10 must-attend January events in Hamilton 2019

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Here are some of the top events happening in Hamilton in January 2019. For a list of all events happening in Hamilton in January visit our event calendar.


1. Botanical Train Display

Royal Botanical Gardens
January 2 – 6

RBG Holiday

Constructed from over seven tons of cedar slabs, 3,000 pounds of rock and 250 feet of track, the Botanical Train Show features model trains of famous Canadian landmarks from coast to coast!


2. Hamilton Now: Object

Art Gallery of Hamilton
January 1 – May 20

Art Gallery

A large number of artists working in Hamilton are represented in the second phase of the Hamilton Now exhibition, focusing on sculptors. Object is a large group exhibition offering fresh experiences of various material and conceptual approaches to the medium. Works include architectural explorations of place,  clay sculptures, textile works and an interactive digital video project that incorporates a sculptural map of Hamilton.


3. Ace Academy Flight Experience

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
January 1 – March 17

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Pilot a First World War biplane using motion-sensing technology in this exciting interactive exhibt from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Moving their arms and tilting their bodies, participants can manoeuvre a Sopwith Camel through an immersive onscreen environment.


4. Art Crawl

James Street North
January 11

Art Crawl

On the second Friday of every month, Hamilton’s art and culture hub, James Street North, is transformed by a decade-old phenomenon called Art Crawl. These now famous art crawls provide a one-stop shop to experience the city’s ¬†art, music, and food scenes, while shopping local, people watching, and taking in some city sights all at once. The best way to experience Art Crawl is to set out on foot and explore. Each month is different – you never know what you will stumble across.


5. Hamilton Bulldogs vs Niagara IceDogs

FirstOntario Centre
January 6

Hamilton Bull Dogs

Cheer on the defending Ontario Hockey League Champions as the Hamilton Bulldogs face off against the Niagara IceDogs while MVP (most valuable pup) Brusier dances in the aisles!

6. Sausage Making & Tasting Workshop

Merit Brewing
January 13

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Enjoy a hands-on and interactive sausage-making workshop lead by MERIT Sausage Maker, Shawn McKinnon. After the class, you’ll taste through MERIT’s entire sausage menu paired with a flight of 4 beers, then head home with a 4-pack of sausages!

7. Dierks Bentley

FirstOntario Centre
January 17

FirstOntario Centre

Three-time CMA nominee Dirks Bentley brings his Burning Man Tour to Hamilton with special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights. He’s been a fan favourite since his first country album in 2003 and is known for his enthusiasm at live shows.


8. Glorious Bach

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
January 19

Glorious Bach

Selections by J.S. Bach including Concerto for Violin, Orchestral Suite No. 3, and music from The Well-Tempered Clavier.

Ivars Taurins, Conductor
Stephen Sitarski, Violin
Lance Ouellette, Violin


9. Hamilton Spring Wedding Show 2019

FirstOntario Centre
January 19 – 20
12:00 noon – 5:00pm
Fashion show starts at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Wedding Show

The region’s largest wedding show, Hamilton Spring Wedding Show is a quintessential wedding event! Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the event showcases dresses, suits, decor, photographers, and more. A most valuable tool to plan your big day.


10. Bread Making Workshop

Berkeley North
January 21

Berkeley North

Berkeley North is excited to present a bread making series starting in the new year. These classes are the perfect gift for the food lover, cooking/baking enthusiast, or anyone looking to try something new. Only 20 seats are available per session and are first come first serve.



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

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