatlemania experience delivered by one of Canada’s top Beatles Tribute Bands. Info: or call 888-353-3203

During your stay, get the latest on new homes and chalets in Collingwood and the Town of the Blue Mountains by visiting MacPherson Builders’ 6,000 square foot sales centre at 5 Cranberry Trail East (corner of Hwy. #26 and Cranberry Trail East) in Collingwood. Hours are Wed-Sun noon to 5 p.m. Or call 705-293-2201 to learn more.