Happy Friday, friends! We made it, and now it is time to get down to the real business – weekend fun. I’ve compiled a list of events happening throughout our local communities; it’s a festive list, but ‘tis the season after all. If you need to escape the Christmas craze, catch a movie in ultimate comfort at Jackson Square in Hamilton. Have fun exploring, and don’t forget to tag me (@trsmulders) in your weekend adventures.
St. George’s Night Market – Friday, December 14th from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sip, mingle and shop for one-of-a-kind gift ideas from local artisans this holiday, and treat yourself to delicious food, wine and festive holiday tunes. Tickets are $5 at the door – cash only – children under 16 are free. http://burlingtonmade.com/nightmarket/
Nickel Brook Holiday Market – Sunday, December 16th from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Head to this local brewery and sip craft beers and nosh on scrumptious BBQ and donuts while completing your holiday shopping. Bring the kiddos because Santa is making an appearance from 1 – 4 p.m. Donation of a non-perishable food item is encouraged for the local Food Drive. https://www.facebook.com/events/298506774207011/
St. Paul’s United Church, A Candlelight Noel – Sunday, December 16th at 7 p.m.
All are welcome to this service with carols. Over 70 musicians including choirs, organ, violin, trumpet, trombone and guitar will perform at this candlelight noel service. https://stpaulsdundas.com/
Home for the Holidays: The Hockey Sweater at the FirstOntario Concert Hall – Saturday, December 15th, 7:30 p.m.
Presented by the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and featuring holiday favourites, along with Abigail Richardson-Schulte’s The Hockey Sweater is a classic not to be missed. Gather your family and friends to share in the warmth and music of the holiday season. Audience members are encouraged to wear their favourite hockey jersey. http://hpo.org/home-for-the-holidays-hockey/
Christmas Ferris Wheel in Gore Park – Daily, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Ride the Christmas Ferris Wheel at Gore Park until Christmas for a bird’s eye view of downtown Hamilton. Rides are complimentary.
Looking for your next home that is move-in ready, spacious, and up-to-date? Check out this gem of a home in the highly sought-after Binbrook community on Sunday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. My partner Shannon and I will be there to chat with you about your future dream home.
For more festive fun, check out the Winter Lights at the Rock at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Victorian Christmas at Dundurn Castle, Dickens Christmas in Dundas, and the Burlington Festival of Lights at Spencer Smith Park.