Happy Friday! To help you ease into the weekend we have compiled a list of community activities and events to help you plan your local adventure, as well as a weekday event to add to your calendar.
Burlington MADE Craft Market
Saturday, November 24: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Ron Joyce Centre
Shop local and handmade this holiday season from over 55 artisans. Enjoy gourmet food and beverages, live music, and free children’s crafts. Admission is $5. http://burlingtonmade.com/holiday/
Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Niagara IceDogs
November 24 at the FirstOntario Centre
Cheer on our favourite OHL team, the Hamilton Bulldogs as they go jowl to jowl with the Niagara IceDogs. Puck drops at 4pm. http://hamiltonbulldogs.com/schedule/63/1
On Until Sunday, November 25 at the Art Gallery of Hamilton
This annual fundraising event welcomes hundreds of people as they select a handmade ceramic bowl created by local potters and pair it with a gourmet soup from a local restaurant. https://www.haltonweb.com/eventdetail/630/art-gallery-of-burlington-soup-bowl
Victorian Christmas at Dundurn Castle
Sunday, November 25 – Sunday, December 30: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Step back in time and experience a guided tour of a mid-19th-century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle. The Garden Club of Hamilton has decorated the Cassplendourictorian splendour with cedar boughs, ribbons and dried flowers, just as it would have looked for Sir Allan MacNab and his family during the Christmas season. Admission is $11, but on the first day of Christmas at Dundurn (this Sunday), admission is free. https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/events-calendar/first-day-christmas-dundurn?view=0
Shop Local this Season
Skip the busy mall this holiday season, and venture to the quaint town of Dundas and shop from over 100 stores. Experience the unique charm and ambiance of a small historic town, and enjoy Dickens of a Christmas: Santa, carolers, free hot apple cider, gingerbread cookies and Trolley Rides. http://downtowndundas.ca/event/dickens-of-a-christmas-4/
CP Holiday Train
Tuesday, November 27th, Arrival time: 7:45 p.m. at Gage Park, Hamilton
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, 14 rail cars decorated with thousands of Christmas lights, is back for its 20th year to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks. Arrive early, as this stop draws an estimated 15,000 people. This year, the Sam Roberts Band and JoJo Mason will perform before the train makes its way to the US. https://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/schedule-canada
Have fun exploring, and don’t forget to tag @trsmulders in your posts – I want to see what you get up to this weekend.