- Get a sky-high Ferris Wheel view of one of Canada’s coolest cities ✔️
- Bundle up and enjoy a pint on the patios of a rapidly growing collection of craft breweries ✔️
- Tour a Christmas castle at night ✔️
Take It Outside
Head to Gore Park for a frosty free ride on the Ferris Wheel. The Ferris Wheel will run from noon until 8 pm every Thursday to Sunday from December 5 to December 20.
Give A Little Piece of Hamilton
Support local businesses AND wrap up something they’ll love with a beautifully curated gift package. Great local options include Detour Coffee’s Holiday Gift Pack, West Avenue Cider House’s Orchard Experience Package, Radius’ Love Local Gift Baskets or Leaning Post Winery’s Holiday Gift Pack.
Stock Up For Holiday Cooking
For one-stop shopping for everything you’ll need for fantastic holiday meals for your bubble, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Hamilton’s huge Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Read this helpful guide before you go!
Experience Christmas In A Castle
Enjoy a truly unique opportunity to experience Dundurn Castle in the evening while it’s beautifully decorated for Christmas. The year’s socially distanced event will include an intimate, guided tour of Sir Allan MacNab’s lavish home led by costumed interpreters, live harp music and a display of Victorian Christmas foods in Dundurn’s historic kitchen. Tickets are $25 per person, and pre-registration is required.
Event dates: December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 27
Score One-of-a-Kind Finds
Hamilton’s distinctive neighbourhoods are brimming with creative holiday gift ideas. This holiday, independent retailers need your support more than ever, so consider exploring a new neighbourhood to find some great new shops. Choose from:
Sip Holiday Hops
Hamilton’s craft brewers are definitely all aboard the holiday train! Collective Arts’ Cranberry and Blood Orange Cider is a beautifully tart but sweet holiday sipper. Merit Brewing’s online shop is stocked with all kinds of gift options including gift cards, interesting preserves, and a really cute market tote. Grain and Grit’s online shop is filled with cute branded merchandise, including a “Brewed in Hamilton” onesie that would be a perfect gift for craft brew fans with a baby on the way in 2021!
Take A Night Off From Holiday Cooking
Hometown Hub makes finding a new restaurant and showing a little local love while you’re at it easier than ever. While you wait for your order, check off a few items on your holiday shopping list using the site’s other resources, including local online shopping sites and local gift card options.
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