2019 Holiday Season at the National Arts Centre!
YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE SETS THE STAGE FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON
November 25, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) –The National Arts Centre unveils its holiday decorations today, extending an open invitation to the public to make the NAC their home for the holidays.
The NAC is home to many holiday traditions, classic and contemporary alike. Across generations, families return year-after-year to attend the Nutcracker and Messiah and now a new generation is coming together to celebrate through the joy of live performance, from folk and gospel music, to stand-up comedy and so much more. Holiday performances include more than 20 different programs from dance, the NAC Orchestra and NAC Presents.
A hallmark of the new NAC, the public spaces will be home to a flurry of free festivities. You can snap your holiday family photo in our Nutcracker set; attend CBC’s Project Give live broadcast fundraiser for the Ottawa Food Bank; pick up some special gifts at the Adàwàning Indigenous Women’s Art Market and more. Even if you’re just shopping or dining in the area, feel free to pop in, put your feet up and take in the magical views of the Capital’s Christmas lights.
No Holiday is complete without food and the new 1 Elgin is ready for its first festive season. Come in to enjoy a lovely meal, take the trimmings home or join us for New Year’s Eve in the canal lobby!
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Nutcracker, Dec. 4 – 8, 2019
Emilie-Claire Barlow: Winter Lights, Dec. 6, 2019
Christmas with Matt Andersen & Friends, Dec. 20, 2019
A Jann Arden Christmas w/ NAC Orchestra, Dec. 21- 22, 2019
FREE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Adàwàning: Indigenous Women’s Art Market, Dec. 14, 2019
NAC Orchestra Players’ Association: FanFair, Dec. 15, 2019
Toddler Tuesday: Holiday edition, Dec. 17, 2019
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SHARE THE SPIRIT
Together with our Community Partners, the NAC will Share the Spirit by offering free concerts, dance and theatre tickets to deserving families this holiday season and throughout the year.
ABOUT THE NAC
The National Arts Centre raised its curtains for the first time in 1969. A bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for Canada’s most creative artists, the NAC strives to be artistically adventurous in each of its programming streams — the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre and NAC Presents. The Centre’s national role is reflected in its motto: “Canada is our Stage.” The NAC collaborates with artists and arts organizations across the country, acts as a catalyst for performance; invests in ambitious new works by artists and arts organizations nation-wide; and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. Situated on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe nation, the NAC is accessible and welcoming to all, and offers a variety of free programming and events.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Communications Officer, NAC Popular Music & Variety
Agent de communication, CNA Musique populaire et variétés
National Arts Centre/ Centre national des Arts
(613) 947-7000, ext./ poste 530