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 rap 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. 

Keep scrolling for info on local holiday albums and links to buy, upcoming Christmas shows, festive videos, our special seasonal songs of the week, and more...



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
Don Amero - Amero Little 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
Mise en Scene - "Tinsel Town" 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
Various Artists - Nothing Under the Tree: A UMFM Christmas Album 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 upcoming holiday concerts happening in Manitoba. Find more in our free MB Live concert-finding app and online listings

December 13

Picture Perfect Christmas at the West End Cultural Centre with Heather Rankin

December 14

JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show at the Burton Cumming Theatre with JP Hoe

Christmas with the Celtic Tenors at the Centennial Concert Hall with The Celtic Tenors (Dec 14, 15, 16)

A Rockin' Elvis Christmas at Club Regent Event Centre with Rory Allen

December 15

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

December 16

Bury the Lede Live: A Holiday Podcast Spectacular at the West End Cultural Centre with Mise en Scene, Sandy Taronno, Rusty Matyas, BUNNY, H.U.N.K.S.

Christmas with The Phil: Here We Come a-Caroling! at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church with the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, We Elias, Donna Laube

December 21

Holiday Party for the People at Forth with Glassreel and Ministry of Groove