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Holidays in CK


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 or want to know about other events geared towards residents of CK? Be sure to go to check out the list online at 

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 18 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!  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 17 - December 22. 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 17 - December 22 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 18 to December 24 from dawn until dusk. 

November Activities & Events 

November 4Discover Art, Christmas in Blenheim 

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-2pm.

November 4Ridgetown 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 16Historic 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 16, Downtown Wallaceburg BIA Holiday Market

In collaboration with the Farmers' Market & River of Lights, kick off the holiday season with a light ceremony at Civic Square Park, downtown shopping, vendors and more from 4pm - 8pm.

November 16, 23, 30, Merry & Bright in Dresden 

Experience the magic of Christmas Town in Dresden's downtown every Thursday night with great Christmas shopping, giveaways, music, food, drink, holiday entertainment and more. 

November 18Thamesville 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 18Garden 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 18, Wheatley Winter Sale 

Enjoy a shopping tour of Wheatley at your leisure! Grab a map starting at 9am 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 2 pm. 

November 18, 8th Annual Dresden Christmas Sale 

Browse the many vendors inside the Old Czech Hall in Dresden all set up for the holiday season from 10am - 3pm.

November 24, Pointsettia Fest

Sparkling lights in the greenhouse at Ross' Nurserymen shine to kick off the festive season. Outdoor vendors, Red Barn Brewing Co on hand, and a visit from Santa can be expected. 

November 24 - January 5Tilbury 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 25Dresden 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. 

December Activities & Events

December 1, Blenheim Festival of Lights

More details coming soon! 

December 1-9Merry Magic in Chatham-Kent 

This brand new event is being held at the Chatham Armoury where you can enjoy the spirit of Christmas. Buy raffle tickets for chances to win beautifully decorated trees sponsored by local businesses & organizations, decorated by local C-K businesses, designers, artists & florists. Visit with Santa & shop in his "Secret Santa Shop" ($5, $10, $20 options) Enjoy Christmas activities, games and face painting, dance with Mrs. Claus & the elves, PUBLIC ADMISSION: $5 donation at the door, 2 & under free. Visit the website for details and times

December 2Sons of Kent Christmas Market

This year's edition is sure to excite kids of all ages! More than 30 vendors will be on hand along with music, a petting zoo and visit from Santa! Stop by anytime between 2pm - 8pm at Sons of Kent on Adelaide Street South in Chatham - right in their backyard.

December 2Tilbury'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.

December 3, Santa's Workshop Christmas Vendor Show

Santa visits Wallaceburg at the Moose Lodge along with plenty of holiday vendors for shopping. There's even a gift wrap station so you can save precious time. 

December 7, 14, 21, Merry & Bright in Dresden 

Experience the magic of Christmas Town in Dresden's downtown every Thursday night with great Christmas shopping, giveaways, music, food, drink, holiday entertainment and more. 

December 8, Chatham Christmas Night Market

Join in the fun at the Dutch Market in Chatham for a day & night of Christmas family fun! Shop from local artisans, eat yummy treats, play festive games & see Santa.