Events Calendar

  • Winter Lights at the Rock
    Rock Garden

    Let the light be your guide as the Rock Garden awakens the spirit of winter! Explore how multicultural traditions and… More >

    Let the light be your guide as the Rock Garden awakens the spirit of winter! Explore how multicultural traditions and activities that make us quintessentially Canadian are rooted in natural phenomena that change the seasons. Immerse yourself in a story of celebrations and adaptations.

    5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (last admittance is 7:30 p.m.)

    Part of Holiday Traditions

     

     

    Tickets
    Admission $10.00
    Child aged 0 – 2 years Free
    *Members receive 10% off
    *Prices are subject to HST

    Time 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location 1185 York Blvd, Hamilton, L0R 2H9

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/winterlights


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  • Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn Castle

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in… More >

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in the front hall, followed by an extended tour of Sir Allan MacNab's lavish home and a chance to taste an assortment of traditional Christmas foods served in Dundurn's historic kitchen.

    $30 per person. Pre-registration is required

    Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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  • Escarpment Train Show
    RBG Rock Garden

    All aboard! RBG’s newest train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling… More >

    All aboard! RBG’s newest train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling the story of how railroads shaped our history. The Escarpment Train Exhibit illustrates three eras of locomotion history including the steam engines of the late 1800s, the streamliners of the 1930s and the powerful modern diesels of the 1960s up to present day.

    Included in your General Admission (Pre-Registration Required)
    Tickets and more information at rbg.ca/trains

    Registration available for each day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Time Every day 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location 1185 York Blvd, Hamilton, L0R 2H9

    Web https://www.rbg.ca/trains


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  • Holiday Craft Drop-In Centre
    Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

    Join us for our Holiday Craft Drop-in Centre. Cost: Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20 Open 12… More >

    Join us for our Holiday Craft Drop-in Centre.

    Cost: Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20

    Open 12 - 4 pm. 

    Wednesday, December 27, 2017 to Saturday, December 30, 2017

    and

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018 to Sunday, January 7, 2018

    Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

    Email steammus@hamilton.ca

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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  • Winter Lights at the Rock
    Rock Garden

    Let the light be your guide as the Rock Garden awakens the spirit of winter! Explore how multicultural traditions and… More >

    Let the light be your guide as the Rock Garden awakens the spirit of winter! Explore how multicultural traditions and activities that make us quintessentially Canadian are rooted in natural phenomena that change the seasons. Immerse yourself in a story of celebrations and adaptations. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (last admittance is 7:30 p.m.)Holiday Traditions Tickets Admission $10.00 Child aged 0 – 2 years Free *Members receive 10% off *Prices are subject to HST

    Time 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location 1185 York Blvd, Hamilton, L0R 2H9

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/winterlights


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  • Escarpment Train Show
    RBG Rock Garden

    All aboard! RBG’s newest train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling… More >

    All aboard! RBG’s newest train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling the story of how railroads shaped our history. The Escarpment Train Exhibit illustrates three eras of locomotion history including the steam engines of the late 1800s, the streamliners of the 1930s and the powerful modern diesels of the 1960s up to present day.

    Included in your General Admission (Pre-Registration Required)
    Tickets and more information at rbg.ca/trains

    Registration available for each day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Time Every day 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location 1185 York Blvd, Hamilton, L0R 2H9

    Web https://www.rbg.ca/trains


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  • Ring in the New Year: Holiday Evening Tour

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening. Sir Allan MacNab was very… More >

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening. Sir Allan MacNab was very proud of his Scottish Ancestry and celebrated the New Year surrounded by family and friends. Ring in the New Year at Dundurn with music, an extended tour of MacNab's lavish home and a chance to taste an assortment of traditional holiday foods served in the historic kitchen.

    $30 per person. Pre-registration is required

    Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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  • Blue Year's Eve

    Celebrate a family New Year at the Hamilton Children’s Museum. Visit all three galleries and join in on six ‘count-downs’… More >

    Celebrate a family New Year at the Hamilton Children’s Museum. Visit all three galleries and join in on six ‘count-downs’ throughout the day. Have fun with indoor and outdoor activities to say goodbye to the past year and hello to the New Year!
    Regular admission rates apply
     

    Time 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Location 1072 Main St. E., Hamilton, L8M 1N6

    Email childrensmuseum@hamilton.ca

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/childrensmuseum


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  • EXHIBITION: #nofilterneeded Shining light on the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association (NIIPA), 1985 – 1992
    McMaster Museum of Art

    #nofilterneeded Shining light on the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association (NIIPA), 1985 – 1992 January 2 – March 24, 2018  Curator: … More >

    #nofilterneeded
    Shining light on the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association (NIIPA), 1985 – 1992
    January 2 – March 24, 2018 
    Curator:  Rhéanne Chartrand
    Presented in partnership with Indigenous Art Centre, INAC.
    ARTIST ROUNDTABLE: Thursday, February 8, 6 – 8 pm
    by Native Indian/Inuit Photographers' Association founding members
    Rick Hill, Yvonne Maracle, Brenda Mitten, Greg Staats
     

     

    McMaster Museum of Art
    Alvin A. Lee Building
    McMaster University
    1280 Main St W
    Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6
    905.525.9140 x.23241
     
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    Admission is Free
    Museum Hours: Tue/Wed/Fri 11am-5pm, Thu 11-7, Sat 12-5
    museum@mcmaster.ca
    http://museum.mcmaster.ca

     

    Location 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, L8S 4L6

    Email museum@mcmaster.ca


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  • Escarpment Train Show
    RBG Rock Garden

    All aboard! RBG’s newest train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling… More >

    All aboard! RBG’s newest train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling the story of how railroads shaped our history. The Escarpment Train Exhibit illustrates three eras of locomotion history including the steam engines of the late 1800s, the streamliners of the 1930s and the powerful modern diesels of the 1960s up to present day.

    Included in your General Admission (Pre-Registration Required)
    Tickets and more information at rbg.ca/trains

    Registration available for each day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Time Every day 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location 1185 York Blvd, Hamilton, L0R 2H9

    Web https://www.rbg.ca/trains


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  • The Big Sing!
    Ancaster Old Town Hall

    Embrace the holiday spirit at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall and enjoy live music with hot cider & treats.… More >

    Embrace the holiday spirit at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall and enjoy live music with hot cider & treats. Enjoy a delightful concert and a carol sing-along, performed by Strata Vocal Ensemble. www.stratavocalensemble.ca
     
    $10 per person. $20 per family.
     

    Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, L9G 2B8

    Email fieldcote@hamilton.ca

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/fieldcote


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  • Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn Castle

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in… More >

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in the front hall, followed by an extended tour of Sir Allan MacNab's lavish home and a chance to sample an assortment of traditional Christmas foods served in Dundurn's historic kitchen.

    $30 per person. Pre-registration is required

    Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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  • The Big Sing!

    Embrace the holiday spirit at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street, for live music, hot cider, treats… More >

    Embrace the holiday spirit at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street, for live music, hot cider, treats and Christmas Tree Awards. Enjoy a delightful concert and carol sing-along with the Kaleidoscope Singers. Not to be missed! $10 per person, $20 per family.

    Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location 64 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster, L9G 1L8

    Email fieldcote@hamilton.ca

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/fieldcote


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  • Winter Lights at the Rock
    Rock Garden

    Let the light be your guide as the Rock Garden awakens the spirit of winter! Explore how multicultural traditions and… More >

    Let the light be your guide as the Rock Garden awakens the spirit of winter! Explore how multicultural traditions and activities that make us quintessentially Canadian are rooted in natural phenomena that change the seasons. Immerse yourself in a story of celebrations and adaptations.

    5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (last admittance is 7:30 p.m.)

    Part of Holiday Traditions

     

     

    Tickets
    Admission $10.00
    Child aged 0 – 2 years Free
    *Members receive 10% off
    *Prices are subject to HST

    Time 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location 1185 York Blvd, Hamilton, L0R 2H9

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/winterlights


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  • Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn Castle

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in… More >

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in the front hall, followed by an extended tour of Sir Allan MacNab's lavish home and a chance to sample an assortment of traditional Christmas foods served in Dundurn's historic kitchen. 
    Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Ages: All
    Cost: $30.00 per person. Pre-registration required.

    Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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  • Victorian Christmas at Dundurn Castle

    Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle. The Garden Club of Hamilton decorates the… More >

    Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle. The Garden Club of Hamilton decorates the Castle in Victorian splendor with cedar boughs, ribbons and dried flowers. Bring your family and share a Hamilton holiday tradition. 
    Closed Mondays
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages: All
    Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

    Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

    Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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  • Victorian Christmas

    Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle. The Garden Club of Hamilton decorates the… More >

    Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle. The Garden Club of Hamilton decorates the Castle in Victorian splendor with cedar boughs, ribbons and dried flowers. Bring your family and share a Hamilton holiday tradition.

    Closed Mondays and holidays.

    Regular admission rates apply.

    Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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  • Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

    Gather your family together. Take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome… More >

    Gather your family together. Take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome and simplicity of an early 19th century Christmas. The Gage family home comes alive with evergreen boughs on the mantles and enticing aromas in the air

    12:00 pm – 4:00pm (Tuesday to Sunday) closed December 25th and 26th.

    Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20

    Location 77 King St. W., Hamilton, L8G 5E5

    Email battlefield@hamilton.ca

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/battlefield


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  • Santa's Signature Experience
    Royal Botanical Gardens

    Santa returns to his favourite garden and he’s brought along his merry elves to deliver the most joyous holiday celebration… More >

    Santa returns to his favourite garden and he’s brought along his merry elves to deliver the most joyous holiday celebration yet! Santa has returned with a signature experience for all of his little visitors to enjoy.

    Your ticket includes a return trip on The RBG Express, hot chocolate and a cookie, storytelling and crafting with Santa’s helpers and of course your visit with Santa.

    Time-ticketed, pre-registration required. This experience is approximately 1 hour. Please arrive to RBG at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time. A portion of this experience is outdoors.

    Tickets available at: https://www.rbg.ca/santa 

    Location 680 Plains Road W, Burlington, L7H 4H4

    Web https://www.rbg.ca/santa


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  • Holiday Traditions
    Royal Botanical Gardens

    In this, Canada's 150th year, Royal Botanical Gardens is going bigger than ever with our holiday celebrations. Join us for… More >

    In this, Canada's 150th year, Royal Botanical Gardens is going bigger than ever with our holiday celebrations. Join us for performances, Santa experiences, exhibits and more as we welcome the holiday season.

    rbg.ca/holidaytraditions
     pre-registration required
    (t) Ticketed event, RBG member discount applies

    North Pole Experiences
    We are keeping the Claus' busy this holiday season! From Santa visits and train rides, to storytimes and brunches, there are lots of opportunities to have your own North Pole Experience at RBG. 
    - Santa's Signature Experience (t) rbg.ca/santa#visit
    - Brunch With Santa and Mrs. Claus (t) rbg.ca/santa#storytelling

    Holiday Entertainment
    Get in the holiday spirit by celebrating the arts! RBG presents weekend performances for the whole family, and special events with Second City and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.
    - The Second City (t) rbg.ca/hpo-rocks
    - Weekly Entertainment (i) rbg.ca/
    holiday-entertainment

    Displays & Exhibits
    Slow it down and take time to experience the joy of the season with three holiday displays at RBG. Marvel at the detail in two different train displays, and experience the Rock light up for a seasonal celebration.
    - Lightshow at the Rock (t) rbg.ca/escarpment-train
    - Botanical Train Display (i) rbg.ca/holiday-traditions

    Location 680 Plains Road W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/holidaytraditions


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