Start by spending a day connecting to Canadian culture. Here are ideas for 20 days and ways to help you do just that in Hamilton Halton Brant.

 

 

  • Day 1: Take in a performance by a Canadian musical artist

    Top Canadian artists are performing all over Hamilton Halton Brant. Whether you prefer classical or country, roots or rock, this is the year to open your ears to homegrown talent and to get to know our live music venues, including Core Entertainment’s Hamilton Place and FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts in Brantford, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts in Oakville, Burlington Performing Arts Centre in Burlington and Milton Centre for the Arts in Milton.

  • Day 2 to 4: Listen in at the Brantford Jazz Festival

    There will be continuous free music at the Brantford Jazz Festival, featuring four stages of world-class entertainment ranging from traditional jazz to Big Band Swing to Spanish Afro-Cuban grooves and Dixieland Jazz.

  • Day 5 to 7: It's Time to Supercrawl

    Supercrawl takes over James Street in Hamilton with three days of free music spread over multiple stages. Be one of the 130,000 visitors annually who gather to watch over 50 bands. One of the largest free music festivals in Ontario, the festival also showcases large-scale visual art installations, performance art, an artisan market, food trucks and fashion.

  • Day 8: Immigration Stories at the Museum

    From Far and Wide: Tales from a Suitcase, at the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate. uses its suitcase and costume collection and archival documentation to tell stories of immigration from over 150 years as a collective history of becoming Canadian.

  • Day 9 to 16: Give kudos to a Group of Seven genius

    Lawren Harris Week celebrates Brantford-born Group of Seven member Lawren S. Harris, and highlights the abundance of cultural assets in the city. The premiere annual celebration promises a week of free, participatory events, as well as the unveiling of a permanent piece of public art.

  • Day 17: Take in trains and technology at the museum

    From May to October, catch a ride on miniature trains, enjoy a free guided tour, and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada’s early industrial revolution during Live Steamer Days at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology.

  • Day 18: A feast for the eyes

    Check out the many performing and visual arts venues that are an integral part of the Canadian cultural scene, including the Art Gallery of HamiltonArt Gallery of BurlingtonGlenhyrst Art Gallery, and Theatre Aquarius.

  • Day 19: Experience Hamilton's Live Music Scene

    Hamilton’s live music scene has launched legends like Daniel Lanois, Arkells and Tom Wilson. Step inside the storied clubs and hear the next chapter in Canadian music for yourself at The CasbahThis Ain’t HollywoodMill’s Hardware and more.

  • Day 20: A Horticultural Connection

    Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature. Explore and enjoy the many historical plant collections, the Mediterranean Greenhouse, and 27 km of nature trails.

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December 27 - January 5

The Science of Music: Holiday Drop-In Activity Centre

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON

Dec 27-31, 2019 & Jan 2-5, 2020, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This is a...

Now thru November 6

Free Fridays

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Free Admission 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Free Tours at 6:00 pm

Now thru December 29

A Winter’s Night in Paris Culinary Experience

Arlington Hotel

106 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M5

Based on standard rooms only. Rooms are subject to availability. Reservations required to the Arlington...

Now thru May 1

MacNab’s Kitchen at Dundurn Enhanced Experience

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

2 hour experience. Available year-round, mornings only. Minimum 15 persons.

December 13 - 15

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

December 15 - March 31

Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre Rentals and Lessons

Kelso Conservation Area / Glen Eden

5234 Kelso Rd. Milton, L9T 2X7

Pre-Season - Open daily 7 days a week 8:30 am to 4:30 pm In-Season -...

Now thru December 31

Float High in the Sky at iFLY Toronto(Oakville)

iFLY Toronto

2007 Winston Park Drive Oakville, L6H 6P5

FLIGHT HOURS Monday: CLOSED Tuesday to Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM Friday: 11 PM...

Now thru December 15

Santa’s Workshop Experience During Christmas on the Farm

Springridge Farm

7256 Bell School Line Milton, Ontario L9E 0N7

10 am - 3 pm Admission to Santa’s Workshop is $10 (includes HST) per child....

Now thru January 5

The Collection Continues: A Quarter Century of Collecting

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Special Exhibition Admission Applies

Now thru May 1

The Collection: A Hands-On Experience

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Duration of Experience: 3.5 hours Availability: Year-Round, Afternoons Only Minimum Person: 12

December 26 - February 17

Winter Wagon Rides

Conservation Halton

2259 Milburough Line Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0

* Available daily December 26th, 2019 until January 5, 2020 and weekends and holidays January...

Now thru December 22

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required, weekends only.

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