Happy Holidays! This list of holiday events in St. Catharines supports local businesses as we celebrate safely with our community.
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Winter at the Market returns on Thursdays starting November 18 to December 23 from 4-8 p.m. bringing 40 local artisans, crafters and resellers to you for a one stop, seasonal shop.
2 Glass Turkeys
2 Dinner Pass for 2 to all Lions Events
It’s Fitzmas time!! We have a great lineup of holiday festivities and we would love to have you join us!
First up, tomorrow we will have a table at @bushel.and.peck Holiday Market. Swing by and get your Fitz swag and enjoy some amazing local vendors.
Fitzmas! On December 4, we will celebrate being neighbours with coffee outside. More details to come but coffee + Fitz Neighbours = awesome!
On the 19th join us for a alley sing-a-long where we come together in the alley and sing carols, ring some bells and enjoy being together.
December 21 is Winter Solstice and we will be going on a lantern walk to honour the shortest day and longest night of the year. More details to come.
Wood including home decor
Every year our Tree of Giving campaign helps families enjoy the holiday season. Together our community has donated hundreds of toys and gift cards to deserving children. Now, more than ever we urge you to step in and help by providing a gift this year. No child should have to go without the joy of a surprise toy or gift over the holidays.
Every donation helps.
Now in its 24th year, the community can drop off a new, unwrapped gift or gift card in support of Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold, at City facilities. Barrels will be set up to collect donations until Dec. 13.
While Community Care is moving to distribute gift cards, instead of actual gifts this holiday season, the gifts will still be utilized by the organization over the course of 2021 in helping deserving children mark special occasions.
Holiday Open House + Ruth Unrau interviews Kim Rossi on leadership in philanthropy, and how to stay relevant and innovative. Powered by RBC.
Join us to reconnect, shop local, support women owned businesses and a bonus WINspirational talk
Registration: 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Networking & Shopping: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Fireside Chat: 6:00pm-6:40pm
Networking & Shopping: 6:40pm - 7:00pm
Your Ticket Includes Wood Fire Pizza & a Glass of Wine.
- Additional wine and beverages can be purchased.
You are invited to partake in some holiday cheer in the Windward/Leaside/Island/Nassau neighbourhood.
For more information on how to participate or contribute please contact Laryssa Doig at 289-696-1100
Sparrow Pottery Studio
Helen's Handknit Hats
Signs of Life
Girlfriends Christmas Baking
Bring Donations - St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canal Centre
The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre invites the public to help those in need as it begins the annual Mitten Tree campaign on December 4, 2021 from 10am to 3pm. Drop off your winter clothing donations at the museum and enjoy a day ofday of COVID-friendly crafts and activities.
Donations are being collected on behalf of Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold and Start Me Up Niagara. All cold weather gear donations are welcome so bring in those gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, socks and help us decorate our tree.
People within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa during dedicated hours. Please reserve your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite - ONE TICKET per group/family, please.
Families are encouraged to arrive at any time during their scheduled 15-minute time period.
Limited space is available. Families will receive a FREE pre-selected photo package.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Foster Festival – WIDOW WONDERLAND
December 5 – 16
For reservations click Exploretock.com/dispatch
Specify your preference (10:30 am or 12:30 pm) 1st or 2nd seating.
LIMITED seating available Physical distancing and Covid-19 safety practices enforced.
New This Year!
Celebrate the magic of winter in downtown St. Catharines and Port Dalhousie from December 11, 2021 to January 9, 2022.
Let It Glow – A Celebration of Light is a family-friendly, outdoor festival featuring interactive light installations, entertainment, winter workshops and cultural programming.
Dine, shop and explore amongst the glow of twinkling lights.
Let it Glow – A Celebration of Light Downtown Launch Event
Saturday, December 11 from 5-8pm
Feel the Glow Window Display Reveal 6pm
My Son the Hurricane– FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Stage 5-7pm
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Watering Can Flower Market Winter Workshop – Market Square
Wednesday, December 15 from 5-8pm
Let it Glow – A Celebration of Light Port Dalhousie Launch Event
Saturday, December 18 from 5-7pm