Category Archives: Holiday Season

A Christmas to Remember

A Christmas to Remember returns to the City of Charlottetown’s Wintertide Holiday Festival featuring a lineup of some of PEI’s finest entertainers such a Joey Kitson, Catherine O’Brien, Caroline Bernard, Don Fraser, and The Reindeer Express band! Livestreaming from the Confed Centre Mainstage on Saturday November 28 at 7:30 pm as a part of the City’s Wintertide Holiday Festival.

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart

Rocking the Rafters

The East Pointers Ready to Rock the Rafters December 30 and 31

JUNO Award-Winners return to Confederation Centre; 300 tickets available each night

Islanders searching for the must-see concert of the season should circle December 30 and 31 as Confederation Centre of the Arts is sending 2020 out with a bang. Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre presents two nights with the internationally acclaimed pop-folk trio, The East Pointers

The JUNO-Award winning trio sold out the 1,100-seat Mainstage one year ago, and now return ready to rock the hall in a time when everyone needs a good night out. Special thanks are extended to performance sponsor, KKP.

Just 300 tickets are available per night, due to social distancing guidelines. 

“The East Pointers are one of the most requested acts we hear about, and it’s always a full, fun house when they come to the Centre,” says Darcy Campbell, director of winter programming. “We’re thrilled to host them for two nights, and sign off on 2020 in style!”

With Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic grooves, trance-like breakdowns, and three-part harmonies, Tim Chaisson, Koady Chaisson, and Jake Charron capture the furious energy of their live shows and push the boundaries of folk while lighting a new path for a new generation of music lovers. The music trailblazers have performed more than 500 live shows world-wide in the past five years, but nothing beats a hometown crowd during the holidays. 

Tickets are limited, so patrons should act fast. Appreciation is extended to the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Province of Prince Edward Island, and the City of Charlottetown.

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart

Amazing Tales of the Atlantic

Amazing Tales of the Atlantic is a live radio play anthology series celebrating the unique residents of the Atlantic.On December 23rd, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you the Amazing Tales of the Atlantic Christmas Special presented by the Guild!Each holiday tale will be brought to life in the style of old time radio by our incredible cast of Island actors and comedians along with LIVE sound effects! And for some extra cheer we are bringing along a special guest or two!Our holiday tales are…The DDT Detectives – “Muscle Santa” – Crusher Kevin Cormier and Dashing David Doiron go undercover to investigate a series of thefts from a toy drive. Thefts that are allegedly being perpetrated by a holiday hating monster known as the Grabbus.The B’ylight Zone – “There Will Be Eggnog” – Alone on christmas eve, a crotchety old oil conglomerate president is visited by three chilling shades. Each shows him visions of what has been, what is, and what is yet to be. Will he change his ways and enrich the lives of those around him?Anne of the Green Planet – “Are You There Santa? It’s Me, GilBot” – It’s Christmas time on Avonlea Space Station and GilBot Blythe, a totally normal human teen boy, is shocked to learn that he is the only one who still believes in Santa. After an entity claiming to be Santa appears, will GilBot still want to believe?Entry is $20 at the door, seats can be reserved in advance by contacting The Guild, 111 Queen Street, Charlottetown or by calling (902) 620-3333!

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart

A Celtic Family Christmas at Home

This Holiday season, make a virtual visit to the home of Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy as they prepare to celebrate Christmas 🎄🎶📡A portion of tickets sold from our website for this streaming variety special will go back to the Centre! Learn more: https://confederationcentre.com/…/natalie-macmaster…/

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart

The Stage is Set


The Stage Is Set For ‘Comfort & Joy’ This Holiday Season

– Confederation Centre Dec. 20 concert features Tara MacLean, Catherine MacLellan, Kinley Dowling, 

Vince the Messenger, Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors, Adam Brazier, and many more!

Islanders and patrons everywhere are invited to enjoy the holiday event of the season this December. Confederation Centre of the Arts is proud to present Comfort & Joyan old-fashioned holiday variety show featuring some of Atlantic Canada’s finest entertainers.

All three headliners will perform, a stirring performance from the Mi’kmaq Heritage ActorsGia Kierrah, and many more.

The performance will also be available to view from the comfort and joy of your couch or bedroom, as it will be live-streamed. For just $20, patrons can sip hot chocolate at home and take in a feel-good family concert featuring more than 20 artists, live from the Centre. 

Due to distancing and seating limitations, there are less than 300 tickets available for Comfort & Joy,and organizers expect the in-person seats to sell out quickly To book now, for live-stream or in-personconcert, visit confederationcentre.com, contact 902.566.1267, or visit the box office in person.

“Needless to say this has been a hard year for everyone, and we’re all due for some great live music and holiday cheer!” says Steve Bellamy, CEO of Confederation Centre. “It is so exciting to be hosting concerts and events again, and whether you wish to enjoy this concert at home or in the big room in person, we hope you’ll join us for a wonderful night of songs, spirit, and community.”

Additional features of this glittery variety show include a ballet performance of The Nutcracker; an all-star live band led by Music Director Natalie Williams Calhoun with Morgan Saulnier and Alan Dowling; and a live on-stage reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas, featuring a VERY special Island guest.

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart

Another Sketchy Christmas

Another Sketchy Xmas!

In the Awhile Ago, Charlottetown’s Sketch-22 produced the theatrical comedy A Sketchy Xmas. It was irreverent, audacious, undoubtedly a little bit sacrilegious, and hugely popular. Now, Sketch-22 alumni Rob MacDonald and Graham Putnam — along with a cast of almost two dozen — are remounting it, updated and bigger and better than ever.

Come along for this hilarious donkey ride to Bethlehem as Another Sketchy Xmas tackles the story of the birth of the baby Jesus, featuring a suspicious Joseph, a no nonsense Mary, stoner shepherds, an exhausted angel and arrogant wisemen. Meanwhile in current times, a rough and tumble Charlottetown family learns the true meaning of Christmas despite power outages, a lack of liquor, familial bickering, and the interference of their oddball boarder from Norway.

Tickets are $25! Available at the door, or in advance at The Guild Box Office, by calling 902-620-3333!

The Guild requires patrons to wear a mask upon entering and exiting the building until they are sitting in their seats, and when they are unable to physically distance. 
Staff are to wear masks when ushering and when they are unable to physically distance.

Presented by The Guild with the permission of the Public Health Office of Prince Edward Island, and operating under its COVID-19 rules and guidelines. 

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart

In the Air

Join us for some (safe) holiday cheer! Two shows here at the Victoria Playhouse – Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 pm. Call us at 1-800-925-2025 to book your tickets.

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart.