14.12.12

6 Holiday Hamilton Happenings


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Art Crawl / Dec. 14 / James St. North / A great opportunity to pick up some unique gifts and support some amazing small businesses. Make sure to stop in to Needlework for the special Handmade Holiday Market presented by Mint Textile Studio.

Kitestring Christmas Spectacular / Dec. 14 / Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts / This fourth annual bash will feature live music, dancing, "mountains of snacks", and sweet alcoholic treats. All profits benefit Culture for Kids in the Arts.

Toronto All-Star Big Band / Dec. 15 / 2 pm / Hamilton Place / I had the opportunity to see this big band play last year and was blown away. These kids can really belt out the oldies. I've been wanting to see their holiday show ever since, unfortunately, something always seems to come up. This year is no exception, so I'm counting on you to attend and report back, OK?

Sonic Unyon Christmas Party / Dec. 15 / Now in it's 21st year, I think it's safe to call this event a Hamilton tradition. I remember attending as a teenager, so, yeah, it's like, pretty old. Ha! This year's lineup includes Terra Lightfoot, New Hands, Kestrels vs Electroluminescent, and Cardboard Nationals.

Vinyl Cafe Christmas Tour / Dec. 19 / 7 pm /  Hamilton Place / Stuart McLean is bringing a special holiday edition of his popular radio series, The Vinyl Cafe, to the stage and is making a stop in Hamilton. I don't follow the show, but if you do, you may like to know that the concert will include two brand new Dave and Morley stories and Christmas music performed by “The Vinylettes” and Vancouver singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson. 

Dundurn Castle / until Dec. 23 / There are some wonderful events planned for Dundurn Castle this entire holiday season, from baking and craft workshops, to caroling and, of course, seeing the castle all decked out for Christmas. If you want a sneak peak, the Beaux Mondes ladies wrote about their recent visit here.

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