What's on for the Weekend December 20th-December 22nd
Free Holiday Petting Zoo
Saturday, December 21st, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Farmers Market, 25 York Blvd
On Saturday, December 21st, 2019, bring the whole family out to the Hamilton Farmers’ Market for a free holiday petting zoo. It’s a fun day of shopping, and friendly farm animals!
Winter Solstice Festival
Saturday, December 21st, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Winter Solstice Festival beckons the return to light on the eve of the longest night of the year. Revelers are invited to join in the parade of light with LED lanterns and battery powered light along the rail trail where you'll encounter spectacular projection art installations. There will be stilted dancers, puppets, a mobile percussion machine, music, fire entertainers, culminating in a huge fire finale to light up the night. Planted in Hamilton will be there with delicious hot beverages and snacks, and Cons & Kernels with their criminally good popcorn. A family-friendly event for all ages.
Free Family Skate
Saturday, December 21st, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Beverly Arena, 680 Hwy 8, Rockton
Lace up your skates and enjoy some ice time. Presented by Tim Hortons.
Pokemon Let’s Play!
Sunday, December 22nd, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Black Knight Games, 864 Mohawk Road East
Pokémon has always been one of the most popular games in our store because it does such a great job of appealing both to experienced players and brand new ones! To give players of all sorts, and all ages, a crack at playing some Pokémon every month, we are putting on a special Let’s Play! event to get everyone out to play some games!
Format: Let’s Play is a unique format because it’s a bit of everything. There will be pick-up games, as well as introductory games for anyone that is new to the game – we will have an official Pokémon Professor on hand! We may decide to run a quick tournament if there is interest. This event is for all ages.
Winter Solstice Family Craft Session
Saturday, December 21st, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Creative Heart Space, 627 Main Street East, Unit 208
Family drop in, no registration required. Pay what you can/by donation. Cash only.
Please use back entrance located on Aikman Avenue.
Chanukah Dinner & Torah Celebration
Sunday, December 22nd, 4:30 pm to 8:00 ppm
Beth Jacob Synagogue, 375 Aberdeen Avenue
Community Chanukah Dinner
Featuring a celebration with our newly completed Torah – and a raffle to write the final letter!
· Children’s Activities with our Director of Education (4:30 pm)
· Chanukiah Lighting (bring your own!)
· Fleishig dinner buffet with latkes (5:30 pm)
· Before dessert – dance with the Torah, and the final letter winner will be announced!
· Evening services to follow (approximately 7:00 pm)
· $72.00 Families (two parents and their children)
· $25.00 Adults (b’nai mitzvah and older)
· $12.00 Ages 5 – 12
· Free! Ages 0 – 4, and Beth Jacob Hebrew School families!
Make Chanukah Bright for All:
Donations for the Kosher Food Bank, or work socks (50% wool) for men and women experiencing homelessness, will be gratefully accepted at the door.
Please RSVP to Shira by December 16th at or (905) 522 1351 ext. 10
Skating at Hamilton Waterfront Outdoor Rink at Pier 8
Open Daily starting December 6th
The Outdoor rink is open for the season. Skate rentals are available for $9.25 with valid ID, Monday-Friday, 5 to 10 pm and Saturday-Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm. See what's happening right now on the outdoor rink webcam: http://www.hamiltonwaterfront.com/outdoor-rink-webcam/
Hamilton Public Library Family Movies & Special Events
For event listings at the HPL Click here
Michaels Craft Store Kids Club
Saturdays, starting every ½ hour from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Check website for more information.
Family Favourite Movies
Saturdays @ 11:00 am
SilverCity Hamilton Mountain
Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family.