Christmas in Southern Ontario

Halloween is past so now and Costco has had their Christmas aisle open for weeks now, so I guess it's time to start talking about Christmas.

One of the fun things about running Ottawa Events when I lived in Ottawa was finding all the events going on for the holidays and listing them. In Brantford, the City runs a pretty good listing of Brantford Events, but of course that only covers Brantford proper. The distance from Brantford to Burford, St. George, or Paris is less than than the distance from Riverside South to Orleans in Ottawa, so it makes sense to cover some of the goings on in the towns around Brantford as well.

So in that spirit, here's are some Christmas goings in and around Brantford.

Ingersoll Rotary Christmas Parade, downtown Ingersoll, November 21st at 11am.

The Welland Santa Claus Parade, downtown Welland, November 28th at 6:30pm.


Christmas in Ancaster, at the new Ancaster Fairgrounds, November 28th and 29th.

Christmas Craft and Bake Sale at the Bell Homestead in Brantford, November 28th.

Holly Jolly Faire is a Christmas sale at St. Mark's Church on November 28th.

The Brantford JCI Santa Claus Parade runs through downtown Brantford on November 28th at 6pm.

The Burford Christmas Parade is December 12th, no time listed.

Looks like Simcoe puts on a big Christmas lights display at the Simcoe Panorama, through all of December.

(And then there's big Santa Claus Parade in Toronto on November 15th at 12:30pm, which may be worth a day trip to the big city).