Great ways to celebrate Christmas in Kitchener-Waterloo!

admin | Nov. 17, 2016

Christmas Events you don’t want to miss in Kitchener-Waterloo!

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

A festival of German Christmas – Kitchener’s City Hall becomes home to Canada’s original Christkindl Market.  This year marks their 20th anniversary!  Every Christmas, the market comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas! http://www.christkindl.ca/

If you would like to stay 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 November 25th and it’s always a crowd-pleaser with fireworks to kick off the festivities. http://www.wondersofwinter.ca/

Festival of Living Streets – Waterloo Public Square and throughout UpTown Waterloo – Saturday, December 3rd through to Friday, December 23rd. Various events including visits with Santa, free horse-drawn trolley rides, strolling Victorian carollers, festive shop window displays, warm beverages, holiday treats and more. http://uptownwaterloobia.com/festival-of-living-streets/

Waterloo Region Museum presents a country Christmas from the 20th century, including 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 3rd. 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.  This attraction is a 2km drive-thru light display that features a 200+ foot light tunnel and over 30 static and animated displays.  http://www.bingemans.com/gift-of-lights.php

Don’t forget about Santa! He loves to visit Kitchener-Waterloo as well.  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 19th at 6:00pm

Hespeler http://hespelersantaclausparade.ca/ Saturday, December 3rd at 12:00pm

Kitchener Waterloo http://kwsantaparade.ca/ Saturday, November 19th at 10:30am

Rockwood http://www.rockwoodfarmersparade.org/  Thursday, December 8th at 7:00pm

Aberfoyle/Puslinch Sunday, November 27th from 2-4pm

Elmira: http://www.elmirakiwanisclub.com/?event=91607  Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00am

Elora: http://www.eloralions.org/  Saturday, November 26th at 6:15pm

Fergus: Saturday, December 3rd at 1:30pm

Guelph: http://www.downtownguelph.com/events.php Sunday, November 20th at 1:30pm

New Hamburg: http://www.nhbot.ca/news-santa-2016.shtml Sunday, December 4th at 6:00pm

Paris: Saturday, December 3rd at 6:00pm

Wellesley: Friday, December 9th



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