Canvas painting in Oakville
Date: Throughout November
Location: Artventures Oakville – 2368 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville ON L6L 1H5
Choose from many different designs and learn how to create a beautiful work of art. Many designs for children and adults are available. Comes with instructions and stencils.
Art in Action Studio Tour
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 10:00 AM – Sunday, November 3, 2019 05:00 PM
Location: Multiple locations – view link below for more details
In its 17th year, The Art in Action Burlington Studio Tour is a free annual tour which allows visitors to step into homes and studios, watch demonstrations and purchase original works of art. This year features 28 artists across nine studios, including painters, photographers, printmakers, jewelry artists, glass artists, fibre artists and sculptors.
Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon
Date: November 2-3, 2019
Hamilton Road2Hope is a weekend dedicated to race events who’s profits go to honorable charities.
There is a 1k kid’s race, 5k, 10k, half and full marathons, and the RUN THE HAMMER race. For more details on how you can participate, click the link below!
Junior League Holiday House Tour
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019, 11am – 8pm
Saturday, November 10, 2019, 10am-4pm
Sunday, November 11, 2019, 10am-4pm
The Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington’s 37th Annual Holiday House Tour of Distinctive Homes is yet another not-to-be-missed event! Three fabulous homes, decorated for Christmas by area professionals, and more! For more details, click on the link below!
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Shawn & Ed Brewing Company – 65 Hatt Street, Hamilton ON L9H 0C1
Eat, drink & be thankful! Shawn & Ed Brewing Company is hosting their 2nd Annual Friendsgiving Dinner. Grab your friends and join us for a 4-course beer paired dinner! For more details & ticket information, visit the link below!
Art Crawl on James North
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Location: 28 James Street North, hamilton ON L8R 2K1
Experience Hamilton’s headline-making arts scene at the city’s famous monthly Art Crawls. Stroll through the James North arts district and take in the many galleries, studios, shops, and restaurants that pulse with the rhythm of a truly welcoming, grassroots arts scene. Many venues offer special live music shows. This popular free event is held year-round on the second Friday of every month.
Heat Wave Hot Sauce Expo
Date: Saturday, november 9, 2019, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: Hamilton Convention Centre – 1 Summers Lane, hamilton ON L8P 4Y2
Heatwave Hot Sauce Expo is Southwestern Ontario’s home of heat! Enjoy hot sauces and spicy foods from over 40 international producers.
All vendors provide FREE samples! Or up the ante and buy some meaty chicken wings at the show and spice them up however you like! (Vegan food options also available!) With hundreds of hot sauces to choose from it is a chile heads wonderland!
67th Annual Mistletoe Mart
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Location: Port Nelson United Church – 2132 South Drive, Burlington, ON L7N 1H7
Port Nelson United Church will be hosting their 67th annual Mistletoe Mart in their brand new renovated space! Come experience a true Christmas Bazaar atmosphere: artisans, jewelry, knitting, sewing, baking, crafts, books, silent auction, collectibles and more!
RBG Tea Festival
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens – 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON L7T 4H4
Celebrate the classic hot beverage with live performances and experience its cultural origins first-hand with a traditional tea ceremony. Discover some new favourites while sampling teas from around the world, then learn about tea culture, history, and taste with educational presentations from our special guests!
Mom’s Night Out with The Sinking Mothership Crew
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Toast Wine Bar – 10 John Street North, Hamilton, ON L8R 1G9
We are hosting an exclusive night out for Hamilton Moms who need a break from the daily. Trust us, we need this break just as much as you do! Tickets include, 1 Wine (Red or White) or a Specialty Cocktail and Nibbles. Plus a night out away from all of those motherhood obligations! Dress up, dress down, the choice is yours.
Realtors 4 Kids Charity Auction
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:30 PM – 11:55 PM
Location: Michelangelo Conference Centre – 1555 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton, ON, L8W 3E2
The REALTORS® 4 Kids Charity Auction is an annual fundraiser run by RAHB volunteers and staff in support of the Children’s Fund. Since its inception, the Children’s Fund has channeled over 5 million dollars into local children’s programming. Over the past 30 years, RAHB’s donation has exceeded $1.15M making us the charity’s single largest contributor!
Downtown Oakville Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 120 Navy Street, Oakville, ON L6J 2Y5
Kick off the holidays season and create magical memories in Downtown Oakville’s Centennial Square at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Enjoy incredible entertainment, caroling, Santa, treats, outdoor market, and of course the lighting of the beautiful tree!
All Handmade Marketplace
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1280 Dundas Street West, Oakville ON, L6M 4H9
Shop handmade and local from over 80 of the GTA’S most talented artisans at the All Handmade Marketplace. Modern gift ideas for each member of your family and friends.Shop both Friday evening & Saturday. Come early as the first 25 people each day will get a SWAG BAG full of free gifts, samples & coupons to use at the event!
Aldershot Village Tree Lighting
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 03:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Location: Sun Country Plaza – 355 Plains Road E, Burlington, ON L7T 4H7
Planning is well under way for the Annual Village Tree Lighting in Aldershot on Plains Road! There will be lots of family fun for all ages! A cruiser food drive, a visit with Mr. & Mrs. Clause, horse drawn carriage rides. A vendor market & so much more! See you there!
Oakville Santa Claus Parade
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 Begins at 09:00 AM
Location: View parade route in the link below
Come celebrate Christmas in Oakville at the Santa Claus Parade! The 2019 theme is “Things we do at christmas time.” The parade will be happening rain or shine! Hope to see you there! Parade Route: Lakeshore Rd East to Kerr St. to Stewart St.!
Candlelit Stroll – Burlington City Hall
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Location: Civic Square – 426 Brant Street, Burlington,ON L7R 3Z6
Join us for a traditional evening of caroling as we launch the holidays downtown and open the annual Burlington Festival of Lights. The evening begins at 6pm with the lighting of the Tree of Hope in Civic Square. Carolers are then led through the streets of downtown on a candlelit procession singing holiday favourites along the way.
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019 06:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Let the holidays begin! The celebration of Ontario’s independent craft breweries continues with the 5th annual Fest-of-Ales! Spanning 2 nights, guests are welcomed into the stunning surroundings of RBG Centre to pursue the best beer our region has to offer. Entrance to the event gets you your own mug, 6 drink tokens (5oz samples) and access to vendors and experts. A unique vibe crafted by our house DJ sets the tone, with trains and greenhouse tours to boot. Get your tickets now!
Flamborough Santa Claus Parade
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:30 PM
Location: Click the link below for the parade route
Be a part of the tradition! Join us for the Flamborough Santa Claus Parade featuring extravagant floats, bands, community groups and schools! Have a great float idea? Register it in this years parade! Have a letter for sante? They will be collected at the parade! Click the link below for more details!