2023 Christmas Events in Hamilton, Halton and Niagara

It’s that time of year again! Gather round for holiday cheer, kisses under mistletoe, and dashing through the snow to enjoy Christmas activities in Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville and beyond.

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This guide will connect you to every Christmas event in Burlington, to Milton and all the way through Niagara. The events we list may be free or paid, and we will always note that for you in the information. Some occur only once during the holiday season and some are ongoing installations for days or even weeks. We have all of our events sorted by date, and our list is searchable, too! 

Hamilton, Burlington, and Niagara are all fully embracing the holiday spirit with their annual Christmas events and activities for locals and visitors alike. Pour yourself some hot cocoa with lots of marshmallows, and lets plan some holiday magic into your calendar.

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One popular Christmas event in Hamilton, “Christmas in the City” unfolds with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Gore Park and the lively Santa Claus Parade weaving through the streets, bringing festive cheer to the city.

Burlington hosts the beloved “Burlington Festival of Lights” at Spencer Smith Park, where thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the park. The kickoff is called the “Burlington Candlelit Stroll” and includes a tree lighting ceremony live entertainment for all ages. Pack some hot chocolate and enjoy a stroll through this free light display. You may even catch an impromptu performance of Christmas carols.

A popular Christmas event near Niagara is the “Niagara Winter Festival of Lights,” adorning Niagara Parks with a stunning lights display, transforming the landscapes into a winter wonderland. Make sure to visit the Falls, too. They are lit up for the winter season. A visit here to see the light is one of our favourite family Christmas traditions.

Read more: Catch Santa in person at one of these locations ready to take your photos with the big man in red.

Throughout these regions, communities offer ice skating, Nutcracker performances, craft markets, and choir performances, creating a joyful atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

Some events, like popular Breakfast With Santa dates require pre-booking and can sell out quickly, so don’t wait to get your seats if you’re interested.

Our calendar showcases a wide range of festive happenings, providing an array of experiences to relish the magic of Christmas in Hamilton, Burlington, and Niagara. From carolers’ melodies to the scent of baked treats, the season promises wonderful moments and cherished traditions for all who join in the celebrations.

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Christmas Events in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe: Hamilton, Niagara and Halton Regions

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