What's Up In WPG: Dec. 8-10

December 8-15 | Hot Beverage Week

From Dec. 8-15, more than a dozen of The Exchange District’s best restaurants, bars and cafes will be serving up a series of creative signature drinks with a holiday spin. With a total of 13 offerings you can make it your personal mission to try them all and vote on your favourites. See the complete lineup here.

December 9 | Home Alone at Hudson’s Bay | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Christmastime means classic Christmas movies. Get the whole family in the holiday spirit on Saturday morning with a free screening of Home Alone at Hudson’s Bay downtown. Show up early and take part in some pre-movie activities like arts and crafts, games and face painting. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

December 9 | Elf at The Park Theatre | 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

If Will Ferrell is more your style, The Park Theatre is also hosting a free screening of the hilariously classic Elf. Maple syrup not provided.

December 9 | Little Brown Jug Open House | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Hard to believe, but Little Brown Jug is turning one this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, meet the entire LBJ team and celebrate with games, snacks, tours and, of course, beer. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

December 9 | Petal Pop Up | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Do some holiday shopping and support local makers at the second annual Petal Pop Up at Harrow United Church (955 Mulvey Ave.) this Saturday. Featuring an all-vegan lineup of products from 25 local vendors, the event will also have food from Roughage Eatery and Love your Buns. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

December 9 + 10 | Red River Christmas

Experience the warmth and splendour of a traditional Christmas, Red River style. Hosted by the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, this all-weekend event features horse-drawn wagons, sizzling fires, photos with Santa, snowshoeing, skiing, Christmas carolling and more. For ticket prices and more information visit the Facebook event page

December 10 | Whole Holiday Market | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Whole is a mindful holiday market in the heart of the Exchange District. Hosted by a unique and diverse community of artists and crafters, vendors will be serving up everything from art and handmade dolls to macramé and essential oils. The market will also feature live music and gift wrapping, with proceeds going to New Directions. For more information visit the Facebook event page

December 10 | Holiday VIA Pop-up Farmers’ Market | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Winnipeg train station is also getting in on the holiday market fun this Sunday. With 40+ local vendors selling everything from artisan bread and kimchee to chocolate and quilts, you can stock up on gifts for the whole family and treat yourself to some local goodness while you’re at it. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

December 10 | Holiday Party at the WAG | 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Get festive with your family at the Winnipeg Art Gallery this Sunday. Enjoy cookies, crafts and a mug of hot cocoa and take a picture with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Filbert the Nutcracker Bear. For more information visit the WAG online.

December 10 | International Human Rights Day at CMHR | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To celebrate International Human Rights Day, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights will be offering free admission this Sunday. The day’s programming will include a citizenship ceremony, a live performance by the Winnipeg Youth Choir, the opening of a new pixelated Canada 150 exhibit and more. For more information visit the CMHR online.

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