Over the Years: Christmas in Gore Park

Friday, 5 December 2014


The Gore Park Christmas Tree is decorated in 1959

Tonight marks one of my favourite events in Hamilton. It's the night when the Christmas Tree in Gore Park will be lit. There's something magical about the simplest of traditions, and I love that moment when everybody stands around, the tree is lit, and the holidays officially start in Hamilton. What can I say? I'm a sucker for traditions.

Here are the details from Tourism Hamilton:

Location: Gore Park

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tree Lighting at 6:00 p.m.

This festive event, much enjoyed by Hamiltonians young and old, is presented in partnership with the Downtown Business Improvement Area and AM 900 CHML and will bring together people from all parts of our community for the lighting of the tree and a free concert by local band Crank.

Children can ride holiday amusement rides and place their letters to Santa in a "direct to the North Pole" mailbox. The free children’s train and carousel rides will begin 12:00 p.m. Friday December 5th and continue operation in Gore Park until 3:00 p.m. Christmas Eve - December 24th. The rides run Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

www.hamilton.ca/events

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All images of courtesy of the Hamilton Public Library PreVIEW database.

2 comments:

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  2. Thank goodness! While he can be wary of strangers (his previous owner was not nice to him), Finn is my shadow--never more than ten feet away...unless he's sleeping. He loves to play fetch and patrol his yard for squirrels, birds, and lawn mowers. The more mud (as evidenced in the picture), the better! He is a short boy, so his long-legged sister usually out runs him, but his energy is endless when he has the right motivation--catching Libby.
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