The temperature may be dropping, but Hamilton Halton Brant’s event calendar is coming in hot for November with all sorts of late fall fun. Here are just a few of the events that are on our radar as the race toward the holiday season begins.
Royal Botanical Gardens After Dark: Seeing The Invisible Exhibit
Thursdays in October and November 4
Catch the most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality technology in an eerie evening glow. Music, craft beer, local food trucks, and unique programming set the scene for the perfect night out under the stars.
Pumpkins After Dark Drive-Thru Event
Through November 8
October 31st doesn’t have to mean the end of all the Halloween fun! There’s one weekend left to take in this one-of-a-kind experience in Milton with over 50 spooky scenes made of over 7000 hand-carved pumpkins.
Cipher Decipher Exhibit at Joseph Brant Museum
Through January 8
Enjoy a rare opportunity to see an authentic Second World War Enigma machine and learn the ins and outs of communications encryption through a variety of hands-on and digital experiences. Scramble messages using a cipher wheel, see how an Enigma cipher machine works, and tackle puzzles to learn if you have what it takes to work in the field of cryptology.
Middle Raged at the Sanderson Centre For The Arts
This live sketch comedy revue starring Geri Hall (22 Minutes, Second City) and Gary Pearson (MadTV, Corner Gas) delivers big-time laughs about adult life. See why critics are raving about this show’s comedy and chemistry!
I’ll Be Home For Christmas Event at Oakville Centre
November 19, 20, 21
This humorous holiday tale has a family returning to their childhood home to turn back the clock and recapture something they seem to have lost. Both in-person and live-stream options are available for this show.
Alan Doyle at FirstOntario Centre
Twelve-time Juno Award nominee and Great Big Sea frontman, Alan Doyle, takes the stage with his powerhouse six-piece band and special guest, Kelly Prescott.
Dueling Pianos at The Studio
This 100% all-request show where the audience determines the night’s set list is a guaranteed good time! See why the words “You can’t do that on a piano” just don’t exist in the worlds of Shane and Jesse, the two world-class entertainers known for drawing in their audience from the very first note!
John McDermott Family Christmas at Sanderson Centre For The Arts
Get into the spirit of the upcoming season with an evening of holiday classics, McDermott’s own songs and his signature brand of storytelling and tributes.
108th Grey Cup at Tim Horton’s Field
Experience the larger-than-life moments of Canadian football live in Hamilton. The Grey Cup Social area will serve up all the fun of an outdoor music festival and a food and drink expo, set against the backdrop of Canada’s largest sporting event. This is Hamilton history in the making!