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UPDATED Holiday events happening in Cambridge

Celebrate the holiday season in the city throughout December.
The Gaslight District's Holiday Market continues through Dec. 17.

Check out the list of holiday themed events taking place in Cambridge.

The Gaslight District Holiday Market

Nov. 24 to Dec. 17 - 64 Grand Ave S, all day

Shop at local vendors, visit with Santa and listen to the Waterloo County Carollers. Happening every weekend until Dec. 17. 

Sensitive Santa

Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at Cambridge Centre mall at 355 Hespeler Rd, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

A special meeting with Santa for children with social, emotional, accessible and behavioural needs. Register by emailing [email protected] or calling 519-623-1340 Ext. 4292.

Winterfest - Winter Ice and Lights

Dec. 1 to Jan. 1

Enjoy the light displays in Central Park and self guided experiences throughout the city.

Pet Photos with Santa

Dec 1 - Fireside Haven at 215-200 Queen St W, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Bring your furry friend along for a photo with Santa. Dogs and cats only.

Music and Lights in the Village

Dec. 1 - Hespeler Village, 6:30 p.m.

Join in on the tree lighting with food, music and entertainment.

Joy to the World - Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

Dec. 1 - Forward Church at 55 Franklin Blvd, 7 p.m.

Take in the sounds of the season through a celebration of your favourite carols.

Christmas Market at Trillium United Church

Dec. 2 - 450 King St. E., 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cookie walk, bake table, meat pies, Trill-Yum Care, local vendors

Hespeler Santa Claus parade

Dec. 2 - begins at Groh Avenue, 12 p.m.

Come see Santa in the annual parade. He'll also be making an appearance at the Scout House afterwards.

A Mistletoe Market

Dec. 2, 3 and 9 - Fireside Haven at 215-200 Queen St W, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Support local artisans and find the perfect Christmas gift.

Winter Ice and Lights Pop Up Event

Dec. 7 - Central Park at 615 King St E

Wander through the lights at the park, listen to a live concert from the Panwaves Steel Band, and visit with Santa, Mrs. Clause and Willy Melt.

Carolling at McDougall Cottage with Voci Cantanti

Dec. 8 - 89 Grand Avenue South, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

An enchanting evening of traditional carols with vocal quartet, Voci Cantanti. Put on your coziest winter wear and join us in the McDougall’s back garden for this free event where we’ll be lifting our voices in song. Enjoy warm apple cider and seasonal goodies.

A Dramatic Reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Dec. 8, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 810 King St. E., 7:30 p.m.

Readers include Regional Chair Karen Redman and Waterloo regional police chief Mark Crowell. Tickets $15, available at the door or in advance. For more information, call 519-653-4721 or email [email protected]. Please bring a donation for the Cambridge Food Bank.

Cambridge Christmas Market

Dec. 9 - City hall at 50 Dickson St, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Explore 60 local artisans, crafters and makers accompanied by entertainment.

Brunch with Santa

Dec. 10 - Langdon Hall at 1 Langdon Dr, multiple time slots

A meet and greet with Santa over a buffet. Tickets can be purchased here.

Merry Grinchmas Paint Party

Dec. 10 - Fireside Haven at 215-200 Queen St W, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Get crafty by painting a Christmas-themed gnome. Cost is $45 and pre-registration can be done at here.

Making Spirits Bright

Dec. 14 - Gaslight District at 64 Grand Ave S, 7:30 p.m.

The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra will be playing jazz music. Tickets can be purchased here.

New Year's Eve Party

Dec. 31 - Hespeler Arena at 640 Ellis Rd, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Say goodbye to 2023 and hello to 2024 with ice skating, a Turbo Max inflatable obstacle course, live entertainment and games.

New Year's Eve at the Gaslight District

Dec. 31, Grand Ave S, beginning at 12 p.m.

Head to Cambridge's newest public square to ring in 2024.

This list will be updated as events become available.