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Santa Claus Parade Dec. 1, 2-4pm

Burlington Christmas Parade

The parade starts near the Burlington Mall at the corner of Prospect Street and Guelph Line, marches along Guelph Line to New Street, travels west along New Street to James Street, then north on Brant Street. The parade route finishes at Brant Street and Caroline.

Road closures are in effect from 11am-4:30pm on various streets along the route. For a route map, closure information, transit routes, parking and other transportation options visit here.

Upcoming Events in the Downtown

Candlelight Stroll

Friday, Nov. 29, 5:30 – 8 p.m., City Hall Civic Square

Bundle up the kids and bring your voices downtown to join in the fun as Burlington Downtown lights up for the Holidays at our annual carolling event …and launches the Lakeside Festival of Lights.

The evening kicks off at 5:30 in Civic Square where you will be able to enjoy

  • Festive Burgers served hot from the grill by the Works Gourmet Burger Bistro
  • Hot Chocolate compliments of our Proud Sponsor Tim Hortons
  • Visits with Santa
  • Holiday Face Painting
  • Christmas Music and more…
  • pick up your complimentary carolling book and candle

The formal festivities kick off at 6:30 pm with

  • Welcome from local dignitaries,
  • the Official lighting of the CHML Tree of Hope
  • leave Civic Square as a group on the Candlelit procession of carolling

Lakeside Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Spencer Smith Park

The Lakeside Festival of Lights is Burlington’s longest running festival, lighting up the waterfront from dusk to dawn for 40 days over the holiday season. 2013 marks the 18th year for this special seasonal festival. Over 60 festive displays light up Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park through the holiday season. Wander through the park with family and friends, or get a full view of the themed displays while driving along Lakeshore Road at the City’s waterfront.  It’s a magical sight for the whole family, especially the young at heart. The Festival of Lights has gained the reputation in the region and beyond as the must-see lighting extravaganza for the holidays.

Harbourtown Sound Christmas Concert

Saturday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Christmas carols, holiday tunes and inspirational songs with the region’s most entertaining vocal ensemble. For more information and tickets, visit the Habourtown Sound website.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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