Warm up your winter with these Heart of Ontario StayTripping savings

This year it pays to getaway. Literally! Combining Ontario’s new Staycation Tax Credit of up to 20% back on eligible accommodation with our red-hot StayTripping savings and gift card offer makes room in your vacation budget for even more getaway fun. Be sure to time your trip with some of the awesome activities planned in the weeks and months ahead.

Get the details on how to take advantage of the Staycation Tax Credit on eligible accommodations here.

A curated selection of overnight accommodation packages – PLUS – a bonus pre-paid VISA gift card

With the advance booking of one of our StayTripping accommodation packages below you’ll receive a prepaid VISA gift card to help explore more in the Heart of Ontario! Receive a $50 gift card when you book a one night stay or a $100 gift card when you book two consecutive nights. Browse all of the available packages and contact the hotel of your choice directly to book now.

Valid on qualifying stays through December 31, 2022. Please note Visa Vouchers are of a limited quantity and are subject to availability. Visa Vouchers are available on a first-come first-served basis and are not guaranteed at time of booking. See full terms and conditions here.

Know Before You Go

We’re thrilled that Ontario is reopening and can’t wait to welcome you to Hamilton Halton Brant. As a few of our region’s tourism partners may take some additional time to return to their pre-pandemic operating capacities and protocols, feel free to reach out to the places you plan on visiting in advance to confirm that they’re ready to serve you in the way you’re expecting.

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December 6 John McDermott

December 7 Southern Ontario Lyric Opera: Home for the Holidays

December 9 The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas

December 8 - 9 Let It Snow

December 10 RH Thomson A Christmas Carol

December 10 Merry Motown Christmas Special

December 10 Brantford Symphony Orchestra Presents Christmas with the Toronto Northern Lights

December 10 Kenny Vs Spenny

December 10 Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

December 10 Milton Concert Band: Songs of the Season

Now thru December 10 Georgetown Holiday Market

December 11 Family Holiday Concert

December 9 - 11 Charles’ Dickens A Christmas Carol, A Live Radio Play

Now thru December 11 Christmas Tree of Hope and Lighting at Gore Park

December 11 Burlington Symphony Orchestra: A Christmas Spectacular

December 8 - 11 Burlington Holiday Market

Now thru December 11 Brantwood Farms: Christmas on the Farm

December 11 Toronto All-Star Big Band: A Swingin’ Christmas

Now thru December 11 Christmas on the Rails

Now thru December 11 Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

December 11 Christmas Model Train Show

December 6 - 11 WFG Masters – Grand Slam of Curling

December 13 Boney M Featuring Liz Mitchell

December 14 Burlington Teen Tour Band: 75th Anniversary Concert

December 14 Sean Cullen’s Christmas Comedy Cocktail

December 15 Holiday Dreams: A Spectacular Holiday Cirque!

December 16 Elvis’ Wonderful World of Christmas

December 16 Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk: Forgive Me Tour

December 17 Holidays with Gemma New

Now thru December 17 Holiday Happy Hour

December 17 Milton Philharmonic Orchestra: Winterlude IX

Now thru December 17 Indigenous Market at Hamilton Public Library

December 17 Natalie MacMaster: A Celtic Family Christmas

December 17 Toronto Rock vs. Buffalo Bandits

Now thru December 17 6th Annual Festival of Trees

December 15 - 17 ‘Zat You, Santa Claus?

December 17 Natalie MacMaster: A Celtic Family Christmas

December 17 Gowan

December 18 Miracle on 34th Street

December 18 Elvis’ Wonderful World of Christmas

December 18 Intrada Brass Christmas Concert

December 18 Barenaked Ladies: Hometown Holidays

December 11 - 18 Christmas in the Woods

December 16 - 21 Cinderella Potter

December 22 - 23 Classic Albums Live: Lennon and the Beatles Christmas

Now thru December 23 Christmas Town

Now thru December 24 Twinkle After Dark

Now thru December 30 O Christmas Tea

December 29 - 30 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer JR.

Now thru January 1 Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst

Awesome Experiences to Book Now View All >>

Winter Twinkle Express

Christmas Evening Tours

Downtown Milton Flashback Tour

Holiday Wreath Workshop and Dinner Experience

Family Art Workshop: Holiday Wrapping Paper

Victorian Christmas

Radical Stitch

RBG Tour: Family Winter Walk

Fire Over Water Exhibit at Crawford Lake

Downtown Hamilton Walking Tour

Artful Moments: Memory Care

Botanical Train Display

The Living Vault: The Collection and Performance

RBG Winter Self-Guided Activities

Bee Beard Experience

Special Exhibition | A Taste of Science

A Taste of Science highlights the role science plays in delaying food decay and keeping food nutritious and safe for us to eat. In this engaging exhibition, visitors will be immersed in an oversized “pantry” and discover what makes food spoil, as well as various food preservation techniques. Feed your mind and imagination!
Produced by the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, this quirky travelling exhibition will have you squirming at the sight of rotting food.

A Taste of Science will be on view at Joseph Brant Museum from October 8 – January 28, 2023 and is included with the price of regular admission. For more information, please visit: museumsofburlington.ca.

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Art of Bonsai


FREE Downtown Hamilton Walking Tour

RBG Winter Camps

Craft and Tour at the Oakville Museum

Museum Christmas Tour

RBG: Discovery Station – Plants of the Holidays

Art FUNdamentals! Single Session Saturday Classes

RBC Artist In Residence: Nathan Eugene Carson

AGH Virtual Tours: Fridays at Four

Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour

Jingle Bus Tour

Winter Break Drop-In Activity Centre: Victorian Toy Makers

Bruce Trail Iroquoia Day Trip

Glen Eden Snow School Core Programs

A Day of Play Experience

Try our Traditional Haudenosaunee games after exploring the Six Nations Tourism displays. Then venture out to the Nature Trail, home to the largest area of Carolinian forest in Canada.

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Brant County Beer Tour

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Archived: Where Cultures Meet

Experience the culture of the Haudenosaunee people as you travel the Six Nations of the Grand River.

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Explore Paris Like a Local Tour

Ride the RBG Express

Virtual Guided Hike: Fall Edition

Glen Eden Snow School Academy Programs

Nith River Forest Hiking Experience


Artful Moments: Creative Expressions, Brantford

Winter Break Camp | Four Seasons at Joseph Brant Museum

Winter Past Times

Hamilton Beer Tour

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

Oakville Museum Guided Tour

AGH Youth Community Art Gallery Presents: Phobia

Lights from the Rooftop

Artful Moments: Seniors Art by Phone

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