Major Change Coming to Brampton's Holiday Market This Year


Brampton’s annual holiday market is a major attraction for residents and travellers alike. Typically, the market takes place around mid-November in Garden Square.

But the festival has faced a few changes over the years.

It used to run for a few consecutive weekends, but as of 2017, it only runs for one weekend.

And the 2018 holiday market is undergoing another big change.

Instead of taking place outdoors at Garden Square, Brampton’s 2018 holiday market will move indoors at the City Hall Campus.

Here are the dates and times:

  • Friday, November 16, 6 pm - 10 pm
  • Saturday, November 17, 10 am - 10 pm
  • Sunday, November 18, 11 am - 3 pm

City Hall Campus is pretty expansive. It includes City Hall with the addition on its north side, and the West Tower on the west side of George Street South, according to the City’s website.

The website reads that the Campus also features Daily Times Square on the north side facing Queen Street West, a courtyard outside the Conservatory, landscaped with gardens and seating areas.

As for the Conservatory, it’s boasts a grand lobby entrance and event space.

You can expect one-of-a-kind vendors across City Hall Campus at this year’s solely indoor marketplace.

It's set to be a one-stop shop for unique gifts, and delicious food, similar to how the market would typically be set up at Garden Square.

So, we all know that holiday season is great, and that being said, the holiday market is actually part of a slew of holiday events right here in Brampton, called the Winterlights Festival.

Classic events like the tree lighting and Santa Claus parade will - of course - remain outdoors.

Downtown Brampton's 2018 Tree Lighting ceremony is happening on Friday, November 16, from 6-8 p.m.

This event promises live entertainment, and variety of indoor activities.

Brampton's annual Santa Claus Parade will take place on Saturday November 17, from 5-7 p.m.

And Mr. and Mrs. Claus are coming to City Hall on Sunday November 18 in an "intimate" setting to share their seasons greetings. Photo oppotunities will be available in a meet and greet!

We'll keep you posted on details as they arise. You can learn more here.

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