Downtown decks the halls for next First Friday walkabout

The a cappella quartet Resolution will move around the downtown on Friday night sharing season songs. Photo courtesy, Ryan Lindsey

Journal Staff

The holiday edition of First Friday arrives in Sarnia’s downtown Dec. 6 bringing with it the sights and sounds of Christmas.

The a cappella quartet Resolution will add to the evening’s festive mood by singing in various spots throughout, and The Nightingale Chorus performs in the lobby of the Imperial Theatre from, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery – 147 Lochiel St. – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Live music, and 15-minute on-demand Red Dot Tours of exhibits. Opening of Inspirational Moments show.

Coffee Culture – 130 Lochiel St. – 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Live music.

Artopia Gallery & Framing – 188 Christina St N – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Live painting by Victoria Thomas, and new acrylic paintings by Joyce Iacono.  Donated coats accepted for those in need.

theStory – 179 Christina St N  – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Hosting Art Therapy, a silent auction of donated works by local artists supporting Sarnia Speaks. Live painting by Laura Kreviazuk, music, and cash bar.

Themptations – 180 Christina St. N – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Make your own hemp jewelry with Lynn. $5 per person.

Parallel Junction – 176 Christina St. N. – open until 9 p.m. Works by more than 40 artists and artisans.

Petite a la Carte  – 170 Christina Street N. Art by Bill Walters, Lynne Brogden and Chantal Simon.

Downtown Market – 140 Christina St. N. 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Christmas Market.

Cheeky Monkey – 130 Christina St. N – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eclectic Christmas: music by Karen Morand, readings by short story writer John Gardiner, art show by Bill Walters.

Silhouettes Boutique – 125 Christina St. N – Open House with Christmas cheer until 9 p.m.

Cowboys & Indians – 121 Christina St. N – Open until 9 p.m. Works by local First Nations artists.

100 Christina St. – 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Christmas Market and 30 vendors featuring food, artisans, local wine & beer. Door donations & $1 from beverage sales to Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre.

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts – 127 Christina St. S. – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Gift-oriented art exhibition opening. Launch of graphic novel, The Lambton Swamp Phantom and the Treasure of the Griffon, A Mickey Maple Story. Seasonal acoustic guitar by Colin Graf.

River Bank & Co. – 172 Front Street N. – 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Holiday celebration with original art by Trevor Jamieson and Laura McCann, new Prints by Cathy Earle, Peach & Clementine. Live music at 7 p.m. by Bil Eldridge.

One Tooth – 155 Front St N – Christmas pop-up featuring local artists, 3 p.m. till closing: Pawsitive Pottery, Caribbean Treasures, Dee-lightful Stitches, Teal Tiger Creations, Honey Handcrafted, Lake Life Studios. Live music from Demi Krall 7 p.m. -9 p.m.

Inner Calm Counselling – 155 Front St. – Unit 108, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Colourful drawings and paintings by Aruba Mahmud; Dreamcatchers and macramé by Alana of Be Free Dreamcatchers; acoustic guitar with Owen Syme.

Cafe Yoga: Sarnia Reiki, Meditation & Yoga – 150.5 Front St. N. Suite 7, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Open House with holiday gifts, art, live music and apple cider.

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62 – 286 Front St N. – 8 p.m. to midnight. Dancing and music with Mark Blayney, Rick Powell and the Lounge Lizards.

The Tin Fiddler – 146 Christina St. N. – 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Live music with Ainsworth & Young.

Ups N’ Downs – 226 Front St N – 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.  Live music with Dan Butts.

Blue Line Pub & Lounge – 180 Front St. N. Live music with Andrew Brody starts 7 p.m.

rev-el-ree – 148 Front St. N – 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Live music from 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. DJ Jayscott. $3 cover charge starts 9 p.m.

Refined Fool Brewing Co. – 137 Davis St., Art by Caitlyn Jean, in correspondence with the Art Therapy event at theStory, supporting Access Open Minds youth mental wellness centre.