Oaks & Acorns

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays until December 16th, 2023 | 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Royal Botanical Garden – 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON
Join in for a captivating nature adventure right in your backyard! This program offers an exciting opportunity for 2-5 year-olds to connect with nature through interactive walks, enchanting storytelling, creative play with loose parts, and hands-on exploration. Nurture your child’s lifelong love for the outdoors in this immersive, all-outdoor experience.
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Winter Wonders

Thursday to Sunday, Until January 7th, 2024
Royal Botanical Garden – 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON
Embrace the enchantment of the season at “Winter Wonders,” an extraordinary outdoor evening adventure. Follow the illuminated path through Hendrie Park, where you’ll be captivated by festive lights, interactive art installations, and enchanting displays that unveil the tales of winter’s unique marvels. As you wander through the stunning garden, let the festive music set the pace while you savor the delightful flavors and scents of the holiday season. Don’t miss this magical experience!
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RBG Express

Until January 7th 2024 | 10:15 AM to 2:45 PM
Royal Botanical Garden – 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON
Make your visit to the Gardens even more memorable by hopping aboard the RBG Express! Don’t forget to grab your tickets at the door for a delightful round-trip train journey through the picturesque Hendrie Park. It’s the perfect way to complete your RBG experience and soak in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a leisurely ride. All aboard for an unforgettable adventure!
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Botanical Train Display

Monday to Wednesday Until January 7th, 2024 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Royal Botanical Garden – 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON
Get ready to be amazed as the Botanical Train makes its grand return to RBG Centre! Enjoy the massive planters crafted from nearly 700 kg of cedar, brimming with 2,500 vibrant plants, providing a captivating seasonal backdrop for seven distinct lines of model train tracks. Follow these trains on their enchanting voyage as they pass by meticulous scale models of iconic Canadian landmarks, all meticulously constructed from plant materials. It’s a botanical spectacle you won’t want to miss!
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Lights on Rooftop

Every Thursday Until December 28th, 2023 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Joseph Brant Museum – 1240 North Shore Blvd E, Burlington, ON
Experience the magic of the Burlington Festival of Lights like never before from the rooftop of Joseph Brant Museum! As you soak in the breathtaking views, we’ll be treating you to FREE hot chocolate and popcorn. It’s a perfect way to savour the holiday spirit and create cherished memories with loved ones.
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A Night At Ireland House

Friday, December 1st, 2023 | 6:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Ireland House Museum – 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON
Transport yourself to a bygone era and embrace the holiday season the Victorian way at “A Night At Ireland House”! Join in for an enchanting evening of nostalgia as you savor traditional Victorian delicacies prepared from the hearth and woodstove while exploring the Museum. Indulge in local wine and craft beer, serenaded by carolers, and relish the cozy warmth of roasting chestnuts over an open fire. It’s a timeless celebration you won’t want to miss!
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29th Annual Kerr Village Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 | 2:00 PM – 7:00PM
Westwood Park – 173 Kerr Street, Oakville, ON
Join in for the 29th Annual Kerr Village Christmas Tree Lighting event, where the holiday spirit comes to life with the illumination of our majestic Christmas tree.
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Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

December 2nd – December 23rd, 2023 | 6:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Dundurn National Historic Site – 610 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON
Get into the holiday spirit and experience the historic Dundurn Castle decorated in the evening. The evening is filled with carol-singing in the front hall, an extended tour of the home, and sampling traditional holiday foods served in the historic kitchen. It’s a holiday experience the whole family will enjoy.
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Movies and the Museum

Saturday, December 2nd Until March 2nd, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Ireland House Museum – 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON
Embark on a cinematic journey like no other at Joseph Brant Museum! Join in for a Saturday afternoon of film and exploration as they screen “Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound.” This captivating film unveils the remarkable influence of sound in the world of cinema, introducing the unsung heroes behind it and featuring insights from legendary directors they collaborate with.
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Charity Silent Auction

Tuesday, December 5th | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Joe Dog’s – 531 Brant Street, Burlington, ON
Join in celebrating a milestone as Joe Dog’s Gasbar Grill’s marks its 20th Annual Silent Auction! Since its inception in December 1999, the Joe Dog’s Silent Auction has made a significant impact, raising over $300,000 for local charities. Every dollar raised is dedicated to the charity of choice, and this year, they continue supporting The Compassion Society of Halton. Your participation in this event will help make a positive difference in our community.
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Art Crawl

Friday December 8th, 2023 | 5:00 PM
James Street North – James St N., Hamilton, ON
Explore the vibrant atmosphere of Art Crawl, taking in the dynamic blend of art, music, and culinary delights that fill the streets of James Street North every second Friday of the month. Explore the open studios, galleries, shops, and restaurants that stay open late, and be sure to bring along a group of friends to make the most of this lively and unpredictable street festival experience.
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Breakfast with Santa & Mrs Claus

Saturday December 9th, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Royal Botanical Garden – 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON
Santa and Mrs. Claus are eagerly looking forward to a delightful visit at your table! After savoring a scrumptious meal, immerse yourself in a day of enchantment at the Gardens. Please remember that pre-registration is required to ensure a seamless and memorable experience for all.
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Candlelight: Holiday Special

Friday, December 15th, 2023
The Cotton Factory – 270 Sherman Ave, Hamilton, ON
Get in the festive spirit this season and experience the magic of this multi-sensory concert. Under the glow of candlelight, enjoy an evening of holiday-inspired music featuring the Nutcracker and more, performed by the Listeso String Quartet.
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Museum Christmas Tour

Saturday, December 16th, 2023 | 1:30PM – 2:00 PM or 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Oakville Museum – 8 Navy Street, Oakville, ON
Enjoy a guided tour of the elegant Erchless Estate beautifully decorated for the Christmas season, and a featured historical exhibit. Delight in nostalgic toys and reproduction historic ornaments. Enjoy a glimpse into Christmases past at the Oakville Museum.
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