Christmas in Port Colborne

Remember Christmas?

Remember when Christmas was a time of wonder? When you braved the cold between the shops with an armload of "perfect gifts"? Bumping into folks you hadn't seen forever.... being good, for goodness sake? The City of Port Colborne wishes to invite you 'round for Christmas this year, because as much as Christmas has changed in other places, things are much the same here as they were back in the good old days....

Christmas in Port Colborne

 We look forward to having you join us
this Christmas Season!

november 25, 2016:

black friday

Get your holiday shopping done in Downtown Port Colborne with great deals! Lots of unique gift ideas from clothing to kitchenware to accessories and skin care. They have it all!

November 26, 2016:

Winter Celebration House Tour and Craft Sale

11:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20 includes tea and biscuits.

For more information call 905-834-3184 or email

November 29, 2016:

A Swingin' Christmas with The Toronto All Star Big Band at Roselawn

2:00 p.m.  For more information, call the Roselawn Centre Box office at 905-834-7572.

December 1, 2016:

fa la la ladies night 5:00 - 8:00 pm

A fun evening to stroll, sip, savour and shop at participating downtown merchants. Recieve a fa la lovely gift with each purcahse as a thank you for keeping it local this holiday season!

December 3, 2016:

The Port Colborne Lioness present "Breakfast with Santa"

Seatings at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for a pancake breafast, including coffee or juice and a visit with Santa at the Lion's Hall on Chippawa Road, Port Colborne. Ticket's can be purchased at Tuck's Jewelers or from a Lioness.

For more information, call 905-835-0188.

Santa Arrives Downtown by Tugboat at 1pm

Bring your kids to Port Colborne's beautiful canal district for a unique opportunity to greet Santa. Santa makes his way downtown via tugboat through the canal to historic West Street where he is greeted by his many fans. Santa then walks with the kids and families to the Guide Hall. Greeted by the Music and Performance Niagara Choir.


Photos with Santa at the Guild Hall at 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Have your child's photo taken with Santa from 1:30 - 3:00pm by photographer Leslie Butt for $5.00. While you wait warm up with free Hot Chocolate and Cookies and enjoy making free holiday crafts. Be sure to mark this event on your calendar!


Port Colborne's Annual Lighted Santa Claus Parade


Saturday, December 3, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m. from Port Colborne High School and travelling south on Steele Street to Clarence Street where it will move east on Clarence Street to West Street.  Making its way south on West Street to Charlotte Street, the parade will then travel west on Charlotte Street to end at the Market Square, in front of City Hall.  Children are then welcome to visit with Santa and enjoy hot chocolate.

2016 Parade Entries:
Thank you to every entry that took the time with family, friends and co-workers to decorate. EVERY entry this year was beyond amazing! Your efforts continue to make the Port Colborne Santa Claus Parade one of the best night parades around. Looking forward to next year with each and every one of you. 
Community Group/School Quad Niagara
Business Canadian Niagara Power
Music West Seneca Marching Band
Mascot/Costume Murdoch Tire
Voter's Choice W2 Dance Studio







December 4, 2016:

Grand Old Christmas Festival

12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. Enjoy Christmas music, hot apple cider and roasted chestnuts as the children have their photo taken with Santa. Experience a true traditional treat - visit Arabella's Tea Room for a hot cup of tea and Christmas pudding. For more information, call 905-834-7604.

December 5 - 10, 2016:

Pudding and Sauce Week at Arabella's Tea Room

Located at the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. for more information call 905-834-7604

DECEMBER 11, 2016:

Elvis Blue Christmas at Roselawn  

For more information call the Roselawn Box office at 905-834-7572


December 27, 2016:

Boxing Week Sales Begin

Downtown Port Colborne - Individual shop hours and days of operation may vary


December 31, 2016:

New Year's Eve Carnival

2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Vale Health & Wellness Centre