It’s time to crack out the Winter jackets as the winter season is slowly creeping upon us. Soon enough all the Autumn leaves will fall and snow won't likely be far behind. Christmas festivities are already popping up around St.Thomas and all are encouraged to join in the celebration or the season! We gathered up a few to get you started!
This year marks the 23rd annual Christmas Tour of Homes event. Presented by the Rotary Club of St.Thomas the Christmas Tour of Homes will take place November 9th, 10th, and 11th. The event highlights five sites with the potential of experiencing the candlelight preview. For those interested in touring festive homes be sure to visit the event on any of the three event days!
Get your holiday shopping well underway with one of the Christmas Markets happening in town!
Weekends in November - Christmas at Canadale
November 17 - Horton Christmas Market
November 21 - CASO Night Market
December 2 - ECRM Christmas Market
December 12 - CASO Night Market
The St. Thomas Downtown Development Board hosts a tree lighting celebration annually to kick off the start of the festive season. Along with an early visit from Santa Claus the tree lighting celebration is hosted out front of City Hall. This free event will occur on November 16th, 2018 at 5:30pm and we encourage all to join the many other Railway City residents in this annual tradition.
Another St.Thomas tradition to officially welcome Santa to town is the Optimist Santa Claus Parade! This is a perfect event for families as kids will be aching to get a glimpse of Santa Claus before the Christmas holidays begin. As well, the Santa Claus Parade is a very entertaining night with great things to offer! Be sure to join in on the celebration on November 17th starting at 6pm. Pop in to Railway City Tourism for a quick warm up before the parade where there will be samples on hand from InfuZed Tz and Las Chicas del Cafe from 5-6:30.
Starting November 17th, Light The Night will be open to the public from 5pm - 11pm. This volunteer run initiative deck Pinafore Park out in thousands of lights for people to enjoy. Come out to the park a get a little festive through the holidays.