10 must-attend December events in Hamilton 2017

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Here are some of the top events happening in Hamilton in December 2017. For a list of all events happening in Hamilton in December visit our event calendar.



1. Santa’s Signature Experience at the RBG

November 23, 2017 to December 23, 2017

Santa returns to his favourite garden and he’s brought along his merry elves to deliver the most joyous holiday celebration yet! Santa has returned with a signature experience for all of his little visitors to enjoy. Your ticket includes a return trip on The RBG Express, hot chocolate and a cookie, storytelling and crafting with Santa’s helpers and of course your visit with Santa.
Register early!

Location: 680 Plains Road West, Burlington


2. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

November 29, 2017 to December 24, 2017

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favourite son! The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.

Location: Theatre Aquarius, Dofasco Centre for the Arts, 190 King William St., Hamilton


3. Hamilton I Heart Beer Holiday Festival

December 02, 2017

Beer Festival meets Epic Christmas Party December 2 in Hamilton! Celebrate with an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, Ontario Beer themed Christmas Market and Local Food Trucks, Everything else is a secret!

Location: 1 Summers Ln, Hamilton


4. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

December 2, 9, 16, 2017

Enjoy Westfield by candlelight and feel the warmth of the season through music, food samples, fireworks and a visit from Father Christmas. Christmas shopping is available at the Gift Shop and the restaurant features light meals and refreshments.

Location: Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Regional Road 552 (Kirkwall Road), Rockton


5. Puddicombe Estate’s Polar Express

December 03, 10, 17 2017

Children love this Christmas pajama party where Mrs. Clause tells the story written by Chris Van Allsburg while guests enjoy nibbling on cookies and sipping on hot, hot, hot hot chocolate. Children will enjoy a Train ride to the Magical North Pole (or wagon, weather permitting).
Pre-Register in advance

Location: 1468 #8 Highway, Winona


6. Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

December 8-10, 15-17, 21-22, 2017

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening.
Begin your evening with carol-singing in the front hall, followed by an extended tour of Sir Allan MacNab’s lavish home and a chance to sample an assortment of traditional Christmas foods served in Dundurn’s historic kitchen.
Pre-registration required

Location: 610 York Blvd., Hamilton


7. The Nutcracker

December 09, 2017

Holiday magic is made year after year by Ballet Jörgen’s traditional treasure The Nutcracker: a Canadian Tradition. This celebration of the wonder of the season is based on the popular traditional story The Nutcracker and the King of mice by E.T.A. Hoffman, enjoyed by audiences for years. The ballet’s second act is remembered for its celebration of varied dances, and our charming divertissements of raccoons, loons, dragonflies, and bears demonstrate Klara’s longing for the summer months as she travels excitedly through her dreams. Rediscover the joy of dance with the show that audiences flock back to again and again.

Location: FirstOntario Concert Hall, 10 MacNab Street South, Hamilton


8. Ring in the New Year at Dundurn

December 28 & 29 2017

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening. Sir Allan MacNab was very proud of his Scottish Ancestry and celebrated the New Year surrounded by family and friends. Ring in the New Year at Dundurn with music, an extended tour of MacNab’s lavish home and a chance to sample an assortment of traditional holiday foods served in the historic kitchen.
Pre-registration required.

Location: 610 York Blvd., Hamilton


9. Salute to Vienna

December 30, 2017

This holiday season, the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance, and the delicate beauty of ballet will waltz you into a triumphant New Year. Inspired by Vienna’s beloved New Year’s Concert, this charming celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with exceptional local symphonies for a rich cultural experience that will leave your toes tapping. A Hamilton tradition for 19 years, experience Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert: a toast to life itself!

Location: FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton


10. New Years Eve Gala at Liuna Station

December 31, 2017

Enjoy a variety of dished  in a gorgeous, historical venue with Liuna Station! Before the strike of midnight we will have sweets, pizza and of course a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 6:00 PM and dinner is served at 7:30 PM sharp.

Location: 360 James Street North, Hamilton, ON , CA, L8L 1H5


For a full list of all events happening in Hamilton in December visit our event calendar.

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