Friday, March 9, 2018 / by Ruth Ballantyne
The Annual City of Brampton Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will
take place tonight, November 19, from 6 - 8 pm.
Mayor Susan Fennell will hit the switch, illuminating a 60-foot spruce tree to a dramatic sound and light show to kick off Brampton’s festive season!
The line-up for the evening’s festivities includes special activities for the whole family:
fun and games, food stations, and exciting giveaways. Hydro One Brampton will be
giving out free energy-efficient light bulbs (limit one per person). Children can take the
opportunity to come into City Hall and e-mail a letter to Santa Claus. The Salvation
Army of Brampton will also be bringing the World’s Largest Kettle to the event.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item and/or a toy to kick off the
food drive and Peel Regional Police’s Toys for Tots campaign.
This festive season Brampton has a wonderful line-up of events including:
Ken Whillans Square
• November 19 through January 15: nightly performances of the tree lighting,
beginning on the hour at 6 pm, and running every half hour until 10:30 pm
• November 26 through January 15: carol singing groups performing every Friday
and Saturday evening, with the exceptions of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and
New Year’s Eve. Performances begin at 6:15 pm, 7:15 pm, 8:15 pm
• November 19 through January 15: an open bonfire with marshmallow roasting
every Friday and Saturday night, with the exceptions of Christmas Eve and
• The skate path is scheduled to open the first week of December, weather
• Holiday Carriage Rides from 6 - 10 pm: sponsored by the Brampton Downtown
Development Corporation and our downtown businesses. Cost: $15 for a party of
For more information call 905.874.2936