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Christmas in Brampton - November 17 to 19

BRAMPTON, ON: It’s the most wonderful time of year. The City of Brampton will officially welcome the 2017 Christmas season with three events beginning November 17.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
The holiday season kicks off in downtown Brampton with the annual Tree Lighting on Friday, November 17 from 6 to 8 pm, in Ken Whillans Square, City Hall. At 6:20 pm Mayor Jeffrey will flip the switch to illuminate an extraordinary 60-foot spruce tree.

This exciting evening is packed with free, family-friendly activities including: a Princess Show, Christmas crafts, letter writing to Santa, an ice sculpting battle and more. Gage Park will feature outdoor activities such as cookie decorating, fire pits with marshmallow roasting, a Snow Globe Skating Show and a Glow Lounge featuring classic Christmas movies.

We invite the community to get into the holiday spirit by contributing a non-perishable food item or an unwrapped toy to the Brampton Food Sharing Network and Peel Regional Police Toys for Tots campaign. Donations will be collected at the entrance of City Hall.

Don’t miss the exciting news as the City will announce the headlining act for Brampton’s New Year’s Eve celebration… you will not be disappointed.

Road Closures
The following roads will be closed from 4 to 10 pm on November 17:
• Wellington Street West from George Street South to Main Street South

The following roads will be closed from 5:30 to 9:30 pm on November 17:
• Main Street from Wellington Street to Theatre Lane/Nelson Street
• Queen Street from George Street to Chapel Street

For more information on the Brampton’s Christmas Tree Lighting visit

Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade
Did you know that Brampton’s parade is thought to be the largest nighttime parade in Canada?
An anticipated audience of more than 150,000 people will standby to welcome Santa to Brampton.

The Parade will march down Main Street beginning at 5 pm, Saturday, November 18. This year promises to be a beautiful, twinkling evening of floats, inflatables, marching bands, costume characters and so much more.

For more information and detailed information on road closures visit Santa Claus Parade

Christmas Market
Treat those on your shopping list to one-of-a-kind, artisan goodies and gifts from the Christmas Market, November 17 to 19. This year’s market has grown to include Garden Square, the City Hall Conservatory and Daily Times Square. Enjoy the various food vendors in Garden Square, warm up in Daily Times Square with hot chocolate and a book, or snap some photos with our ‘My Brampton’ sign.

Christmas Market hours:
Friday, November 17: 4 - 10 pm
Saturday, November 18: 12 - 9 pm
Sunday, November 19: 12 - 6 pm

For more information on the Christmas Market visit

Free parking is available all weekend long, beginning Friday at 7 pm, in all downtown municipal garages: City Hall, West Tower, Nelson Square, John Street and the Rose Theatre.


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Lisa Cox
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
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