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Lots to See and Do in Stratford for the Holidays

There is something special about this time of year. Things slow down, we spend more time at home and we warm our souls with amazing food and dear friends. But there is still lots to see & do in Stratford as the weather gets colder, including some amazing musical & culinary events. Here is a summary of what's going on in downtown Stratford this holiday season to help you and your family enjoy our beloved city all year long!


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NOW until Christmas

Stratford's Victorian Christmas Trail - Tickets $25 

Choose 6 of 17 stops on this fun and interactive self-guided tour around Stratfords' favourite shops as you collect small gifts at each stop!

Read more on our blog to see the brochure!




Saturday November 21

Our neighbours at Treasures host their annual Open House with prizes, refreshments and free gift wrapping. 10 am - 5 pm. FREE



Saturday November 21 & Sun November 22

The much anticipated IODE Yuletide Tour of Homes. 11 - 4 pm. $20.

Tickets available at Bradshaws.

Read more about this event on our blog here...


Visit the IODE Yuletide Tour of Homes in Stratford THIS WEEKEND!             

Saturday November 21

Visit with Santa Claus, Comet the reindeer and enjoy carolers right at Memorial Gardens on Ontario Street (and Erie Street).12 - 4 pm 

(Continues November 28th, December 5th, December 12th and December 19th). FREE.




Sunday November 22

Stratford's FIRST Outdoor Christmas Market will take place in Market Square, behind City Hall. 10 am - 2 pm. FREE. 



Sunday November 22

Revival House Classical Brunch

Be serenaded by members of the Stratford Sypmohony Orchestra. 11:30 am, Revival House.


Revival House and Stratford Symphony Orchestra Classical Brunch, Sunday November 22nd    

Sunday November 22

Santa's Parade of Lights and the lighting of the City Hall Christmas Tree

Parade starts at 5 pm at Lakeside Drive and ends at City Hall with hot chocolate, snacks, and carolers. FREE.      


Santa's Parade of Lights - Sunday November 22nd, Stratford

Thurs, November 26, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. $40 - at Red Rabbit Resto 

Naughty Nog and Other Holiday Libations Mixology Event

Join Bradshaws for this holiday mixology event featuring Red Rabbit Host/Co-owner Jessie Larsen. 


Naughty Nog and Other Holiday Libations - November 26th at Red Rabbit Resto


Sun, November 29

Stratford Makers Christmas Market

Shop for local, handmade gifts, enjoy a warm beverage and get in the Christmas sprit.

Revel Caffe 3- 7 pm. FREE 




Friday December 4

Libertas Male Choir Christmas Sing-A-Long Concert

Join the 85 member choir in singing classic Christmas songs at Knox Presbyterian Church. 7:30 - 9:30 pm. $20, $10 children (14 & under). 

Saturday December 5

Stratford Concert Choir presents a Community Messiah

The community choir presents Handel's Messiah with guests at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. 7:30 - 9:30 pm. $20 in advance, $25 at door. 


Wednesday December 9

Stratford Chrismtas Lights Walking Tour organized by The Avon Trail

Meet at 6:30 pm at Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot (Ontario St). Optional social to follow. FREE 


Saturday December 12

Rant Maggie Rant performs their 7th Annual Chistmas Concert at Knox Presbyterian Church in support of The Local Community Food Centre. 8 - 11 pm. $35 in advance, $40 at door.




Saturday December 19

Christmas Movies at University of Waterloo Stratford Campus

Bring the whole family for some good ol' holiday entertainment! FREE.  

Saturday December 19

Savour Stratford Scotch & Chocolate Tasting hosted by Certified Whiskey Sommalier Steve Rae and Rheo Thompson's Candies

Find out which came first, the chocolate or the scotch? Takes place at Revival House, 3 - 5 pm. $55. 



Saturday December 19

Choral Christmas with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra. Holiday favourites that the whole family will enjoy. Start a new family tradition this year!

Knox Presbyterian Church. 7:30 pm. $40, $10 students, children 12 and under free.





Happy Holidays to You and Yours from all of us at Bradshaws!