Looking for Christmas events in and around Burlington and Hamilton? You’re in the right place!
‘Tis the season of jolly fun, mistletoe kisses and dashing through the snow to our favourite holiday events and experiences. Enjoy the best of the holiday season! Find Christmas Drive-Thrus, Photos with Santa and Christmas Events all in one spot. Our guide will connect you to every Christmas event in Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville and beyond. Events can be free or paid, one-time or reoccurring. They’re sorted by date, and our list is searchable, too!
- Love Christmas Lights? Our famous map of Christmas Houses with amazing decorations is right here.
- Don’t forget to visit a Christmas Tree Farm for a fresh tree. Some farms even serve apple cider to warm you up!
- Catch Santa on one of his many stops! We list them all in this article.
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The 39th annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival. Experience the spectacular displays with 3 million lights along the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands and across Niagara Falls. Find more details and maps here: https://wfol.com/lighting-displays/Find out more »
Santa is supporting local this year! Explore the streets of Downtown Oakville on an Augmented Reality scavenger hunt to find Santa and his friends. Collect all 8 characters hiding at secret locations throughout Downtown for your chance to win $1000. This unforgettable holiday experience is guaranteed fun for all ages. To start your adventure visit scan the QR code on display in front of the library and Towne Square or visit DTOakvillehunt.comFind out more »
Put on your favorite pajamas and cuddle up with a delicious cup of cocoa and let Santa do the rest! Enjoy virtual holiday magic with the classic tale of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas read by jolly St. Nick.Find out more »
"Join us on board the North Star for a magical 3D projection experience through light and sound. From the second you step into the train car and look through the window, you’ll be immersed in a whole new world. CHOO CHOOO, the whistle blows as you depart the station and emerge in the Canadian wilderness. Spot animals, big and small, through trees and valleys. When the sun sets and the moon rises, spirit animals will come out to play while…Find out more »
Pre-Booking Required - No Lottery This Year Mountsberg Conservation Area is pleased to present Christmas Town, a magical visit with Santa in his woodland hideaway! While the program has undergone some changes in response to the ongoing pandemic, we are pleased to be able to offer a more traditional version of the program than was possible in 2020. Your Christmas Town experience will include: A guided woodland wagon-ride out to Christmas Town A Christmas Town Adventure featuring a scavenger hunt,…Find out more »
Come join us to celebrate 25 years of the Mississauga Waterfront Festival, captured in lights and ice! From December 3rd to December 12th, Port Credit Memorial Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland, full of spectacular ice sculptures and lights. On the weekends you will have the chance to see the ice sculptures live in action. Perfect for your holiday photos and creating those Instagramable moments! Friday, December 3rd the festival will be open from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, and…Find out more »
Back by popular demand, Santa’s Holiday Magic Trail will be happening in 2021. Santa will be driving a route throughout Burlington neighbourhoods on an antique firetruck Dec. 4 and 5, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Santa will not be stopping to accept letters, milk or cookies or posing for photos. Please use caution and stay safe when near the road. *Dec. 12, 2021 is an inclement weather date. This date will be scheduled if a previous date is…Find out more »
Pre-booking is encouraged, though walk-up visits are available as space permits at participating locations.Find out more »
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s 5th Annual Festival of Trees will be sparking yuletide joy in the community once again from November 18th to December 18th! Visitors can see the dazzling assortment of 6’ pre-lit Christmas trees, all generously donated by Canadian Tire – Burlington Stores and uniquely decorated and sponsored by benevolent businesses – until each special tree goes home for the holidays with a winning silent auction bid. Visit the BPAC Family Lobby from 12 pm to 4…Find out more »
The Festival of Lights illuminates Burlington's waterfront through December to early January each year. Thousands of local residents and visitors from across the region, and beyond, have made it a seasonal tradition to wander through the park with family and friends to view the themed displays. Tens of thousands more take in the attraction while driving along Lakeshore Road at the City's waterfront throughout the holiday season. It represents a popular annual tradition in the community. The Festival marks its…Find out more »
Take a walking tour and discover the charm of a winter country festival. Thousands of lights will illuminate acres of the alluring farm and small-town setting at Country Heritage Park. Country Bright Encounter whimsical displays, life-size snow globes and familiar characters as you stroll through listening to your favourite holiday tunes. Immerse yourself in a charming country setting with 19th-century barns and natural scenery brought to life through lights and sound under a winter nighttime sky. Tickets are available online…Find out more »
A 3 kilometre Christmas landscape, with over a million twinkling lights! Sleigh through the Safari this holiday season to enjoy the biggest and brightest holiday lights display with friends and family. This incredible Winter Wonderland is set to be an hour-long driving adventure through the illuminated streets of Safari Niagara. Don’t blink - you might miss a glimpse of Santa’s reindeer visiting before the big day! Tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate. Snacks and your favourite…Find out more »