Schedule of Events

Please keep checking back. We’ll post events as they get confirmed.


Local Shopping All Day

Downtown merchants will be open for all of your holiday shopping needs.

Joel Steele Community Centre / Arena

Vendor & Trade Fair
9 am to 4 pm

Photos with Santa
by Margaret Link Photography
Joel Steele Community Centre (upstairs at the arena)
10 am–1 pm & 1:30–4 pm
$12 for a 4×6 print to take home in a folio
Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cash and Cheques
For more information, please contact Margaret Link at 343-264-0443 or at

Winchester Hawks vs Westport
3 pm • Junior B Hockey

Public Skating
7–8 pm • Free admission

Old Town Hall — 478 Main St.

Dundas County Players Presents: Aladdin
2–4 pm • Tickets $20 for adults; $10 for kids

United Church – 519 St. Lawrence Street

Sergeant Sax (Frank Malatesta)
1–2 pm

Pianist Kate Link-Horvath
2–2:50 pm • Contemporary, Classical and Christmas music

NDDHS High School Choir
2:50–3 pm

NDDHS High School Band
3–4 pm

Winchester Legion Branch #108 — 482 Main St. E.

Euchre Tournament
Registration: Noon–12:30 pm
Tournament: 12:30–4 pm • $20 per team

Parade After Party
8 pm to Midnight • Free admission
Chili, $5

Parade of Lights

Parade begins at 7 pm at the North Dundas Township Office.

Brrrr! Where to warm up during the parade:

  • Our Fire Pit at Sweet Corner Park — Corner of Main and St. Lawrence Streets
  • Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Funeral Home — 472 Main St. (they will also be serving hot chocolate at their door)

When you gotta go… Where to find bathrooms during the parade:

  • Port-a-potties will be located near Sweet Corner Park
  • Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Funeral Home — 472 Main St.

Free parking during the parade:

  • Winchester District Memorial Hospital

Community Meals

Breakfast with Santa

Presented by the Rotary Club of Chesterville
8–11:00 am • Chesterville Legion — 167 Queen St.
$6 for adults; $3 for kids 7–12, kids 6 & under eat free
Santa visits from 9–10:30 am
Christmas craft table, free hot chocolate, Christ United Church bake sale

Concession Stand at the Vendor & Trade Show

By Community Living Dundas County
9 am–4 pm • Joel Steele Community Centre (upstairs at the arena)

Lions Club Supper

Lions Club — 515 Albert St.
Supper is from 4–7 pm: Ham, Scallop Potatoes, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate. 
Hot dogs also available for the kids.
$5 Kids aged 6 and under; $10 Adults

Sweet Corner Park — Corner of Main and St. Lawrence Streets


Snacks and Refreshments Canteen
Presented by the Therien Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing Special Events Committee. Proceeds will help send students to martial arts conventions and competitions.

Fries for Charity
Proceeds benefit The Winchester Hawks and the Downtown Revitalization Committee.


Food Bank Donations

Drop-off bins for food and unwrapped children’s toys will be available at the Vendor Fair. Volunteers wearing vests and ID tags will also be walking the parade route collecting monetary donations to be shared with the North Dundas Christmas Fund, which organizes the Christmas baskets.

Toy Mountain Donations

Royal LePage Gale Real Estate be collecting unwrapped, new toys  at their office, located at 530 Main St. in Winchester. Drop in for some hot chocolate and cookies. Toys will be donated to Naomi’s House and to the Lion’s Club Christmas baskets.