Christmas is just 6 weeks away! Burlington (and the surrounding area) boasts plenty of ways to get into the Christmas spirit this season – discover and celebrate old or new traditions with family this year voksen kjaerlighet. Burlington Lifestyle has put together this list to help you plan your activities over the next 6 weeks until Christmas is here!
Santa Arrives at Burlington Mall
- Saturday, November 15, 10am
- Santa arrives by helicopter in the north parking lot at the corner of Guelph Line and Fairview Street
- Live entertainment, free hot chocolate, gifts for the first 1,000 children, and a parade through the mall
Christmas Town at Mountsberg (SOLD OUT)
- November 15 – December 24
- To enjoy this Christmas tradition next year, you’ll need to take part in an online lottery in September. $24/adult + HST and $20/child + HST. Plan early!
Holiday Traditions at RBG
- November 15 – January 4
- Features the RBG Train Show, trail of lights, children’s entertainment, Santa’s cabin, and more
- General admission required for entry
- Visits with Santa November 15 – December 21
Christmas Activities at Springridge Farm
- Weekends from November 15 – December 14
- Visits with Santa weekends November 22 – December 13
- Kids’ activities, baking, Christmas trees, and plenty of farm fun!
An Old-Fashioned Christmas at Ireland House
- Sunday, November 16, 11am-4pm
- Enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Christmas on a historic farm
- $6/adults, $5/child (children under 3 are free)
Lakeside Festival of Lights
- November 28 – January 8
- Daily from dusk until dawn (no admission fee)
- Spencer Smith Park at the Waterfront
- A must-see Christmas tradition in Burlington!
Candlelit Stroll in Downtown Burlington
- November 28, 6pm – 8:30pm
- Civic Square, 426 Brant Street
- This special carolling event launches the Festival of Lights
- Burgers from the Works, hot chocolate from Tim Hortons, music, visits with Santa, official lighting of the Tree of Hope
Homestead Christmas at Bronte Park: Experience a Victorian Christmas on a 1900s farm.
- Weekends in December, as well as some weekday evening sessions
- Farm animals, visit with Santa, stories, carolling, sweets, and a toy shop
- Daily vehicle park admission is $16
- No reservation required
A Taste of Christmas Past at Ireland House Museum
- Friday, December 5, 6pm – 9pm
- Tickets are $25 each, adults only, and must be purchased in advance (call 905-332-9888)
- Traditional, seasonal food and beverages (this is a licensed event)
City of Burlington’s Christmas Parade
- Sunday, December 7, 2pm
- Begins at Burlington Mall and ends in downtown Burlington
- Another fantastic tradition for the whole family
Christmas Collage Ice Show at Rotary Pond
- Friday, December 12, 7pm
- Spencer Smith Park – Rotary Centennial Pond
- Featuring a variety of athletics and art on the ice in a choreographed ice show, along with local musicians
- Free admission, hot chocolate, giveaway bags, and skating after the show
Outdoor Ice Rink at Bronte Creek
- Starts December 15 (call 905-827-6911 ext 234 for rink report)
- Daily vehicle park admission is $16 – there is no additional cost for skating
Don’t miss out on all the fun this Christmas season in Burlington! And don’t forget to check out our list of Christmas markets, craft fairs, and bazaars.
Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football.