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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There’s a feeling of anticipation and celebration in the air. Attending the December 1st First Friday events in downtown Sarnia will only heighten the feeling.
Adding to the festive feeling, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Seaway Sounds Sweet Adelines Chorus will be throughout the downtown singing Christmas Carols. Freshly roasted chestnuts will be available to purchase in front of Artopia Gallery & Framing and Maran Fashions.
Along with entertainment at the various venues and shops listed below, remember this is a perfect time to do your Christmas shopping with stores open later than usual. Most shops are happy to hold your purchases for pick up at a later date.
Also during the December First Friday, The Lawrence House is offering free gift wrapping for all purchases made at downtown stores on this First Friday.
For more updates throughout the month remember to LIKE Sarnia First Friday on Facebook.
Keep in mind that parking on the street and in the lots is FREE after 6:00 p.m.
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery – 147 Lochiel St – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Dee No Namers
At 7:00 p.m. – it’s your chance to see the extremely underground, musically experimental, and possibly imaginary band Dee No Namers! This is the master work of a group of young talents that came together for TNT: Band Makes.
Coffee Culture – 130 Lochiel St. – 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Live music with Wild Cards
EXP Realty – 190 Christina St N. – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Learn about Women’s March Canada – accepting donations on behalf of Women’s Interval Home – new toys, baby items, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, diapers, gift cards, journals & day planners
Artopia Gallery & Framing – 188 Christina St N – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Bruce Clarke will be playing Christmas tunes while you shop for the art lover on your list. Paintings, pottery, mugs, charcuterie boards, jewellery and more!
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 – Hemp Goods and Culture Shops – 180 Christina St. N. – open until 9:00 p.m. – featuring local artist Tyler Ingles
zZas Pizza Bistro – 170 Christina St N – 6:00 -9:00 p.m. – live music with Blackmore & Blackmore
R. W. Lawton Gallery located behind the Imperial Theatre Box Office by The Capitol Bar -168 Christina St. N – Large at the Lawton featuring expansive works by Peg Kivi, Regina Gudelis, Rita Viscount and Deborah Scragg
Cheeky Monkey – 130 Christina St. N – 7:00 -9:00 p.m. – Live music dedicated to great Canadian rock with Big Highway + New original art exhibit & sale “Gifts Abound” by Bill Walters
Vanilla Bean – 138 Cromwell St. – Live entertainment 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – George Ayers & Gary Wilkins plus special dinner menu
Cowboys & Indians – 121 Christina St. N – Open until 9:00 p.m. – works by local First Nations artists
The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts – 127 Christina St. S – Put a Bow on It, exhibition and sale featuring art by members of the Lawrence House in a wide variety of media. Opening Reception 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Classical guitar music by Colin Graf 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Say hello to featured writer Phyllis Humby, columnist for First Monday magazine and fiction writer. Free gift wrapping for all downtown First Friday purchases.
Refined Fool – 137 Davis St. – Shar Stock’s most recent drawings will be displayed in conjunction with the Sarnia Speaks Fundraiser she is hosting at the theStory.
River Bank & Co. – 172 Front Street N – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Holiday shopping and socializing, paintings by Baylie Randall – Photography by Frank Kaelin and special musical entertainment!
One Tooth – 155 Front St N – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Music by Demi Krall 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cafe Yoga: Sarnia Reiki, Meditation & Yoga – 150.5 Front St. N. Suite 7 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Retroflective by: Artist/Designer/Maker Holliby plus live music by: Andrea Max
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 – 286 Front St N. – 8:00 p.m. to midnight – Music and dancing with The Casuals