An Epic Holiday Outing in Ottawa

*This post is sponsored by Shenkman Arts Centre, who we LOVE for their amazing children's programming. It's true that Kids in the Capital may be a little biased about Orleans...perhaps because the whole team lives here!

What do the Shenkman Arts Centre, pizza and Santa's Parade of Lights all have in common? On November 28th, these three things will come together for the ultimate family holiday experience in Orleans!

Shenkman proudly presents the Mermaid Theatre production Goodnight Moon & Runaway Bunny. Halifax's Mermaid Theatre has earned international acclaim for its unique interpretations of the works of Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), Leo Lionni (Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch) and Sam McBratney (Guess How Much I Love You). They bring books to life on stage, using puppets and original music. A huge hit for children ages 3 - 8.

The Runaway Bunny

Our copy of Goodnight Moon is so well-loved. The binding has come loose and the little board book has been chewed many times by a drooly toddler. But at 3 and 6 years old, my girls still get a kick out of this bedtime story. And although we haven't read it, I hear that Runaway Bunny is equally charming - a story about a little bunny's pretend tale about leaving home.

Goodnight moon

The show starts at 4 p.m., but you may want to get to Shenkman a bit early to check out their annual Baz’Art Holiday Sale. This art event is FREE and starts at 11 a.m. (you may find some great Christmas gift ideas!)

And if THAT weren't enough, Orleans has its annual Santa's Parade of Lights running that evening! To make the Goodnight Moon & Runaway Bunny show extra special, Shenkman is putting on a pizza dinner for concert goers before you head over to see the parade.

So whether you live in Olreans or out in the West end, you definitely want to plan to spend the whole day in this part of town.

Buy Your Tickets

Head over to the website and you'll get all the info. Tickets are $26 for premium seats and $21 for regular. The pizza dinner is $5 per person. And of course, our beloved Parade of Lights is free for all!

Will you be there? Comment and let me know, as I'll be there too!