November Recap and Getting in the Holiday Spirit!

Dec 07, 2018

November was officially the busiest month of the year at Budweiser Gardens with 8 shows, 7 London Knights games, 2 London Lightning games, and 3 community events! Let's recap this past month AND look at some gift ideas for the upcoming holidays!


The busy month started with an epic show by Chris Young with special guests Morgan Evans and Dan + Shay who had the crowd singing and dancing all night long! The month was capped it off with the Broadway in London performance as Cirque Musica Holiday WONDERLAND that had patrons leaving in awe and in the holiday spirit.

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The London Lightning is back! The team kicked off their 7th season with a pre-season game on November 15th and their home opener on November 18th. We look forward to another great season of basketball and record breaking crowds for the NBL!

The London Knights vs. Sudbury Wolves hockey game on November 9th marked the second Annual ‘Green Game’ where fans had the opportunity to ride the LTC bus down to the game for free as a way to reduce their carbon footprint. Spectra also partnered with ReForest London again and for every save that the London Knights goalie made, a tree would be planted as part of the ‘Million Tree Challenge’. Downtown London offered to match the total so this spring we will be planting 50 trees!

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By December 1st we had a total of 17 changeovers which beat the total we had for “March Madness”. Our event floor was laid down and taken up a total of 15 times, which will end up covering 255,000 square feet of total decking! In addition to this, our hockey glass will be removed and installed 7 times, which is the equivalent of using 651 pieces of acrylic hockey glass.

On top of all the events going on in the building there were two very important press conferences that took place in the month of November. The first was a press conference hosted by the JUNOS with some exciting announcements for the upcoming JUNO week. Loud Luxury to announce that Loud Luxury announced that London has helped raise over $100,000 in support of MusicCounts. What a great feeling to know that the city has helped to put instruments in the hands of so many kids. Tickets for the JUNO awards and JUNO cup went on sale Friday November 30th at 10am.


The second press conference was hosted by Budweiser Gardens and announce the new naming rights for the Theatre and Small Concert set up in the arena as the Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens. This press conference was held on the arena floor and the Performance Stage featured a number by Belle Pointe Dance & Movement Company from the hit Broadway show Kinky Boots!


Here is a list of all that happened in November!

  • November 1st: Chris Young with special guests Morgan Evans and Dan + Shay
  • November 2nd: London Knights vs. Flint Firebirds
  • November 3rd: The Thank You Canada Tour
  • November 4th: Joe Bonamassa
  • November 7th: Stone Temple Piltos & Seether
  • November 8th: Jack White
  • November 9th: London Knights vs. Sudbury Wolves
  • November 10th: London Tequila Expo
  • November 11th: London Knights vs. Kitchener Rangers
  • November 15th: London Lightning vs. Windsor Express
  • November 16th: London Knights vs. Peterborough Petes
  • November 17th: Goodlife Spin4Kids
  • November 18th: London Lightning vs. St. John's Edge
  • November 20th: Russell Peters
  • November 22nd: London Knights vs. Mississauga Steelheads
  • November 23rd: London Knights vs. Own Sound Attack
  • November 24th: Gordon Lightfoot
  • November 25th: Local Artisans & Performers Showcase
  • November 26th: Cirque Musica Holiday presents WONDERLAND
  • November 30th: London Knights vs. Erie Otters

Here at Budweiser Gardens we strive to give you the absolute best entertainment, and as the busy month winds down we’re starting to get in to the holiday spirit! Have you started your holiday shopping? Looking for ideas? We are here to help with the Budweiser Gardens Holiday Gift Guide, highlighting some great shows coming up in 2019.

Whether you are looking for a family event, date night, Broadway show, country concert or a comedy event - we can help you find the perfect holiday gift! 

CLICK HERE to check out the gift guide.

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