Guide to Christmas in Sidney

The holidays may be the most magical time of the year but they can also be the busiest. To get you organized here is a summary of some of the special events coming up Sidney. 

Sidney Merchants’ Open House
November 23 from 4 pm to 8 pm

The Sidney Merchants’ Open House launches the holiday season with festive activities, shopping, eats, treats, and more! Join in the fun with free carriage rides, visits with Santa, free photo booth, and the best customer service you could imagine. New this year is a Winter Wonderland experience in Garden Court featuring the Farmer’s Daughter, and Instagram installation! Click here for further information.

Tour of Lights Contest
November 23 to December 24

Tour Downtown Sidney and vote for your favourite holiday window display! Grab a cup of hot chocolate and take in the holiday magic. Click here to cast your vote.

12 days of Giveaways 
November 23 to December 22

To celebrate the holiday season, Sidney businesses are giving away over $3000 worth of prizes throughout the month of December including chances to dine, relax, and explore Sidney in 2020!

12 prize packages will be announced throughout the month of December. Be sure to check our social media for details including what is up for grabs!

How to enter? Visit any participating retailer, make a purchase, receive a prize ballot, and enter to win in-store. There is no limit to how many times you can enter throughout the season!

We’ll be drawing all 12 prize package winners on December 23 after our elves have collected all of the ballots throughout town! Contest closes December 22, 2019.

Contest ballots availability is limited. Must be 19 years of age or older to participate.

Breakfast with Santa at the Mary Winspear Centre
November 30 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Take a family photo with Santa and enjoy a pancake breakfast! Great way to kick start your holiday spirit! Click here for more information.

Horse & Carriage Tours
November 30 to December 22 from 12 pm to 4 pm

Every Saturday & Sunday until Christmas enjoy a traditional carriage ride for just $40 through downtown Sidney. Up to 6 people per carriage, reservations are recommended to secure your spot! Call 250-880-0456.

Carol Singers on the Avenue
November 30 to December 22 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Every Saturday & Sunday until Christmas enjoy wandering holiday carollers as they spread holiday joy throughout the town.

Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade & Sail Past
December 1 from 5 pm to 6 pm

The Parade route begins along Resthaven Drive and turns onto Beacon Avenue. It continues to run the length of Beacon Avenue, turning right onto Second Street and ending at Ocean Avenue. Once the parade completes its route, people are encouraged to move to Beacon and Bevan wharves and the Sidney waterfront around Beacon Park. From there, they will be able to view the Lighted Boat Parade, which starts at least 15-minutes after the Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade.

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