2021 Christmas Events in Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville

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! 




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November 2021

OPG Winter Festival of Lights

November 13, 2021 - February 21, 2022
Niagara Falls Ontario Canada

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/

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Holiday Hunt in Downtown Oakville

November 20, 2021 - January 5, 2022
Downtown Oakville Oakville, Ontario Canada

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.com 

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December 2021

Virtual Storytime with Santa

December 3 - December 24
Virtual / Online, From Your Home Ontario Canada

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.

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The North Star Experience at Mapleview

December 3 - December 23
Mapleview Mall, 900 Maple Avenue
Burlington, Ontario L7S2J8 Canada

"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…

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Mountsberg Presents Christmas Town (Sold Out)

December 5
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 23, 2021

Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Millborough Line
Campbellville, Ontario L0P1B0 Canada

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,…

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Lights & Ice Winterfest

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until December 12, 2021

Port Credit Memorial Park, 40 Lakeshore Rd E
Mississauga, Ontario L5G 1S4 Canada

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…

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Santa’s Holiday Magic Trail

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 5, 2021

Throughout Burlington, Burlington, Ontario Canada

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…

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Photos with Santa Milton Mall

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until December 24, 2021

Milton Mall, 55 Ontario Street South
Milton, Ontario L9T2M3 Canada

Pre-booking is encouraged, though walk-up visits are available as space permits at participating locations.

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Festival of Trees – Burlington Performing Arts Centre

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 17, 2021

Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street
Burlington, Ontario L7S1T7 Canada

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…

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Burlington Festival of Lights

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until January 8, 2022

Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario L7S1Y2 Canada

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…

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Country Bright Walk Thru Holiday Expereince

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until January 2, 2022

Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Road
Milton, Ontario L9T2Y3 Canada

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…

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Safari Lights

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until January 9, 2022

Safari Niagara, 2821 Stevensville Road,
Niagara, Ontario L0S1S0 Canada

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…

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