Holiday Markets & Events

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Holiday Markets & Events that Yule Love

Tis the season to get in the holiday spirit! And what better way to do that than to attend one of the many events and Holiday Markets in the Haliburton Highlands!

Christmas markets have a long history dating back to the middle ages in Germany. They are a fabulous way to check off those on your holiday shopping list, enjoy a festive outing with friends or family, and celebrate the holiday season.

Christmas in the Village / Parade

Santa Claus Parade starts at 11am, meet Santa after the parade at the Cultural Centre where there will also be an artisans market, baked goods, candy shop…

Village of Minden, Sat, Nov 18

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Storybook Christmas / Parade

Bands, Horses, Marchers, Bright Lights… Carolling in town and tree lighting…

Village of Haliburton, Fri, Nov 24

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Santa in Wilberforce / Parade

Everyone welcome for the parade plus treats and gifts for kids 10 and under afterwards! …. and more…

Village of Wilberforce, Sun, Dec 10

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Craft Sales for your gift giving

The Haliburton Highlands is home to an amazing array of artists and craftspeople who create unique and compelling gifts. Buying one-of-a-kind is a great way to create a memorable holiday.

With their twinkling lights and vendors selling extraordinary gifts and one-of-a-kind finds, these markets will have your heart growing two sizes.

Local shopping is a great way to create a memorable holiday while supporting our local economy.

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Events to get you in the Spirit

Visit our calendar for full details and listings of events happening around the holiday season.

Holiday Night Market

Come enjoy an evening under the lights as you browse local artisans, grab a delicious snack at the Garden Café, sample a festive cocktail from the Holiday Spirits bar, get into the spirit with Christmas carolers… and more.

Abbey Gardens, Sat, Dec 2

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The Nutcracker

Annual Christmas tradition produced by our local Heritage Ballet, 3 showtimes..

Northern Lights Arts Pavilion, Dec 9 at 2 & 7:30 pm & Dec 10 at 2 pm

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Christmas Skating Party

Bring the whole family for and evening of festive fun!..

A.J. LaRue, Dec 8 at 5-8 pm

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Children’s Christmas Party

Fun for the young one!..

Stanhope Community Hall, Dec 16 at 12:30 pm

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Christmas Concert

Join the Highlands Wind Symphony & the Highlands Swing Band with vocalist Jerelyn Craden…

Northern Lights Pavilion, Sat Dec 2

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Comedy & Carols for all ages

Get ready for an uproarious evening of side-splitting comedy and joyful carols that will have young and old, laughing their hearts out…

My Lighthouse Church, Tues Dec 12

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Stanhope Tree Lighting & Party

Cookies and ornament making, as well as Santa and more…

Stanhope Community Centre, Sat Dec 2

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Breakfast with Santa

Join us for breakfast, game, hot chocolate, crafts, Zoo to You, and to get your photo taken with Santa! ….

Camp Wanakita, Dec 2

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A Winter Wonderland of Song

The Highlands Festival Singers welcome you to their joyful, seasonal presentation of Christmas music, old and new, featuring the Highlands Youth Ensemble…

Haliburton United Church, Dec 3 & 5

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Sir Sam’s Tree Lighting

Live Entertainment from The Primates, Visit with Santa, Support The Heat Bank, Tree Lighting…

Sir Sam’s Ski & Ride, Dec 16

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Dorset Christmas Tree Lighting

bonfire, Christmas carols, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus…

Dorset Lions Centennial Park, Sat Dec 8

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