Christmas in Port Colborne
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....
Events and Activities Happening this Christmas Season
Port Colborne Hospital Foundation Ribbon of Lights Kick-Off
7 pm on the front steps of the hospital. Free for the whole family! Join the Port Colborne Hospital Foundation for their annual celebration to light the "Ribbon of Lights"- McKay School choir, hot apple cider, coffee and treats.
* Donations accepted
November 9 - 11:
Downtown Christmas Open House
Preview unique holiday entertaining, decorating and gifting ideas found only in Port Colborne
Extended Shopping Hours*
* Individual shop hours and days of operation may vary
Winter Celebration House Tour and Craft Sale
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For more information call 905-834-3184.
Toronto All Star Big Band at Roselawn
Tickets are $25 per person.
2:00 p.m. For more information call the Roselawn Box office at 905-834-7572
The Port Colborne Lioness present "Breakfast with Santa"
Seatings at 9 am and 10:30 am for a pancake breafast, including coffee or juice and a visit with Santa at the Lion's Hall. 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
Greeted by McKay School Choir. Have your child's photo taken with Santa from 1:30 - 2:30pm by photographer Precious LaPlante for a small fee, free hot chocolate and goodies
Photos with Santa at the Guild Hall at 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pictures taken with Santa, arts & crafts.
Port Colborne's Annual Lighted Santa Claus Parade
Saturday December 1, 2012 beginning at 6:30 pm 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 and timbits. Port Colborne Optimist Club will be collecting non-perishable food donations along the route for the Food Bank.
For more information, call 905-834-1668 ext. 234 or Email Allaina Kane
Grand Old Christmas Festival
Noon to 4 pm 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 3 - 7:
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
Roselawn Food and Wine at Roselawn
FeaturingNiagara College Teaching Winery. $85.00 per person.
6:30pm. For more information call the Roselawn Box office at 905-834-7572
Moonlight Madness Downtown
Many retailers open late!
Boxing Week Sales Begin
Downtown Port Colborne - Individual shop hours and days of operation may vary
Ingredion & Friends Kidz New Year's Eve Carnival
Ring in the New Year with free skating, face painting, crafts, cookie decorating, games from 2:00-5:00 pm, and a Mad Science show at 3:00 pm at Westside Arena. A Puck Toss competition will take place at 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a fireworks display in the field beside the Westside Arena at 5:30 p.m.
New Year's Eve Jr B Game will see Fort Erie Metors paying a visit to the Port Colborne Don Cherry's Pirates! Game time is 6:00 p.m.
*Please note there will be NO fireworks on West Street this year*