Events taking place on December 8, 2018

Festive Mini-Market - Babes in Toyland

Experience the magic of the season with 10 unique and local vendors, carollers, Santa Claus, a carousel and fresh cut Christmas trees!  Market runs 11AM to 4 PM.  Carousel and Santa are 12 PM to 4 PM.

When:  Dec. 8th to Dec. 9th, 2018
Where: Market Square, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
Contact: 519-508-1415



2018 Boar's Head Entertainment

Brad Canning -- With roots in country gospel, Brad plays genres such as blues, pop, rock, folk, etc.

When:  Saturday Dec. 8th, 2018
Where: Boar's Head Pub, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
Contact: 519-271-1400



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
MAP
Contact: 519-272-1715



Stratford Chocolate Trail

EXPLORING THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL BURNS CALORIES.
GOOD THING.

The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers.  You’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round.  

Purchase your Chocolate Trail Pass in person at the Stratford Tourism office, which includes vouchers that entitle you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour.  The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round and is valid for 1 week from date of purchase. You can also give a gift certificate that the recipient can redeem for a Stratford Chocolate Trail Pass — those can be purchased online or in person. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Dec. 1st to Dec. 22nd, 2018
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
www.visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail



Stratford Chefs School: International Inspirations Menu

Experience selected international chefs' renowned culinary styles as interpreted by our student chefs.  Seatings are available at 6:30 pm, 6:45 pm and 7 pm.  Dates and menus are subject to change.

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Nov. 29th to Dec. 15th, 2018
Where: Stratford Chefs School, Stratford
Cost: $75/Per person
MAP
Contact: 519-271-1414
stratfordchef.com/dinners



Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail

Bacon and Ale - two of life's greatest creations!  You'll gain a whole new appreciation for your favourite obsessions.  This self-guided walking trail includes vouchers that you can use at 5 stops.  Each voucher will entitle you to a "tasting" of a unique bacon and ale inspired treat and the chance to speak to Stratford and area's culinary stars while visiting our unique restaurants and retail locations.  This trail is offered year round and is valid for three days from the date of purchase.  Bacon and Ale Trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts, which can be redeemable at a later date. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.
 

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Dec. 4th to Dec. 22nd, 2018
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
www.visitstratford.ca/bacontrail



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
MAP
Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.ca



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
MAP
Contact: 519-508-1415
www.stratfordcitycentre.ca



LIVE FROM THE MET: THE MAGIC FLUTE

Live from the Met- In partnership with the Music and Opera Association - THE MAGIC FLUTE- Opera 

Celebrated director Julie Taymor, who brought The Lion King to Broadway, brings dancing bears, flying birds, even a giant serpent – vividly to life through her ingenious use of puppetry in this 90 minutes abridged opera for the holidays. Sung in English with English subtitles.

CONDUCTOR:  James Levine

PRODUCTION:  Julie Taymor

FEATURING:  Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Rene Pape

When:  Saturday Dec. 8th, 2018
Where: Stratford City Hall Auditorium, Stratford
Cost: $25/Per person
MAP
Contact: 519-589-9642
queenofthesquare.ca/



Stratford Christmas Trail

The Stratford Christmas Trail captures the spirit of giving and the joy of checking off that list.  You’ll discover unique and individual gift ideas when you stroll our festive streets draped in fresh cedar rope and tied with big red bows. Stratford Tourism is making it easy to kick off your holiday shopping with The Christmas Trail – six gifts for $30 (+HST). Twenty-five (25) businesses have selected fabulous stocking stuffers for you to choose from. And because it’s Stratford, be on the lookout for seven swans a swimming.

Starting November 1st and running until December 20, 2018

Please note that there could be limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Nov. 1st to Dec. 20th, 2018
Where: Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/per person +HST
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
www.visitstratford.ca/christmastrail



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