Festivals & Events

Holiday Events - Celebrate in the City


Join us throughout November and December as we celebrate the holidays across the city!

Schedule of events


International Village BIA Holiday Donation Drive

Monday, November 18, 2019 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019
(All day)
International Village Business Improvement Area, Main Street East, King Street East, King William street from Mary to West Ave., Hamilton

This holiday season, the International Village BIA, will be holding a Holiday Donation Drive in support of the Eva Rothwell Centre

Waterfront Festival of Lights

Sunday, December 1, 2019 to Saturday, February 29, 2020
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Pier 8, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton

Come visit our Waterfront Festival of Lights on Pier 8 – 57 Discovery Drive. Free event!

Christmas on Locke

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Locke Street, Locke Street, Hamilton

Don't miss our 2nd Locke Street Christmas Event on Saturday, December 7th from 10am to 2pm

Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Market

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hamilton Farmers' Market, 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market is gearing up for the holiday season!

Barton Village Christmas Market

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Barton Village, Barton Street East
From Victoria Street North bot Wentworth Street North
, Hamilton

Barton Village is so excited to host its first-ever Christmas market this holiday season!

Dickens of a Christmas

Saturday, December 7, 2019
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Downtown Dundas BIA, 27 King Street West, Dundas

Dickens of a Christmas in Downtown Dundas - Hosted by the Downtown Dundas BIA

Gore Park Christmas Market

Saturday, December 7, 2019
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Gore Park, 1 Hughson Street South, Hamilton

The Gore Park Christmas Market is back and better than ever in Downtown Hamilton for its 3rd consecutive year!

Kringle in the Creek

Saturday, December 7, 2019
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Stoney Creek BIA, King Street East (Downtown Stoney Creek), Hamilton

European style outdoor Christmas market in Downtown Stoney Creek weekends. Great gifts, artisans and food vendors. Handmade and locally made.

63rd Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 7, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
King Street in Stoney Creek, , Stoney Creek

Stoney Creek Santa Parade pesented by Heritage Green Community Trust, City of Hamilton’s City Enrichment Fund  and the Volunteer SC Parade Committe

Hamilton Farmers’ Market Extra Market Days

Sunday, December 8, 2019
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Farmers' Market, 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market is excited to offer holiday shoppers additional shopping days in December.

Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Market

Sunday, December 8, 2019
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hamilton Farmers' Market, 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market is gearing up for the holiday season!

Barton Village Christmas Market

Sunday, December 8, 2019
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Barton Village, Barton Street East
From Victoria Street North bot Wentworth Street North
, Hamilton

Barton Village is so excited to host its first-ever Christmas market this holiday season!

Gore Park Christmas Market

Sunday, December 8, 2019
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gore Park, 1 Hughson Street South, Hamilton

The Gore Park Christmas Market is back and better than ever in Downtown Hamilton for its 3rd consecutive year!

Dickens of a Christmas

Sunday, December 8, 2019
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Downtown Dundas BIA, 27 King Street West, Dundas

Dickens of a Christmas in Downtown Dundas - Hosted by the Downtown Dundas BIA

Kringle in the Creek

Sunday, December 8, 2019
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Stoney Creek BIA, King Street East (Downtown Stoney Creek), Hamilton

European style outdoor Christmas market in Downtown Stoney Creek weekends. Great gifts, artisans and food vendors. Handmade and locally made.

1st Annual Binbrook Santa Claus Parade - rescheduled

Sunday, December 8, 2019
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Binbrook Fairgrounds, 2600 Highway 56, Binbrook

Santa Claus is coming to town and Binbrook wants to see YOU! Join us for Binbrook’s first annual Santa Claus Parade!

23rd Annual Holiday "Music in the City"

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton

This holiday season, join local school choirs in bringing extra cheer!

23rd Annual Holiday "Music in the City"

Thursday, December 12, 2019
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton

This holiday season, join local school choirs in bringing extra cheer!

23rd Annual Holiday "Music in the City"

Friday, December 13, 2019
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton

This holiday season, join local school choirs in bringing extra cheer!

Christmas on Locke

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Locke Street, Locke Street, Hamilton

Don't miss our 2nd Locke Street Christmas Event on Saturday, December 14th from 10am to 2pm

Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Market

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hamilton Farmers' Market, 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market is gearing up for the holiday season!

Barton Village Christmas Market

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Barton Village, Barton Street East
From Victoria Street North bot Wentworth Street North
, Hamilton

Barton Village is so excited to host its first-ever Christmas market this holiday season!

Dickens of a Christmas

Saturday, December 14, 2019
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Downtown Dundas BIA, 27 King Street West, Dundas

Dickens of a Christmas in Downtown Dundas - Hosted by the Downtown Dundas BIA

Kringle in the Creek

Saturday, December 14, 2019
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Stoney Creek BIA, King Street East (Downtown Stoney Creek), Hamilton

European style outdoor Christmas market in Downtown Stoney Creek weekends. Great gifts, artisans and food vendors. Handmade and locally made.

Hamilton Farmers’ Market Extra Market Days

Sunday, December 15, 2019
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Farmers' Market, 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market is excited to offer holiday shoppers additional shopping days in December.

Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Market

Sunday, December 15, 2019
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hamilton Farmers' Market, 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market is gearing up for the holiday season!

Barton Village Christmas Market

Sunday, December 15, 2019
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Barton Village, Barton Street East
From Victoria Street North bot Wentworth Street North
, Hamilton

Barton Village is so excited to host its first-ever Christmas market this holiday season!

Dickens of a Christmas

Sunday, December 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Downtown Dundas BIA, 27 King Street West, Dundas

Dickens of a Christmas in Downtown Dundas - Hosted by the Downtown Dundas BIA

Kringle in the Creek

Sunday, December 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Stoney Creek BIA, King Street East (Downtown Stoney Creek), Hamilton

European style outdoor Christmas market in Downtown Stoney Creek weekends. Great gifts, artisans and food vendors. Handmade and locally made.

23rd Annual Holiday "Music in the City"

Thursday, December 19, 2019
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton

This holiday season, join local school choirs in bringing extra cheer!

23rd Annual Holiday "Music in the City"

Friday, December 20, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton

This holiday season, join local school choirs in bringing extra cheer!

Tim Hortons Free Public Skates

Saturday, December 21, 2019 to Friday, January 3, 2020
(All day)
Various locations across Hamilton,

Local Tim Hortons restaurant owners are proud to host their annual Tim Hortons Free Skate program in communities across Canada including the City o

Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Market

Saturday, December 21, 2019
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hamilton Farmers' Market, 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market is gearing up for the holiday season!

Dickens of a Christmas

Saturday, December 21, 2019
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Downtown Dundas BIA, 27 King Street West, Dundas

Dickens of a Christmas in Downtown Dundas - Hosted by the Downtown Dundas BIA

Kringle in the Creek

Saturday, December 21, 2019
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Stoney Creek BIA, King Street East (Downtown Stoney Creek), Hamilton

European style outdoor Christmas market in Downtown Stoney Creek weekends. Great gifts, artisans and food vendors. Handmade and locally made.

Hamilton Farmers’ Market Extra Market Days

Sunday, December 22, 2019
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Farmers' Market, 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market is excited to offer holiday shoppers additional shopping days in December.

Dickens of a Christmas

Sunday, December 22, 2019
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Downtown Dundas BIA, 27 King Street West, Dundas

Dickens of a Christmas in Downtown Dundas - Hosted by the Downtown Dundas BIA

Kringle in the Creek

Sunday, December 22, 2019
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Stoney Creek BIA, King Street East (Downtown Stoney Creek), Hamilton

European style outdoor Christmas market in Downtown Stoney Creek weekends. Great gifts, artisans and food vendors. Handmade and locally made.

Hamilton Farmers’ Market Extra Market Days

Monday, December 23, 2019
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Farmers' Market, 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market is excited to offer holiday shoppers additional shopping days in December.

Hamilton Farmers’ Market Extra Market Days

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Farmers' Market, 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton

The Hamilton Farmers’ Market is excited to offer holiday shoppers additional shopping days in December.