2017 Christmas Events in Kitchener-Waterloo!

admin | Nov. 7, 2017

2017 Christmas Events in Kitchener-WaterlooChristmas in Kitchener-Waterloo

Traditional Events

Christmas decorations are starting to appear on houses everywhere, and the snow will be falling any day now.  How can you and your friends and family enjoy the holidays here in Kitchener-Waterloo?  Here are a few of the many traditional events taking place locally.

A Festival of German Christmas

Kitchener’s City Hall becomes home to Canada’s original Christkindl Market, and this year marks their 21st anniversary!  The market comes alive this December 7th-10th with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas! http://www.christkindl.ca/

Waterloo Park

If you’re looking to head outdoors, then check out the annual Wonders of Winter Festival of Lights in Waterloo Park. Experience over 80 displays, both static and animated, with a total of 100,000 lights. Opening night is December 2nd , and it’s always a crowd-pleaser with fireworks to kick off the festivities. http://www.wondersofwinter.ca/

Waterloo Region Museum

The Waterloo Region Museum presents a country Christmas from the 1900’s.  This attraction includes the sights and sounds of Christmas past with horse-drawn wagon rides and Father Christmas. http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/plan-your-visit/holiday-special-events/


How does a large park, transformed into a whimsical world of candy and magic sound?  Experience live entertainment, interactive activities and more at the annual Candyland in Cambridge on Saturday, December 2nd  http://www.cambridge.ca/community_services/christmas_in_cambridge/candyland


Prefer to see the lights from your car?  Visit the Bingemans Gift of Lights at Bingeman’s between November 17th and January 6th. This attraction is a 2km drive-thru light display.  Featuring 200+ foot light tunnel and over 30 static and animated displays, this is worth seeing.  http://www.bingemans.com/gift-of-lights.php

St. Jacobs

Looking for a magical shopping experience?  Check out St. Jacob’s most anticipated holiday event – St. Jacobs Sparkles!  This event runs from November 16th-19th.  The stores of St. Jacobs open their doors to kickstart the holiday shopping season amid 1000s of Christmas lights, old fashioned charm and loads of good cheer! Don’t forget about in-store food sampling, Victorian carolers, horse-drawn shuttle trolley and a festive bonfire to keep you warm. https://stjacobs.com/blog/village-holiday-shopping-event-thursday-to-sunday-nov-17-20-2016.htm

Canada Pacific Holiday Train!

The Holiday Train is back again for it’s 19th year, collecting food and raising funds for local food banks! The 2017 edition of the Holiday Train concludes  Canada Pacific’s Canada 150 celebrations. Come experience the train which is 1000 feet in length and features 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of lights and travels through Cambridge on November 29th



Finally, are you looking to do more shopping?  If so, there are dozens of Christmas bazaars and craft sales happening around our region: https://www.therecord.com/waterlooregion-events/seasonal/

Don’t forget about Santa!

He loves to visit Kitchener-Waterloo!  In fact, he comes several times to the surrounding areas! Here are the dates he will be stopping in our region:

Cambridge http://cambridgesantaparade.com/ Saturday, November 18th at 6:00pm

Hespeler http://hespelersantaclausparade.ca/ Saturday, December 2rd at 12:00pm

Kitchener Waterloo http://kwsantaparade.ca/ Saturday, November 18th at 10:30am

Rockwood http://www.rockwoodfarmersparade.org/  Thursday, December 14th at 7:00pm

Aberfoyle/Puslinch: Sunday, November 26th from 2-4pm

Elmira: http://www.elmirakiwanisclub.com/?event=91607  Saturday, December 2rd at 10:00am

Elora: http://www.eloralions.org/  Saturday, November 25th at 6:00pm

Fergus: Saturday, December 2rd at 1:30pm

Guelph: http://www.downtownguelph.com/events.php Sunday, November 19th at 1:30pm

New Hamburg: http://www.nhbot.ca/news-santa-2016.shtml Sunday, December 3rd at 6:00pm

Paris: Saturday, December 2nd  at 6:00pm

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