Events Calendar

  • Family Day at Dundurn

    Explore a fascinating piece of Hamilton history at Dundurn National Historic Site. On a guided tour of over 40 rooms… More >

    Explore a fascinating piece of Hamilton history at Dundurn National Historic Site. On a guided tour of over 40 rooms in Dundurn Castle, discover what it was like to live and play above stairs and work and live below stairs. Visitors will enjoy hands-on activities throughout their tour and sample a variety of historic goodies made in the kitchen. Visit the neighbouring Hamilton Military Museum for a self-guided experience with dress-up and hands-on activities while exploring the historical figures whom lived around Burlington Heights during the War of 1812.  Regular admission rates apply

    Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

    Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

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


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  • The Gages: An Early Upper Canadian Family

    Visit the 200 year-old Gage home on Family Day and experience the work and play of an early Upper Canadian… More >

    Visit the 200 year-old Gage home on Family Day and experience the work and play of an early Upper Canadian family

    Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


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    19
  • Wednesday Wigglers - Discovering Dinosaurs

    Explore the environment through adult-facilitated and child-directed activities by engaging in this themed drop-in program that includes story time, songs,… More >

    Explore the environment through adult-facilitated and child-directed activities by engaging in this themed drop-in program that includes story time, songs, discovery and creation centres. 
     
    Suitable for ages 2 to 4 yrs.
     
    Cost: Regular admission rates

    Time 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

    Email childrensmuseum@hamilton.ca

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


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    21
  • Wednesday Wigglers - Dandy Dinosaurs

    Explore the environment through adult-facilitated and child-directed activities by engaging in this themed drop-in program that includes story time, songs,… More >

    Explore the environment through adult-facilitated and child-directed activities by engaging in this themed drop-in program that includes story time, songs, discovery and creation centres. 
     
    Suitable for ages 2 to 4 yrs.
     
    Cost: Regular admission rates

    Time 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

    Email childrensmuseum@hamilton.ca

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


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    28
  • Maple Syrup Festival at Bronte Creek
    Bronte Creek Provincial Park

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees and bring… More >

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees and bring the process of making maple syrup and taffy come to life! View artifacts in the Maple Museum and tour the 100 year old Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Hop on a wagon that will take you to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with syrup and sausage. Each weekend plus the week of march break.  9:30am - 3:00pm

    Time Every weekend 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Location 1219 Burloak Dr., Oakville, L6M 4J7

    Web http://www.brontecreek.org/index.php/the-park/featured-events/maple-festival.html


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    03
  • Wednesday Wigglers - Welcome to the Jungle

    Explore the environment through adult-facilitated and child-directed activities by engaging in this themed drop-in program that includes story time, songs,… More >

    Explore the environment through adult-facilitated and child-directed activities by engaging in this themed drop-in program that includes story time, songs, discovery and creation centres. 
     
    Suitable for ages 2 to 4 yrs.
     
    Cost: Regular admission rates

    Time 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

    Email childrensmuseum@hamilton.ca

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


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    07
  • ARTIST & CURATOR’S TALK: Susan Schelle and Ana Barajas
    McMaster Museum of Art

    ARTIST & CURATOR’S TALK: Wednesday, March 7, 12:30 pm Susan Schelle and Ana Barajas   Susan Schelle: Selected Works January… More >

    ARTIST & CURATOR’S TALK: Wednesday, March 7, 12:30 pm
    Susan Schelle and Ana Barajas
     
    Susan Schelle: Selected Works
    January 2 – March 24, 2018  
    Guest Curator:  Ana Barajas
    An  overview of this senior Canadian artist’s hybrid photo-sculptural and video work over the past 25 years.
     

     

    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

     

    Time 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Location 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, L8S 4L6

    Email museum@mcmaster.ca


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    07
  • Capture the Moment at Dundurn National Historic Site

    Visit Dundurn Castle and the Hamilton Military Museum this March Break and strike a pose. In our activity area children… More >

    Visit Dundurn Castle and the Hamilton Military Museum this March Break and strike a pose. In our activity area children are invited to make their own costume pieces, dress up and take pictures in fron of recreated backdrops of Dundurn. On your guided tour of Dundurn costumed staff will invite you into some of Sir Allan MacNab's rooms for a photo op. At the Hamilton Military Museum dress up like a 1812 solider and have your picture taken in front of a British encampment, or "camp" out in the hands on discovery gallery.
    Open 12 - 4 pm
    Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

    Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

    Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

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


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  • March Break Madness

    This March Break the Children’s Museum will satisfy the budding dramatic artist, inspiring engineer and innovative environmentalist.  Visit our galleries… More >

    This March Break the Children’s Museum will satisfy the budding dramatic artist, inspiring engineer and innovative environmentalist.  Visit our galleries to discover the uses of the “mountain” and the Hamilton Harbour in building our city of Hamilton. 

    Regular admission rates apply. Closed Mondays.

    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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  • Lego Club - Circus
    Ireland House Museum

    Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Today’s the day! We’re building a circus, and making… More >

    Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Today’s the day! We’re building a circus, and making circus mosaics with Lego. We’ll also build a Lego ring toss game to play, and guess how many Lego blocks are in a mystery container!

    Lego Club is a supervised drop-off program which takes place one Sunday per month throughout the school year. Each month the Lego Club activities are guided by a different theme, and incorporate Lego building, games, and crafts. The program runs from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and the cost is $10/child between the ages of 5 and 12.

    Register online here, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

    Time 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

    Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

    Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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    11
  • 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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    15
  • 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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