Holiday Markets & Community Events in South Georgian Bay

From holiday markets to parades and dinners, South Georgian Bay has so many wonderful events planned to get everyone in the holiday spirit!

Saturday, November 2

Make Waves Christmas Market

Sip, shop and celebrate the holiday season at this year’s Make Waves Christmas Market! Shop from 70+ vendors at the Georgian Bay Hotel!

Christmas Craft Show – GNE Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors and artisans at the annual Christmas Craft Show from 9:30am-4pm at the GNE Fairgrounds! $2.00 admission

Saturday, November 16th

Collingwood’s Annual Santa Claus Parade

Downtown Collingwood is once again pleased to present Collingwood’s Annual Santa Claus Parade. The theme for this year’s event is “The Lights of Christmas”. As in previous years, the parade will be held in the early evening to capture all the magic of our downtown holiday lights.

Beaver Valley Handmade Artisan Market

Support local artists, artisans and food makers in the beautiful Beaver Valley. Come and shop for great one-of-a-kind Christmas presents and treats, handmade, painted or prepared by local artists and culinary artisans.

Browse the wonderful selection of art and tasty samples. Then add to your family’s pantry for this holiday season. From cards and calendars to stocking stuffers, unique gifts and more, you’ll find it here! Delicious prepared lunch, cider and hot chocolate also available on site.

Christmas at Blue Craft & Gift Show

The 5th Annual Christmas at Blue Craft & Gift Show with over 100+ local vendors! There is a little something for everyone. It will be held at the Blue Mountain Conference Center. Free parking available.

69th Annual Christmas Craft & Bake Sale

The 69th Annual Christmas Craft & Bake Sale is hosted at the Wasaga Beach Rec Plex from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm by the Oakview Ladies Hobby Club.

Ho Ho Holiday 5k

Come kick off the 2019 Holiday Season with the 3rd Annual HoHoHoliday 5K in Support of You’re The Chef Program and Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Georgian Triangle!

The HoHoHoliday 5K is the most Festive run in town! This 5km trail run combines the magic of the Holidays with community engagement and fitness. Join us and light up the Collingwood trail system with 1000+ Santas. Along with an epic 5K run, there will be rest stops with holiday treats and fun!

Friday, November 22nd

One Stop Christmas Shop – Duntroon Hall

Head to the Annual One Stop Christmas Shop at Duntroon Hall. This is a great opportunity to support local vendors, plus grab some baked goodies!

Saturday, November 23rd

Santa Claus Parade – Santa at the Beach!

Santa Claus is coming to Wasaga Beach! Join in on the fun on Saturday, November 23 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The parade will be starting at 22nd St & Mosley St. and end at the Wasaga Beach RecPlex, 1724 Mosley St.

Sugar Plum Fair

A winter wonderland that the whole family can enjoy at Beaver Valley Community School! There will be children’s activities, gigantic gift basket raffle, island of the misfit toys, vendors market, silent auction and much more!

Sunday, November 24th

Funderland!

A Christmas celebration in Wasaga Beach for families with kids games, entertainment, activities, crafts, treats and incredible community partners to get you in the holiday spirit! The Lion’s Den Breakfast with Santa from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Donations can be made to the Food Bank at this event!

Saturday, November 30

Meaford Christmas Market

The Annual Meaford Christmas Market has returned! With a variety of vendors, you can find pottery, artisan food, soaps, jewellery, wine and much more.

Nottawa Holiday Market

Come by the Nottawa Community Hall for the Nottawa Holiday Market! Pick out the perfect presents on Saturday, November 30 + Sunday, December 1!

The Handmade Holiday Market

The Handmade Holiday market brings together an eclectic mix of artisans from Simcoe-Grey. Meet the makers behind your new favourite brands, and find unique handcrafted gifts for everyone on your gift list! The event runs on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1. It is free admission and a cash-only event.

Blumination Dream Trail

Spectacular lights. Sensational sounds. A one kilometer winter stroll in the Blue Mountain Village through the heights of innovation to the edge of your imagination! The Blumination Dream Trail officially opens November 30 and runs until March 29, 2020!

Sunday, December 1

Creemore Tree Lighting Ceremony

Hosted by the Tree Society of Creemore and CARA, the tree lighting includes carols by the local choir, food, and refreshments, and silly hat contest for the children with the winner lighting the tree. Choir to start at 6:30 p.m. and tree lighting at 7 p.m. FREE fun for all.

Nottawa Holiday Market

Come by the Nottawa Community Hall for the Nottawa Holiday Market! Pick out the perfect presents on Saturday, November 30 + Sunday, December 1!

The Handmade Holiday Market

The Handmade Holiday market brings together an eclectic mix of artisans from Simcoe-Grey. Meet the makers behind your new favourite brands, and find unique handcrafted gifts for everyone on your gift list! The event runs on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1. It is free admission and a cash-only event.

Saturday, December 7th

Stayner Santa Claus Parade

Come watch the community of Stayner for the 2019 Santa Claus Parade. Starting at 10:30AM at Station Park in downtown Stayner and finishing at the Stayner Arena.

Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade – Meaford

The 2019 Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade takes place on December 7 at 7:00 pm, followed by meeting Santa Claus! The parade will be a part of Meaford’s annual downtown Christmas celebrations, including tree lighting and window unveiling.

Creemore Santa Claus Parade

Step back in time with an old-fashioned community parade in Creemore. Enjoy floats created by friends and neighbours and see Santa. Be sure to visit with local, independent retailers to find the perfect gift before or after the main event.

Meaford Christmas Market

The Annual Meaford Christmas Market has returned! With a variety of vendors, you can find pottery, artisan food, soaps, jewellery, wine and much more.

Holiday Shopping Express – Collingwood to Yorkdale Mall + Tanger Outlets Cookstown

Getaway for a stress free shopping experience. Relax in a luxury vehicle, enjoy hot chocolate, goodies & a movie. We’ll drop you right at the door to Yorkdale Mall and Tanger Outlet Mall! Pick up in Collingwood 9 a.m at Metro Parking Lot & return 7 p.m.

Due to limited seating, bookings must be made by November 30th by calling 705-446-5824 or email info@acetransportationgroup.com

Sunday, December 8th

Collingwood Holiday Market at Side Launch

It is the 3rd Annual Collingwood Holiday Market! There will be 30+ vendors that make clothing and home to decor, to plant-based drool-worthy foods. On top of that? Live music, mobile axe throwing, workshops, giveaways and more! Plus, it is being held at Side Launch Brewery in Collingwood, ON. The perfect opportunity to have some fun while taking care of your holiday shopping!

Saturday, December 14th

Meaford Christmas Market

The Annual Meaford Christmas Market has returned! With a variety of vendors, you can find pottery, artisan food, soaps, jewellery, wine and much more.

Thornbury’s Annual Olde Fashioned Christmas

The Thornbury Olde Fashioned Christmas is a special tradition that’s been apart of this community and area for over 40 years!  Enjoy the beautifully decorated shops opening their doors, activities throughout the day, the Christmas tree lighting, horse drawn sleigh rides, reindeer, singing and even chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Of course, Santa and his helpers will be there too!

Wednesday, December 25th

Creemore Community Christmas Dinner

Community members from all walks of life come together for a traditional holiday meal pay-what-you-can.  Donations of funds, food and non-perishable food appreciated. Register before December 23 to reserve your seat.

 

Would you like to add your holiday event in South Georgian Bay to the list? Please submit your event to our website here.

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