Check out the list of holiday themed events taking place in Cambridge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Dec. 9 - City hall at 50 Dickson St, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Explore 60 local artisans, crafters and makers accompanied by entertainment.
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.
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.
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.