Candlelight Stroll

December 2, 6:30 pm9:00 pm
A guided stroll winding through the historical town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, accompanied by local choirs and seasonal entertainment. Info at 905-468-1950 or The stroll begins at the Old Courthouse building located at 26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Proceeds from candle sales in support of a local family/non-profit organization in need. Please bring a non-perishable food item in support of Newark Neighbours.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 2, 2016 4 pm to 7 pm
The Fabulous Fenwick Lions are having a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 2, 2016 4 pm to 7 pm. South side of Canboro Rd. between Avondale and the Post Office. Free hot chocolate, hotdogs and a visit with Santa.

Outdoor Christmas Market

Friday December 2, 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Join us under the Arches, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill for an evening of…Gift & Food Vendors,  “Christmas Cheer”, FREE Carriage Rides, Visits with Santa, and FREE Facepainting.

Family Wellness Festival

December 3, 10:30 am3:30 pm
Join us for a day of family fun on Saturday December 3rd at the Beyond Montessori School (83 Church St, St. Catharines). We are bringing health and wellness vendors together in one place for people to learn all about natural ways to live a healthy lifestyle. Just a sampling of our vendors: we will have a Holistic Health practitioner, a Chiropractic clinic that will have their table set up for on the spot adjustments, a reflexologist offering free demos, and lots of handmade vendors with unique items. There will be a Cafe with healthy food, a Kids Zone with hourly activities, Niagara Bubble Soccer, a bouncy castle, silent auction and a bake sale – you don’t want to miss this event!! Lots of family friendly fun.

Grimsby Santa Claus Parade

December 3, 5:15 pm7:00 pm
Parade will begin at Livingston Ave just East of Town Hall, travel East and ending at the Town Clock on Ontario St. Contact:

Port Colborne Santa Claus Parade

December 3, 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Parade will begin at Port Colborne High School and travel South on Steele St to Clarence St, then head East on Clarence to West St. It will then travel South on West St to Charlotte St, and then West on Charlotte, ending at the Market Square. Children are then welcome to visit with Santa and enjoy hot chocolate. Contact:

Other events in Port Colborne before the parade:

The Port Colborne Lioness Present “Breakfast With Santa”

Seatings at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for a pancake breafast, including coffee or juice and a visit with Santa at the Lion’s Hall on Chippawa Road, Port Colborne. Ticket’s can be purchased at Tuck’s Jewelers or from a Lioness. For more information, call 905-835-0188.

Santa Arrives Downtown by Tugboat at 1pm

Bring your kids to Port Colborne’s beautiful canal district for a unique opportunity to greet Santa. Santa makes his way downtown via tugboat through the canal to historic West Street where he is greeted by his many fans. Santa then walks with the kids and families to the Guide Hall. Greeted by the Music and Performance Niagara Choir.

Photos with Santa at the Guild Hall at 1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Have your child’s photo taken with Santa from 1:30 – 3:00pm by photographer Leslie Butt for $5.00. While you wait warm up with free Hot Chocolate and Cookies and enjoy making free holiday crafts. Be sure to mark this event on your calendar!

Ball’s Falls Christmas Village

December 3rd and 4th, 10am-4pm
Back by popular demand is Ball’s Falls Christmas Village. Join us as we host Santa and the historic village of Ball’s Falls is transformed into a winter wonderland.
What to expect…

  • A photo with Santa to take home
  • Meet & Greet with Elsa, Anna & Olaf from Disney’s Frozen
  • Marshmallows over an open fire
  • Horse-drawn wagon ride
  • Historical village tours and interactions
  • Live Nativity Scene (Saturday Only)
  • Trinity Ringers Bell Choir (Sunday Only)
  • Pony Rides (Sunday Only)

Food & Beverage will be available on site.

On-line price: $25 per family or $10 adult and $5 child
Gate price: $35 per family or $15 adult and $7.50 child

Ball's Falls Christmas Village

Book Outlet Kids’ Store Event: Christmas in Whoville

December 3, 10am – 11am

Location: Book Outlet, 340 Welland Ave, St. Catharines

Join your friends down in Whoville, where Christmas is near. Read stories, make crafts, and spread holiday cheer! For more details, visit

Michael’s Make it Merry Gingerbread House

Saturday, December 3, 1-3pm

Kids and kids at heart are sure to love this event! Construct an adorable gingerbread house and try to resist the temptation to snack on your building supplies. Buy a Wilton® gingerbread kit ($11.99) and use our classroom to assemble your creation.


Silent Santa at the Seaway Mall

Run in association with Autism Ontario – Niagara Region Chapter, Seaway Mall have a quiet morning with Santa on December 4th from 9.30 – 10.30am. Pre- registration is required.


 Silent Santa at the Pen Centre

We understand that the lights, sounds and crowds can be challenging for individuals who have sensory sensitivities, that is why we offer Quiet Time with Santa. Every Sunday for one hour before the mall opens you can enjoy a quiet visit with Santa. Quiet Time starts this Sunday. No appointment necessary.

Santa’s Fantasyland

December 2nd, 5pm-8pm, December 3rd, 10am-5pm, and December 4th, 12pm-5pm
Join the Fort Erie Optimist-Omettes for a Bake Sale, Penny Sale, games, refreshments, cookie baking with Mrs.Claus and photo magic with Santa ($5). Donations to COPE will be gratefully accepted. Optimist Hall is located at 1555 Gilmore Rd., Fort Erie


St. Davids & District Lioness – Breakfast with Santa

December 4, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am

Breakfast with Santa – Sunday December 4, 2016 9-11a.m. Location St. Davids Lions Club
$5/person – Serving pancakes, sausage, cookies, refreshments. Visit with Santa – crafts and write a letter 
to Santa – Money Riased goes back into the community. Contact Diane – or 905-356-2128

St. Davids & District Lions Club, 1462 York Road, St. Davids




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