Lighting of the Tree
November 24th at 5:30pm
It's a big weekend for Santa as he pays his first visit of the year and the City Hall Christmas Tree comes to light! Enjoy special performances by local artists as we official kick-off the holiday season. This year the City has partnered with Tomorrow's Voices as they bring awareness to the invaluable support they offer throughout our community. This is also the first night of late-night shopping.
MarketPlace Santa Parade
November 26th at 5pm
Santa and his elves will be making a quick visit to Hamilton to make sure that everyone knows he is still watching so for goodness sake, be on your best behaviour! The Parade starts at Par-la-Ville Road and meanders its way along Front Street, to Court Street and onto Church Street. Come on out and see old St. Nick and gaze upon the splendid floats and performances that will accompany Santa's sleigh!
Traffic Notice for Christmas Parade
Late Night Shopping
Every Friday night from November 24th till Christmas
Support our local retailers and restaurants and hit the streets throughout Hamilton as you finish off (or start) your holiday shopping. The Tree of Lights event kicks off the shopping season on November 24th and most retailers will be open through till 9pm every Friday night until Christmas. Come out and enjoy the festive activities that await you in Hamilton.
Christmas in the City
December 15th & 22nd
On December 15th and 22nd, the City streets will come alive with added performances and surprises around every corner. Lower Reid Street will be pedestrianized and carollers, bands and buskers will take to the streets to entertain you whilst you get in your last bits of shopping.
New Year's Eve in the City
Vendors, live entertainment, Working Title, Olivia Hamilton, Family Movie "STAR", International Recording Artist - stay tuned for the announcement of which one! Watch this space for exciting details!! Book the babysitter now!!