The Santa Clause Parade kicks off the Christmas season in Hamilton this Saturday (November 10th) at 2:00 pm in the downtown core. Families are encouraged to line the streets and cheer on their local community groups, volunteers, businesses and of course Santa and his helpers.
Santa arrives at Limeridge. Santa and his elves will be arriving at Limeridge Mall on November 18th 2012 at 1:30 pm. At this time Santa and his friends will parade through Limeridge Mall and will arrive at temporary Santas Village for the holiday season.
The Christmas Show returns to the Careport Centre November 23rd - November 25th. With a host of unique vendors for all your Christmas shopping needs make this your one stop Christmas stop. Kids are given teh opportunity to make unique Christmas crafts. Entrance to the show is $10.00 and Children 12 and under are free.
The Santa Shuffle. December 1st 2012 at 10:00 am. This 5 km run or 1 km Elf Walk involves runners dressed up like S taking the the streets to raise money for the Salvation Army and individuals in need during the holiday season. To register visit: www.santashuffle.ca
Hamilton Children's Choir - December 1st 2012 @ 3:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Treat yourself to a day or evening of Christmas and Holiday music. Tickets are $25.00 for Adults, $20.00 for Seniors, $15.00 for Students and $10.00 for children 10 and under.
Breakfast with Santa will take place at Eastgate Square on Sunday December 2nd 2012 at 9:00 am in the Food Court. Children are encouraged to wear their pyjama's and will be entertained by music and song. Breakfast is provided by A&W. Tickets to this event are $10.00 and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds benefit the United Way. In addition to breakfast children will be given a Christmas Fleece Blanket.
Dont forget that the CityKidz Gift of Christmas Campaign also kicked of as of November 5th 2012. Established in 1995 this campaign is designed to lift some of the burden and pressures associated with the Christmas season for the less fortunate in our city. Those in need of a little bit of help, love and spirit lifting are treated to a warm dinner and candy and presents are delivered to their homes days before Christmas. Putting a smile on a child's face on Christmas morning and letting them know that somebody cares and they are not forgotten is the greatest gift of all. This year CityKidz aims to put those smiles on the faced of over 4,000 kids this Christmas.