It’s Time for Holiday Cheer!

Don’t miss out on the festive fun – get your mitts out, grab a hot cocoa, and enjoy the hometown holiday celebrations.

November 17, 2023 | | Back Issues | Community | Winter 2023

Looking for a Santa Claus parade near you? Itching to do as much local Christmas shopping as possible?

Well, get out your calendar. We have you covered with this sneak peek at local events. Watch for listings in our upcoming winter issue and throughout the season at our What’s On events page and our Field Notes column at

Santa Claus Parades and Tree Lighting

NOV 17: ERIN Tree Lighting. 6pm. McMillan Park, 109 Main St.

NOV 17: ORANGEVILLE Tree Lighting. 5:30-8:30pm.

NOV 18: ORANGEVILLE Parade. 4-6pm.

NOV 25: GRAND VALLEY Parade and Activities. 1-8:30pm.

DEC 1 – 31: CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK. A magical world of lights, exhibits and entertainment. Opening night: Dec 1: 6:30pm. Dec 2-31: 5:30-10pm (weather permitting). Free. Kay Cee Gardens, 29 Bythia St, Orangeville. Optimist Club of Orangeville, 519- 278-6100;

DEC 2: CALEDON VILLAGE Parade, Tree Lighting and Activities. 5-8pm. Hwy 10 and Charleston Sdrd.

DEC 2: SHELBURNE Parade. 6-7pm.

DEC 2: CREEMORE Parade. 1:30- 2:30pm. Mill St.

DEC 2: BOLTON Parade. 11am- 2pm. Hwy 50.

DEC 9: PALGRAVE Tree Lighting and Activities. Enter home decorating contest by Dec 8. 5:30-8:30pm. Stationlands Park, 45 Brawton Dr & Hwy 50.

Kay Cee Gardens Christmas in the Park lights

Christmas in the Park at Kay Cee Gardens is one of Orangeville’s most popular annual festive events.

Holiday Shopping Events

NOW – JAN 7: ARTFUL GIVING – ARTISAN GIFT & FINE ART SALE Unique, handcrafted gifts from 30+ vendors in various mediums. Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. Alton Mill Arts Centre, 1402 Queen St, Alton. Headwaters Arts Gallery, 519-943-1149;

NOW – DEC 24: THE SISTERS TOUCH OF CHRISTMAS (THURSDAYS TO SUNDAYS) An exclusive fundraising store featuring one-of-a-kind, hand- painted, personalized ornaments, bakery and Christmas decor. Thu Fri 10am-7pm. Sat 10am-6pm. Sun 11am-4pm (Dec 24 11am-3pm). St. Kosmas Aitolos Greek Orthodox Monastery, 14155 Caledon King Town Ln S, Bolton.

NOV 18: ORANGEVILLE CHRISTMAS MARKET Over 150 one-of-a-kind makers, creators, crafters and artisans. 10am-4pm Proceed support the Orangeville Food Bank. OAS Event Centre, 247090 5 Sdrd, Mono.

NOV 25: BUTTER TARTS & MORE MARKET Mouthwatering treats, freshly baked goods and market-place merchandise. 9am-3pm. Orangeville Curling Club, 76 Fifth Ave. Gotta Luv Butter Tarts Events,

NOV 25: BETHELL HOSPICE HOLIDAY BAZAAR Baking, jams, quilts, jewellery, unique gifts and more! All proceeds to Bethell Hospice Foundation. Contact Lynn at [email protected]. 9am-1:30pm. Inglewood Community Centre, 15825 McLaughlin Rd. 905-838- 3534;

NOV 25: SILENT AUCTION &BOOK SALE Find the perfect treasure! Bidding ends 3:30pm. Email [email protected] for more info. 10am-4pm. Free. Shelburne Library, 201 Owen Sound St. 519- 925-2168;

NOV 25: ST ANDREW’S CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE & BAKE SALE Festive fun, a shopping extravaganza and delicious baking. 10am-1pm. St. Andrew’s Hillsburgh, 83 Trafalgar Rd. 519-855-6216

NOV 25 & 26: ALTON LEGION CHRIST­MAS MARKET Support your talented neighbours. 10am-4pm. Free, food bank donations appreciated. Alton Legion Br 449, 1267 Queen St, Alton.

NOV 25 – DEC 17 (SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS): BRUCE TRAIL WINTER MARKET Natural Christmas trees $65 (6-8 ft) or $95 (8-10 ft). Boughs, planters, wreaths, Grinch trees and more. Sale lasts until sold out. Proceeds to Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club. Sat Sun 10am-4pm. Hockleycrest Farm, 933445 Airport Rd, Mono.

NOV 25 – DEC 17: CHRISTMAS AT THE FARM Wagon rides, scavenger hunt, live entertainment, Frozen Fairways, Santa visits. 9:30am-4pm. $27.10, register. 12 & under with adult. Downey’s Farm Market, 13682 Heart Lake Rd, Caledon. 905-838-2990;

NOV 29 – DEC 10: HOLIDAY TREASURES ARTS & CRAFTS SALE AT THE MOD Featuring 65+ artists and makers in various media. Nov 30 & Dec 8: Garland workshop; Dec 1 &10: Centrepiece workshop. Wed-Sun 10am-4pm. Admission by donation. Museum of Dufferin, Airport Rd & Hwy 89. 1-877-941-7787;

DEC 1 & 2: THE VERY MERRY MARKET AT STREAMS HUB Decorate cookies, local vendors and artisans, holiday photos and more. Fri 4-8pm. Sat 11am-5pm. Free, nonperishable food appreciated for Shepherd’s Cupboard. 305 Col. Phillips Dr, Shelburne. 289-203-8202;

DEC 2: KNOX CHRISTMAS MARKET & BAKE SALE Jewellery, fabric crafts, artwork, bake table and more from 16+ vendors. 9am-2pm. Free. Knox United Church, 2976 Charleston Sdrd, Caledon Village. 519-927-3320;

DEC 2: LAVENDER LOUNGE + BOUTIQUE SIP + SHOP Local vendors and artisans, music, charcuterie and wine. Swag bags for the first 25 people. Prizes. Guests receive $5 off coupon to shop in our boutique. All fees donated to Family Transition Place. 1-6pm. $10. 141051 15 Sdrd, East Garafraxa. 226-779-4973;

DEC 2 & 3: CHRISTMAS MARKET AT WILLIAMS MILL Unique gifts from 22 artisans and a Kids’ Market. 10am-5pm. Dec 2: Christmas on the Credit at St. Alban’s Church 10am-1pm. Dec 3: Main Street hosts 30 more vendors and craftspeople. 10am. Free. 515 Main St, Glen Williams. 416-938-8851;

DEC 3: A HOLLY JOLLY COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Tractor rides, roast marshmallows, vendor market and more. 10:30am-4:30pm. Free; Marshmallow World Experience $19.95, register. 3634 King St, Caledon. 416- 294-7642;

DEC 16: CHRISTMAS VILLAGE MARKET Hot cocoa bar, 100+ local vendors, gift-wrapping station (monetary donations to Orangeville Food Bank). 10am-5pm. OAS Event Centre, 247090 5 Sdrd, Mono.

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