Burlington Santa Claus Parade
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:00 PM – 11:59PM
Location: Downtown Burlington – Brant Street, Burlington ON, L7R 2E7
Burlington’s annual Santa Claus Parade will feature bands, colourful floats, mascots, and jolly old Saint Nick himself! See you there!
Oakville Christmas Market
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Oakville Conference Centre – 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville ON L6L 6P8
Offering a magical, traditional reminder of what this time of year is. Garland & twinkling lights, handcrafted gifts, candles & sweet fragrance fill the air. Its a heart-warming experience that will remind you of why Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Join us in the lounge where the aromas of hot chocolate & live music will follow you with every step
Holiday Petting Zoo @ the Market
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Hamilton Farmers Market – 35 York Blvd, Hamilton ON
Bring the whole family out to the Hamilton Farmers’ Market for a FREE holiday petting zoo. It’s a fun day of shopping, and friendly farm animals!
Light Up The Lake – Burlington
Date: Sunday, December 1 2019 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Plains Road West, Burlington ON
This annual event in Burlington, Ont is an out and back 5K evening Run/Walk along the Waterfront Trail route starting from Spencer Smith Park that goes past the Festival of Lights! This Ontario event honours Kerry Halcovitch who fearlessly battled pancreatic cancer for 31 months!
Multicultural Market – Oakville
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: OE Banquet & Conference Centre – 2245 Speers Road, Oakville ON, L6L 6X8
International shopping in one convenient location! Buy clothes, jewellery, art and gifts from around the globe! Try delicious foods from regions you’ve always wanted to visit! Free prizes, giveaways and entertainment for children! Tickets are FREE but you must register yourself and your family to reserve your spot!
The North Coal Christmas Market
Date: December 5 – December 8, 2019
Location: Village Square – 418 Pearl Street, Burlington ON, L7R 2N1
This outdoor European Style Christmas Market will host an array of local vendors, beverage lounges, and festive food huts allowing visitors to eat, drink, shop, and explore!
A Night At Ireland House
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Location: Ireland House Museum – 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington ON, L7P 5A8
Join us for “A Night At Ireland House”! You will spend the evening sampling seasonal foods prepared on the hearth and woodstove while you tour the Museum, and sip local wine and craft beer along the way. Tickets are $45 and must be purchased in advance, 19 years +.
St. Andrews Christmas House Tour
Date: December 6 – December 7, 2019
Location: The St. Andrew’s Christmas House Tour is a long-standing tradition in Oakville and is an exciting way to get you into the Christmas spirit. The tour will present an interesting mix of architecturally unique homes. Each home is decorated for the Christmas season by talented local designers, offering visitors an opportunity to soak up the holiday vibe and be inspired to decorate their own homes for the festive season. Grab some friends, bundle up and come be inspired!
Canadian Crafted Christmas Market
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Mcmaster Innovation Park – 175 Longwood Road, Hamilton ON
Set to host more than 90 local vendors, including artists, chefs, wares and more, Craftadian offers the best in Canadian-made, small-batch treats from talented makers, along with soulful tunes by DJ Aerlie Wilde, a local art exhibit, photos with Santa and delicious homemade food!
3rd Annual I Love Beer + Mac & Cheese Festival
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Hamilton Convention Centre – 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton ON
This Ugly Sweater themed event invites all food and drink enthusiasts to taste from some of the province’s best breweries and restaurants. This year we’ve partnered up with the Dairy Farmers of Ontario to bring you a delicious Mac & Cheese sampling event provided by neighbouring restaurants using some of Ontario’s finest cheeses. Get your tickets now!
Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 2:00 PM Start
Location: King Street East, Stoney Creek, Hamilton ON
Join us for the 63rd Annual Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade presented by Heritage Green Community Trust, City of Hamilton’s City Enrichment Fund and the Volunteer SC Parade Committee. For more information, click the link below!
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Westfield Heritage Village – 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton, Flamborough ON, L0R 1X0
Enjoy Westfield by candlelight and feel the warmth of the season through music, food samples, fireworks and a visit from Father Christmas. Christmas shopping is available at the gift shop and the restaurant will feature light meals and refreshments.
Hamilton Winter Solstice Festival
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:30PM
Location: Corktown Park, Hamilton ON, L8N 2R7
Winter Solstice Festival beckons the return to light on the eve of the longest night of the year. Revelers are invited to join in the parade of light with LED lanterns and battery powered light along the rail trail where you’ll encounter spectacular projection art installations. There will be stilted dancers, puppets, a mobile percussion machine, music, fire entertainers, culminating in a huge fire finale to light up the night.
99th Boxing Day 10 & 4 Mile Runs
Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA – 79 James Street South, Hamilton ON
Join Olympians, elite, recreational runners and walkers in this historic event. Whether you are competing for the prize money, trying for a personal best or enjoying a recreational run or walk, we welcome you to compete in the 99th Boxing Day 10 & 4 mile runs.
2019 Richard Bell Memorial Tournament
Date: December 27 – December 30, 2019
Location: Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, 3070 Neyagawa Blvd, Oakville ON L6M 4L6
Every December, The Oakville Ranger Hockey Club’s annual Richard Bell Memorial Tournament attracts more than a hundred teams each year from across Canada, United States, and Europe. Net proceeds are donated to the Oakville Hospital Foundation. Join us for this great event!
Magical Family New Years Eve
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:00PM – 1:00AM
Location: Marquis Gardens – 2020 Lakeshore Road, Burlington ONescription
Enjoy a delicious family dinner at the Marquis Gardens on New Year’s eve. In addition to great food, there will be a DJ entertainment, photo booth, party favours ad balloon drop, and more.
New Years Eve at the OCC
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:30 PM – 2:00 AM
Location: Oakville Conference Centre
Celebrate the incoming 12 months at the Oakville Conference Centre! Dance the night away, enjoy a decadent dinner and ring in 2020 in our pristine ballroom.