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Weekend events in Hamilton November 24-25, 2018

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further. We’ve found a wide range of events in Hamilton for all ages and interests to enjoy.

Here’s what’s happening in the city this weekend.

Hamilton Diecast Association Show and Sale

When: Saturday November 24, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: First Unitarian Church of Hamilton
Admission: Free

Long time fan of Hot Wheels and other Diecasts? You can’t miss this special Hamilton Diecast Association show and sale.

Thousands of hard to find Hot Wheels and diecast models will be on hand to view and buy. There will also be treasure hunts, Super TH, Redlines and customer builders competitions. Enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend this show and sale.

Austen-Tacious – A Regency Romp

When: Saturday November 24, 2018 at 7 pm
Where: Cellar at Grandview, Battlefield Park
Admission: $20

Austen-Tacious celebrates the writings of author Jane Austen. This event works to bring the charm of the early 19th century to life with costumes, music, dancing and refreshments.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. They can be secured for $20 in person or by calling 905-662-8458.

Chicago: The Musical

When: Saturday November 24, 2018 at 8 pm
Where: Ancaster High School Theatre Auditorium
Admission: $37 for adults, $32 for seniors, $17 for students

Slick your hair and buckle your shoes, Hamilton, because Chicago’s coming to town.

The longest running American Musical in Broadway history will finally be gracing Ancaster. The musical will keep you at the edge of your seat! Filled with music, dancing, comedy and suspense — seeing Chicago is an incredible way to spend your Saturday night.

Picture Your Pet with Santa

When: Saturday & Sunday November 24 & 25 from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Ren’s Pets Depot Ancaster
Admission: $20 per photo

Santa Paws is coming to town! Bring your pet to have their photo taken with jolly Santa Paws and create lasting memories this holiday season. All pets are welcome!

This year Santa Paws has teamed up with the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA — every picture purchased supports the animals at the SPCA as well as in our communities.

Christmas in Ancaster Craft Show

When: Saturday & Sunday November 24 & 25 from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Ancaster Fairgrounds
Admission: $6

Looking to shop handmade and local this holiday season? The Christmas in Ancaster Craft Show is the answer to all of your shopping needs.

This show is one of the GTHA’s biggest and most professional arts and craft shows, with over 160 juried artisans selling their work to the public. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find a spectacular selection at this show.

Stuffed! 2018

When: Saturday November 24, 2018 from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Leander Boat Club (50 Leander Drive)
Admission: $5 per person. You can purchase tickets online or at the door in cash.

If you’re looking for even more unique holiday shopping options, pop on over to Leander Boat Club for the 3rd annual Stuffed marketplace!

Over 50 of the area’s best makers, chefs, and vendors will be participating, offering amazing products to cover all of your stocking stuffer needs! Included will be live music by DJ Donna Lovejoy!

RAHB Hamilton Santa 5K

When: Sunday November 25, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
Admission: Starts at $45, see registration for details

Over 1000 Santas are expected to participate in this truly unique and fun-filled 5K walk/run. This is a great family event with all participants receiving a Santa suit to be worn during the race; anyone not wearing the entire Santa suit will be disqualified.

Race kit pick-up will be on Saturday, November 24 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Stoney Creek Running Room. Please bring a non-perishable food item on race day for a deserving Hamilton cause.

Family Day at the AGH

When: Sunday November 25, 2018 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton
Admission: Free

To celebrate National Day of the Child, the AGH will be animated with an afternoon of exciting tours, storytelling, art-making and performances for the whole family to enjoy.

Throughout the afternoon there will be hands-on art making activities, exhibition mini-tours, interactive musical storytelling, drag queen storytime and a family dance party. All ages are welcome.

Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Peterborough Petes

When: Sunday November 25, 2018 at 2 pm
Where: FirstOntario Centre
Admission: Tickets are available online

Who’s ready for a good ol’ hockey game? The Hamilton Bulldogs are taking on the Peterborough Petes Sunday afternoon and it’s going to be an incredible game. Come on down, cheer on your home team and support hockey in Hamilton.

Winter Lights at The Rock

When: Sunday November 25, 2018 at 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Royal Botanical Gardens
Admission: $9-15

Looking to get outdoors and enjoy some holiday cheer? Winter Lights at The Rock is a great way to do so.

Thousands of festive lights lead you through a winter wonderland of charming Christmas melodies, festive sips and bites, and the Escarpment Train Exhibit.


There’s plenty to do and see this weekend, Hamilton. Get on out there and experience something new!

What will you be going to this weekend? Are you attending any of these events? Let us know in the comments.

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