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Due to inclement weather and to ensure everyone's safety, Aurora's Christmas Market will be closed this evening (December 11). The Market will reopen Sunday, December 12 at 5 p.m.

The GO Vaxx Bus vaccine clinic will still be operational from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Mosley Street at Aurora Town Park.


Christmas Market - Presented by Healthy Planet

Start the holiday season at Aurora's Christmas Market, presented by Healthy Planet.

Dates - December 3 to 5 | December 10 to 12
Time - 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no admittance after 8:45 p.m.)
Location - Aurora Town Park (entrance from Larmont Street)

This is a one-way market, the only entrance to the Aurora Town Park is from Larmont Street and exit is onto Mosley Street.

This event is free to attend. No registration is required. Please review the Admission Requirements for further details.

Check out one of the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario! Aurora's Christmas Market will be filled with good cheer, hands-on workshops and activities, fantastic seasonal vendors and so much more.

Christmas Market - Event Flyer

Festive Hats & Attire 
Join us at Aurora’s Christmas Market in style by showing off your best Santa hat, antlers, or elf ears! Show us your festive spirit in style, whether its sparkles, lights and/or bells. Share your Holiday Spirit by dressing with a festive head accessory or attire to win a limited-edition Aurora Christmas Market reusable shopping bag. While supplies last. 
Aurora's Christmas Challenge 

Enjoy festive activities and missions as an individual or as a family. The more fun you have the more points you earn. Those with the most points will have a chance to win a stocking of presents.

Aurora's Christmas Challenge Details

  • Runs until December 16, 2021.
  • Download the GooseChase app on a mobile device.
  • Create one account for each person that is participating in this challenge.
  • Once you have an account, use this game code J5RLD4 and you are ready to see how many of the challenges you can complete!

Admission Requirements - Procedures & Protocols

The following safety procedures and protocols will be in place for Aurora’s Christmas Market.

Screening
  • Everyone that enters the park must complete a contact tracing and screening process through a QR code scanned to your phone at the entrance. If you do not have a mobile phone, a verbal screening will be done with you and contact information will need to be provided. 
Requirements 
  • Masks are required, except when eating or drinking, when physical distancing is not possible. Masks are available upon request.
  • If you cannot physically distance and will not a wear a mask (except for a medical exemption) you will be asked and required to leave the park.
Cleaning Protocols 
  • Touch points have been minimized.
  • Hand sanitization stations will be located throughout the park.
  • Common areas such as tables to eat at and portable toilets will be cleaned on a scheduled basis.

Vendors

Visit our Virtual Christmas Market and see what all the different vendors are selling! 

 Virtual Christmas Market


Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a jolly Breakfast with Santa at The Armoury.

Note - Reservations are required.

Breakfast with Santa Details 

Breakfast with Santa at The Armoury

Date: Saturday, December 4

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: The Armoury

Breakfast Includes:

  • Blueberry pancakes - blueberry compote, whipped cream, blueberries, maple syrup ($15)
  • Kids pancakes (2) - whipped cream, maple syrup ($9)
  • Hot chocolate, coffee and tea

Note - Reservations are required.

Breakfast with Santa at The Armoury

Breakfast with Santa - Reserve Table at The Armoury


Festive Entertainment Schedule

Check out our nightly entertainment schedule. More features added frequently, so be sure to check back often for more details.

Note - All entertainment activities are free to attend. No registration is required.

Friday, December 3
Friday, December 3
TimeEntertainment
5:15 p.m. 

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us to help light Aurora’s Christmas Tree. It is the spirit of the community that helps to light the tree. 
5:45 p.m. 

Scarlet Black

Scarlet Black is one of Canada’s leading flow and fire dancers. Check out a sample of her fire performance work.
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Meet Santa

You are welcome to take a physically distanced photo with the Jolly Man himself.  While you are there, drop off your letter for him.
Saturday, December 4 
Saturday, December 4
TimeEntertainment
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Meet Santa

You are welcome to take a physically distanced photo with the Jolly Man himself. While you are there, drop off your letter for him. 
7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Steve Good Time

A hilarious rock n' roll circus show performed by the super handsome and witty Steve Goodtime. With routines including juggling, fire breathing/eating, tennis racket contortion, rola bola, and a terrifying finale while balanced atop a 15' tall pole being held up by volunteers! He's also great at air guitar, high fives, and kick jumps.
8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Steve Good Time

A hilarious rock n' roll circus show performed by the super handsome and witty Steve Goodtime. With routines including juggling, fire breathing/eating, tennis racket contortion, rola bola, and a terrifying finale while balanced atop a 15' tall pole being held up by volunteers! He's also great at air guitar, high fives, and kick jumps.
Sunday, December 5 
Sunday, December 5
TimeEntertainment
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Meet Santa

You are welcome to take a physically distanced photo with the Jolly Man himself.  While you are there, drop off your letter for him. 
7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Gingerbread Hoop You

Who doesn’t love hula hooping gingerbread people? Enjoy this energetic show.
6:30 p.m.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Located in The Armoury.

7:30 p.m. Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Located in The Armoury.
8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Gingerbread Hoop You

Who doesn’t love hula hooping gingerbread people? Enjoy this energetic show. 
Friday, December 10 
Friday, December 10
TimeEntertainment
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Meet Santa

You are welcome to take a physically distanced photo with the Jolly Man himself.  While you are there, drop off your letter for him. 
7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Dr. Draw

Dr. Draw is the stage moniker of Eugene Draw, a Canadian experimental electric violinist. If you already have plans this evening, change them because you won’t want to miss this show.
Saturday, December 11 
Saturday, December 11
TimeEntertainment
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Meet Santa

You are welcome to take a physically distanced photo with the Jolly Man himself.  While you are there, drop off your letter for him. 
7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Dr. Draw

Dr. Draw is the stage moniker of Eugene Draw, a Canadian experimental electric violinist. If you see his show on Friday, December 10 you will be back to see him perform again. This unique show is extremely entertaining and will leave you wanting more.
Sunday, December 12 
Sunday, December 12
TimeEntertainment
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Meet Santa

You are welcome to take a physically distanced photo with the Jolly Man himself.  While you are there, drop off your letter for him. 
7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Candy Cane Hoop You

For some extra special white and red festive action, do not miss this juggling and hula hooping duo - candy cane style.
8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Candy Cane Hoop You

Don't miss this encore performance.

Workshops & DIY Kits

We have a wonderful selection of workshops and DIY kits for you to enjoy!

Note - Registration is required for workshops and virtual activities. Kits must be purchased online.

Festive Gnome DIY Kit

Purchase your DIY Festive Gnome Kit to make for your front porch! Every home deserves a festive greeter like this little fellow. Price: $30.00

DIY gnome kit photo

Purchase Festive Gnome DIY Kit

Virtual Paint Night Workshop

Ever wondered what goes on during a Paint Night? Well now is your chance. Participate in a free Virtual Paint Night with artist Judy Sherman. Don’t miss your chance to learn a new skill or expand on your existing artistic ability.

Virtual paint night workshop

Register for Virtual Paint Night Workshop

Festive Table Top Trees

Want to make a table top Christmas Tree? Order a 2-foot tall balsam fir tree and take home to decorate. It is the perfect size for a table to add to add festive décor to any room.

Purchase Festive Table Top Tree

Virtual Trivia Family Game Night

Aurora’s Christmas Market Virtual Trivia night is a virtual experience using zoom. Enjoy games such as Family Jeopardy, Card Bingo and more! All you need is a standard deck of cards. This game night is appropriate for all ages.

Tuesday, December 7 - 7:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.

Register for Virtual Trivia Family Game Night on DEC 7

Wednesday, December 8 - 6 p.m. to 6:40 p.m.

Register for Virtual Trivia Family Game Night on DEC 8

Wooden Tree Decoration DIY Kit

Decorate your own tree to add to the holiday cheer in your home! The kits come with everything you need to beautify this new decoration for your holiday décor. Price: $15.00

Wooden tree kit DIY

Purchase Wooden Tree Decoration DIY Kit

Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Bow Tie Template

Cookies with Mrs. Claus
Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

Ginger Cookies

Ginger Cookie Recipe

Lemon Ball Cookies

Lemon Ball Cookie Recipe


Christmas Market Live Web Cams & Online Activities

Are you curious about what Santa is doing now? Want to see the northern lights dance? Check out these live cams curated just for you! Also enjoy these fun online activities.

Gingerbread House Competition

Come one, come all, to Aurora’s virtual Gingerbread House Competition!

Gingerbread house

Two Categories

  1. Junior Baker (children ages 12 and under)
  2. Mature Creator (13+ years)

Participating is Sweet & Easy

  • Make your creation!
  • Submit one photo of your gingerbread house to Andrea Araujo via email by Sunday, December 12. Additional photos will not be considered. Please include your name and what category you are submitting to.
  • Note: All materials must be edible.
  • The winners will be announced the week of December 13. Winners will need to be able to collect their prize in-person from the Aurora Family Leisure Complex.

Judging

  • There will be one winner selected from each category.
  • Factors that will be scored on include: creativity, colour and detail.
Santa Claus Live Cam 

When he isn’t talking to his elves, feeding the reindeer or checking his list twice, Santa likes to hang out in his sitting room. Sometimes he dances!

Santa Claus Live Cam

Reindeer Cam 

The reindeer have a busy night coming up. Watch them relax around their barn until then.

Reindeer Cam

Explore.org 

Explore.org has live cameras all over the globe to show what animals are up to right now. They even show the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis. Check out the polar bear and aurora borealis feeds below. How many polar bears can you spot? Have you ever seen the northern lights in person?

Polar Bear Camera

Aurora Borealis

NORAD Tracks Santa 

For most of the year, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) keeps America and Canada safe by monitoring space. However, in December they take a break and follow Santa on his route around the world delivering presents.

NORAD Tracks Santa


Donations

At Aurora’s Christmas Market, we will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items and new or gently used, warm winter clothing for the community. We will also be accepting new, unwrapped toys for Holiday Heroes.

Donations Information 

All donations will be collected at the Geranium Donation Station by the front entrance to the event. If you are looking for ideas on what to donate, check out the list of suggested items below.

Donations - List of Suggested Items


Mobile Vaccine Clinic

There will be a mobile vaccine clinic on-site.

Note - No appointment is required.

Mobile Vaccine Clinic Details 
The GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinic will be on site on December 4, 11 and 12. The converted Metrolinx bus will roll into place at the Christmas Market equipped to administer first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone born in 2016 or earlier is eligible. No appointment is required.

2020 Photo Gallery

Photo of Christmas tree lit up at night  Photo of Christmas Market location

Photo of chocolate pops  Photo of candles


More Information and Contact

For more information, please call the Special Events line at 905-726-4762 or email Shelley Ware

Partial Funding Provided by

Province of Ontario logo

Thank you to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Healthy Planet company logo

Associate Sponsor

Rent Source company logo

Evening Sponsors

Chartwell retirement residences company logo    Geranium company logo