Burlington Spotlight: December Happenings

The weather outside might be frightful, but that’s no reason to hibernate in your homes all holiday season. Being one of Canada’s best communities, it’s no surprise that Burlington offers a wide array of events that will have you decking the halls, dashing through the snow, and rocking around the Christmas tree. Check out our list of 3 holiday-based events in Burlington this December that not even the Grinch would want to miss.

The North Coal Christmas Market

Taking place in the historic Village Square in downtown Burlington, this outdoor European Style Christmas Market will be hosting an array of local vendors, beverage lounges, and festive food huts where you can eat, drink, shop, and explore to your heart’s desire. The market will be open for 5 days, so there’s plenty of opportunities to get your shop on. Date night anyone?

Date & Time:
Wednesday December 4 – 4:00PM – 10:00PM
Thursday December 5 – 12:00PM – 10:00PM
Friday December 6 – 12:00PM – 11:00PM
Saturday December 7 – 11:00AM- 11:00PM
Sunday December 8 – 11:00AM – 9:00PM

Burlington Symphony – Christmas Spectacular

Bundle up the kids and bring them over to the Burlington Performing Arts Centre for a family concert full of Christmas magic. Featuring the Burlington Civic Chorale and  renowned symphony conductor Denis Mastromonaco, you and your family can experience and sing along to all the Christmas classics you’ve heard since you were a child.

Date & Time:
Sunday December 8 – 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Winter Lights at the Rock Garden

Running every weekend this December is the Winter Lights event at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Thousands of festive lights lead you through a nighttime winter wonderland of charming Christmas tunes, soul-warming food and drink, and the Escarpment Train Exhibit. This unique holiday experience gives you and your loved ones a special evening to capture those perfect holiday memories.

Dates & Time:
December 6-8, 13-15, 20-23 – 6PM to 9PM (last admittance is 8:30PM)

Remember that two of these events happen on multiple weekends so if you happen to be out of town this December, you’re not out of luck. So get out and celebrate the holiday season – or you can just stay inside and cozy up next to the fire, that sounds nice too.