Chatham-Kent is filled with holiday cheer. From cutting your own tree or attending a holiday market or event (listed below) to capturing holiday photos and unique boutique shopping, there is plenty taking place across the region. Check out our Christmas Tree Trail and visit our Holiday Shopping in CK webpage for ideas on where to shop this holiday season. Interested in attending a Christmas parade for a peek at Santa? Be sure to go to check out the list online at LivingCK.ca.
Christmas Trees - "U-cut"
Check out our Christmas Tree Trail!
Blacksmith and Tin - Visit the Christmas Tree Farm and Christmas store, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am - 4pm, November 19 until sold out. Watch for updates on their Facebook page or shop their unique Christmas decor and more on their Etsy page.
Puddleford's Tree Farm - Cut your own Christmas Tree on this family owned and operated farm located 20 minutes east of Chatham on Scane Road. Enjoy unique gift giving items in their Christmas barn! SOLD OUT for 2022. Mark your calendar for your 2023 visit!
Sloan's Christmas Village - Cut your own tree and step into a winter wonderland of activities for the whole family from November 18 - December 23. This year there are two full villages for you to enjoy with a variety of fun activities and attractions for the whole family. At Village 1 you'll find U-cut and pre-cut trees, campfires and activities and pavilion rentals, open November 18 - December 23 from 9am to 4:30pm. At Village 2 you will also find U-cut trees along with a variety of activities including campfires November 19 and 20 only this year. Village 2 is open on weekends only. For admission rates and details visit their website.
Watson Christmas Trees - Visit the Christmas Tree Farm, located just 5km west of Chatham in a peaceful setting along the Thames River. All tree prices include shake and bail, saws and trolleys. Operating hours are daily, November 19 to December 24 from dawn until dusk.
November and December Activities & Events
Pick up a map at Talbot Trail, located at 24 John Street, Blenheim, to find over 80 registered artists, makers and creators that have set up residential locations through the town. Food tents and restrooms available at the park. This event runs from 9am-3pm.
November 12, Ridgetown Christmas Night Market
Bring the whole family for a night of local artisans, holiday shopping and door prizes in the 4H building beside Tim Horton's in Ridgetown. This event runs 5pm-9pm.
November 18, Downtown Wallaceburg Holiday Market
Enjoy holiday shopping from a variety of Wallaceburg area vendors from 4pm - 9pm. You'll find a little bit of everything and a whole lot of holiday spirit!
November 19, Thamesville Christmas Festival
Grab a family photo with a vintage fire engine or with Santa himself (from 4pm-6pm) and catch the tree lighting ceremony at 5pm.Take a stroll through a winter wonderland of lights and visit the local vendors and businesses lining the street from 3pm to 8pm so you can grab a festive beverage and a bite to eat as you work on your holiday shopping.
November 19, Garden on King Christmas Market
Enjoy a festive beverage while you shop at 40 on-site holiday vendors both indoors and out at the Garden on King in Chatham. Live entertainment and new holiday items are on the menu too from 3pm - 9pm.
November 24, Historic Downtown Chatham BIA Home for the Holidays Open House
Enjoy holiday shopping in downtown Chatham as retailers welcome you with specials! From 10am - 8pm retailers will be welcoming you with holiday spirit and plenty of shopping specials.
November 25 and 26, December 2 and 3, December 9 and 10, Chatham Armoury Christmas Market
This year, the Christmas market is running over three weekends. More than 100 vendors are gathering together to bring you a unique Christmas Market experience November 25 and 26, December 2 and 3 and on December 9 and 10. Friday hours are 4pm - 9pm while you can enjoy those Saturdays from 9am - 2pm.
November 25 - January 6 , Tilbury Lions Christmas Light Festival
Come experience the excitement and wonder of holiday lights at this free outdoor event. Take a walk through the paved trail with family and friends through the park from 5:30 to 11pm nightly. There are many photo opportunities along the way, so be sure to bring your camera!
November 26, Dresden Christmas Night Market
The town of Dresden comes alive from 3pm - 8pm with lights, music, holiday shopping, incredible entertainment, and so much more! This year, enjoy not only the tasty food and drink from the various vendors, but the pop-up bar right in the heart of it all.
November 26, Tilbury's Outdoor Christmas Market
From 4pm to 10pm, stroll the streets of downtown Tilbury as its transformed into an outdoor Christmas market. You'll find everything from artisans and crafters to food and entertainment. There's even a beer garden. Don't forget to wander Memorial Park and experience the wonder of their Christmas Light Festival.
November 26, Wheatley Winter Sale
Enjoy a shopping tour of Wheatley at your leisure! Grab a map starting at 10 am from The Village Resource Centre, located at 108 Talbot Road East, Wheatley and support local makers! There's plenty of shopping to be had as you support local crafters, artisans and businesses until 4 pm.
December 16, Sons of Kent Festive Friday Market
This year's edition is sure to excite kids of all ages! Not only will you find more than 30 vendors, but this year, the kids can enjoy a petting zoo with over 20 animals and a meet and greet with Santa! The fun runs from 4pm - 9pm at Sons of Kent on Adelaide Street South in Chatham - right in their backyard.
December 15 - 18, The Armoury in Lights Presents "Trouble at the North Pole"
The show begins outside with The Armoury beautifully lit up in holiday style. When you step inside you will be transported to Santa's Workshop where all the magic happens. From fun activities for kids, to cocktails for adults, this show is fun for the whole family! Get your tickets soon by going to armouryinlights.com