Downtown Oakville Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 18, 2016
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kick off the Christmas season and create magical memories for your little ones in Downtown Oakville’s Towne Square at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Enjoy incredible entertainment, caroling, Santa, treats, and of course the lighting of the beautiful tree.

The Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economic health and quality of life in Downtown Oakville. The BIA works to create the best possible environment in which to work, shop, live and visit.

The Board Of Directors of the Downtown Oakville BIA are elected Members of the Downtown Business Community and responsible for creating the annual Business Plan to drive traffic to the area. Funds are collected from each Business Member as a percentage of the taxed assessed value of their facility. The Town Council does not contribute to this budget, directly. The Town Council acts as the “collection agency” and provides guidance and ensures good Governance for this not for Profit Association.

The Downtown Oakville Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. located in the Town Square to kick off the Christmas season!

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Oakville Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:00 am – 11:00 am


Line the streets of Downtown Oakville to watch all of your favourite floats and plenty of new additions make their way along the parade route as part of this year’s parade and help celebrate the spirit of Christmas in Oakville.

Santa makes his stop in Oakville at the Oakville Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

The parade starts at 9 a.m. at Reynolds Street and Lakeshore. The parade route proceeds west on Lakeshore Road East to Kerr Street, north on Kerr Street to Stewart Street, and then east on Stewart Street to Felan Avenue.

Bring your lawn chair to the parade route early to get your front row seat to see Santa and all of his helpers.

More information about participating in the parade and volunteering visit:

A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 17, 2016 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm


Scrooge’s journey in A Christmas Carol is to discover the true meaning of Christmas comes alive with song, dance, special effects and a brilliant cast led by Rod Campbell (nine seasons at Shaw Festival, Ragtime on Broadway) as Scrooge. Complete with a fabulous new concert of all your Yuletide favourites! A joyous & entertaining experience for young and old – and a wonderful start to everyone’s Christmas.

Ticket Information

Regular $53 | Big Ticket $46 | Big Ticket Plus $42

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Oakville’s Polar Bear Dip

Sunday, January 1, 2017 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coronation Park


Join hundreds of dippers and thousands of spectators at Coronation Park in Oakville as they take the plunge into the icy cold waters of Lake Ontario to help provide clean water in developing countries.

Registration and live music begins at 12:30 p.m.

Dip takes place at 2 p.m. sharp!

Whether you come to Coronation Park to enjoy the live music and festival atmosphere with family and friends, take part in the dip as a wild way to ring in the new year or join us dressed in your craziest costume to win prizes and later see yourself on the news, it’s all for a great cause!

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Mike Mandel- Master Hypnotist

Friday & Saturday, February 10 & 11, 2017
8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

Master Hypnotist, Mike Mandel, brings his multi-award winning hypnosis show to Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. In a career spanning over 40 years, and 3 continents, Mike is one of the most imitated acts in the world. With rapid hypnosis, and masterful comedy, Mike works with audience volunteers to create a hilariously hypnotic event, where the emphasis is always on entertainment. This incredible all-ages show will leave you with sore stomach muscles and an astounded mind!

Ticket Information

Regular $50 | Big Ticket $ 43 | Big Ticket Plus $39

The Tea Party

Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

the tea party oakville

With a career spanning over 15 years and 8 major-label releases, The Tea Party composed of Jeff Martin (vocals, guitar), Jeff Burrows (drums) and Stuart Chatwood (bass), have successfully gained the attention of fans on a worldwide level, selling over 1.6 million records worldwide, as well as touring a countless number of times through Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. Much of the bands success can be attributed to their phenomenal stage presence and impeccable artistry and musicianship with a wide variety of instruments and sound textures.

“… heavy alternative rock with hints of goth, anchored
by the sinister low register of Jeff Martin.”-

Ticket Information

Regular $70 | Big Ticket $63 | Big Ticket Plus $59

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