Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:00 pm ·  0 Comments
Well jolly old Saint Nicolas is arriving in Oakville this weekend, and he is hopping to see you all. Santa’s talked to the Mother Nature and asked for sunshine and clear skies, she said that she’ll think about it. She doesn’t like to tinker too much, since we need all types of weather to keep our community healthy.
“I will try and keep the skies clear, but it wouldn’t hurt to bring an umbrella just to be on the safe side,” Mother Nature said with a cheeky smile.
“Can it at least be comfortable,” asked Santa. “I want all the children to be warm.”
“Ok, I’ll work at keeping the temperature above freezing,” replied Mother Nature.
There are four big events this weekend to celebrate the arrival of Santa Claus in Oakville.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Downtown Oakville Christmas Tree Lighting
In Downtown Oakville on Friday, November 20, 2015 the big Christmas Tree in the Square will be lit up. Enjoy incredible entertainment, Christmas carols, Santa, treats, and of course the lighting of the beautiful tree. Everything kicks off at 6:00 PM and goes until 9:00 PM.
Saturday November 21, 2015
Oakville Santa Claus Parade
On Saturday, November 21, 2015 the Oakville Santa Claus Parade is happening at 9:00 AM. The parade starts at Reynolds and Lakeshore Road East in Downtown Oakville. It moves along Lakeshore Road to Kerr Street, where it turns up Kerr Street and into Kerr Village where it stops at Stuart Street.
This is a very popular event so parking is at a premium. There will be Oakville Transit Santa shuttle buses running from and to the Oakville GO Station. Also Lakeshore Road will be closed from Chartwell Road to Dorval Drive in the East. Road closing will go from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
On Saturday, November 21, 2015 afternoon and into the evening Christmas commences in Bronte Village. Kick off the Holiday season with the Bronte Village annual tree lighting & carol sing from 4:00-6:30. Enjoy kiddie holiday crafts, carols, dancing with Santa, a photo booth, and of course the tree lighting ceremony!
Kerr Village Christmas Tree Lighting
The 21st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony happens in Kerr Village on Saturday November 21, 2015. Activities begin at 4:00 PM and end at 7:00 PM. There will be carol singing, a special appearance by Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves. If you can, bring an unwrapped toy. They’ll be delivered to children in need for Christmas.