Your Weekend Sessions

Your weekend has been designed so you’ll be able to attend each of our 5 main sessions, plus as many of the bonus sessions as you’d like.  An interactive dining experience with Chef Michael Smith is included in your weekend package.

See the full “Weekend At A Glance” Schedule here (PDF).

Once you have booked your weekend package at Deerhurst, you will be able to customise your weekend schedule. Click the Book Your Weekend Package tree to get started.


KarlMainDECOR WITH THE EXPERT with KARL LOHNES (Saturday 9:15 – 10:45 am, Saturday 1:45 – 3:15 pm, or Sunday 9:45 – 11:00 am)

Join celebrity decorator Karl Lohnes for a fun-filled 90 minutes of holiday décor ideas, trends and simple how-to projects that will have your home glowing with style this holiday season. Karl will be showing the 3 big trends for holiday décor, tips and tricks for decorating with little time and money and feature some inventive holiday décor how-to projects using simple household objects. Suggestion: bring your camera to this class to capture all the décor ideas!

MichaelSmith2DEMONSTRATION WITH MICHAEL SMITH (Saturday 12:15 – 1:30 pm)

Join Chef Michael Smith for a demonstration you won’t forget!

COOK-THE-BOOK DINNER EVENT (Saturday 7:00-10:00 pm)

Get ready for an evening of surprises and fun during this lively 3-course giant dinner party hosted by Chef Michael, and featuring many recipes from his latest cookbook served family-style. Guests will have the chance to play a role in serving the evening’s menu under the guidance of Chef Michael himself!


SUGAR AND SPICE with ANNA and MICHAEL OLSON(Saturday 9:15 – 10:45 am, or Saturday 1:45 – 3:15 pm)

Come and see celebrity chef duo Anna & Michael Olson as they put holiday joy into baking.  Need a dessert to whip up in a jiffy for last minute guests? Want to know how to prepare a festive family dinner on schedule?  Looking to wow your guests with something a little different?  The Olsons cover it all here, along with their stories and tales of two chefs living, laughing and cooking together.


BEST OF STYLE with DAVID CLEMMER(Saturday 3:15-4:15 pm)

Best of Style – Celebrity stylist David Clemmer (Style by Jury, Style Me Up Style Me Down, Styleography) discusses Holiday Fashion Trends for him & her while surprising 2 lucky audience members with a LIVE @ Deerhurst Holiday Makeover complete with a professional red carpet photo shoot! Click here and find out how to win a free makeover.

In the Christmas Village the ‘Style by Judy’ team will help you transform your closet (or friends & family) by bringing you this seasons fashion must haves handpicked by Fashion Experts David Clemmer & Nicole Maneck from the SLICE Networks ‘Style Me Up Style Me Down’.  And just in time for the holidays! No more just wondering what it would be like to have your very own makeover.  NOW is your chance.  The Style experts from JUDY INC are here @ Deerhurst and will be providing Holiday  Makeovers including a professional makeup/grooming application & instruction, your very own professional hair guru to style your hair and give you all the latest hair tips and techniques and no makeover would be complete without your very own celebrity fashion stylist offering you a one on one fashion consultation as well as hands on shopping advise.   BONUS:  Your BIG Reveal will never be forgotten as you’ll be able to show off your new look in front of the camera with a red carpet photo shoot by one of Canada’s top photographers.

Fagan Italy 2011THE ART OF PAIRING WINE AND FOOD with MICHAEL FAGAN, “The Matchmaker”, LCBO Food & Drink Magazine (Saturday 3:30 – 4:15 and 5:00 – 5:45)

Michael Fagan, the LCBO “Matchmaker” will lead you through an entertaining and interactive session designed to de-mystify the art of wine and food pairing. Understand your wine style preferences and experience the effects spices, textures and foods can have on various wine styles. Discover the pleasure of cool climate wines and learn firsthand what it takes to make a great pairing and why. Home entertaining will take on new meaning.

Urban Rustic LivingTABLE SCAPES with URBAN RUSTIC LIVING’S TARY ROOSSIEN & ANGIE HAMMOND, DECOR SPECIALIST (Saturday 9:15 – 10:30 am, Saturday 10:45 – 11:45 am, Saturday 1:45 – 2:45 pm, or Sunday 9:45 – 10:45 am)

Urban Rustic Living is about inspiring your creativity and bringing your decor dreams to life. Tailoring a custom Christmas look to reflect your own personal style has never been this exciting!  Join us to learn how to transform a dining area from fall to fabulous for the season.  Get insider knowledge on how to create that “OMGosh” look easily and quickly. A special treat: a “Little Black Dress” session to have you looking sophisticated, simply.

S.Aubin headshotCHRISTMAS CRAFTING with STEPHANE AUBAIN, DESIGN SPECIALIST (Saturday 9:15 – 10:30 am, Saturday 10:45 – 11:45 am, Saturday 1:45 – 2:45 pm, or Sunday 9:45 – 10:45 am)

Craft something very special that will be sure to impress.  Trendy and traditional come together to create a Christmas piece that can be transformed in many different ways. Simple sophistication.

Tim - SandhillEXTERIOR DECOR DESIGN – DREAM IT, CREATE IT, LIVE IT with SANDHILL’S TIM CANTELON (Saturday 9:15 – 10:30 am, Saturday 10:45 – 11:45 am, Saturday 1:45 – 2:45 pm, or Sunday 9:45 – 10:45 am)

Create the ultimate Christmas Urn and Wreath for outside…or inside.  You will learn how to turn the outside of your house into the talk of your street. Make an impact that is chic and uncomplicated.

BrunoFRESH GRINCH! TREE DESIGN with BRUNO DUARTE (Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 pm or Sunday 9:45 – 10:30 am)

Feeling a little Grinchy this year? Let Bruno’s team show you how to design and create the trendy, very stylish, GRINCH TREE.  Take the GRINCH TREE from whimsical to wondrous to elegant.

LInda McLean CYTYOGA TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS with LINDA McLEAN (Saturday 7:00 – 7:45 am, and Sunday 7:00 – 7:45 am)

Energize and Breathe Deeply. Get your body balanced and ready for the season of indulgence. Early morning Yoga sessions at Twas the Month Before Christmas will give you the energy you’ll need to enjoy the busy weekend. Learn to integrate simple yoga techniques to relieve the stress of preparing for the holidays. Get great and simple tips on how to make room in your body for those extra treats.