Events taking place on December 16, 2018

Festive Mini-Market - The Twelve Days of Christmas

Experience the magic of the season with 10 unique and local vendors, carollers, Santa Claus, a carousel and fresh cut Christmas trees!  

Vist Santa from 12 pm - 3 pm

Ride the carousel from 12 pm - 4 pm

When:  Dec. 15th to Dec. 16th, 2018
Where: Market Square, Stratford
Cost: Free
Contact: 519-508-1415

Karaoke Sundays

Gemstone Entertainment presents Karaoke Party!

No cover and must be 19 years or older.

When: Sunday evening, year round
Where: Molly's Bloom Irish Pub, Stratford
Cost: Free
Contact: 519-271-2778

A Christmas Kiss With Every Purchase!

There is nothing as magical as a kiss at Christmastime, so we are giving our customers a KISS with every purchase beginning November 24, and continuing until Christmas Eve! Every sale ends with a kiss! Don't be shy--come in and get yours!

When: Open Daily from Nov. 24th to Dec. 24th, 2018
Where: Treasures, Stratford
Contact: 519-272-1715

Sundays Unplugged Jam Session

Join us for Sundays Unplugged with Jack: 

Jack and the Hartbeat host an open acoustical jam session in the Edinburgh Lounge.  Listeners and players alike are welcome but leave the amp at home. Our December Jam Session has been moved to the Queen Victorian room.  See you there!

When:  Sunday Dec. 16th, 2018
Where: Queen Victorian Room, Queen's Inn, Stratford
Cost: Free
Contact: 519-271-1400

LUC FORSYTH Exhibition Extended

LUC FORSYTH: Migrant Caravan, Mexico 2018

In March of 2018, approximately 1500 Central American migrants mobilized in Southern Mexico in what was possibly the largest migrant caravan to the US in recent history. Their goal was simple: to improve their chances of making it across some of the most dangerous parts of Mexico through strength in numbers. Their story would go on to attract the ire of President Trump and the conservative media and ultimately spark a national debate on immigration policy. Photographer Luc Forsyth and reporter Adolfo Flores were sent by BuzzFeed News to accompany the migrants on this journey. LUC FORSYTH: Migrant Caravan, Mexico 2018 includes a selection of 36 photographs from the hundreds that were taken.

Since the exhibition opened on October 13, a larger caravan of over 5,000 migrants has formed and is now making its way across Mexico: Forsyth is currently covering this caravan for The Washington Post. LUC FORSYTH: Migrant Caravan, Mexico, 2018 was scheduled to close on November 11, but  with the migrants continuing to walk in the weeks leading up to Christmas, the exhibition has been extended to December 16 and will be supplemented with Forsyth's videos from the current caravan.

Through photography and filmmaking, Forsyth explores the complex relationships and conflicts between culture, politics and the environment, focusing on the social and humanitarian aspects of environmental issues and bringing attention to stories that are often underreported by the mainstream media. In 2016 his work was exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society in London, England as part of the Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition and as part of the Everyday Climate Change exhibit at the Noorderlicht Gallery in Amsterdam. His work has been featured on The National Geographic Channel, The History Channel, ESPN and Al Jazeera, as well as in The Guardian, The New York Times and TIME, among others. His non-profit partners include the Gapminder Foundation and the United Nations Population Fund.  Raised in Stratford, Ontario, he currently lives in Mexico City.


When: Open Sun., Wed. to Sat.
from Nov. 11th to Dec. 16th, 2018
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford
Cost: Free
Contact: 519-508-8700

Visit with Santa!

Visit with Santa in Market Square! 

When: Open Sun.Sat.
from Nov. 24th to Dec. 16th, 2018
Where: Market Square, Stratford
Cost: Free
Contact: 519-508-1415

Stratford's Slow Food Sunday Market

Featuring Perth County's local produce, meats, breads, cheese, coffee, pastries, preserves, prepared foods, handmade artisanal products, gluten free and vegan options.  From May to mid-October, the market is outdoors.  From mid-October to April, the market is indoors.

When: Open Sundays from Oct. 14th, 2018 to Apr. 28th, 2019
Where: Festival Square, Stratford
Cost: Free

Get Cooking! | Vegetarian Mains for the Holiday

Intensive workshops focused on themed recipes with instructor Eli Silverthorne.

Looking to add some vegetarian options to your holiday table this year? Learn how to prepare and present tasty and hearty meatless main dishes perfect for a winter feast! Participants will create and take home an oven-ready vegetarian shepherd’s pie in a beautiful dish from Bradshaws & Kitchen Detail that you can save and bake at home. After the cooking is complete, take off your apron and savour the results of your labour with a glass of wine. 


  • Leek & Swiss Chard Quiche
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Vegetarian "Shepherd's Pie" (to be taken home to bake)

This class is presented in collaboration with Open Kitchen’s 2018 Season Partner

Safety regulations require students wear closed toe shoes when participating in any cooking class.

This class has a maximum capacity of 14 students.

Classes are for students 16 years and older.

Participants will be provided with an apron and all necessary tools and equipment.

Menus, recipes and instructors are subject to change as required.

If you need to cancel a class, it is possible to get a refund (less the service fee) up to 7 days before the date of the event via your account. A credit note may be issued for cancellations received by email ( a minimum of 48 hours before the event.

Please note that there are no credit notes or refunds for missed classes or classes cancelled less than 48 hours before the event.

* All Open Kitchen classes purchased online or by credit card are subject to a 5% service fee. Our ticketing service hosted by includes this fee in the total listed price.

When:  Sunday Dec. 16th, 2018
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $75/Per person (+ service fee)
Contact: 519-271-1414

Scotch and Chocolate Pairing

Scotch and Chocolate… individually wonderful, brilliant when paired. Our special guest and Certified Whisky Sommelier, Steve Rae, has created a Whisky journey through Scotland touching the different regions and flavour profiles. Rheo Thompson Candies' chocolatier, Christine Chessell, has selected a variety of chocolates to compliment the scotches. Or do the scotches compliment the chocolates? Find out for yourself! Enjoy this wonderful combination of two passionate flavours.


When:  Sunday Dec. 16th, 2018
Where: Revival House, Stratford
Cost: $58/Per person plus tax ($23/Per person - chocolate only)
Contact: 519-271-6910

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