Sights and Sounds of the Season!

Tuesday Dec 15th, 2015


The countdown to the big day is on! Once your delicious holiday treats have been baked and most of your shopping and wrapping is done, it’s time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season all around us here in Oakville.

If you have a last minute holiday party outfit to buy, or you need a unique tableware accent or a hostess gift ornament, or even if you need to replace that sofa in the living room before the New Year, downtown Oakville has an array of shops to meet all your needs. While shopping, make a point of stopping by the square, get a warm drink at one of the many coffee shops, listen to the carollers and take a wagon ride to enjoy the downtown decorations from up high in an old fashioned way. Click here for more details:

Next, why not stop by the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate on Navy Street? (It is free, but donations are accepted.) The house offers a glimpse of Christmases past with historic ornaments, toys, winter fashions and more. Looking for a last minute gift for that hard- to- buy- for relative? The museum gift shop has something for everyone on your list: books, retro games, paper dolls and pirate ships and much much more.

Bronte Creek Provincial Park offers the experience of a Victorian Christmas on a farm in 1900. Stop by the reindeer barn and then visit with Santa himself. There are heritage costumes available for you and your family to wear to help create the scene for Victorian keepsake family photos with Santa.

We’re so lucky to have so many beautiful neighbourhoods in Oakville. People take such pride in decorating the outside of their homes for the holidays, that you must drive around and take in the lights one night. (Fairway Hills should be on your list of Christmas Eve stops- Santa’s runway is a neighbourhood tradition not to be missed!)

If you think your house needs a final touch or you want to send a long- lasting, big impact gift, visitCircle Home and Design on line at They’re a floral design company that specializes in handcrafted natural wreaths and arrangements; they deliver their stunning designs throughout the GTA.

Enjoy the season and all it has to offer. Wishing a healthy and happy holiday season to you all!

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