Let It Glow – A Celebration of Light 2022

December 2 - January 8Downtown St. Catharines

The City of St. Catharines festive Let it Glow – A Celebration of Light is back!

Celebrate the magic of winter in Downtown St. Catharines and Port Dalhousie from December 2 2022, to January 8 2023.

Let It Glow – A Celebration of Light is a family-friendly, outdoor festival featuring interactive light installations, entertainment, winter workshops and more.

Dine, shop and explore amongst the glow of twinkling lights.

Downtown St. Catharines Features:

Launch in Downtown St. Catharines

5-9PM: Downtown St. Catharines Launch

Join us in Downtown St. Catharines for the kick off of Let it Glow- A Celebration of Light at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Enjoy entertainment on the outdoor stage featuring My Son the Hurricane, the Let it Glow Dance Production, and DJ Dave Styles.

5-8PM: The North Pole at the Robertson Theatre in the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Featuring a special appearance from Santa!

Shop the Let it Glow Vendor Market, featuring Black Owned 905, the Niagara Regional Native Centre and more, at the corner of St. Paul Street and James Street. Don’t miss the Betty-Lou Photo Booth and seats around one of the outdoor fire puts.

Winter at the Market

November 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15, 4-8pm

St. Catharines Winter at the Market is the place to be for one-stop holiday shopping on Thursday nights this season.

Choose from a selection of fine preserves, local wines, handmade items such as toys, games, jewelry, home decor, luxurious beauty products and more.

Winter at the Market will run for five weeks, every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., starting Thursday, Nov. 17  and wrapping up December 15 at Market Square (91 King St.) downtown.

For fresh local produce, the St. Catharines Farmers Market will also continue to run on its regular days, Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Those attending either Winter at the Market or the St. Catharines Farmers Market, should be aware of the COVID-19 healthy and safety guidelines, including that customers and vendor are required to wear a face mask to enter the markets.

More information, including a full list of health and safety guidelines, is available at here


Mitten Tree Campaign

December 3 to January 7

The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre tradition returns this December with the annual Mitten Tree Campaign.

Everyone is invited to help local families in need by dropping of winter clothing donations at the museum. Donations will be delivered weekly during the campaign to Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold and to Start Me Up Niagara to help local families.

For more information, contact the museum at 905.984.8880 or e-mail museum@stcatharines.ca.


More info to come

Let it Glow – A Celebration of Light Film Week

January 3-8, 2:30pm and 6:30pm

Enjoy free family-friendly film screenings over the holidays at the The Film House, located at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Reserve your FREE tickets here now!

Titles include:

•     Frozen

•     Ma Vie De Courgette

•     Edward Scissorhands

•     Star Wars: Episode V–The Empire Strikes Back

•     Messiah/Complex

•     The Chronicles of Naria: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

Let it Glow – A Celebration of Light Holiday Market

December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18

This beautiful, outdoor holiday vendor market is in the heart of downtown at the corner of St. Paul and James streets. This festive destination with wooden huts and lit up trees and hundreds of lights, this is the perfect spot, hot chocolate in hand to browse for something for someone special. Proudly presented by Black Owned 905.

Market Schedule: 

Fridays 5-9pm

Saturdays 2-6pm

Sunday 2-6pm