20212021Things to doThings to do December 1, 2021

Holiday Fun

As we get ready to put a wrap on 2021, we want to thank you for another great year. We’re so thankful for the amazing people that we’ve had the chance to get to know over the year and the new homes and memories that have been made in them. We’re looking forward to a bright 2022 with you around us! Take a look back at some of the amazing communities that we’ve had a chance to discover this past year and get ready for even more to come!

Now that December is here and the holidays are upon us we want to take a look at some of the amazing local festivities that you and your family can take part in. Get out and explore during this bright and cheerful season; there’s so much to discover in the amazing communities around us. We’ve put together a list of 10 of our favourite local events for you to enjoy while you celebrate – and maybe you’ll find a beautiful new community to call home while you’re at it!

The Burlington Holiday Market (Burlington, December 9-12) is taking a cue from the popular European markets this year with a brand new celebration! Join in on the fun with the rest of the Downtown Burlington community during this immersive market, with a wide selection of vendors, concerts and choirs, interactive community art features, advent displays and more! Afterwards, take a stroll down to Spencer Smith Park to enjoy the beautiful lights displays by the lake.

Discover some amazing local businesses and get into the spirit of the season during Downtown DundasDickens of a Christmas event (unitl December 19th). On Saturdays and Sundays this month, you’ll be able to shop and enjoy a series of fun activities, like carolers, hot cider + gingerbread cookies, candy cane lane and carousel rides.

Take a stroll through an enchanted winter wonderland during the Ball’s Falls Holiday Trail (until January 9th). You’ll start off by enjoying some beautiful displays before making your way to The Heritage Village of Glen Elgin to take in the illuminated lower falls before making your way across Twenty Mile Creek on the illuminated bridge, and finally to the enchanted village. On weekends, you can also enjoy photo stations, holiday music, campfires, skating and more!

Get a taste of the holiday season’s past during the Oakville Museum Christmas Tour (December 12th). Attendees will have a chance to join in on a guided tour of the festively decorated Erchless Estate while learning about historical commemorations and celebrations, nostalgic toys and beautiful antique ornaments.

Take in the fun of the holidays in the Downtown Hamilton community with a ride on the Gore Park Ferris Wheel (until December 20th). Get your seasonal shopping in at some of the area’s amazing local businesses, stop by a downtown cafe to warm up with some hot chocolate and make your way over to Gore Park for a free ride on the ferris wheel – it has an incredible view of the Christmas Tree of Hope!

Take a trip to Niagara Falls for the Niagara Falls Christmas Market (until December 19th). This market runs on the weekends and features beautiful light structures and interactive displays, live music, glow swings, and more! Don’t forget to drive or walk through the city to enjoy the Festival of Lights as well.

St. Catherines will be lit up for the season as part of Let it Glow (until January 9th), a celebration of light featuring interactive visual installations, entertainment, winter workshops and cultural programing. The event kicks off with a launch party on December 11th, where you can enjoy live music and see the city become illuminated for the holiday season.

Get into the some seasonal fun during Winter Wonders at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Hendrie Park will be aglow (until January 9th), giving visitors a chance to head outside to take in the beauty of the season. Take a stroll through the garden while enjoying festive music, magical lights and special displays.

Go back in time during Victorian Christmas at Dundurn Castle. This is a great opportunity to see what the holidays were like in the mid-19th century as the Garden Club of Hamilton decorates the castle to highlight what family celebrations looked like during the Victorian era. Book your hour-long tour ahead of time here so you don’t miss out!

Enjoy an amazing show featuring local talent at Theatre Aquarius’ Home for the Holidays (until December 18th). The all-star, Hamilton-proud lineup puts on a rousing “kitchen party” show that’s all about the joy of reuniting with old friends, with stories and songs that capture the true spirit of the season.

From our Coldwell Banker family to yours – no matter what you’re celebrating this year, we send warm wishes for a beautiful December and a Happy New Year!