Local Holiday Craft Sales, Tree Lighting Ceremonies & Parades

Get your shopping done and get into the holiday spirit with these fun events!

Local craft sales and bazaars, tree lighting ceremonies and Santa Claus parades and more:


A Waldorf Christmas Fair
November 23
12 – 4pm
Where: Halton Waldorf School, 2193 Orchard Road
Join us at Halton Waldorf School for our annual Christmas Fair! Everyone is invited to enjoy festive activities, delicious food and shop for gifts, goodies and more.

Sugarplum Pop-Up Holiday Art Market
November 22 – December 19
Thursdays: 12 – 9pm
Fridays: 12 – 9pm
Saturdays: 12 – 8pm
Sundays: 12 – 6pm
Where: Directly across from the Blythe Academy, Village Square, 10 Pearl St.
No Vacancy Art is hosting a pop-up Holiday Art Market in beautiful Village Square featuring curated original art and handmade goods (all made within 50km of Burlington). Have some hot mulled apple cider on us while you shop in an inspiring environment.

Candlelit Stroll
November 28
6 – 8:30pm
Where: Civic Square, 426 Brant Street
Join us for a magical evening as downtown Burlington lights up for the holiday season and kicks off the Lakeside Festival of Lights

Burlington Lakeside Festival of Lights
November 28 – January 6
Where: Spencer Smith Park
More than 60 outdoor illuminated and animated displays and Tree of Hope, along the lakeside promenade at Spencer Smith Park.

Christmas Parade
December 7
Where: parade starts near the Burlington Mall at the corner of Prospect Street and Guelph Line, marches along Guelph Line to New Street, travels west along New Street to James Street, then north on Brant Street. The parade route finishes at Brant Street and Caroline.
Hosted by the City of Burlington, the 49th annual Christmas Parade features entries including bands, colourful floats, clowns, mascots and jolly St. Nick himself.


Holiday Craft Sale hosted by Oakville’s Crafty Chicks
November 21
2 – 8pm
Where: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 486, 79 Jones Street
Celebrate the Season with unique crafts handmade by local artisans. Perfect for holiday gift giving.

Bronte Village Tree Lighting
November 22
4 – 6:30pm
Where: Centriller Square
Bundle up, bring your camera, and come down to Centriller Square on Lakeshore Road. (Opposite Sobey’s at Centriller Square Plaza). Experience the mirth and merriment of an old-fashioned Bronte Christmas during the Bronte Business Improvement Area’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Take time to shop some great early sales and warm up indoors at one of Bronte’s excellent eateries with mulled cider, festive treats or whatever your heart desires.

Wagon Rides & Carolers
Saturdays & Sundays November 29 – December 21
11am – 4pm
Where: Towne Square
Enjoy this winter with wagon rides starting in Towne Square and hearing the melodic sounds of carolers throughout Downtown Oakville.

Annual Christmas Bazaar
November 29
9m – 1:30pm
Where: St. John’s United Church
Annual Christmas bazaar. Creche displays from around the world in the Sanctuary. Angel crafts, home baking, sewing and gifts, unique gift baskets, treasure room with antiques and heirlooms, one-of-a-kind gifts and decor, Christmas collectibles. Silent auction – check list of items online from November 24th. Coffee & sweets 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. / Lunch in the Tea Room 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Santa in the Square
November 29
11am – 1pm
Where: Towne Square
Share your Christmas wishlist with Santa in the magical setting of Towne Square, with it’s beautiful Christmas tree, music, holiday treats and more for all ages to enjoy.

Silver Bells Christmas Market & Craft Show
December 7
10am – 6pm
Where: St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre
Handmade, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts made by local artisans, Ukrainian kitchen serving a delicious lunch and warm apple cider. Free door prize raffle with entry. Free parking Admission: $5


Second Outdoor Drummond House Christmas Tree Lightning
November 21
Where: Drummond House, Waterdown
Come and experience our Tree lighting on the grounds of Drummond House. Hot chocolate to follow.

Drummond House Annual Bake Sale and Christmas Bazaar
November 22
10 – 2pm
Where: Flamborough East Baptist Church, 41 Concession 5, East

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival
November 22nd
3pm events begin
Where: Sobeys Plaza.
Hosted by your Waterdown BIA. Horse and Wagon Rides begin at 3pm. Entertainment begins at 4:00 p.m. Santa arrives at about 5pm Tree Lighting at 6pm.


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