The snow is falling, the lights are shining, and it's starting to feel a lot like the holidays! 

We've put together a playlist brimming with holiday cheer featuring over two hours of holiday and winter-themed music by local artists. The player features a diverse collection of new and original tunes, old favourites, and traditional carols in genres ranging from indie rock to country to traditional Ukrainian to jazz. 

So put another log on the yuletide fire, cuddle up with some warm cocoa, and let this be your soundtrack for the season. This player also works on mobile devices, so you can take it all with you wherever you go. 


For those looking for local inspiration for holiday gift ideas, many of the featured songs and albums are available for purchase...

Camerata Nova - Christmas in Early America BUY
Camerata Nova - Nova Noël BUY
Cat Jahnke - O Night Divine BUY
Chic Gamine - Christmas Vol. 1 BUY
Cindi Cain - The Heart of Christmas BUY
Coldfront - Coldfront Christmas BUY
Fred Penner - Christmastime BUY
Jaylene Johnson - "Winter Wish" BUY
Jaylene Johnson - "It Won't Be Christmas 'Til You're Home" BUY
Jaylene Johnson - "Come Lord" BUY
Jodie Borle - Snow BUY
JP Hoe - Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Songs BUY
Lana Winterhalt - The Fall BUY
Lana Winterhalt - Hey! It's Christmas! (again) BUY
Latka - "From Under the Christmas Tree" BUY
Nathan - "Favourite Things" from Casserole BUY
Paris To Kyiv - "Oj Kraseniu Iasen", "Pavochka" from Prairie Nights and Peacock Feathers BUY
Rusty & Savanna - Stocking Stuffer BUY
Rusty & Savanna - Slow Down Christmas BUY
Ruth Moody - "Winter Waltz", "Cold Outside" from The Garden BUY
Steve Bell - Keening for the Dawn BUY
Steve Bell - Feast of the Seasons BUY
Trio Bembe - A Latin Christmas BUY
WHY - "Joy Is Louder" BUY
WHY - "Can't Everyday Be Like Christmas" BUY
WHY - "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day" BUY 
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra - Suite Messiah BUY


Here's a sample of holiday concerts happening in Manitoba. Find more in our free MB Live concert-finding app and online listings

December 1

A Merry Prairie Christmas Tour at Various Manitoba Venues with The Color (Dec 1, 3, 6, 8, 10)

December 2

CBN Holiday Show at the Garrick Hotel with Colour By Numbers, Almost Insight, The Casual Tees

December 3

An East Coast Christmas at the Centennial Concert Hall with The Barra MacNeils

December 8

A Merry Little Christmas at the P. W. Enns Concert Hall with Bowen, Warren Friesen, Byron Falk, Dale Wiebe, Florian Lassnig, Mikaela Rae, Leora Hamm, Henry Abrams, An Unexpected End

Christmas Together Tour at the Centennial Concert Hall with The Tenors (Dec 8, 9)

December 9

Fred Penner's Christmas at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

Amero Little Christmas at the West End Cultural Centre with Don Amero

December 10

A Christmas Celebration at the Centennial Concert Hall with Patti Kusturok, Richard Gillis, Bjorn Thoroddsen, L’Ensemble folklorique de la Rivière Rouge, The Snowtones, Pembina Trails Voices, Maples Collegiate Chamber Choir, Elsaida Alerta, Sistema Winnipeg Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Tom Jackson's Christmas 150 at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

Christmas EP Release at the Winnipeg Conservatory of Music with Erin Propp, Yuri Hooker, Michelle Mourre

December 12

Christmastide at the Centennial Concert Hall with Steve Bell, Mike Janzen, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

December 14

Funk The Halls Holiday Show at The Park Theatre with The Funk Hunters

December 15

The JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show at the Burton Cummings Theatre with JP Hoe

December 17

WJO Christmas Party at the Winnipeg Art Gallery with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

The Snowman at the Centennial Concert Hall with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Boys Choir

Rock The Halls at West End Cultural Centre with members from Attica Riots, The Treble, Clipwing, Pushing Daisies, and more

December 19

Country Christmas at Times Change(d) with Kevin Roy, Olivia Maxfield, Andrew Neville, Matthew Sabourin, Frannie Klein, Dan Thiessen, Jamie Buckboro, Ashley Au, Casimir Gruwel, and more