2022 Christmas Events in Niagara, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Milton.

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 2022

Frosty’s Village Kick Off

November 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lockhart Village – Frostys Village, Campbell Court
Burlington, Ontario L7S 1Z7 Canada
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Join us for Frosty’s Village kick off! Where we will be launching our Food Drive with a mini holiday market and carollers! With special guests, The Frosty Band! *(Please note Frostys might not be up and running on this day, as we leave this up to the neighbours)

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O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street
Burlington, Ontario L7S1T7 Canada
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Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups! Combining British propriety with an unabashed love for the unexpected, London’s 3-time Impresario Award-winning duo steep an outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive show reminiscent of classic British pantos. O Christmas Tea is uproarious fun for all the family! Shows at 3pm and 7.30pm!

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CP Holiday Train

November 29 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Free

Canadian Holiday Train Schedule   Milton   Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre, West Parking Lot - 5234 Kelso Road **U.S. Train** Arrival 4:45 PM Event Time 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM   Lindsay Ell & JoJo Mason Hamilton Railway tracks across from Gage Park, 42 Lawrence Road **U.S. Train** 7:45 PM 8:00 PM - 8:40 PM Lindsay Ell & JoJo Mason

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CP Holiday Train comes to Cambridge

November 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Malcolm Street Train Station, 10 Malcolm Street
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 1L7 Canada
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The City will host a preshow at Malcom St. Train Station with live entertainment and a BBQ fundraiser with all donations for the Cambridge Food Bank.   Wednesday, November 30, 2022  3 p.m. - Winterfest preshow  4 p.m. - CP Holiday Train concert Malcolm Street Train Station, 10 Malcolm Street Winterfest preshow The City has partnered with the Cambridge Food Bank to host a preshow building anticipation of the trains arrival. Staff and volunteers will be onsite collecting monetary and food donations. A BBQ, popcorn and festive…

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December 2022

Christmas Tree of Hope

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gore Park, 1 Hughson St S
Hamilton, Ontario L8N Canada
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Free

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join us Friday December 2nd from 5-7pm as we light up the annual Christmas Tree of Hope! Enjoy a festive musical performance from local crooner Vili V., visit with Santa, and snack on delicious maple taffy, before taking a spin on the exhilarating paratrooper ride in Gore Park. Visit Christmas Tree of Hope - Downtown Hamilton: Business Improvement Area (BIA) for more information, along with how to view the live-stream of the…

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Festive Family Fridays

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 16, 2022

Parent Path, 407 Whitney Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 2H6 Canada
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To celebrate the holidays, and include the whole family, we have Festive Family Fridays through December. Each Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 we will offer a family crafting activity. Some may even be suitable for gift giving. Along with the activity other areas for PLAY and CREATE will be available so there’s something for everyone. Sessions are suitable for children up to age 9. Family friendly pricing option available - 2nd child 50% off. Parents who also want to…

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Music and Lights in the Village

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hespeler Town Hall, 11 Tannery Street East
Cambridge, Ontario N3C 2A6 Canada
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Free

Friday December 2, 2022 7 p.m. Hespeler Town Hall, 11 Tannery St E Hespeler Idea Exchange, 5 Tannery St E Gather in Hespeler Village to celebrate the festive holiday season. Holiday lights, tree lighting, food, musical entertainment, crafts and more!  Entertainment Town Hall stage 6:45 p.m. – Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School  7 p.m. – Tree Lighting & Greetings 7:10 p.m. – Girlfriends  7:40 p.m. – Hespeler Baptist Church  Idea Exchange stage - 2nd floor 7 p.m. – Panwaves…

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Chickadee Kids Co Treelighting Party

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chickadee Kids Company, 2178 Mountain Grove Ave
Burlington, Ontario L7P 5A8 Canada
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Join Chickade Kids Company, Burlington's toy store for the early years, as we light up our festive Christmas Tree. Kids can make a Christmas ornament and decorate their own sugar cookie. You are welcome to drop off or purchase a new unwrapped toy for our annual Toy Drive for McMaster Children's Hospital. Children are invited to place gifts under the tree to be donated to children at Mac.

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Stoney Creek Parade

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
King Street Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Santa Is Coming To Town 64th Stoney Creek SANTA CLAUS PARADE Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, 2 pm. For more information, visit Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade - (santaparadestoneycreek.com)  

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“Share the Warmth” – Live at the Appollo

December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3254 Appollo Rd, 3254 Appollo Rd
Burlington, Ontario L7M 2M9 Canada
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Come join us for Christmas music, a guest visitor from the North Pole, and if you can, bring gently used winter clothing to donate. 

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The Forgetful Elf at Albion Hills Conservation Park

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Albion Hills Conservation Park, 16500 Peel Regional Rd 50
Caledon, Ontario L7E 3E7 Canada
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Join us at Albion Hills Conservation Park in Caledon for an immersive Christmas experience with The Forgetful Elf! Dates: December 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2022 Choose an entrance time slot between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. Board the Christmas wagon or take a short nature-inspired hike along our Christmas Trail to the Festive Forest, and join Letha the Forgetful Elf on a tour of the North Pole! Have fun with interactive, outdoor stations, get green Christmas ideas – and of…

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Grimsby Santa Claus Parade

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blessed Trinity Secondary School, 145 Livingston Ave
Grimsby, Ontario L3M 5J6 Canada
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https://www.grimsby.ca/en/parks-recreation-culture/santa-claus-parade.aspx Saturday, December 3rd 2022 Start Time 5:15 p.m. Starting point: the parade starts at Blessed Trinity Secondary School

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Santa Visit – Duran Place for Kids

December 4 @ 12:00 am
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Soverign House, 7 West River Street
Oakville, Ontario Canada
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$35

Private 15 minute visit with Santa. Keepsake photo to take home. Plenty of photo opportunities with your own device. 35+hst per family prepayment For reservations Email [email protected] Or call 905-609-2223

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Santa’s Polar Progressive Express

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 11, 2022 at 10:00 am

Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery, Highway 8 West
Grimsby, Ontario L8E5K9 Canada
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Take part in a 2-hour special event. With live music, a story while sipping on hot chocolate & nibbling on a cookie. Snuggle up on Little Pudd’s wintery train ride, create a Christmas craft, bring your letter to Santa & Mrs. Claus. While you are on your trip enjoy 4 Food & Wine/Cider/juice pairing at each destination. The children visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus for a family photo and gift. Limited space in each time slot, so book your…

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Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus (SOLD OUT)

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 11, 2022 at 10:00 am

RBG Centre, 680 Plains Rd. W
Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4 Canada
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Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a delicious breakfast buffet! Once you’ve satisfied your appetite, enjoy a day at the Gardens! Pre-registration required.

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Breakfast with Santa @ Club Belvedere

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Club Belvedere, 57 John Street
Thorold, Ontario L2V 2S9 Canada
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Sunday December 4 Two seatings: 10am-11am & 11am-12pm Please purchase your tickets for the time that works best for you. Pictures with Santa will be available- please bring your own camera. To select your seating and purchase tickets, visit Breakfast With Santa & Mrs.Claus Tickets, Sun, 4 Dec 2022 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

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Holiday Gift Making Workshop

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2022 at 10:00 am

Milton’s TinkerLab for Kids, 359 Main Street East
Milton, Ontario L9T 1P7 Canada
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$80.10

Visit Book Online | TinkerLab for Kids to register for one of the holiday gift making workshops for ages 3-8

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Brunch with Santa

December 4 @ 11:00 am
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One event on December 11, 2022 at 11:00 am

African Lion Safari, 1386 Cooper Road
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 5S2 Canada
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Enjoy a scrumptious all you can eat brunch buffet, see furry & feathered friends, and meet Santa  $19.99 per child (3-12 years old) $34.99 per adult (13+) +applicable taxes   

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Gingerbread Magic

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mapleview Mall, 900 Maple Avenue
Burlington, Ontario L7S2J8 Canada
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A sweet new experience is here at Mapleview Centre, starting December 2nd! Come decorate a gingerbread cookie under a life-size gingerbread house and take photos in this magical candy-coated land! Guests will also take home a hot chocolate cocoa bomb. All proceeds from Gingerbread Magic support McMaster Children’s Hospital Register here to reserve your spot! Hours: December 2-4 Friday: 4pm – 7pm Saturday & Sunday :  11am – 4 pm December 9-11 Friday: 4pm – 7pm Saturday & Sunday : …

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The McQuesten Family Christmas

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Whitehern Historical House and Garden, 41 Jackson St. W
Hamilton, ON L8P 1L3
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Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. Once a year, the family's toys are gathered under a whimsically decorated tree. The table is beautifully set with the China they used for Christmas and New Year's. Cedar roping and satin ribbon complete the picture. Come to Whitehern and experience the holidays as they were celebrated through the eras, from the 1850s to the 1930s.

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Holiday Storytime at the Animated Elf Tree

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on November 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Burlington Centre, 777 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario L7R3N2 Canada
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Free

November 28 & December 4 at 11 am & 2 pm Join us for Holiday Storytime at the Animated Elf Tree on November 28 & December 4 at 11 am and 2 pm near the Food Court.  Feel the magic with a reading of "I Love Christmas" with Susan Clark. 

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Burlington Santa Claus Parade

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Downtown Burlington Burlington, Ontario Canada + Google Map

https://www.burlington.ca/en/news/festivals-and-events/santa-claus-parade.aspx Sunday, December 4, 2022 Start time: 2:00 p.m. Starting point: Burlington Centre Parade Route: Begins at Guelph Line from Prospect Street to New Street New Street from Guelph Line to Martha Street James Street from Martha Street to Brant Street Brant Street from Baldwin Street/Victoria Avenue Concluding on Brant Street at Elgin Street

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Gingerbread Party at MollyCake

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm

MollyCake, 24 - 1160 King Rd
Burlington, Ontario L7R 3L7 Canada
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Dec 4, 11:30am A-Frame Gingerbread House Fun This is the perfect party for little hands!  Share one with your child or get your own, either way enjoy some fun time together decorating pre-assembled A-Frame Gingerbread Houses. We provide the candy and icing, you get to have the fun and we clean up the mess!  Also includes one free MollyCake Hot Chocolate and a cookie for all registered decorators 😉 Dec 4, 2:00pm or 7:00pm Gingerbread House Decorating Fun What a…

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RBG Express

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until January 8, 2023

Royal Botanical Gardens Hendrie Park, 680 Plains Road West
Burlington, Ontario L7T4H4 Canada
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All Aboard! Don’t miss a ride on the RBG Express during your day visit the Gardens. Purchase tickets at the door to take a round-trip train ride through beautiful Hendrie Park to round out your RBG experience. $5 per train car (for a maximum of 4 people per car). General Admission or Membership also applies. Available November 23 to January 8*. *Date exceptions: December 24, 25, 26, January 1 First train is at 10:15 a.m., last train is at 2:30 p.m.

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Merry & Bright Express Train Rides

December 6 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 8, 2023

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until January 8, 2023

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until January 8, 2023

Burlington Centre, 777 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario L7R3N2 Canada
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$4

November 20 to January 8, 2023 Located at Entrance 1 Enjoy a festive ride on the indoor Holiday Train!  $4 per person, with $1 donated to Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Please note: December 24th the hours are slightly adjusted to 10am - 3pm 

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