It's the most wonderful time of the year in Pelham!

Partnering with not-for-profit organizations and community groups, the Town of Pelham brings the holiday season's fun and festivities to you in a central location.


🎄 Outdoor Christmas Market 

Thank you to all the dedicated vendors/entertainers who came out to take part in the Town of Pelham's 2023 Christmas 


2023 Christmas Market Vendors:

Retail/ Artisan Vendors:

Agape Valley 

Artfully Honed

Costco Wholesale

Everyday Market 

Forgotten Tide

Mom & Manga

Moore House Fine Alpacas

Sugarmoon Salon

Wilde & Whimsical Handmade Apparel

Paintings by Danielle Greenwood

Food and Drinks

Avella's Wood Fired Oven 

Nature's Corner Bakery & Cafe

Shriner's Creek Kettle Popcorn

Groundswell Coffee Company 

Fonthill Lions Club


Live Entertainment: 

Story time with Santa: 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Children's Craft Corner: 5:00 - 8:00 PM 

Incirque Stilt Show: 5:00 - 8:00 PM 

Carriage Rides: 5:00 - 8:00 PM 

Chris Saylor: 5:30 - 6:15 PM

Max Ingrao: 6:30 - 7:15 PM

Mason & Priyanka: 7:30 - 8:15 PM 


❄️ Town of Pelham Holiday Card Design Competition

Calling all Pelham Youth! Help us to create this years Town of Pelham Holiday Card!

Artwork will be reviewed by the staff at the Town of Pelham.

Selected illustrations will be chosen for the Town of Pelham’s 2023 Holiday card and all of the artwork received will be displayed throughout the Meridian Community Centre during the holiday season.

The young artists who have their illustrations chosen for the greeting card will be formally recognized at the December council meeting for making this year’s holiday greeting card so special.

Identify: on the back of each submission: first and last name, age, school and phone number

Paper: must be white

Size: regular 8.5” x 11” letter size paper, portrait or landscape
Tools: colourful paints, pastels, markers or coloured pencils (the printing process recognizes more vibrant and vivid colours – no lead pencil please)

Please Avoid: completely black or dark backgrounds, sparkles or glitter

We ask that students submit a hard copy of their design to Pelham Town Hall by no later than Friday, November 10, 2023.

🎅 Letters to Santa! Handwritten or Digital!

To help the big man in the red suit get messages from all the boys and girls in Pelham, the Town’s Recreation, Culture, and Wellness staff are working with Santa’s elves to get all the children of Pelham letters to the North Pole.

There are two ways the Town has teamed up with the elves to get your letter to Santa:

In person:  Meridian Community Centre, 100 Meridian Way, Fonthill, ON

You’ll see a red mailbox marked “Santa’s Mailbox” near the Christmas tree through the main entrance. Drop your letter in the mailbox by Friday, December 15, 2023 to ensure Santa has enough time to get you his response. Don’t forget to include your return address!

Email: The Town of Pelham has worked out an arrangement to provide Santa with his own Pelham email address.

For quick and easy letter submissions, you can email Santa your letter to Santa will be checking his email right up until Monday, December 18, 2023 before he heads out on his Christmas route!

🎁 Santa's Workshop at Meridian Community Centre

Friday, December 8 & 15 | 4:30-9:00pm | $30.00/ child 

With parents being just as busy as Santa’s Elves this time of year, this is the perfect opportunity to get your last minute shopping done as the holidays quickly approach! Bring your children to the Meridian Community Centre for a night of crafts, movies, popcorn and holiday spirit! With chicken fingers and fries for dinner, your child will have a night of fun while you get your shopping done!


🎀 Holiday Workshop Series 

Modern Christmas Centrepiece Workshop with Rice Road Greenhouses

Thursday December 7th at 7pm - Accursi Room at the Meridian Community Centre

With the expertise from Marian from Rice Road Greenhouses, participants will create a modern centrepiece to be displayed at your holiday meal. 


Space is limited.

Registration is available here. 

🎅 Annual Santa Claus Parade 

Saturday, December 9, 2023 


Each year the Fabulous Fenwick Lions host the Santa Claus Parade. 


Come one, come all to the Santa Claus Parade in Fenwick! Starting at Bethany Christian Reformed Church on Balfour Street to Canboro Road, through the downtown core of Fenwick to Church St. The parade finishes at Centennial Park.


Applications are now open to interested businesses, not-for-profits and community groups to join the fun. Fill in the application below:

Santa Claus Parade Float Application


❄️ Winter Break Camp 

January 2-5, 2024


This week of fun will continue the holiday spirit through games, skating, gym time, movies, crafts and more!

Weekly registration is $150.00 and includes camp from 9:00am-4:00pm, with the option of purchasing a hot lunch for $10.00/day. Extended Care is available from 7:30am-5:30pm for $30.00. Visit our Camp page for more information!

 ⛸️ Holiday Skates 

December Public Skating Dates & Times:

December 27: 12PM - 1:30PM
December 29: 12PM - 1:30PM
January 3: 12PM - 1:30PM
January 5: 12PM - 1:30PM


Sponsored Free Skates:

December 10, 1 - 2:30 pm

Sponsored by Century 21 Today Realty Fonthill


Sunday December 17, 1 - 2:30 pm 

Free Holiday Skate sponsored by Shannon Leigh from Remax Niagara and John Giannakis Mortgages


Wednesday January 3, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Free Holiday Skate sponsored by Tim Hortons Fonthill


🎄 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar 

Are you looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit from the comfort of your own home this year? Pelham's 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar is the perfect way to get ready for the Holidays! Each day will give you a new holiday task to do at home with your family!

Click here to print your own calendar!

How to assemble your Advent Calendar:

Step 1- Print the 2 page calendar found here
Step 2- Cut out the Pelham ball ornaments on page 2
Step 3- Glue the hook of the Pelham ball ornaments onto the hooks of the coloured ornaments on page 1
Step 4- Each day fold up the Pelham ornament to reveal the daily holiday tasks. Have fun and enjoy!

🎄 Christmas Light Competition & Self Guided Tour

 The Town of Pelham is encouraging its residents to light up the town!

We are excited to once again recognize the efforts of those who spread cheer this holiday season through our Christmas Light Competition. Addresses of entries will be shared following the contest so everyone can enjoy - think of it as your own personal Christmas parade. 


Entries close on Monday, December 11, 2023 at 4:30 PM


Judging will be completed on Wednesday, December 20, 2023


View the listing with a customized driving route here.


A full listing of houses

⛸️ 2023 Pelham Community Holiday Events Listing - Submit Your Event!

November 2 – November 4

The Shoppes of Ridgeville Christmas Open House

Christmas Open House - Shoppe of Ridgeville (Downtown Ridgeville)

Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-7pm, & Saturday 9am-5pm

November 25, 2023

Fabulous Fenwick Lions - Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Christmas Caroling & music 
Downtown Fenwick

Saturday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

December 1 - 3, 2023

Pelham Cares Annual Food Drive
9am - 4:30pm each day

Meridian Community Centre (MCC) 

Pelham Cares will be hosting their annual food drive at the MCC. A team of volunteers will be on hand to accept donations of food, paper goods and personal hygiene items. The demand for the services of Pelham Cares has never been greater and this is an opportunity for the community to help " stock the shelves". Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted.

Pelham Cares 905-892-5300
Volunteer at the Food Drive by emailing 


Wednesday December 6, 2023
Lessons & Carols Service at 2:30pm

Fonthill United Church,

November 30, December 1-3 and 6-7

The Christmas Tree by Norm Foster: Starring Emily Oriold & Jamie Williams

Old Pelham Town Hall 

Join the Foster Festival for an afternoon or evening of music, laughter and libations! 

Treats & Beverages will be available for purchase onsite. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit 


Sunday December 24 
Candlelight Communion Service at 9pm
Fonthill United Church at 


Sunday December 17, 1 - 2:30 pm 

Free Holiday Skate sponsored by Shannon Leigh from Remax Niagara and John Giannakis Mortgages

Join us at the Meridian Community Centre for a free holiday skate, hot chocolate, a colouring contest and give-aways! 

No registration needed. 


Wednesday January 3, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Free Holiday Skate sponsored by Tim Hortons Fonthill

Is your organization hosting a holiday event in Pelham?

Contact the Special Events & Festivals Programmer Below


🎁 Unique Community Gifts

Make a list and check it twice...


Youth programs make a great gift! Visit for upcoming Winter programs including drama and coding. 


Through the Town of Pelham Community Project Donation Program, you can recognize a loved one, honour a particular group, or mark a milestone. 


By purchasing one of the donation items, your gift beautifies the Town and provides a lasting remembrance in honour of a loved one, individual, or group. The Town of Pelham is responsible for the installation of all elements. Specific selection and placement of elements are at the sole discretion of The Town of Pelham. Still, collaboration with the donor to determine a general location is part of the process. 


There may be an extended lead time to acquire items or in the installation process. Installation typically happens  annually. An email will be sent to the individual after installation is complete. The Town of Pelham thanks you for considering this heartfelt gift. 


Visit to see a full listing of available options.


Please contact the Recreation, Culture and Wellness Administrative Assistant to discuss your requests.




🎄 MYAC Gingerbread House Decorating Contest 

2023 Gingerbread House Decorating Contest!


From December 1 - December 26 the Town of Pelham invites you to share your gingerbread creations.  One lucky winner will be selected to win a grand prize of various holiday themed treats, goodies and games!


To enter your submission please click here!


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