The magic of the season can be found all over our community this weekend, and we’ve compiled a list of events that will keep you on your mistle-toes, and one yummy dinner recommendation in case you need a Christmas break. Have fun exploring, and don’t forget to tag @trsmulders in your weekend adventures.
The Nutcracker Presented by the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa – Friday, December 7th & Saturday, December 8th at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre
A holiday classic, this cherished story follows a little girl’s journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, and an army of mice. This is perfect date night, or night out with the family. https://burlingtonpac.ca/events/the-nutcracker/
Santa 5K – Saturday, December 8th at 9:30 a.m.
Join over 4,000 Santa’s as they work up an appetite for milk and cookies at this 5K run, and all participants receive a Santa suit that has to be worn during the run. (Those are the rules.) Don’t be a Scrooge, grab your runners and ho ho ho your way to the finish line. For those living in Burlington, or are planning to visit the downtown core, note that there are road closures for this race until 11 a.m. http://www.santa5k.ca/site-ontario1/Santa_Burlington.html
Christmas Market at Gore Park – This Weekend
Celebrate the magic of the season in downtown Hamilton. This second annual event brings a whole host of festive fun including a Ferris wheel, local vendors, crafty kids’ corner, plus hot chocolate, mulled wine and hot cider at the fully licensed market bar. Entrance to the Christmas market is free. http://downtownhamilton.org/christmas-in-gore-park/
Elf – The Musical at Theatre Aquarius, Dofasco Centre for the Arts
Son of a nutcracker, this is a show you won’t want to miss! Based on the beloved holiday film, the whole family will enjoy this must-see musical. Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins, get your tickets today! https://theatreaquarius.org/subscribe/
Rockton (30 mins away from downtown Hamilton)
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Saturdays until Christmas at Westfield Heritage Village from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy Westfield by candlelight and feel the warmth of the season through music, food samples, fireworks and a visit from Father Christmas. Christmas shopping is available at the Gift Shop and the restaurant features savoury seasonal foods, desserts and drinks. Adult admission is $12. https://westfieldheritage.ca/uncategorized/what-to-know-about-visiting-westfield-for-christmas/
Gingerbread House Decorating Party – The Sullivan Team & Team Smulders Holiday Open House – Sunday, December 9th 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Please join Shannon Sullivan, our real estate teams and me on Sunday for our favourite Christmas celebration. This year, we will decorate gingerbread houses, enjoy festive treats, and Santa will make a special holiday appearance at 11am. Please bring a non-perishable food item as we are collecting for Mission Services Food Drive. https://www.facebook.com/events/2090143441299758/permalink/2109586302688805/
Skip the Dishes – Shorty’s Pizza
Need to escape the festive bustle with a cozy night in on the couch and a movie, but also need to eat? New kid on the block, Shorty’s Pizza in Hamilton is serving up the best thin-crust pizza, and with one easy click on the Skip the Dishes app, or call and pickup, this is the go-to place for one tasty ‘za to pair with your relaxing night in.