Schedule of Events

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

Activities

Local Shopping All Day

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

Joel Steele Community Centre / Arena — 577 Main St.

Vendor & Trade Fair
10 am to 3 pm

Photos with Santa
by Margaret Link Photography
Joel Steele Community Centre (upstairs at the arena)
10 am–12:30 pm & 1–4 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 mlinkphoto@yahoo.ca.

Public Skating
7–8 pm • Free admission

Old Town Hall — 478 Main St.

FREE admission to all events at the Old Town Hall.

Magical Marvin
11 am–12 pm

North Dundas District High School Senior Concert Band
1–2 pm

Great Music Guys
2–3 pm

Christmas Ding-a-Lings (a piano and saxaphone performance by Kate Link-Horvath, Gracin Link-Horvath, Frank Malatesta)
3–4 pm

Cookie Decorating Station & Letters to Santa
11 am–4 pm
Decorate sugar and gingerbread cookies to take home. Station run by the Winchester Scouts. Cookies generously donated by the Roy family.

Parade of Lights Night at the Movies: Avengers: Infinity War (PG)
9 pm • Looney Canteen
In tribute to the late Stan Lee.

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
  • Simply Baked Catering Inc. — 493 Main St.

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

  • Port-a-potties will be located near Sweet Corner Park

Free Parking:

At the Winchester & District Memorial Hospital for parade spectators, beginning at 4 pm.

Activities

Local Shopping All Day

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

Joel Steele Community Centre / Arena — 577 Main St.

Vendor & Trade Fair
10 am to 3 pm

Photos with Santa
by Margaret Link Photography
Joel Steele Community Centre (upstairs at the arena)
10 am–12:30 pm & 1–4 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 mlinkphoto@yahoo.ca.

Public Skating
7–8 pm • Free admission

Old Town Hall — 478 Main St.

FREE admission to all events at the Old Town Hall.

Magical Marvin
11 am–12 pm

North Dundas District High School Senior Concert Band
1–2 pm

Great Music Guys
2–3 pm

Christmas Ding-a-Lings (a piano and saxaphone performance by Kate Link-Horvath, Gracin Link-Horvath, Frank Malatesta)
3–4 pm

Cookie Decorating Station & Letters to Santa
11 am–4 pm
Decorate sugar and gingerbread cookies to take home. Station run by the Winchester Scouts. Cookies generously donated by the Roy family.

Parade of Lights Night at the Movies: Avengers: Infinity War (PG)
9 pm • Looney Canteen
In tribute to the late Stan Lee.

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
  • Simply Baked Catering Inc. — 493 Main St.
  • Hulse Playfair & McGarry Funeral Home (open for bathroom use as well) — 472 Main St.

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

  • Port-a-potties will be located near Sweet Corner Park

Free Parking:

At the Winchester & District Memorial Hospital for parade spectators, beginning at 4 pm.

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
10 am–3 pm • Joel Steele Community Centre (upstairs at the arena)

Lions Club Supper

Lions Club — 515 Albert St.
Winchester Lions Hall will be open for duration of the Parade.
Supper is from 5–7 pm: Ham, Scallop Potatoes, Beans, and Salad
Hot dogs also available for the kids.
$5 Kids; $10 Adults
There will also be a Cash Bar.

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

Beavertails

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 go to The Winchester Hawks.

 

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
10 am–3 pm • Joel Steele Community Centre (upstairs at the arena)

Lions Club Supper

Lions Club — 515 Albert St.
Winchester Lions Hall will be open for duration of the Parade.
Supper is from 5–7 pm: Ham, Scallop Potatoes, Beans, and Salad
Hot dogs also available for the kids.
$5 Kids; $10 Adults
There will also be a Cash Bar.

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

Beavertails

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 go to Winchester Hawks.

 

Donations

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 Toy Mountain at Naomi’s House at their office, located at 530 Main St. in Winchester. Drop in for some hot chocolate and cookies.

Donations

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 Toy Mountain at Naomi’s House at their office, located at 530 Main St. in Winchester. Drop in for some hot chocolate and cookies.

Santa Claus Level Sponsor:

 

 

Rudolph Level Sponsors:

Sandfire Design

Upper Canada Veterinary Services

Summers Physiotherapy

Dr. Carlin Dentistry

D&J Motors

The Oldford Team

Seaway Valley Pharmacy

Devries Electric Inc.

Elf Level Sponsors:

McDougall Insurance & Financial

Guy Fuels & Propane

Nation River Health Clinic

Ault & Ault

Weagant Farm Supplies

Quintan Products Inc.

Parrish & Heimbecker

Antonella Holmes, Royal LePage Team Realty

JED Express

Rideau Auctions

 

 

Santa's Helper Sponsors (Funds, material donations, services):

Collins Barrow

Foodland

R/T Auto Center

Nation Valley News

Cedarview Builder's Supply

Winchester Press

Benson's Auto Parts