Magic fills the December air with the joy and excitement of the holidays. Kingston is always a great place to be this time of year, with festive events sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Out and About in Kingston – December 2022 is jam-packed with holiday markets where you can support small businesses and shop hundreds of local vendors. Here are some highlights of what Kingston has to offer this December.
Alight at Night at Upper Canada Village: Starting Thursday, December 1st
If you have never been to the enchanted land of Alight at Night, you will want to check it out this year. Dress warmly as you venture through the winter wonderland of Upper Canada Village for their extravagant light displays. This event is running all month-long starting December 1st. For more information and to book your tickets, visit the attached link.
CATS at the Leon’s Centre: Saturday, December 3rd at 8:00 p.m.
If you’re a fan of musicals, you won’t want to miss Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical, CATS, when it comes to Kingston on December 3rd. The musical tells the story of a group of cats who come together for their annual ball. The show is known for its incredible dance numbers, catchy tunes, and lovable characters, and it’s sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages. Mark your calendar and get your tickets today – you don’t want to miss this purr-fectly delightful event!
Christmas Light Tours: Starting Saturday, December 3rd
Hop aboard the Kingston trolley for a 75-minute light viewing tour! This is a great way to experience Kingston lit up for the holidays. Click here for more information.
Kingston Holiday Market at the Tett Centre: Starting Saturday, December 3rd
The in-person Kingston Holiday Market begins the weekend of December 3rd and runs the first three weekends of December. So much to choose from! Support local and shop for the perfect holiday gift from over 50 Kingston and area local vendors, including handmade art, food crafts, and more! With new vendors every weekend, it’s worth a visit one, two, or three times! Click here to visit the event’s Facebook page.
MacKinnon Brothers 2022 Holiday Market: December 3rd and 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you are looking for another holiday market to check off your list this year, look no further than this fan favourite! The MacKinnon Brothers Holiday market is back this year with a wide variety of vendors and entertainment. Activities include horse and buggy rides, outdoor games, gingerbread cookie decorating, photos with Santa, and more! Top it off with some naughty & nice festive beverages and delicious food trucks. To visit the event’s Facebook page, click here.
The Jolly Christmas Market and NICU Fundraiser: December 11th from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
This holiday market includes a wide variety of your favourite vendors and crafters in one place. This is a great time to support small businesses by shopping their holiday gift options. You will also be able to donate to our local NICU at KGH. Bring the kiddos along to meet Santa and his elves. There will be face painting for the kids, too! Click here for more information.
RE/MAX RISE Winter Festival: December 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RE/MAX Rise will take over the Invista Centre for a fun-filled winter event while supporting BGC South East. There will be skating, wagon rides, a kid’s zone/activities, a silent auction, and a holiday vendor market with a fantastic lineup! This one has it all, so be sure to mark your calendars! For more details, visit the event page here.
Holiday Evening Market: December 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market presents the Holiday Evening Market, where you can get out to one last holiday market before Christmas day arrives. Shop local for your holiday meals at the evening market, where you will find fresh, local ingredients and artisan goods for the whole family. Click here for more information.
That’s it for this month’s edition of Out and About in Kingston – December 2022. Visit our blog for more of our Out and Abouts each month, along with other great real estate buying, selling, and owning tips!