Christmas 2021 events calendar

Christmas 2021 events calendar


Events Calendar



December 10-11 Santa’s Snowflake Tour — Santa will be touring Hagersville for all the children to see him.


November 22-27 The Dunnville Optimist Club is hosting ‘Just in Time for Christmas’, an online-only auction. Visit their Facebook page for more information. There, you will also be able to find information on their seasonal 50/50 draw.

December 4 – A Dunnville Community Christmas:

The Dunnville Optimist Club presents their annual Holiday Bazaar, 10am-2pm, at the Optimist Hall, 101 Main Street. Vendors include local bakers, artists, Scentsy reps, and more. There will be no sit-down eating or food consumption, and masks and distancing protocols will be in place.

The Dunnville Farmer’s Market will be offering delicious treats and locally grown fruits and veggies from 7am-12pm, and then will re-open from 2-8pm for a Christmas Market featuring unique holiday gift ideas and homegrown eats from local artisan vendors. Music and activities will help the whole family get into the festive spirit.

A Family Skate will take place at the Dunnville Arena from 4-5pm. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted in lieu of an admission fee, with collected goods being donated to local causes.

The 75th annual Dunnville Santa Claus parade will start at 5:30pm at Lion’s Park. Enjoy decorated floats from community organizations and see the man of the hour himself. The parade has a new route this year, taking Santa from Lion’s Park to the Dunnville Farmer’s Market.

Following the parade, the massive Tree of Hope, sponsored by the Dunnville Hospital and Healthcare Foundation, will be lit at the Farmer’s Market, with the singing of Christmas carols prior to the lighting at 7:15pm.


November 16 – December 12 Santa Letter Box – Sponsored by Haldimand Insurance Brokers, the letter box is located at 322 Argyle Street South. Each reply from Santa will include an “I Believe” sticker.

 November 16 – December 12 Christmas Colouring Contest — Sponsored by Grand River Home Hardware,the annual contest has three age categories. Submissions due by December 12. Pages can be picked up at Home Hardware, Haldimand Insurance, Jones Bakery, or online at

Submitted artwork will be displayed in business windows.

 November 25 Light up the Night — Lights will be illuminated as part of the kickoff to this year’s Santa’s Snowflake Tour at 6pm in Kinsmen Park. Due to COVID, organizers are not encouraging a large gathering at the park at this time.

 November 25-28 Santa’s Snowflake Tour — Santa is back for a four-day tour of Caledonia. Santa will be driving slowly and waving to his friends from a safe distance.  A map of Santa’s route can be found at

 November 27 Caledonia Fair’s Christmas Market — Enjoy bake and craft sales, Christmas greenery and trees, visits with Santa, food, and specialty alcoholic beverages. 11am-3pm at the Caledonia Fairground. Admission by donation.

 December 1-24 Countdown to Christmas Advent Windows — A number of businesses throughout Caledonia will be taking part in this special project, which will see 24 locations throughout the town place a red covering over their window. Each day, one location will remove the covering, unveiling a festive display right up to Christmas Eve.

 December 5 Drive-Thru Breakfast in support of Mary Poppin’s Preschool and the Caledonia Agricultural Society.

Event to be hosted at the Caledonia Fairgrounds. 9am-11am. $12 adult breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, and roast potatoes. $6 kids breakfast available as well.

 December 31 New Year’s Eve at the Caledonia Lions Hall – Ring in the new year with entertainment from musical act Mystic Highway, and a late-night buffet. Tickets $65 a person, available by email at


Until December 7 Senior Support Services of Haldimand-Norfolk is selling shortbread and chocolate covered pretzels, as well as running a 12 Days of Christmas draw with prizes from local businesses. Tickets $2 each, available at their office locations in Hagersville or Caledonia. The last day to buy tickets is Dec. 7, with draws starting on Dec. 8. Additionally, for a donation, you can hang an angel on their Tree of Memory in honour of someone special.

 Until December 10 Haldimand-Norfolk-Brant Shoebox Project — Donate either gift cards or money in support of local women at risk of homelessness. Visit their page on Facebook for more information on how to donate.

Until December 10 Ask Santa Anything – Send in your most pressing questions for Santa and drop them at your local library. Dec. 22 Santa will answer the questions on the Haldimand Library’s Facebook page. For more info, visit

Until January Haldimand Norfolk Women’s Services collecting gift cards for their clients. Also accepting monetary sponsorships for a woman and her family. Contact 519-805-8188 ext. 220 or email for more information or to donate.


November 27 Selkirk Illuminated Tractor parade — Starting at 6pm, the parade will begin on Water Street and end at Home Hardware. Prior to the parade, kids can visit with Santa on his tractor at the town hall from 3-5pm. Bring your own camera.

Cottonwood Mansion

November 16-December 16 Cottonwood’s Silent Night — Visitors will enjoy candlelit,

Victorian-styled tours of the historic 19th century mansion. Tours include an apple cider and Christmas cookies. Weekly bookings available until Dec. 16. $15/adult, $10 for 11 and under.

December 11 Home for the Holidays — Guests can enjoy a visit with Santa, a Christmas market, live music, holiday house tours, and donkeys from Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge. 11am-4pm.

$5 per person, kids two and under are free.


December 3 Cayuga Light Up Night — Bring the family down to Bob Baigent Memorial Park at 6:30pm for a fun-filled evening featuring appearances by Thomas the Tank Engine and Santa himself. Socially distanced chats with Santa will happen, and a fireworks display is scheduled at the pavilion in the park at 7:30pm.


December 3-4 Santa’s Travelling Dance Party — Check the ‘Jarvis Light Up 2021’ page on Facebook for more information. The party will be in Jarvis on December 3 and Townsend on December 4.

 December 17 Jarvis Light Up — Sign up deadline is December 1. The popular home decorating contest is back by popular demand. Contestants have until December 17 to light up their homes, at which point the entries will be judged, with first prize taking home $2,500, second netting $1,500, and $1,000 for third. Entrants will have the chance to win extra prizes during a series of live game shows online. Jarvis Light Up 2021 is presented by the Jarvis Board of Trade. Entrants must live in either Jarvis or Townsend and can enter by email at


Note: The listed events were submitted by community members in response to a call for submissions.

There may be other community events taking place over the holiday season. To submit your event to our regular calendar, visit, email, or call 905-768-3111.




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