Celebrate the Holiday season in St. Marys!

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The festive season starts this weekend.

The wreaths are hung, and the lights are strung – just in time for the holiday season to return to St. Marys!

Santa Claus arrives this Friday, November 17 to kick off the season via the Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Parking on Queen Street from Water to Peel and on Water Street South from Queen to Jones is prohibited during the parade. Closures will begin at 4:00 p.m. on November 17. Visit www.stmaryskinsmen.com for more information about the parade route, donations and entering a float.

Also on Friday, the fabulous WinterLights will be lit by Santa Claus immediately following the parade – be sure to join us at Milt Dunnell Field! Enjoy the display nightly from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. until Monday, January 1, 2024. Donations to the display are greatly appreciated online (www.townofstmarys.com/winterlights), at the donor wall or at Waving Santa.

On Saturday, November 18 stop by the St. Marys Craft Show at the Pyramid Recreation Centre. The show will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will feature over 100 artisans. Admission to the show is free and a delicious lunch is available for purchase, with proceeds supporting the St. Marys Friendship Centre.

Beginning on Friday, November 24 and continuing until Sunday, November 26, the Downtown Merchants’ Open House is the perfect opportunity to cross everyone off your gift list. Participating merchants are offering festive promotions and giveaways all weekend long! Look for festive deals at your favourite local shops on Friday, Victorian carolers on Saturday, and a farmers’ market, free horse-drawn wagon rides, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus on Sunday.

For more information on all these events, visit www.discoverstmarys.ca/happyholidays.

Be sure to follow the Town of St. Marys’ Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for any updates and reminders.


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For media inquiries:
Stacey Frayne | Marketing and Communications Specialist
519-284-2340, ext. 218 | sfrayne@town.stmarys.on.ca