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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 one week (7 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 Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
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
visitstratford.ca/bacontrail



Holiday Open House

Shop local this holiday season at Got it Made!  With featured goods handcrafted by 85+ local makers from Stratford and South Western Ontario you are sure to find something for everyone on your list, at any budget! 

Join us for some hot chocolate and cookies + receive a free gift with $40 purchase. We are excited to show you what's new for the season!

When:  Saturday Nov. 30th, 2019
Where: Got it Made, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
Contact: 519-814-2700



Stratford Chefs School Dinner Series

Under the tutelage of professional chefs from our community and across the globe, Stratford Chefs School students prepare and serve innovative four to six course dinner menus to the public.

Tuesday through Saturday from 6:30pm | Prix fixe menus change daily.

Dinners include wine pairings and coffee or tea |  $70 - $90 per person + taxes.

Reservations Required.

Visit website for menus and to make reservations: www.stratfordchef.com or call 519.271.1414.

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Oct. 22nd to Dec. 14th, 2019
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $70-$90 + taxes/Per person
MAP
Contact: 519-271-1414
www.stratfordchef.com



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). Several participanting 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, 2019

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

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Nov. 1st to Dec. 20th, 2019
Where: Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/per person +HST
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/christmastrail



Carolers! A Very Victorian Christmas in Downtown Stratford

Enjoy the Christmas merriment of carolers during A Victorian Christmas in Downtown Stratford 5th Annual Christmas Market (Market Square and Avon Theatre) AND Very Merry Mini Markets (Market Square).

November 23, 24, 30

December 1, 7 ,8, 14 &15

When: Open Sun.Sat.
from Nov. 23rd to Dec. 15th, 2019
Where: Market Square, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
stratfordcitycentre.ca



Escoffier at the Ritz Dinner | 2019

A special fundraising culinary event!

You are invited to an evening of enchantment. Step back in time to 1906 Paris and join us for an elegant evening of Escoffier at the Ritz. Guests will be treated to an exceptional eight-course fine dining experience with wine pairings held in support of Stratford Chefs School’s International Chef in Residence Program.

Details

6:30pm Sparkling Wine Reception

7:00pm Dinner

While black tie is not required, we encourage guests to have fun with the theme and to dress up for the occasion.

Seating is limited.

Please note: due to the complexity of the menu, substitutions may not be able to be accommodated. Please email Chef Randi Rudner at rrudner@stratfordchef.com using the subject title "Escoffier Dietary Question" to identify any dietary restrictions and confirm they can be accommodated before booking your tickets.

When:  Saturday Nov. 30th, 2019
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $135/Per person (Includes taxes, wine pairings and coffee or tea) (Each ticket will receive a $20 charitable tax receipt)
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Contact: 519-271-1414
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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 Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
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
visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail



A Very Merry Mini Markets!

After the kick-off on November 24th of The Victorian Chrismas in Downtown Stratford 5th Annual Christmas Market, continue the Christmas fun in Market Square for the weekends leading up to Christmas, and enjoy the wares of over 10 vendors at the Very Merry Mini Markets!  Whether you want to nibble on something delicious or find that perfect gift, you're sure to find it here! 

While you shop- enjoy carolers, a ride on the carousel, or a visit with Santa- and MUCH more!! 

November 30th

December 1, 7, 8,14 &15

When: Open Sun.Sat.
from Nov. 30th to Dec. 15th, 2019
Where: Stratford Market Square, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
stratfordcitycentre.ca



Carousel Rides! A Victorian Christmas in Downtown Stratford

Come for a ride on a Carousel in Stratford Market Square during  A Victorian Christmas in Downtown Stratford 5th Annual Outdoor Christmas Market (November 24th) and the Very Merry Mini-Markets! 

November 23, 24, 30

December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15

When: Open Sun.Sat.
from Nov. 23rd to Dec. 15th, 2019
Where: Market Square, Stratford
Cost: By donation
MAP
stratfordcitycentre.ca



Visit Santa!

Visit Market Square for 'A Victorian Christmas' in Downtown Stratford and visit Santa! 

Dates: November 23 and 24, November 30 and December 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15

1 pm - 4 pm

**Santa will be at the Avon Theatre for the 5th Annual Christmas Market in Stratford's Market Square on Sunday, November 24, 2019**

When: Open Sun.Sat.
from Nov. 23rd to Dec. 15th, 2019
Where: Market Square, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
Contact: 519-508-1415
stratfordcitycentre.ca