Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 | 4:30 PM
Oakville Museum – 8 Navy Street, Oakville, ON
Extend the Halloween magic at the Pumpkin Parade! Bring your imaginative pumpkin carvings to Oakville Museum’s Erchless Estate and join in for storytime and treats. Watch the staff illuminate the pumpkins, lining the paths near the Coach House. Don’t miss the pumpkin drop-off between 4 and 5:30 p.m., followed by a night of enchanting activities.
Rotary Online Auction
Saturday, November 4th – Saturday, November 18th, 2023
Join in for an unforgettable evening of giving and fun as multiple Ontario Rotary clubs including Burlington North, Rotary Clubs of Oakville, Kitchener, Georgetown, Milton, Mississauga West and Mississauga Meadowvale unite for a common cause! Over the past five years, our Rotary clubs have raised $600,000 through our annual auction, and every dollar goes towards transforming lives in both local and global communities. Contribute to these life-changing projects but also become part of a legacy of generosity. Secure your spot today at rotaryonlineauction.ca!
Run With TEAD In The Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope
Saturday, November 4th, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Confederation Park – 680 Van Wagner’s Beach Rd, Hamilton, ON
Calling all kids! Lace up your sneakers and get ready to make a difference at the Road2Hope 1K Kids Run, all in support of TEAD. It’s a fantastic way to have fun, get active, and show your dedication to a great cause.
Candy Cane Traditions Christmas Sale
Saturday, November 4th, 2023 | 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Grace United Church – 2111 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON
Explore an array of crafts, delectable baked goods, a cozy tea room, and a captivating silent auction. It’s the perfect way to kick off the festive season!
Saturday, November 4th, 2023 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hamilton – 74 Hixon Rd, Hamilton, ON
Capture the magic of the season with a memorable photo alongside Santa Claus, and indulge in holiday delights and festive fun! Enjoy a heartwarming Christmas Spectacular, all in support of Keatons House Children’s Hospice.
The Ancaster Parent Bazaar Fall Sale
Saturday, November 11th, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Ancaster Fairgrounds – 630 Trinity Road South, Ancaster, ON
Discover the ultimate Parent to Parent sale in Ontario, at the Ancaster Fairgrounds! With ample free parking and convenient on-site ATMs, your shopping experience has never been easier. Join in for an incredible day of deals and community connections.
Craftadian Burlington Christmas Market
Saturday, November 11 – Sunday, November 12, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ron Joyce Centre – 4350 South service Road, Burlington, ON
Explore a world of artistic craftsmanship at Craftadian, where over 150 talented designers, creators, makers, and artisans gather to showcase their incredible creations. While you shop for unique holiday gifts, treat yourself to gourmet delights that will satisfy your taste buds. With a rotating lineup of 120+ makers each day, you’re bound to discover something special. Tickets are a steal at just $6 for a weekend pass or $5 for early-bird online purchases, and there’s plenty of free parking for your convenience. Support local talent and embrace the spirit of handmade gifts this holiday season.
Christmas in Georgetown
Sunday, November 12, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Christ the King Secondary School – 161 Guelph St, Georgetown, ON
Get into the festive spirit at the 7th Annual Christmas in Georgetown! With over 80 talented handmade makers and artisans showcasing their creations, you’ll find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Be one of the first 50 shoppers to receive a fantastic swag bag, and spread the holiday cheer by bringing a non-perishable food donation to support the Georgetown Bread Basket. Admission is completely free, making this event a wonderful opportunity to shop for unique gifts while giving back to the community.
Oakville Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, November 18th | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Downtown Oakville, ON
Join in for the 33rd annual Oakville Santa Claus Parade, a cherished tradition that unites our community in the spirit of giving. Don’t forget to bring your non-perishable food donations to support the local food banks, and relive over seven decades of holiday magic with this heartwarming event that brings smiles to all ages.
Brant Hills Public School Bazaar
Saturday, November 18th | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Brant Hills Public School – 2330 Duncaster Drive, Burlington, ON
Don’t miss the 7th Annual Brant Hills Bazaar! With over 40 vendors in the gym, you’ll find one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts to check off your Christmas wish lists. Explore the Raffle Room, Kid Zone, and indulge in delicious treats at the Bake Sale. It’s a fun-filled event for the whole family, and kids under 12 get in FREE!
Visit With Santa
Saturday, 18 November, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Joseph Brant Museum – 1240 North Shore Blvd E, Burlington, ON
Capture the magic of the season with a visit to Santa! Secure a 10-minute time slot for your family, accommodating up to 6 members, and Henry’s will provide professional photos along with a “Free Instant 8×10 Print” voucher for lasting memories. You can also use your own camera to capture the moment. For just $45 per family, enjoy this all-ages experience, including admission to the Joseph Brant Museum, a take-home holiday craft, and a bag of Christmas popcorn for each child. Make this holiday season unforgettable with a visit to Santa and a day of festive fun!
Family Fun Day At AGH
Sunday, November 19th, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Art Gallery of Hamilton – 123 King Street W, Hamilton, ON
Family Fun Day is back and better than ever! Join in for a creative adventure in the Fischer Gallery, where you can get hands-on with art-making. Plus, don’t miss the chance to explore the exciting new exhibitions.
Botanical Train Express
Thursday, 23 November – Sunday, January 7, 2024 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Royal Botanical Gardens – 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON
Hop on board the RBG Express and enhance your day at the Gardens! Don’t miss the chance to take a scenic round-trip train ride through the picturesque Hendrie Park, adding an extra layer of enchantment to your RBG adventure. Suitable for all ages, tickets are only $10 per train car, with a maximum capacity of 4 people per car. Purchase your tickets at the door and embark on a delightful journey through the natural beauty of RBG.
Winterdown Lights and Market
Friday, November 24th, 2023 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Memorial Hall – 317 Dundas St E, Waterdown, ON
Get into the festive spirit as Waterdown Village lights up for the Santa Claus Parade! Experience the magic of Winterdown Village with artisanal treasures, delectable treats, and holiday gift inspirations at Memorial Hall’s marketplace. Join the merriment at Chestnut Grove for a joyful tree lighting ceremony, complete with music, hot chocolate, and a special visit from Santa Claus himself.
Friday, November 24, 2023 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Downtown Burlington – Brant Street
Experience the magic of the holiday season at the annual Candlelit Stroll in Downtown Burlington! Join in from 6 PM to 7 PM in Civic Square as the Tree of Hope lights up and enjoy a splendid performance by the Burlington Teen Tour Band. From 7 PM to 9 PM, embark on a festive journey throughout Downtown, where you’ll discover various locations offering live music, delicious treats, giveaways, and more. Best of all, this heartwarming community event is completely free, so gather your loved ones and make unforgettable memories to kick off the holiday season in style.
Brunch with Santa
Sunday, November 26th, 2023 | 11:00 AM
African Lion Safari – 1386 Cooper Road, Cambridge, ON
Indulge in an all-you-can-eat brunch, mingle with adorable furry and feathered friends, and make unforgettable memories with Santa himself!
First Day of Christmas at Dundurn Castle
Sunday, November 26th, 2023 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Dundurn National Historic Site – 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON
Celebrate the holiday season with a touch of history at Dundurn Castle’s Victorian Christmas! Explore the beautifully decorated mid-19th century home of Sir Allan MacNab for FREE, guided by costumed interpreters. Join in spreading joy and giving back to the community by bringing a non-perishable food item for the Good Shepherd’s pantry. Don’t miss this enchanting Hamilton holiday tradition with your family.
Sunday, 26 November – Sunday, January 7, 2024 | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Royal Botanical Gardens – Hendrie Park, Plains Road West, Burlington, ON
Embark on a unique outdoor evening adventure at Winter Wonders in Hendrie Park. Explore picturesque pathways adorned with festive lights, interactive installations, and magical displays that bring the stories of winter wonders to life. This enchanting 1.5 km walk, accompanied by festive music and the scents of the holiday season, offers a one-hour journey through a winter wonderland you won’t want to miss. Reserve your timed tickets today, as space is limited, and make unforgettable holiday memories at this captivating event.