Downtown Oakville - Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dig out your fuzzy wool mittens and start practicing your Christmas carol songs! Downtown Oakville's Tree Lighting Ceremony is almost upon us once more.
The official start of the downtown Oakville Christmas shopping season will begin at 7pm on November 16th, 2012 when the switch is thrown and the beautiful Christmas tree in downtown Oakville's Towne Square sparkles brightly with hundreds of lights once more.
Even Santa and his elves will be there with hot apple cider for one and all. The Salvation Army Band and Oakville's Mayor will lead a Christmas carol sing-along with the official lighting of the tree taking place at 7:30.
If you haven't visited downtown Oakville before, or haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, now would be the perfect time to set aside a day and venture down.
Oakville's main downtown runs along Lakeshore, one of the oldest roads in Ontario.
Traveling along you can't help but notice the rich history and beautiful architecture of the buildings, many of which have been preserved for over a century.
Culture and adventure await you in Oakville's downtown with 450 wonderful shops to search for treasures in or experience one of the finest restaurants that Ontario has to offer.
Within walking distance of Downtown Oakville is the Oakville Heritage District, which abounds with heritage homes that still look the same today as they did when they were first built by many of Oakville's original inhabitants.
Downtown Oakville is not far from Lake Ontario and the maritime history of the area can be found throughout the region.
With fabulous bakeshops, cafes, boutiques and covering over 6 city blocks, downtown Oakville attracts thousands of tourists and residents alike.
Downtown Oakville hosts numerous festivals and events yearly and the Tree Lighting Ceremony is certainly one of the prettiest and most festive ones bringing out people of all ages and from every region of the world.
The Main branch of the Oakville Public Library is also found in Downtown Oakville, as are grocery stores, spas, sports stores and men's, ladies and children's clothing boutiques.
If you're looking for a special gift for someone special, be sure to drop by one of Downtown Oakville's many fine gift shops. You'll find a treasure that will be loved for years to come.
Start a beautiful new holiday tradition this year by attending the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Oakville at 7pm on November 16th in the Towne Square.