• Find endless holiday gift inspiration in charming little shops ✔️
  • Take a delicious meal home and enjoy a night off from holiday cooking ✔️
  • Hit the Rail Trail for a quiet afternoon cross country ski ✔️

Get Festive At The Fairgrounds

On Thursday, December 3, Santa Claus will be making a stop at the Ancaster Fairgrounds for a socially distanced drive-thru event in support of Ancaster Community Services. Families with last names beginning with the letters A through M can stop by from 6 – 7 pm, and families with last names that start with the letters N through Z can join the fun from 7 – 8 pm.

Take It Outside

When the snowflakes start to fly, the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail offers a beautiful place to cross country ski on an almost entirely off-road 32-km trail that runs through the Niagara Escarpment.

Create The Backyard Of Your Dreams

Get inspired for more outdoor gatherings in your backyard this winter with a browse at Fora Outdoor in Ancaster. Their backyard showroom contains a carefully curated selection of outdoor living products, including outdoor kitchens, pizza ovens, furniture, heating tools, fireplaces, accessories and more. Stock up on holiday urns and greenery while you’re there.

Score One-of-a-kind Foodie Finds

If you’re on the hunt for unique ingredients and gadgets to give as gourmet gifts, the shops of Dundas won’t disappoint. Can’t-miss foodie favourites include Picone Fine Food, The Keeping Room, Cumbrae’s and Weir’s Lane Lavender and Apiary.

Share Some Holiday Hops

Shawn and Ed Brewing Company in Dundas is where the beer lover in your life is hoping you’ll head for some holiday shopping! A Shawn & Ed Brewing Co. Beer Club membership makes a great gift! This year’s seasonal brews for the holiday include November’s Spiced Ale with notes of cinnamon nutmeg and cardamom and December’s Imperial Stout, which has hints of coffee, chocolate and smoke with roasted malt.

Take A Night Off From Holiday Cooking

Every night of the week, except Sunday and Monday, Brewers Blackbird in Ancaster has a family meal feature that serves 2 – 4 to enjoy at the restaurant or at home. Saturday’s “Winterfest” meal includes Porter-braised short rib, roasted heirloom carrots with goat cheese and hazelnuts, crispy fried Brussel sprouts and a green salad.

Quatrefoil in Dundas has created a delectable Holiday Market Box filled with a selection of house-made appetizers, side dishes and dessert that serves 4 – 6 people.

Explore A Little More

For additional ideas for your Dundas and Ancaster holiday time, find suggestions at Shop Ancaster Village and Downtown Dundas.

Holly Jolly Hometown Fun

Discover more ways to get into the holiday spirit with these day trip ideas to the Grand River, Halton Hills, Burlington, Oakville, and Hamilton.

Dundas and Ancaster Look Forward To Seeing You Safely

As the COVID-19 situation in Ontario continues to change, a minute or two of extra planning is an important step in ensuring hiccup-free holiday adventures. Follow the latest travel and safety guidelines for your community and any communities you plan to visit. Check with the places you plan to go to in advance to see if reservations or activity bookings are required. On the day of your trip, do a quick check to verify the places on your agenda are open and serving visitors in the way you’re expecting. Please remember to wear a mask, practice safe distancing and regularly sanitize and wash your hands.

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