Festivals & Events

Holiday Events - Celebrate in the City

We're celebrating a little differently this year. Join us throughout November and December for socially distanced and virtual events as we celebrate the holidays across the city!

Schedule of events

Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Saturday, November 21, 2020 to Sunday, January 3, 2021
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome & simplicity of an earl

Victorian Christmas

Saturday, November 21, 2020 to Sunday, January 3, 2021
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Waterdown BIA Annual Holiday (Virtual) Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 28, 2020
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Looking forward to bringing you this year's Tree Lighting proceedings by LiveStream!

Made in Dundas Holiday Special (Virtual)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 to Saturday, December 19, 2020
(All day)

Free activity kits will be available to pick up by registration from December 1 to 19th and will include everything you need to ho

Drive-Thru with Santa at the Ancaster Fairgrounds

Thursday, December 3, 2020
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road South, Ancaster

Come see Santa. Stay in your car. Safety protocols in place.

2020 Christmas Tree of Hope Virtual Tree Lighting & Concert

Friday, December 4, 2020
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us online as we light up the downtown with the Christmas Tree of Hope and festive lighting in Gore Park at 6:30 pm.

Christmas on Ottawa Street

Saturday, December 5, 2020 to Saturday, December 19, 2020
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Ottawa Street, Ottawa Street, Hamilton

The merchants of Ottawa St. will be opening their doors to festive shoppers of all ages!

Made by Hand for You Christmas Market

Saturday, December 5, 2020 to Sunday, December 6, 2020
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Creative Hub, 23 Main Street South, Waterdown

Only handmade work from our local artists. Come join us for a nice Christmas shopping, support our community and enjoy some friends.

Binbrook Shares the Christmas Spirit (Virtual)

Friday, December 18, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

While keeping everyone socially distanced and safe during these uncertain times, Santa has planned a quaint, cozy, and magical evening with some ve

Holiday with the HPO Brass (Virtual)

Saturday, December 19, 2020
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet performs festive favourites to bring holiday cheer!