Friday Dec 15: Head to the Barrie Public Library Downtown Branch for their DIY Fridays! Start your weekend off with a little imagination. 

Saturday Dec 16: Take in Collingwood Circus Club's performance of Grand Central Circus. Set in a 1920's train station where circus travellers encounter a purse snatching troll. 

Saturday Dec 16: If you enjoy the local craft industry then try the Barrie Brew & Bites Tour where participants will be guided around Barrie and get to sample some tapas style dishes that the breweries are offering. 

Saturday Dec 16: Meet and feed the alpacas at the Alpaca Farm Christmas Open House. Afterwards you can warm up with a cup of cocoa and check out the gift store. 

Saturday Dec 16 - Sunday Dec 17: Check out the Canadian Ice Fishing Expo at the Barrie Molson Centre this weekend. There will be anglers and vendors from all across Ontario as well as nearby border states. 

Sunday Dec 17: Visit Santa at the Banting Homestead while making old-fashioned popcorn and cranberry garland.