Weekend Planner for November 15 to 17, 2013. Cheer on the holidays with Santa, listen to a prodigy pianist at the WSO, or go on a sweet road trip full of baked goodies – that's just a taste of the fun you can have this weekend in Manitoba.

Santa Claus Parade

Nov 16 | Winnipeg Kick off the holiday season right by enjoying the Santa Claus Parade in downtown Winnipeg! For over a hundred years, this parade’s festive colours, lights and music has put smiles on the faces of many children and those who are young at heart.

Umi Plays Chopin at the WSO

Nov 15 to 16 | Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg Nov 17 | Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon Umi Garrett has transcended the word “prodigy” to become a powerhouse pianist and deeply sensitive artist far beyond her years. The winner of the highest award of the International Chopin Competition and J.S. Bach Competition, is in demand as a performer with the world’s greatest orchestras. Umi plays in both Winnipeg and Brandon this weekend.

Cinnamon Bun Trail

The fine people in rural Manitoba have put together this handy map that will take you on a sweet journey to find the tastiest treats and homemade foods around. Yum, that sounds delicious!

Brandon Santa Parade

Nov 16 | Brandon The Santa Parade is a Brandon tradition that kids of all ages can enjoy. Join Santa, his elves, helpers and a whole host of Brandon personalities!

"Rumors" by Neil Simon

Nov 13 to 16 | William Glesby Centre, Portage la Prairie The Prairie Players present the hilarious comedy, "Rumors" by Neil Simom.  Nov 13 and 14 is the play only; Nov 15 and 16 is the Dinner Theatre.

Tarbut: Festival of Jewish Culture

Nov 16 to 24 | Rady Jewish Community Centre, Winnipeg Enjoy a diverse assortment of arts and culture for all ages at Tarbut: Festival of Jewish Culture! Featuring both local and out-of-town performers, Tarbut showcases the best of Jewish culture through a variety of mediums.

Many Worlds Festival

Nov 16, 17 | The Forks, Winnipeg Throughout November, celebrate world music, dance, fashion, food, and fun at the Many Worlds Festival! Featuring performances from Folklorama entertainers in the Centre Court (Europe on Saturday, Africa on Sunday).

Eaton’s Fairytale Vignette Display

Open daily | Children’s Museum, The Forks Go on a cuteness binge and explore the last original Eaton’s Fairytale Vignette Display – a Winnipeg holiday tradition for all generations! You will definitely hear "Oh my gosh, they are so cute!" a few times during your visit, you might even be saying that yourself.

Craft, bake and art shows

Various locations across Manitoba Become the perfect gift-giver by finding that unique, handmade item at one of Manitoba’s holiday craft, bake and art shows.

Bryn Roberts

Nov 17 | West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg Listen to seasoned pianist Bryn Roberts live in concert as part of Jazz Winnipeg's fall season. Roberts has played at many of New York’s prestigious jazz clubs, including the Blue Note, Birdland, Smalls, Fat Cat, and has appeared with many of New York’s top jazz musicians.

The art scene

Various locations across Manitoba Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying some of Manitoba’s diverse arts offerings. Here's a handful of great exhibits you don’t want to miss this month. Have a great weekend everyone!