Kick off the holiday season with the Winter Lights Festival in Downtown Brampton

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit and there’s no place like Downtown Brampton for the holidays! Experience the joy and wonder of the City’s annual Winter Lights Festival, presented by Fieldgate Developments, on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 with family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy.

Friday, November 18

Tree Lighting and Miracle on Main Street
Downtown Brampton
6 to 10 pm 

In partnership with the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation’s Miracle on Main Street, the event will feature a Christmas market, winter lights displays, amusement rides and fun giveaways and activations for the whole family. Bring a new unwrapped toy in support of local Brampton organizations and families experiencing poverty.

Official Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by Alectra Utilities
Ken Whillans Square
6:45 pm

The annual tradition continues as we light the way for Santa’s arrival. Watch as a 60-foot spruce tree, decorated with over 10,000 lights, comes to life in Ken Whillans Square.

Saturday, November 19

Winter Artist Market presented by the Brampton Arts Organization
Alderlea (40 Elizabeth St S)
11 am to 5 pm

Visit the historic Alderlea and do some unique holiday shopping from over twenty local artist and artisan vendors at the Winter Artist Market, while enjoying live music from DJ Roshanie.

Activate Downtown Brampton presented by the Downtown Brampton BIA
Downtown laneways
12 to 5 pm

Take a stroll in Downtown Brampton and discover the magic of the holidays. In addition, the Downtown Dinner Series continues with live music at Segovia Coffee Co. on Friday, November 18 and at Tracks Brew Pub on Saturday, November 19. For more information please visit,

Brampton Santa Claus Parade
5 pm

Welcome Santa Claus to Brampton with the return of the in-person Brampton Santa Claus Parade.

This year, the Santa Claus Parade has a new route on Bramalea Road. Visit for more information.

For more information on all of the Winter Lights festivities, visit 

Thank you to our generous sponsors Bell, Coke Canada Bottling, Meridian Credit Union, TD Bank Group and Tim Hortons.


“Downtown Brampton will once again be the place to be as we welcome the start of the holiday season with the annual Winter Lights Festival! I invite all residents to join us as we light the tree in Ken Whillans Square, shop at the Christmas market to support local vendors, and enjoy everything the festival has to offer, including the arrival of Santa at the Rotary Club’s Santa Claus Parade. I look forward to seeing everyone there!”
– Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton 

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