Plan a right-side-of-the-brain discovery day trip at Hamilton Halton Brant’s diverse art galleries and enjoy live music, concerts and performances at the region’s concert halls and performing arts centres.

  • Engage with art

    Our region hearts the arts! Art Gallery of Hamilton is Canada’s third-largest public art gallery, and is home to over 9,500 works of art. Don’t miss Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant in Brantford, with its beautiful gardens and rotating exhibitions, and the Art Gallery of Burlington, home to the largest collection of Canadian contemporary ceramic art in Canada. Other public art museums worth a visit are Oakville Galleries in Oakville, FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton, and the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton.

  • Step inside studios

    Go behind the scenes and meet an intriguing community of local artists at fall studio tours taking place in Hamilton Halton Brant. Studio tours offer a different way to cruise the day away and enjoy the region’s vibrant arts scene as well as the stunning autumn colours. You’ll find jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography and more at the Dundas Studio Tour and Brant Studio Tour in October and the Art in Action Burlington Studio Tour in November.

  • 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. Core Entertainment’s FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) offers a versatile close-knit venue for big names like Carrie Underwood and Chicago. Core Entertainment’s FirstOntario Centre (formerly Copps Coliseum) brings big talent to the Heart of Ontario, from singers and bands to acrobatic performances, ice shows and theatre. The Oakville Centre for the Performing ArtsSanderson Centre for the Performing Arts and The Burlington Performing Arts Centre offer a variety of performances from acrobatics and dance groups to opera, orchestras and jazz bands, comedy acts, ballet and children shows.

 

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December 19

Family Fun Day: Family Solstice Celebration

Royal Botanical Gardens

16 Old Guelph Road, Burlington, ON

December 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm for approx 2+ hours Fee: $12 Child (4 to...

Now thru December 19

Hometown Holiday in Oakville

Oakville Downtown

146 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, ON, L6J 1H4

Now thru January 31

Heritage Workshops

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

Saturday-Monday from November 14 to January 31. Fee: $30/person

Now thru December 27

Original Hamilton Beer Tours

Original Hamilton Beer Tours

5 Hamilton St. N; Hamilton, Ontario, L0R 2H0

Tour dates: Aug 28, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29 & Dec 27th $115.00 pp...

Now thru March 21

Family Weekend Getaway – Nature’s Escape

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Trip available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday November 28 to March 21. Cost: $449

Now thru December 31

Christie Lake Conservation Area – Swimming, Picnicking

Christie Lake Conservation Area

1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, ON, L9E 5E2

Open 7 days a week, from sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted. Per Vehicle and...

Now thru January 3

Victorian Christmas

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Adults: $14, Seniors/Youth: $12, Children: $8, Infants: Free, Family:...

Now thru February 1

A Night with Nickelbrook

Nickel Brook Brewery

864 Drury Lane, Burlington, ON, L7R 2Y4

Order between the hours of 11am-4pm and your order will be ready for pick up...

Now thru December 31

Virtual Tour – Hamilton Children’s Museum

Hamilton Children’s Museum

1072 Main Street East Hamilton, Ontario L8M 1N6

June 15 - July 3

Ring Of Fire

Theatre Aquarius

190 King William Street, Hamilton, ON

Various Prices; Weekdays Tuesday to Friday 7:30 pm shows Saturday 1:30 Matinee; Evening 7:30 show...

Now thru December 31

AGH at Home

Art Gallery of Hamilton

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

Some activities are free while others have a cost attached to the link.

December 10

Cook Like a Chef: A Southern Christmas

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West Burlington, L7T 4H4

December 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm Fee: $55/person (RBG Members 10% off*) + Service Fee

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