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Christmas in the Square - Woodstock

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Arts Market

476 Dundas Street

Woodstock, ON N4S 1C4


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Downtown Woodstock will be the place to shop this holiday with Live Music, an Arts Market, Carriage rides with Santa and more!

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Enjoy getting ready for the holidays this year with a variety of shopping events and festive activities happening in and around Market Square. From the glow of Christmas lights at night to the jingle of sleigh bells in the snow, the Woodstock downtown is the perfect holiday setting to make your Friday nights magical, and your Saturdays amazing!

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Carriage Rides with Santa

That's right!!! The BIA will be offering free carriage rides with Santa. Drop-in and reserve your time slot, visit the wonderful shops in our downtown and come back to enjoy a charming ride past some of our historic buildings.

Friday Nights (5-8 PM) & Saturday Afternoons (12-4 PM). Starting November 26. Register at the BIA tent located near the Santa House.

Holiday Food & Toy Drive

The Woodstock BIA is collecting unwrapped gifts for ages infant to 14 yrs. and non-perishable food items for the Woodstock Salvation Army.

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Arts Market

Purchase locally made art directly from the Artist! This is your chance to fill your holiday with beauty and joy! Located just east of the square at 476 Dundas St. This new shop will be host to over a dozen artists offering a large selection of unique and beautiful items. You can expect to find handcrafted jewellery, paintings, sculpture, pottery, fibre art, photography, holiday decor and more. Open Fridays (5-8 pm) November 26, December 3. Saturdays (10-4 pm) November 27, December 4, 11, 18.)

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		Christmas in the Square - Woodstock image

		Christmas in the Square - Woodstock image

		Christmas in the Square - Woodstock image

On Friday evenings and Saturdays you can expect to find festive music and hot drinks in Museum Square. Take a small break from your Christmas shopping to warm your hands on a hot drink while you enjoy the Christmas decorations that light up the square every year. Below is a listing of scheduled activities to make your shopping experience downtown memorable!

Friday, November 19

  • The lighting of the Lights in Museum Square event with live music and a special visitor!

Friday, November 26

  • Dance In Style Dancers performance (7-8 pm)

Saturday, November 27

  • Toy Soldier Stilt Walker (12-4 pm)

Saturday, December 11

  • Little Tracks Petting Zoo – feed the animals (12 – 4 pm)

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		Christmas in the Square - Woodstock image

Our downtown is full of so many great options for shopping local and eating out. From pubs to fine dining and boutique gift shops to bargain shopping, you are sure to find all you need to check items off your shopping list. Why not make a day of it and enjoy a wonderful meal out with friends!

Ding Dong the Tax is Gone

Kick-Off to Christmas in Downtown Woodstock! Save the tax at participating businesses during the 2nd Weekend in November. (Weekend of November 19-21, 2021)

Festive Friday

Look for the Festive Friday sign in the participants' business and ask them for their Festive Friday special! (Friday, November 26 & December 10, 2021)

View a full listing of shops in our downtown by clicking here.

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		Christmas in the Square - Woodstock image

Visit the Woodstock Museum and add some history, fun and culture to your downtown adventure!

Museum - Save Christmas Escape Room!

A naughty elf who doesn’t like the holidays has hidden Santa away. Can you find Ol’ Saint Nick and save Christmas before it’s too late? Fridays & Saturdays | November 12 – December 18 - 1hr Time Slots | 4pm – 9pm

Museum - Fibre Arts Exhibit

The 2021 Grand National Fibre Art Exhibition is a stunning display of 48 fibre art pieces juried by Tracey Aubin, Debora Barlow and Judy Villett, interpreting the theme — 'Crossroads.'

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There is ample parking in our downtown. From 3 hr street parking to multiple downtown lots. Click here to see a parking map.

The downtown of Woodstock is a historical community treasure that needs your support in order to thrive. By visiting our event and choosing to shop local, you will not only enjoy the holiday spirit of a small town, but you will be helping to ensure that these businesses will be here to serve you and the community in the future.

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