Schedule of Events

Parade Day Activities

Local Shopping All Day

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

Sam Ault Arena & Joel Steele Community Centre

Vendor & Trade Fair
9 am to 4 pm

Pictures with Santa (at the Vendor & Trade Fair)
Several packages available:

  • A sit with Santa and a 4×6: $20
  • A sit with Santa and a 5×7: $25
  • A sit with Santa and a 11×8.5: $30

Reserve your spot.

Winchester Hawks vs Perth
2:15 pm • Junior B Hockey

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

Where to find refreshments and washrooms:

  • Warm up by our fire pit at Sweet Corner Park, located at the corner of Main and St. Lawrence Streets.
  • Look for the Simply Baked Tent in Sweet Corner Park to purchase coffee, apple cider and cookies during the parade.
  • The Bethany Chapel, located at 557 Main St., will be open for people to warm up or use the washrooms. They will also be offering free hot chocolate.
  • Southgate Church will be offering free hot chocolate in front of the building, located at 539 Main St. The church will be open for spectators to use the bathrooms.

Old Town Hall

Lobby, 10 am to 3 pm:

  • Dreaming Heart Art Studio: Make your own Christmas ornament
  • Decorate a sugar cookie or a gingerbread cookie


11 am & 1 pm: Rock the Arts Puppet Show, followed by a meet and greet with the puppets

2 pm: Magical Marvin

*All events at the Old Town Hall are FREE*

Rock the Arts Puppet Show promotional poster.

Community Meals

We are planning the 2023 parade day activities and will update the website as events get confirmed. Please check back again soon!

Annual Santa Claus Breakfast

Location: South Mountain Agrictultural Hall
Time: 8–11 am
Craft table starting at 9 am
Presented by the North Dundas Fire Department, Station 2
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and rediscover the wonder of Santa!

Vendor Show Concession Stand

By Simply Baked Catering Inc.
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


Food Bank Donations

Drop-off bins for food and unwrapped children’s toys will be available at the Vendor Fair and Old Town Hall during the day. 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.