Festive Fun @ Huntsville Festival of the Arts

Lifestyles Editor Dee Dee Weiland takes a sneak peek at the festive fun on offer at the Huntsville Festival of the Arts this winter season


While most visitors to Muskoka think of cottage country predominantly for its amazing natural scenery and outdoor fun, scratch a little deeper and you’ll discover the region has a rich tradition of cultural activities, too.

Huntsville in particular boasts an incredible array of local artists and performers, while its venues have hosted countless national and international acts. Leading the way is the popular Huntsville Festival of the Arts, which has crafted a superb series of experiences to showcase the best of both talent pools for its 2021-22 winter season.

The HFA’s winter programming features an extensive range of genres, from classical to contemporary and includes everything from ballet to pop concerts, and plenty of other offerings in between.

Here’s our rundown of the fun you can expect at the Huntsville Festival of the Arts this winter. To learn more of these upcoming events and other fun things to do in Huntsville, as well as member discounts and special offers, visit the Huntsville Festival of the Arts’ website at www.HuntsvilleFestival.ca.

And be sure to also check out our list of other fun things to do in Muskoka at Christmas on our LuxuryMuskoka website.


Huntsville Festival of the Arts Offers Festive Fun


The Good Lovelies Christmas Tour

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Hip popsters the Good Lovelies stop in at the Algonquin Theatre as they celebrate the festive season. This remarkably talented (and fun) Canadian group will perform classic Christmas tunes and songs that celebrate the winter season. They’ll also be performing some of their own original material.

Supporting the Good Lovelies’ Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough, and Susan Passmore (pictured above) are a superb six-piece band made up of some of Canada’s top musicians, guaranteeing a night of fun toe-tapping sing-alongs.

This must-see Christmas show takes place December 16th at Huntsville’s Algonquin Theatre.


The Nutcracker

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A long-time Canadian Christmas tradition, The Nutcracker pops into Huntsville on December 18th. Choreographed by Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen to the well-known classical score by Tchaikovsky, this magical classic follows a young girl, Klara, on her dream journey.

Then production has a uniquely Canadian twist, setting Klara’s journey in Canada in mid-winter. Her experiences include dazzling winter landscapes, cuddly creatures, lumberjacks… and yes, even Mounties.

This family-friendly show takes place December 18th at the Algonquin Theatre.


Tom Cochrane with Red Rider

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Canadian rock legend Tom Cochrane stops at Deerhurst Resort with his band Red Rider in the New Year. With six million in record sales under his belt and a career spanning over 40 years, this Manitoba native promises to rock Muskoka’s best-known resort with countless great tunes.

Mark your calendars for January 29th, 2022. And check out our preferred accommodations partner for Deerhurst Resort reviews, rates, and reservations. 


The Washboard Union

Juno-winning The Washboard Union bring their three-part harmonies and superb musical talents to the Algonquin Theatre on February 3rd. This popular Canadian country band are in town to promote their new album, Everbound.


The Original Wailers

Here’s your chance to see members of Bob Marley’s incredible original band in performance. The show features legendary guitarist Al Anderson who helped Marley on memorable classic tunes including the iconic No Woman, No Cry.

You can catch The Original Wailers in concert on February 16th at the Algonquin Theatre.


Tebey: Shotgun Rider Tour

Singer songwriter and hit record producer Tebey plays Deerhurst Resort on March 2nd. His #1 hits include Somebody Else Will, while his latest release, Denim on Denim, has been streamed over three million times. 

For a truly memorable evening, why not book a night (or two) at the resort? Check out our preferred accommodations partner for Deerhurst Resort reviews, rates, and reservations. 




Dee Dee Weiland is Lifestyles Editor of LuxuryMuskoka, a member of The Weiland Team real estate professionals, and an expert on lifestyles and living in Bracebridge Ontario.  


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