Merry Christmas – 2017

Cobourg Internet started in November 2004 as a Retirement project and in July 2013, Cobourg News started reporting News about Cobourg.  In November 2013, a subscription list was started that provided regular updates to anyone interested. That list now has over 700 subscribers.  In September 2017, it migrated to a new platform. I’d like to wish everyone who visits the site a Merry Christmas and a Great New Year and my heartfelt thanks go to all the people who have expressed appreciation of the service provided. Below you will find some Christmas information and a neat video.

Cobourg Christmas Information – 2017.

  • The Mall will be open Sat. Dec. 23 until 8:00 pm and early Sunday Dec. 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:00. The Mall is closed December 25 and January 1.
  • Rainbow Cinema closes after the 4:30 pm Christmas Eve film and re-opens Boxing Day.  It is open New Year’s Eve but closes after the 7:05 movie. It’s open New Year’s Day.  Full schedule here.
  • The Loft Cinema will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day but open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Full Schedule here.
  • Victoria Hall will have regular hours until Friday Dec 22, then closed Saturday Dec. 23, through Tuesday Dec 26. It will also close January 1st. But be sure to go to the Mayor’s Levee on January 1st at 2:00 pm.  Meet and greet the whole Council and hear the Mayor talk about past achievements and future plans.
  • The Beer store will be open 10 till 6:00 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and will be closed Christmas day, Boxing day (Tuesday) and New Year’s Day.
  • The LCBO will close Christmas Eve at 6:00 pm (both locations).  They will also be closed Christmas day and Boxing day. The store on Elgin is open New Year’s Eve till 8 pm and on Albert till 6 pm.

Santa’s progress

Here is a site that caters to children wanting to track Santa’s progress:

Jingle Bells like you’ve never heard (or seen) it before.

From December 2015 – USAF at Union station in Washington DC.


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Gerald Childs
6 years ago

Merry Christmas to you and yours, John. Thank you for all the effort and work you put into keeping us in the loop with the news about Cobourg.

6 years ago

Echoing all of the previous comments, thank you John, Merry Christmas!

Bill Thompson
6 years ago

Surely a candidate for the Citizen of the Year award !
Merry Christmas and a healthy happy New Year to you and your family.

Deborah OConnor
6 years ago

Thank you for everything you do for our community. I appreciate the info neatly listed here to tell us when important destinations like the liquor store are open over the holidays. With a partner who works in health care and scheduled to be on the job for each and every statutory holiday this season, keeping on track can be hard sometimes, and the man deserves to have a drink waiting for him when he gets home at 10 pm.

Ever the wannabe editor, I note that the only piece of info not included is the garbage collection day changes over the holidays. Copied directly from the County website, here is what we need to know:

“Please note: During the week of December 25th, collection will bump two days ahead: Monday will be collected Wednesday, Tuesday will be collected Thursday, and so on. During the week of January 1st, collection will bump one day ahead”.

John Draper
Reply to  Deborah OConnor
6 years ago

Thanks Deb

manfred s
6 years ago

Your work on behalf of Cobourg’s many citizens, and those beyond, deserves everyone’s unreserved appreciation and respect. Thank you!

To you, John and Alma, my Best Wishes for a wonderful Christmas and continued successes and good health in the years ahead.

Reply to  manfred s
6 years ago

Your work on behalf of Cobourg’s many citizens, and those beyond, deserves everyone’s unreserved appreciation and respect. Thank you!

Completely agree!
And welcome back to Manfred. I’ve missed your words of wisdom.

John Hill
6 years ago

Thank you John for being Cobourg’s best source of local news. With recent changes in newspaper and radio coverage, your efforts are much appreciated in keeping the community aware of important issues. Happy holidays.

6 years ago

John you will be an even more important source for what is happening in the new year now that the Today is gone. Thank you for all you do around and about.
Good Xmas to you both.

6 years ago

Merry Christmas to you both.

6 years ago

John, Best of the Season, Best of Christmas and the very best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year to you and your Family. Thank you for all you do.

6 years ago

John… Your retirement project has become the go to source of reliable information for people living and thinking of living in Cobourg. Thanks for the amazing time and effort you continue to invest in enriching this Town. Have a joyful and restful Holiday!